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

October 04, 2012

6:01 AM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
6:06 AM
Mean to Me
Artist : STEVE BLAILOCK
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
6:12 AM
Laura
Artist : CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND
Album : VARIOUS: Eastwood After Hours Live at Carnegie Hall
Label : Malpaso
6:18 AM
Be My Baby
Artist : MICHELLE WALKER
Album : Slow Down
Label : Michelle Walker
6:22 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
6:27 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
6:34 AM
Estate
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
6:40 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
6:45 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
6:50 AM
Rhyme of Spring
Artist : MEREDITH D’AMBROSIO
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
6:55 AM
Children’s Games
Artist : Lee Ritenour
Album : VARIOUS: a Twist of Jobim
Label : I.E.
7:01 AM
Basin Street Blues
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
7:06 AM
Naima
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
7:11 AM
5 Will Get Ya 10
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Shared Secrets
Label : Muse FX
7:19 AM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Mark O’Connor Hot Swing Trio
Album : In Full Swing
Label : Odyssey
7:23 AM
Gene (For Bertoncini)
Artist : Frank Vignola & Frank Wess
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Koch
7:29 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : PHILIP CATHERINE
Album : Blue Prince
Label : Dreyfus
7:35 AM
Save Your Love For Me
Artist : Melissa Morgan
Album : Until I Met You
Label : Telarc
7:41 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
7:44 AM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
7:49 AM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Laura Taylor
Album : Cry Me a River
Label : Stayng Power
7:54 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
Tabellea Ex Terra
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Mezzanine
Label : Owl
8:06 AM
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
8:11 AM
No Heat
Artist : BILL HOLMAN BIG BAND
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
8:18 AM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
8:22 AM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Queen of the Organ
Label : Prestige
8:27 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
8:33 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : Chris Pasin
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : H2O
8:39 AM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
8:44 AM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
8:50 AM
After Hours
Artist : BROTHER JACK MCDUFF
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
8:54 AM
Blues For George
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
9:01 AM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Neighborhood
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
9:11 AM
Lois Ann
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
9:16 AM
Blue Skies
Artist : HARRY CONNICK JR.
Album : 20
Label : Columbia
9:20 AM
Echo of My Dream
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
9:25 AM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
9:32 AM
The Duke
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
9:38 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
9:43 AM
Pays lointain
Artist : EMMANUEL PAHUD & JACKY TERRASSON
Album : Into the Blue
Label : Blue Note
9:48 AM
Black Orpheus
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Loverly
Label : Blue Note
9:54 AM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin

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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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