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

March 12, 2013

6:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
6:06 AM
You Haven’t Changed
Artist : Ray Zepeda
Album : Ray Zepeda - Step By Step
Label : Soundsketch
6:13 AM
Istanbul
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
6:21 AM
Jim’s Ballad
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : Songs and Moments
Label : Enja
6:25 AM
I Got Nothin’
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : Here
Label : MaxJazz
6:30 AM
Love Walked In
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
6:34 AM
The Ruby and the Pearl
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
6:40 AM
Come Sunday
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : from Holloway/Terry: Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
6:45 AM
Oliloqui Valley
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
6:51 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
6:55 AM
Little Bird Song
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : This Side Up
Label : MaxJazz
7:01 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
7:06 AM
God Bless This Child
Artist : WAYNE REISS
Album : The Year of the Dragon
Label : Jazzbank
7:11 AM
Dale’s Dream
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
7:23 AM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
7:27 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
7:31 AM
Five Brothers
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
7:36 AM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
7:42 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
7:47 AM
Mo’ Betta Blues
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
7:52 AM
Baby, Don’t You Go ’way Mad
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
7:55 AM
Touch of Your Lips
Artist : Jeff Lashway
Album : Reunion
Label : Random Act
8:01 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
8:06 AM
Triste
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
8:12 AM
Three Rings
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
8:18 AM
Love Is a Losing Game
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
8:22 AM
Speak Low
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
8:27 AM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
8:33 AM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
8:39 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
8:44 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
8:50 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:55 AM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
9:06 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
9:11 AM
Man With a Horn
Artist : JACKIE COON
Album : Softly
Label : Arbors
9:17 AM
St. Andrews Place Blues
Artist : Buddy Collette
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
9:21 AM
O Pato (The Duck)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : From Paris To Rio
Label : Concord
9:25 AM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
9:34 AM
Nutty
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
9:40 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
9:46 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
9:51 AM
Buzzed
Artist : Lindsay George
Album : Living Inside-Out
Label : Lindsay George
9:53 AM
Too Damn Hot
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Label : Palmetto

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3:34 am
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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

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Live Broadcast From the Philadelphia Museum of Art
12:13 pm
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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
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Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

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

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Creatively Speaking
6:04 pm
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Billie Holiday (1915-1959) - Nicknamed "Lady Day" by saxophonist Lester Young

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11:41 am
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Count Basie's Big Band

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

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

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

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