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

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

April 06, 2013

6:01 AM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
6:06 AM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
6:12 AM
Keester Parade
Artist : CY TOUFF OCTET
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
6:21 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
6:25 AM
Aquarium
Artist : Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
6:28 AM
Big Earl’s Last Ride
Artist : Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Album : In a World of Mallets
Label : Basin Street
6:35 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
6:41 AM
Brother Ray
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
6:46 AM
The Thrill Is Gone
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
6:52 AM
Jingles
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
6:57 AM
Nana
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Beat of Brazil
Label : Atlantic
7:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
7:06 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
7:12 AM
The Gloaming
Artist : Kevin Eubanks
Album : The Messenger
Label : Mack Avenue
7:19 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Pamela Luss
Album : Sweet and Saxy
Label : Savant
7:23 AM
Wholly Cats
Artist : Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
Album : From CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: the Original Guitar Hero
Label : Columbia
7:26 AM
I’ve Got the World on a String
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : VARIOUS: Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years
Label : Malpaso
7:32 AM
There’s Blues Everywhere
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : I Ain't Looking at You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
7:38 AM
Blue Riff
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
7:44 AM
Save It Pretty Mama
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
7:48 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
7:52 AM
Collard Greens And Black Eyed Peas
Artist : Shelly Manne
Album : The Best Of
Label : n.a.
8:01 AM
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : JACK MCDUFF
Album : Brother Jack
Label : Prestige
8:06 AM
Something ’bout Believing
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
8:11 AM
Blue in Green
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
8:18 AM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:22 AM
Lady Day
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : The Gift
Label : Highnote
8:29 AM
D-Natural Blues (Monterey Blues)
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Label : Riverside
8:36 AM
’Round Midnight / In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Ray Vega
Album : East-West Trumpet Summit
Label : Origin
8:42 AM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
8:46 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles,
Label : Blue Note
8:51 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Soundtrack: Fallen Angels
Label : Verve
8:54 AM
Black Orpheus
Artist : DIZZY GILLESPIE ALUMNI ALL-STARS
Album : Dizzy's World
Label : Shanachie
9:01 AM
Naima
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
9:06 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
9:11 AM
Theme In Bb Minor
Artist : Jay D’Amico¿Trio
Album : Tuscan Prelude - Jazz Under Glass
Label : CAP
9:15 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : John Pizzarelli & George Shearing
Album : The Rare Delight of You
Label : Telarc
9:19 AM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
9:27 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
9:36 AM
My Old Flame
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Songs For Lovers
Label : Pacific Jazz
9:42 AM
Hallelujah to Ya
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Rockin' With Rachmaninoff
Label : Bop City
9:48 AM
I’m Shadowing You
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
9:51 AM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
9:57 AM
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
Artist : JOE KENNEDY JR.
Album : Accentuate the Positive
Label : CAP
10:01 AM
A House is Not a Home
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Inspiration
Label : TCB
10:06 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
10:10 AM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
10:16 AM
Let’s Take the Long Way Home
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Highnote
10:20 AM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
10:27 AM
Emily
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : Body and Soul
Label : 32 Jazz
10:36 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Old Friends
Label : Telarc
10:42 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
10:45 AM
This Love of Mine
Artist : EDDIE JOHNSON
Album : Love You Madly
Label : Delmark
10:52 AM
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
10:55 AM
Work Song
Artist : Nat Adderley
Album : Work Song
Label : Riverside
11:01 AM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
11:06 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
11:10 AM
Alegria
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
11:16 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : The Mose Chronicles - Live in London, Volume 2
Label : Blue Note
11:21 AM
Daydream
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
11:25 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
11:33 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : BYRON STRIPLING
Album : Byron, Get One Free
Label : Nagel Heyer
11:39 AM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
11:44 AM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
11:50 AM
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
11:53 AM
So Many Stars
Artist : PAUL BOLLENBACK
Album : Double Gemini
Label : Challenge
12:01 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
12:06 PM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
12:12 PM
Keester Parade
Artist : CY TOUFF OCTET
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
12:21 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
12:25 PM
Aquarium
Artist : Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
12:28 PM
Big Earl’s Last Ride
Artist : Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Album : In a World of Mallets
Label : Basin Street
12:35 PM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
12:41 PM
Brother Ray
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
12:46 PM
The Thrill Is Gone
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
12:52 PM
Jingles
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
12:57 PM
Nana
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Beat of Brazil
Label : Atlantic
1:01 PM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
1:06 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
1:12 PM
The Gloaming
Artist : Kevin Eubanks
Album : The Messenger
Label : Mack Avenue
1:19 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Pamela Luss
Album : Sweet and Saxy
Label : Savant
1:23 PM
Wholly Cats
Artist : Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
Album : From CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: the Original Guitar Hero
Label : Columbia
1:26 PM
I’ve Got the World on a String
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : VARIOUS: Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years
Label : Malpaso
1:32 PM
There’s Blues Everywhere
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : I Ain't Looking at You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
1:38 PM
Blue Riff
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
1:44 PM
Save It Pretty Mama
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
1:48 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
1:52 PM
Collard Greens And Black Eyed Peas
Artist : Shelly Manne
Album : The Best Of
Label : n.a.
2:01 PM
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : JACK MCDUFF
Album : Brother Jack
Label : Prestige
2:06 PM
Something ’bout Believing
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
2:11 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
2:18 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
2:22 PM
Lady Day
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : The Gift
Label : Highnote
2:29 PM
D-Natural Blues (Monterey Blues)
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Label : Riverside
2:36 PM
’Round Midnight / In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Ray Vega
Album : East-West Trumpet Summit
Label : Origin
2:42 PM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
2:46 PM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles,
Label : Blue Note
2:51 PM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Soundtrack: Fallen Angels
Label : Verve
2:54 PM
Black Orpheus
Artist : DIZZY GILLESPIE ALUMNI ALL-STARS
Album : Dizzy's World
Label : Shanachie
3:01 PM
Naima
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
3:06 PM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
3:11 PM
Theme In Bb Minor
Artist : Jay D’Amico¿Trio
Album : Tuscan Prelude - Jazz Under Glass
Label : CAP
3:15 PM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : John Pizzarelli & George Shearing
Album : The Rare Delight of You
Label : Telarc
3:19 PM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
3:27 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
3:36 PM
My Old Flame
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Songs For Lovers
Label : Pacific Jazz
3:42 PM
Hallelujah to Ya
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Rockin' With Rachmaninoff
Label : Bop City
3:48 PM
I’m Shadowing You
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
3:51 PM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
3:57 PM
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
Artist : JOE KENNEDY JR.
Album : Accentuate the Positive
Label : CAP
4:01 PM
A House is Not a Home
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Inspiration
Label : TCB
4:06 PM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
4:10 PM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
4:16 PM
Let’s Take the Long Way Home
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Highnote
4:20 PM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
4:27 PM
Emily
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : Body and Soul
Label : 32 Jazz
4:36 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Old Friends
Label : Telarc
4:42 PM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
4:45 PM
This Love of Mine
Artist : EDDIE JOHNSON
Album : Love You Madly
Label : Delmark
4:52 PM
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
4:55 PM
Work Song
Artist : Nat Adderley
Album : Work Song
Label : Riverside
5:01 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
5:06 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
5:10 PM
Alegria
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
5:16 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : The Mose Chronicles - Live in London, Volume 2
Label : Blue Note
5:21 PM
Daydream
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
5:25 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
5:33 PM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : BYRON STRIPLING
Album : Byron, Get One Free
Label : Nagel Heyer
5:39 PM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
5:44 PM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
5:50 PM
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
5:53 PM
So Many Stars
Artist : PAUL BOLLENBACK
Album : Double Gemini
Label : Challenge

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
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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