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 31, 2013

6:01 AM
The Duke
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
6:06 AM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : Houston Person & Ron Carter
Album : The Complete Muse Sessions
Label : 32 Jazz
6:11 AM
Laura
Artist : CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND
Album : VARIOUS: Eastwood After Hours Live at Carnegie Hall
Label : Malpaso
6:17 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
6:21 AM
Naima
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:26 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Dan Barrett
Album : Moon Song
Label : Arbors
6:34 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
6:40 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
6:45 AM
Impressions
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Verve Jazz Sides
Label : Verve
6:50 AM
North Atlantic Run
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
6:55 AM
Rio One
Artist : Kerry Strayer Septet
Album : Jeru Blue: a Tribute To Gerry Mulligan
Label : Palmetto
7:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
7:10 AM
Yesterdays
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
7:18 AM
Ev’ry Day (I Fall In Love)
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Day: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:22 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
7:27 AM
After Hours
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
7:33 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
7:39 AM
I’m Gonna Learn Your Style
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
7:44 AM
There Goes My Heart
Artist : LOSTON HARRIS
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
7:49 AM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
7:54 AM
The Odd Couple
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
8:01 AM
Thunder Walk
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
8:06 AM
Invitation
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
8:11 AM
This Is Me
Artist : El Movimiento
Album : The Movement
Label : Nueva No
8:19 AM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
8:23 AM
Oh, Good Grief!
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
8:28 AM
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Early Modern
Label : Savoy
8:33 AM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Artist : Amy London
Album : Let's Fly
Label : Motema
8:39 AM
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
8:43 AM
Waltz for Carmen
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
8:49 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
8:55 AM
Spookarella
Artist : The Cookers
Album : Warriors
Label : Jazz Legacy
9:01 AM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
9:06 AM
Pause For Fred’s Claws
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
9:11 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
9:17 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
9:21 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
9:26 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Generations
Album : Tough Guys
Label : ICA
9:34 AM
Along Came Betty
Artist : JACK SHELDON
Album : Playing For Change
Label : Uptown
9:40 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
9:45 AM
Hip Boots
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
9:50 AM
I Got Rhythm
Artist : Ella Woods
Album : Ella Sings Ella
Label : Ella Woods
9:55 AM
Strasbourg/St. Denis
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Earfood
Label : Emarcy

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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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