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

November 13, 2012

6:01 AM
Honeybone
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
6:06 AM
Tracin’ Tracy
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Sunday Mornin'
Label : Blue Note
6:11 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : ¿at the End of the Day
Label : Green Tea Jazz
6:17 AM
Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Glad Rag Doll
Label : Verve
6:21 AM
Invitation
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
6:27 AM
Cheesecake
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
6:34 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
6:40 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
6:44 AM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
6:50 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : JACKIE RYAN
Album : Passion Flower
Label : OpenArt
6:55 AM
Brigas Nunca Mais
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
7:01 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : Ed Saindon
Album : Swing on the Sunnyside
Label : A Records
7:06 AM
Tune For Roger
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
7:11 AM
Say It (Over and Over Again)
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
7:17 AM
St. Andrews Place Blues
Artist : Buddy Collette
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
7:20 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
7:26 AM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
7:34 AM
J Cess
Artist : JOSHUA BAYER
Album : Lines and Grooves
Label : Jazzheads
7:40 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
7:44 AM
Three For Dizzy
Artist : Roland Kirk
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
7:50 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
7:55 AM
Just in Time
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
8:01 AM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : From My Heart
Label : Savant
8:06 AM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
8:09 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
8:16 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : ERIN BODE
Album : Don't Take Your Time
Label : MaxJazz
8:20 AM
Three for Farmer
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
8:25 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
8:33 AM
Estate
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
8:39 AM
Walkin’ and Swingin’
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
8:43 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : JOHNNY VARRO SWING 7
Album : Afterglow
Label : Arbors
8:49 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
8:54 AM
Test of Time
Artist : GARY BURTON
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
9:01 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
9:06 AM
Nobody Else But Me
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
9:09 AM
Tender Madness
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Mood Changes
Label : Pazz
9:15 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
9:19 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
9:24 AM
Tess
Artist : Bob Belden
Album : Three Days of Rain
Label : Sunnyside
9:31 AM
The Party’s Over
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
9:37 AM
Blame it on My Youth
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
9:44 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
9:49 AM
Something ’bout Believing
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
9:55 AM
Rockin’ in Rhythm
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse

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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

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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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