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

April 10, 2013

6:01 AM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
6:11 AM
He Needs Me
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
6:17 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
6:21 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
6:26 AM
A Bun Dance
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
6:32 AM
Spring is Where You Are
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : Kathy Kosins 2
Label : Mahogany Digital
6:37 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
6:42 AM
Fathead
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
6:47 AM
Locksmith Blues
Artist : RED HOLLOWAY & CLARK TERRY
Album : Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
6:53 AM
When a Man Loves a Woman
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : Greater Than the Sum of His Parts
Label : 32 Jazz
7:01 AM
Pocket Watch
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
7:06 AM
Ugly Beauty
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
7:11 AM
Saturday Afternoon at Four
Artist : Brian Lynch
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : HollistiMusicWorks
7:20 AM
Key Largo
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
7:24 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan
Album : Live at MCG
Label : MCG Jazz
7:29 AM
A Fine Romance
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Soundtrack: Fallen Angels
Label : Verve
7:34 AM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
7:40 AM
Cheek to Cheek
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : The Best Thing For You Would be Me
Label : Highnote
7:45 AM
A Night in Tunisia
Artist : Turtle Island Quartet
Album : Turtle Island String Quartet
Label : Windham Hill
7:51 AM
Test of Time
Artist : GARY BURTON
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
7:56 AM
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: Masters of Jazz: Big Bands of the '30s & '40s
Label : Rhino
8:01 AM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
8:06 AM
I Won’t Last a Day Without You
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
8:11 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
8:17 AM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
8:21 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
8:27 AM
Another Waltz For You
Artist : Jim Pearce
Album : You Are An Edgy Visionary Seer
Label : Oak Avenue
8:32 AM
Only a Rose
Artist : TOMMY NEWSOM & KEN PEPLOWSKI
Album : The Feeling of Jazz
Label : Arbors
8:38 AM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
Just the Two of Us
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
8:48 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
News For Lulu
Artist : Larry Vuckovich
Album : Street Scene
Label : Tetrachord Music
9:01 AM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
It’s Alright With Me
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
9:11 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
9:18 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
9:22 AM
I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : New Beginnings
Label : MaxJazz
9:27 AM
After Hours
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
9:33 AM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
9:39 AM
Ribbon in the Sky
Artist : ETTA COX
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Etta Cox
9:43 AM
Cool Man Chu
Artist : Harry Allen
Album : Tenors Anyone?
Label : Slider Music
9:49 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
9:55 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige

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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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