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

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Playlist

January 30, 2013

6:01 AM
The Song is You
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
6:06 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
6:11 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:18 AM
Somewhere
Artist : Tierney Sutton Band
Album : American Road
Label : BFM Jazz
6:22 AM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:27 AM
Undecided
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:33 AM
I Just Can’t See For Looking
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
6:39 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
6:43 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:49 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
6:54 AM
Moon River
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Artist : GREG HOPKINS
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
7:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
7:12 AM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
7:16 AM
Time on My Hands
Artist : Amanda Carr & The Kenny Hadley Big Band
Album : Common Thread
Label : OMS
7:20 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
7:25 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
7:32 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : SADAO WATANABE
Album : A Night With Strings
Label : Elektra
7:38 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
7:42 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : BRASS TRACKS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
7:47 AM
Gypsy in My Soul
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
7:53 AM
Libertango
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
8:01 AM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
8:06 AM
Drifting
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
8:12 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
8:18 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
8:22 AM
I Was Telling Him About You
Artist : CLAIRE MARTIN
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
8:27 AM
Ginza Samba
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : From All Sides
Label : Fantasy
8:34 AM
Celia
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
8:40 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : ORBERT DAVIS
Album : Priority
Label : 3Sixteen
8:50 AM
Looking For a Boy
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Come What May
Label : Hi Horse
8:55 AM
Big Bertha
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
9:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:06 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
9:11 AM
Seven Steps to Heaven
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Columbia
9:18 AM
That’s All I Want From You
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
9:22 AM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
9:27 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Open Country
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
9:39 AM
Strong Man
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
9:43 AM
I Love Paris
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
9:49 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
Corner Pocket
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie in Sweden
Label : Roulette

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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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