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

September 23, 2013

10:01 AM
First Time We Met
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
10:06 AM
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
10:12 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : JONI MITCHELL
Album : Both Sides Now
Label : Reprise
10:17 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
10:21 AM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
10:26 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
10:33 AM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
10:39 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
10:43 AM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
10:50 AM
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Artist : Melody Gardot
Album : My One And Only Thrill
Label : Verve
10:54 AM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : The Complete Last Concert
Label : Atlantic
11:01 AM
What’s the Word?
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
Label : ART OF LIFE
11:06 AM
Aren’t You Glad You’re You?
Artist : CHET BAKER & GERRY MULLIGAN
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
11:09 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
11:16 AM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
11:20 AM
Playground
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
11:25 AM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
11:35 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
11:41 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
11:46 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Mel Torm¿
Album : The Bethlehem Years
Label : Shout! Factory
11:49 AM
Close to You
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : Highnote
11:55 AM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : WYNTON KELLY
Album : VARIOUS: Riverside Original Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Riverside
12:01 PM
Bold Changes
Artist : Kyle Eastwood
Album : Metropolitain
Label : Candid
12:06 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
12:12 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : JOHN SHERIDAN & HIS DREAM BAND
Album : Dream Band, Make Me Dream Some More
Label : Arbors
12:18 PM
Ev’ry Day (I Fall In Love)
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Day: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
12:22 PM
Maps
Artist : Rachel Z.
Album : Department of Good And Evil Featuring Rachel Z
Label : Savoy Jazz
12:27 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
12:34 PM
Sultry
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
12:40 PM
Little Karen
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
12:44 PM
Two For Prez
Artist : Brent Jensen/David Sills Quartet
Album : Stay Cool
Label : Origin
12:50 PM
Things We Said Today
Artist : IRENE REID
Album : One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Label : Savant
12:54 PM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
1:01 PM
El Azteco
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
1:06 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
1:10 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
1:16 PM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:20 PM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
1:26 PM
On a Clear Day
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
1:34 PM
On the Street Where You Live
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
1:40 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : ORBERT DAVIS
Album : Priority
Label : 3Sixteen
1:45 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Scott Hamilton Plays Ballads
Label : Concord
1:51 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
1:55 PM
Solar
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
2:01 PM
First Time We Met
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
2:06 PM
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
2:12 PM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : JONI MITCHELL
Album : Both Sides Now
Label : Reprise
2:17 PM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
2:21 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
2:26 PM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
2:33 PM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
2:39 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
2:43 PM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
2:50 PM
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Artist : Melody Gardot
Album : My One And Only Thrill
Label : Verve
2:54 PM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : The Complete Last Concert
Label : Atlantic
3:01 PM
What’s the Word?
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
Label : ART OF LIFE
3:06 PM
Aren’t You Glad You’re You?
Artist : CHET BAKER & GERRY MULLIGAN
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
3:09 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
3:16 PM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
3:20 PM
Playground
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
3:25 PM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
3:35 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
3:41 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
3:46 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Mel Torm¿
Album : The Bethlehem Years
Label : Shout! Factory
3:49 PM
Close to You
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : Highnote
3:55 PM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : WYNTON KELLY
Album : VARIOUS: Riverside Original Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Riverside
4:01 PM
Bold Changes
Artist : Kyle Eastwood
Album : Metropolitain
Label : Candid
4:06 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
4:12 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : JOHN SHERIDAN & HIS DREAM BAND
Album : Dream Band, Make Me Dream Some More
Label : Arbors
4:18 PM
Ev’ry Day (I Fall In Love)
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Day: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
4:22 PM
Maps
Artist : Rachel Z.
Album : Department of Good And Evil Featuring Rachel Z
Label : Savoy Jazz
4:27 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
4:34 PM
Sultry
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
4:40 PM
Little Karen
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
4:44 PM
Two For Prez
Artist : Brent Jensen/David Sills Quartet
Album : Stay Cool
Label : Origin
4:50 PM
Things We Said Today
Artist : IRENE REID
Album : One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Label : Savant
4:54 PM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
5:01 PM
El Azteco
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
5:06 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
5:10 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
5:16 PM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
5:20 PM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
5:26 PM
On a Clear Day
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
5:34 PM
On the Street Where You Live
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
5:40 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : ORBERT DAVIS
Album : Priority
Label : 3Sixteen
5:45 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Scott Hamilton Plays Ballads
Label : Concord
5:51 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
5:55 PM
Solar
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige

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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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