Jazz Through the Day

Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm

Join us for an exploration of the American treasure we all know as jazz - great sounds from great artists, featuring music by the masters as well as those who are new on the scene.

Your hosts:
John Lasanich: 6 am to 10 am
Chuck Leavens: 10 am to 6 pm
Tony Mowod: 6 pm to 2 am
Chuck Leavens: 2 am to 6 pm

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

January 26, 2013

6:01 AM
C-Jam Blues
Artist : DICK GRIFFIN
Album : All Blues
Label : Amosaya
6:06 AM
Spiritual
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & HANK JONES
Album : Steal Away
Label : Verve
6:10 AM
You Are All
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
6:19 AM
Cold Duck
Artist : Al Jarreau
Album : Accentuate the Positive
Label : Verve
6:23 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : VARIOUS: Central Avenue Sounds
Label : Rhino
6:26 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
6:31 AM
Bohemia After Dark
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
6:37 AM
Chance Encounters
Artist : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : Act Your Age
Label : Immergent
6:45 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
6:51 AM
Setembro
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
6:57 AM
Ahmad’s Blues
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
7:01 AM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
7:06 AM
Waltz For Debbie
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Heroes
Label : Peak
7:11 AM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington Presents...
Label : Bethlehem
7:17 AM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Scott Cossu
Album : Jazz, Boogie & D¿ja Blues
Label : Summit
7:21 AM
For All Time
Artist : John Basile
Album : No Apologies
Label : StringTime Jazz
7:27 AM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
7:33 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
7:39 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
7:43 AM
Jungle Soul
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Jungle Soul
Label : Palmetto
7:49 AM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
7:54 AM
Take Advantage
Artist : HARRY CONNICK JR.
Album : Other Hours - Connick on Piano I
Label : Marsalis Music
8:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
8:06 AM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
8:12 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Autobahn Blues
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
8:22 AM
Big Stuff
Artist : BILL CHARLAP
Album : Somewhere - the Songs of Leonard Bernstein
Label : Blue Note
8:28 AM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
8:35 AM
Waltz of the Giant Moths
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
8:41 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
8:46 AM
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center
Label : THE KENNEDY CENTER
8:51 AM
Plenty of Money and You
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
8:54 AM
Perfidia
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
9:01 AM
Bold Changes
Artist : Kyle Eastwood
Album : Metropolitain
Label : Candid
9:06 AM
Dance of the Infidels
Artist : BUD POWELL
Album : The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1
Label : Blue Note
9:09 AM
Recorda Me
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : The Music of Joe Henderson
Label : Double Time
9:16 AM
Small Day Tomorrow
Artist : KELLYE GRAY
Album : Tomato Kiss
Label : Proteus
9:20 AM
Me and Charlie Brown
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
9:25 AM
Nocturne
Artist : Jay D’Amico¿Trio
Album : Tuscan Prelude - Jazz Under Glass
Label : CAP
9:32 AM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
9:38 AM
Limehouse Blues
Artist : Phil Kelly & The Northwest Prevailing Winds
Album : Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Label : Origin
9:46 AM
To the Ends of the Earth
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : To the Ends of the Earth
Label : Fantasy
9:52 AM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
9:57 AM
Ellington Rides Again (Medley)
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse
10:01 AM
What’s the Word?
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
Label : ART OF LIFE
10:06 AM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
10:11 AM
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
10:17 AM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
10:21 AM
Shoe Shine Boy
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
10:27 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
10:34 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
10:40 AM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
10:44 AM
After You’ve Gone
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : Small Groups: 1941-1945
Label : Columbia
10:47 AM
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Of Things Not Seen
Label : OA2
10:51 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : Dave Braham
Album : ...To Be Free
Label : Random Act
11:01 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Anything Goes
Label : Warner Brothers
11:06 AM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
11:10 AM
Thinking of Lady
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
11:15 AM
Not While I’m Around
Artist : JON LUCIEN
Album : VARIOUS: Sleep Warm/A Jazz Lullaby Collection
Label : Hokanzee
11:19 AM
I’ve Got the Sun In The Morning
Artist : Debbie Poryes
Album : Catch Your Breath
Label : OA2
11:24 AM
That Old Thing
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
11:30 AM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
11:36 AM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
11:42 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
11:47 AM
Better Than Anything
Artist : RUBY BLUE
Album : Skin
Label : Etoile Productions
11:53 AM
Driftin’
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Takin' Off
Label : Blue Note
12:01 PM
C-Jam Blues
Artist : DICK GRIFFIN
Album : All Blues
Label : Amosaya
12:06 PM
Spiritual
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & HANK JONES
Album : Steal Away
Label : Verve
12:10 PM
You Are All
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
12:19 PM
Cold Duck
Artist : Al Jarreau
Album : Accentuate the Positive
Label : Verve
12:23 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : VARIOUS: Central Avenue Sounds
Label : Rhino
12:26 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
12:31 PM
Bohemia After Dark
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
12:37 PM
Chance Encounters
Artist : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : Act Your Age
Label : Immergent
12:45 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
12:51 PM
Setembro
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
12:57 PM
Ahmad’s Blues
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
1:01 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
1:06 PM
Waltz For Debbie
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Heroes
Label : Peak
1:11 PM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Duke Ellington Presents...
Label : Bethlehem
1:17 PM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Scott Cossu
Album : Jazz, Boogie & D¿ja Blues
Label : Summit
1:21 PM
For All Time
Artist : John Basile
Album : No Apologies
Label : StringTime Jazz
1:27 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
1:33 PM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
1:39 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
1:43 PM
Jungle Soul
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Jungle Soul
Label : Palmetto
1:49 PM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
1:54 PM
Take Advantage
Artist : HARRY CONNICK JR.
Album : Other Hours - Connick on Piano I
Label : Marsalis Music
2:01 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
2:06 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
2:12 PM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
2:18 PM
Autobahn Blues
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
2:22 PM
Big Stuff
Artist : BILL CHARLAP
Album : Somewhere - the Songs of Leonard Bernstein
Label : Blue Note
2:28 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
2:35 PM
Waltz of the Giant Moths
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
2:41 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
2:46 PM
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center
Label : THE KENNEDY CENTER
2:51 PM
Plenty of Money and You
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
2:54 PM
Perfidia
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
3:01 PM
Bold Changes
Artist : Kyle Eastwood
Album : Metropolitain
Label : Candid
3:06 PM
Dance of the Infidels
Artist : BUD POWELL
Album : The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1
Label : Blue Note
3:09 PM
Recorda Me
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : The Music of Joe Henderson
Label : Double Time
3:16 PM
Small Day Tomorrow
Artist : KELLYE GRAY
Album : Tomato Kiss
Label : Proteus
3:20 PM
Me and Charlie Brown
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
3:25 PM
Nocturne
Artist : Jay D’Amico¿Trio
Album : Tuscan Prelude - Jazz Under Glass
Label : CAP
3:32 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
3:38 PM
Limehouse Blues
Artist : Phil Kelly & The Northwest Prevailing Winds
Album : Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Label : Origin
3:46 PM
To the Ends of the Earth
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : To the Ends of the Earth
Label : Fantasy
3:52 PM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
3:57 PM
Ellington Rides Again (Medley)
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse
4:01 PM
What’s the Word?
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
Label : ART OF LIFE
4:06 PM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
4:11 PM
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
4:17 PM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
4:21 PM
Shoe Shine Boy
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
4:27 PM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
4:34 PM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
4:40 PM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
4:44 PM
After You’ve Gone
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : Small Groups: 1941-1945
Label : Columbia
4:47 PM
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Of Things Not Seen
Label : OA2
4:51 PM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : Dave Braham
Album : ...To Be Free
Label : Random Act
5:01 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Anything Goes
Label : Warner Brothers
5:06 PM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
5:10 PM
Thinking of Lady
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
5:15 PM
Not While I’m Around
Artist : JON LUCIEN
Album : VARIOUS: Sleep Warm/A Jazz Lullaby Collection
Label : Hokanzee
5:19 PM
I’ve Got the Sun In The Morning
Artist : Debbie Poryes
Album : Catch Your Breath
Label : OA2
5:24 PM
That Old Thing
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
5:30 PM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
5:36 PM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
5:42 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
5:47 PM
Better Than Anything
Artist : RUBY BLUE
Album : Skin
Label : Etoile Productions
5:53 PM
Driftin’
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Takin' Off
Label : Blue Note

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
4:22 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

Seventy-five years ago, on April 9, 1939, as Hitler's troops advanced in Europe and the Depression took its toll in the U.S., one of the most important musical events of the 20th century took place on the National Mall in Washington. There, just two performers, a singer and a pianist, made musical — and social — history.

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Live Broadcast From the Philadelphia Museum of Art
12:13 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Warm Up for the Center City Jazz Festival at Art After 5!

Trombonist Ernest Stuart is founder of the Center City Jazz Festival

Join WRTI’s Jeff Duperon this Friday, April 11th at 6 pm as he broadcasts live from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the radio, you'll hear the great jazz you expect from WRTI, along with insight and commentary about the third annual Center City Jazz Festival, which is coming up on April 19th. Trombonist Ernest Stuart, founder of the Festival, will speak with Jeff about all the details.

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Creatively Speaking
3:49 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

It's Official! The City Of Philadelphia Appreciates Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

All across the country, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). In Philadelphia, JAM's month-long series of concerts, workshops, and events - including the Center City Jazz Festival - culminates on April 30th, which is Jazz Appreciation Day.

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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

Jazz vocalist, author, and playwright Suzanne Cloud spent about eight months researching Dizzy Gillespie’s life, and writing Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story. The production debuted in 2013 at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

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Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI
11:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Those "I Love Jazz" Moments

One night recently, as I was home struggling to convince my toddler that the floor is not where leftover food lives, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood” came on the radio. Suddenly, I found myself paying a bit more attention to the music than the drama at hand. Why? Because I knew what was coming....that specific moment in the song that always gets to me. There's a total mood shift as the timing completely changes and you start to notice the drums more and more. And then you start to wonder if the drums were even there at all during the beginning of the tune.

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Creatively Speaking
6:04 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Remembering The Sensational Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) - Nicknamed "Lady Day" by saxophonist Lester Young

Jazz great Billie Holiday, who died at age 44 in 1959, would have turned 99 on April 7, 2014. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, in her short career, this Philadelphia-born singer made a huge impact on jazz and American song.

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
11:41 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM

Count Basie's Big Band

Spring songs get the Big Band Jazz treatment this Sunday! Listen to Basie and Kenton, as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Marty Paich. Grow an hour of Spring Fever this Sunday evening at 7 pm on WRTI.

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the photography business, and thousands of album covers to his name, he's amassed a lot of negatives.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

Bud Powell pioneered bebop-style improvisation on the piano.
Metronome Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:14 pm

The great bebop pianist Bud Powell played several engagements at the New York jazz club Birdland in 1953. Parts of his shows were broadcast on the radio, and one listener recorded some onto acetate discs. A new collection of those recordings is out now: Birdland 1953 on three CDs from ESP-Disk'. The sound quality isn't much, but the music is terrific.

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