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 10, 2012

6:01 AM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
6:06 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:11 AM
How High the Moon
Artist : Benny Carter & Phil Woods
Album : Another Time, Another Place
Label : Evening Star
6:19 AM
No Hard Feelings
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
6:23 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
6:28 AM
I’ll Remember April
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : VARIOUS: Debut/Period Original Jazz Classics
Label : Debut
6:33 AM
Jim
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
6:39 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Album : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Label : Impulse
6:43 AM
Something to Live For
Artist : NORMAN SIMMONS
Album : Synthesis
Label : Savant
6:50 AM
Snibor
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
6:54 AM
Scarecrow
Artist : BOB WILBER
Album : Everywhere You Go There's Jazz
Label : Arbors
7:01 AM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
7:06 AM
Un Grand Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Dreyfus
7:12 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
7:17 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
7:21 AM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
7:27 AM
This Guy’s in Love With You
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Sweet Science
Label : Palmetto
7:34 AM
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
7:40 AM
Hanging at Andrew Jaegar’s
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
7:44 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : BEN ARONOV
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
7:50 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
7:55 AM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
8:01 AM
Mere Madness
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
8:06 AM
Rainy Night
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:11 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
8:16 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : John Pizzarelli & George Shearing
Album : The Rare Delight of You
Label : Telarc
8:20 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
8:25 AM
Three / Four Miss C
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Shifting Sands
Label : Savant
8:33 AM
Minorin’ the Blues
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
8:39 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : That Day...
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
Just A Few
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
8:49 AM
Song of the Jet
Artist : ROSEANNA VITRO
Album : Tropical Postcards
Label : A-Records
8:55 AM
Memphis Underground
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
9:01 AM
Serves Me Right
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Things Are Getting Better
Label : Riverside
9:06 AM
Joy Unspeakable
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : Preacherman
Label : Compass
9:11 AM
Respiration
Artist : BEN ALLISON & MEDICINE WHEEL
Album : Buzz
Label : Palmetto
9:18 AM
Kansas City
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
9:22 AM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
9:28 AM
What It’s All About
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
9:34 AM
Blue Moonlight
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
9:40 AM
Wonder Why
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
9:44 AM
Last Call
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
9:50 AM
My Romance
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:54 AM
Visible Man
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM

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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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