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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February 01, 2013

6:01 AM
Too Late Now
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
6:06 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Let's Misbehave: The Cole Porter Song Book
Label : Summit
6:11 AM
Artist : Yotam Silberstein
Album : Resonance
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:18 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
6:22 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
6:28 AM
Blue Lester
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
6:32 AM
Woody N’ You
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
6:38 AM
Nice and Easy
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Language of Love
Label : Telarc
6:43 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
6:48 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:54 AM
Remembering Chet
Album : Soundtrack: Playing By Heart
Label : Decca
7:01 AM
Double Rainbow
Artist : Oscar Castro-Neves
Album : All One
Label : Mack Avenue
7:06 AM
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
7:11 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
7:17 AM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
7:21 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
7:28 AM
Lost in Meditation
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
7:35 AM
Don’t Touch Me
Artist : Denise Perrier
Album : The Second Time Around - Denise Perrier Live!
Label : Chez Perrier
7:41 AM
Album : Medianoche
Label : Warner Brothers
7:47 AM
Echoes of Harlem
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
7:51 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
7:55 AM
Never Will I Marry
Artist : Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes
Album : Double Portrait
Label : Blue Note
8:01 AM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
8:06 AM
Solid Old Man
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
8:10 AM
If I Only Had...
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
8:18 AM
Nice and Easy
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
8:22 AM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
8:27 AM
Oh Happy Day
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : from QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY: the Original Jam Sessions 1969
Label : Concord
8:33 AM
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
8:39 AM
Tulip Or Turnip
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
8:43 AM
88 Basie Street
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
8:49 AM
East of the Sun
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
8:54 AM
Minor Blues
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
9:01 AM
L.P. (For Les Paul)
Artist : Lee Ritenour, Pat Martino & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
9:06 AM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
9:11 AM
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
9:18 AM
Sea of Cortez
Album : Catching Up
Label : Klavier
9:23 AM
Artist : Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane
Album : Mating Call
Label : Prestige
9:28 AM
Creole Love Call
Album : Junior's Blues
Label : Riverside
9:33 AM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In a Minor Groove
Label : Prestige
9:39 AM
Time After Time
Artist : John Proulx
Album : Baker's Dozen - Remembering Chet Baker
Label : MaxJazz
9:43 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
9:49 AM
Test of Time
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
9:54 AM
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
Album : Wonderful!
Label : Origin


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Fri April 11, 2014

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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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