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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October 02, 2012

10:01 AM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
10:06 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
10:11 AM
Tender Madness
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Mood Changes
Label : Pazz
10:17 AM
I Wished on the Moon
Artist : IAN SHAW
Album : Soho Stories
Label : Milestone
10:21 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
10:27 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
10:34 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
10:40 AM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
10:45 AM
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Live at Yoshi's Volume Two
Label : n.a.
10:50 AM
September Song
Album : This is New
Label : Verve
10:55 AM
La Grande Ilusi¿n
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
11:01 AM
Fine and Dandy
Artist : Rob Schneiderman
Album : Glass Enclosure
Label : Reservoir
11:06 AM
Blues for Phineas
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Revival of the Fittest
Label : HighNote
11:11 AM
Evil Gal Blues
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
11:17 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Days of Wine and Roses
Label : Village Square Music
11:21 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
11:26 AM
An Affair to Remember
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
11:34 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
11:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
11:45 AM
Get Happy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
11:50 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azure-Te
Label : Concord
11:55 AM
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
12:01 PM
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
12:06 PM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
12:10 PM
Looking Up
Artist : Christian Jacob Trio
Album : Contradictions
Label : WilderJazz
12:18 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
12:22 PM
Shadow Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
12:28 PM
That’s All
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Crazy and Mixed Up
Label : Pablo
12:33 PM
Emperor Jones
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Symphonica
Label : Blue Note
12:39 PM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
12:44 PM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
12:50 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
12:54 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:01 PM
Para Nosostros
Artist : Roger Davidson
Album : Pensando En Ti
Label : Soundbrush
1:06 PM
I Never Knew
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
1:11 PM
Senor Blues
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
1:15 PM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
1:19 PM
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
1:25 PM
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:33 PM
God Will Guide
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Soular Power
Label : JHVM
1:39 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
1:42 PM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
1:47 PM
The Look of Love
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : The Look of Love
Label : Verve
1:52 PM
Album : Home
Label : Resurgent
2:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
2:06 PM
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
2:11 PM
Blue Pearl
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
2:18 PM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
2:22 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:28 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
2:33 PM
Sharp Edge
Artist : Howard McGhee
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
2:40 PM
Call Me Irresponsible
Artist : John Whitney
Album : Nola's Tune
Label : Golden String
2:44 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
2:50 PM
One More Chance
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Fine and Mellow/Live at Birdland West
Label : Concord
2:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky
3:01 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
Album : I'm BeBoppin' Too
Label : Half Note
3:06 PM
Test of Time
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
3:11 PM
Rock Skippin’
Artist : Jeff Rupert
Album : From Memphis to Mobile
Label : Random Act
3:17 PM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Endless Search
Label : Origin
3:22 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : Blossom Dearie
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 51
Label : Verve
3:28 PM
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
3:33 PM
Artist : Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Album : Collective Creativity
Label : 3Sixteen
3:39 PM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
3:45 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Boss Guitar
Label : Riverside
3:50 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Rockin' in Rhythm: a Tribute to Duke Ellington
Label : Telarc
3:54 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
4:06 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
4:11 PM
The Lady’s in Love With You
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
4:18 PM
Darji’s Groove
Album : Soul Speaks
Label : Darwin Gross
4:22 PM
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
4:27 PM
East of the Sun
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
4:33 PM
Lazy Afternoon
Artist : La Tanya Hall
Album : It's About Time
Label : Bridge
4:39 PM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
4:45 PM
He Was Too Good to Me
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
4:51 PM
Around the Corner
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : Chasin' the Bird
Label : Riverside
4:54 PM
Close Your Eyes
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
5:01 PM
C-Jam Blues
Album : All Blues
Label : Amosaya
5:06 PM
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Noah Preminger
Album : Before the Rain
Label : Palmetto
5:12 PM
What’s New?
Album : Helen Merrill
Label : Verve
5:18 PM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
5:22 PM
Let’s Call This
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : VARIOUS: the High Priests
Label : Prestige
5:27 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Fred Hersch Trio
Album : Whirl
Label : Palmetto
5:34 PM
Don’t Touch Me
Artist : Denise Perrier
Album : The Second Time Around - Denise Perrier Live!
Label : Chez Perrier
5:40 PM
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
5:44 PM
Blues March
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
5:50 PM
Everything Happens to Me
Artist : Elli Fordyce
Album : Songs Spun of Gold
Label : Fordyce Music
5:55 PM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz


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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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