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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November 12, 2012

6:01 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
6:06 AM
You Bet I Do
Artist : Debbie Poryes & Bruce Williamson
Album : Two & Fro
Label : OA2
6:11 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
6:17 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ernestine Anderson
Album : Be Mine Tonight
Label : Concord
6:21 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
6:27 AM
Since I Found You
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
6:35 AM
Miles Ahead
Album : Priority
Label : 3Sixteen
6:40 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
6:45 AM
Salina Street
Artist : ESP
Album : Reach
Label : Spider
6:50 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
6:55 AM
Cry Me a River
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
7:01 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
I Love You Samantha
Artist : Fraser Macpherson
Album : Honey & Spice
Label : Justin Time
7:12 AM
Album : Buzz
Label : Palmetto
7:19 AM
Sometimes I Think
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
7:23 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Paul Chambers
Album : Chambers' Music
Label : Blue Note
7:27 AM
Sleepy Old Moon
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
7:32 AM
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
7:39 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
7:42 AM
Album : Three Wishes
Label : Igmod
7:46 AM
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ole Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
7:54 AM
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
8:01 AM
That’s My Girl
Artist : Grant Stewart
Album : Around the Corner
Label : Sharp Nine
8:06 AM
Lawn Ornaments
Artist : Sean Smith
Album : Trust
Label : Smthereen
8:12 AM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
8:16 AM
People Will Say We’re in Love
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : The Boy Next Door
Label : Candid
8:20 AM
Deep Night
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
8:25 AM
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
8:32 AM
Once in a While
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : ¿at the End of the Day
Label : Green Tea Jazz
8:38 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Jazz Masters 57
Label : Verve
8:41 AM
For Kicks Only
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
8:47 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
8:52 AM
Spirit Waltz
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
9:01 AM
Artist : Joe Pass Quartet
Album : Live at Yoshi's, Vol. 2
Label : Pablo
9:06 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
9:19 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Album : Blue Prince
Label : Dreyfus
9:23 AM
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
9:30 AM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
9:35 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
9:41 AM
I Remember Sarah
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
9:45 AM
Lover Man
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : Tippin'
Label : Savant
9:51 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
9:54 AM
One More Dream
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : ArtistShare


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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

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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

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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)

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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

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Count Basie's Big Band

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11:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

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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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1:31 pm
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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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