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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March 15, 2013

6:01 AM
Tabellea Ex Terra
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Mezzanine
Label : Owl
6:06 AM
El Vigia
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
6:11 AM
Blue Brazil
Album : Black Sand
Label : Random Chance
6:17 AM
Hide Away
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Almost Love
Label : Marcus Goldhaber
6:21 AM
Reflections in D
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
6:24 AM
Spring Is Here
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Standard Coltrane
Label : Prestige
6:33 AM
Balada Para Isabel
Artist : Manuel Valera
Album : Currents
Label : MaxJazz
6:39 AM
Theme From Black Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
6:43 AM
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center
6:48 AM
Blues For Wes
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
6:53 AM
Bye Bye Backhand
Album : Patch Kit
Label : Lemel Music
7:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:13 AM
Artist : Colin Dean
Album : Shiwasu
Label : Colin Dean
7:20 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
7:24 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Fantasy Original Jazz Classics
Label : Fantasy
7:29 AM
Mood Indigo
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
7:35 AM
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Black Lace Freudian Slip
Label : Motema
7:41 AM
The Pink Panther Theme
Artist : Plas Johnson
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Mancini
Label : Concord
7:45 AM
Our Spanish Love Song
Album : Beyond the Missouri Sky
Label : Verve
7:51 AM
The Perfect Mate
Artist : Steve White
Album : Jazz in Hollywood
Label : Nocturne
7:54 AM
Song For Richard
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
8:01 AM
In Walked Bud
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
8:06 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
8:11 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : ¿at the End of the Day
Label : Green Tea Jazz
8:17 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
8:21 AM
I Won’t Dance
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
8:26 AM
Hey Joe
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
8:34 AM
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
8:40 AM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
8:45 AM
Take Advantage
Album : Other Hours - Connick on Piano I
Label : Marsalis Music
8:50 AM
Better Than Anything
Artist : Hilary Kole
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Justin Time
8:53 AM
Do Nothin’ ’Till You Hear From Me
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
9:01 AM
El Azteco
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
9:06 AM
Lady of the Island
Artist : Andrea Brachfeld
Album : Lady of the Island
Label : Zoho
9:13 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
9:21 AM
One at a Time
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
9:25 AM
Good Lookin’ Out
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
9:30 AM
Dearly Beloved
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
9:35 AM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
9:41 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
9:44 AM
Artist : Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
Album : VARIOUS: Keepnews Collection Sampler
Label : Riverside
9:50 AM
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Poinciana
Label : Columbia
9:55 AM
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note


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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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