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

June 24, 2013

6:01 AM
Rose Garden
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Images
Label : Positione
6:06 AM
Tenderly
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
6:11 AM
The Sheriff
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
6:17 AM
Crepuscular Air
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : Down Home Piano
Label : Prestige
6:21 AM
Bones For Zoot
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : from Annie Ross & Zoot Sims: a Gasser!
Label : Pacific Jazz
6:26 AM
Just the Way You Are
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Love Makes the Difference
Label : Fantasy
6:33 AM
Caminhos Cruzados
Artist : Kate McGarry
Album : If Less is More...You're My Everything
Label : Palmetto
6:39 AM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
6:44 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
6:49 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Teddy Wilson
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
6:54 AM
Soul Meeting
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
7:01 AM
Say Yes Again
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
7:06 AM
Stop This Train
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
7:11 AM
Brother Ray
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
7:18 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
7:22 AM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
7:27 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : DAKOTA STATON
Album : A Packet of Love Letters
Label : Highnote
7:32 AM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
7:38 AM
Strong Man
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
7:43 AM
Step Lightly
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
7:48 AM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
7:53 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : JAKE HANNA & HIS AFTER HOURS GANG
Album : The Joint is Jumpin'
Label : Arbors
8:01 AM
Lazy Afternoon
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
8:06 AM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
8:12 AM
Blue Brazil
Artist : BILL O’CONNELL
Album : Black Sand
Label : Random Chance
8:17 AM
Summer Samba
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Nightclub
Label : Blue Note
8:21 AM
In the Court of King Oliver
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
8:26 AM
This Can¿t Be Love
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
8:31 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
8:37 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:42 AM
On the Trail
Artist : Nate Najar
Album : Like Coolsville
Label : Blue Line
8:49 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
8:53 AM
The Summary
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
9:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Artist : GREG HOPKINS
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
9:06 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
9:13 AM
Once Forgotten
Artist : GERALD BECKETT
Album : Traveling West
Label : Summit
9:20 AM
My Aunt T
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
9:24 AM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
9:29 AM
When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
9:34 AM
Show Me
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
9:40 AM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Barney Kessel
Album : The Poll Winners
Label : Contemporary
9:44 AM
Born to Be Blue
Artist : Tom Wopat
Album : I've Got Your Number
Label : LML Music
9:49 AM
Dear Dorothy
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : The Oz Sessions
Label : Summit
9:53 AM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote

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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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