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 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Harris’ Walk
Artist : Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard
Album : Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard = Chano y Dizzy!
Label : Concord Picante
6:06 AM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
6:11 AM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
6:15 AM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:19 AM
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
6:24 AM
52nd Street Theme
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
6:32 AM
Night Train
Artist : Houston Person & Teddy Edwards
Album : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Label : Highnote
6:37 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
6:42 AM
I Get a Kick Out of You
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
6:45 AM
A Weaver of Dreams
Album : Grady Tate Sings: All Love
Label : 441
6:49 AM
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : The Great Concerts: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Carnegie Hall
Label : Columbia
7:01 AM
Chitlins Con Carne
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
7:06 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:11 AM
Song For Marta
Artist : Nelson Riveros
Album : Camino Al Barrio
Label : Nel Songo
7:19 AM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
7:22 AM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:28 AM
Reuben’s Blues
Album : from SUSIE ARIOLI SWING BAND: It's Wonderful
Label : Justin Time
7:34 AM
Artist : Dudley Owens/Aaron Wright Band
Album : People Calling
Label : Origin
7:40 AM
Fooling Myself
Album : Pennies From Heaven
Label : Justin Time
7:43 AM
Artist : DAN CRAY
Album : No One
Label : Dan Cray
7:49 AM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
7:55 AM
Naiomi’s Blues
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Swinging, Singing, Playing
Label : Mack Avenue
8:01 AM
In Between Moods
Artist : Tony Foster
Album : In Between Moods
Label : Tony Foster Music
8:06 AM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
8:11 AM
Body & Soul
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
8:17 AM
Mambo Carmel
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Concert By the Sea
Label : Columbia
8:21 AM
Saturday Night Blues
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
8:27 AM
A Bun Dance
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
8:32 AM
Fertile Field
Artist : Bobby McFerrin
Album : Beyond Words
Composer : Goldstein, McFerrin
Label : Blue Note
8:38 AM
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
8:43 AM
Gospel Truth
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Live at Birdland
Label : Telarc
8:49 AM
Waters of March
Artist : Luciana Souza
Album : The New Bossa Nova
Label : Verve
8:53 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Interchanges '54
Label : Columbia
9:01 AM
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
9:06 AM
Blue Walk
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : One Day, Forever
Label : Arkadia Jazz
9:12 AM
Three Rings
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
9:18 AM
Touch of Evil
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
9:22 AM
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland Revisited!
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
9:33 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Rita Edmond
Album : A Glance at Destiny
Label : DaBomb Music
9:39 AM
Ma Lecha Hayam
Album : Midnight Minyan
Label : Tzadik
9:43 AM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
9:49 AM
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
9:55 AM
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy


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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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