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 26, 2012

10:01 AM
April Morning
Artist : JUSTIN ROBINSON
Album : VARIOUS: Haunted Melodies/Songs of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Label : Metropolitan
10:06 AM
Wabash Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Play the Blues Back To Back
Label : Verve
10:12 AM
Who Cares?
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
10:19 AM
My Buddy
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
10:23 AM
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Artist : CHARLIE SHOEMAKE
Album : Uncrowned Kings & Long Lost Things
Label : Chase
10:29 AM
Embraceable You - I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Artist : Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Album : Collector's Series
Label : Capitol
10:33 AM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
10:39 AM
Song for Constance
Artist : ANTHONY WONSEY
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
10:47 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord
10:52 AM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : George Shearing
Album : The Best of George Shearing, Vol. 2
Label : Capitol
10:55 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
11:01 AM
Put on a Happy Face
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
11:06 AM
Sweet Love
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : Blowing the Blues Away
Label : Highnote
11:12 AM
Oh, Good Grief!
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
11:18 AM
Soul Eyes
Artist : JOAN CARROLL & FOOTPRINTS
Album : Boplicity
Label : Footprints Jazz
11:22 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
11:27 AM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
11:33 AM
Bebe
Artist : Brazilian Trio
Album : Constela¿¿o
Label : Motema
11:39 AM
Is You is Or is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP
11:44 AM
Undecided
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
11:48 AM
Blatt!
Artist : Dave Braham
Album : ...To Be Free
Label : Random Act
11:54 AM
Why Was I Born?
Artist : Bennie Wallace
Album : The Nearness of You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
12:01 PM
La Gruta
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
12:06 PM
News For Lulu
Artist : Larry Vuckovich
Album : Street Scene
Label : Tetrachord Music
12:12 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
12:18 PM
Almost in Your Arms
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
12:22 PM
O Christmas Tree
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Maxjazz Holiday
Label : MaxJazz
12:26 PM
Baby Cynthia’s Waltz
Artist : Larry Gray
Album : VARIOUS: a Chicago Jazz Tour
Label : Big Chicago
12:33 PM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
12:39 PM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
12:44 PM
On a Misty Night
Artist : Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane
Album : Mating Call
Label : Prestige
12:50 PM
Charade
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
12:54 PM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
1:06 PM
The Preacher
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
1:11 PM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : GERARD CARELLI
Album : Lucky To Be Me
Label : GC
1:16 PM
Beautiful Moons Ago
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : DOOZY
Label : OpenArt
1:20 PM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Life
Label : HighNote
1:26 PM
Two For the Road
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
1:33 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
1:38 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
1:44 PM
Changes
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
1:49 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : But Beautiful
Label : Milestone
1:54 PM
Tipsy
Artist : Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman
Album : Main Stem
Label : Prestige
2:01 PM
April Morning
Artist : JUSTIN ROBINSON
Album : VARIOUS: Haunted Melodies/Songs of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Label : Metropolitan
2:06 PM
Wabash Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Play the Blues Back To Back
Label : Verve
2:12 PM
Who Cares?
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
2:19 PM
My Buddy
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
2:23 PM
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Artist : CHARLIE SHOEMAKE
Album : Uncrowned Kings & Long Lost Things
Label : Chase
2:29 PM
Embraceable You - I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
Artist : Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Album : Collector's Series
Label : Capitol
2:33 PM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
2:39 PM
Song for Constance
Artist : ANTHONY WONSEY
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
2:47 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord
2:52 PM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : George Shearing
Album : The Best of George Shearing, Vol. 2
Label : Capitol
2:55 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
3:01 PM
Put on a Happy Face
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
3:06 PM
Sweet Love
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : Blowing the Blues Away
Label : Highnote
3:12 PM
Oh, Good Grief!
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
3:18 PM
Soul Eyes
Artist : JOAN CARROLL & FOOTPRINTS
Album : Boplicity
Label : Footprints Jazz
3:22 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
3:27 PM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
3:33 PM
Bebe
Artist : Brazilian Trio
Album : Constela¿¿o
Label : Motema
3:39 PM
Is You is Or is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP
3:44 PM
Undecided
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
3:48 PM
Blatt!
Artist : Dave Braham
Album : ...To Be Free
Label : Random Act
3:54 PM
Why Was I Born?
Artist : Bennie Wallace
Album : The Nearness of You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
4:01 PM
La Gruta
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
4:06 PM
News For Lulu
Artist : Larry Vuckovich
Album : Street Scene
Label : Tetrachord Music
4:12 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
4:18 PM
Almost in Your Arms
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
4:22 PM
O Christmas Tree
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Maxjazz Holiday
Label : MaxJazz
4:26 PM
Baby Cynthia’s Waltz
Artist : Larry Gray
Album : VARIOUS: a Chicago Jazz Tour
Label : Big Chicago
4:33 PM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
4:39 PM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
4:44 PM
On a Misty Night
Artist : Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane
Album : Mating Call
Label : Prestige
4:50 PM
Charade
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
4:54 PM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
5:01 PM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
5:06 PM
The Preacher
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
5:11 PM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : GERARD CARELLI
Album : Lucky To Be Me
Label : GC
5:16 PM
Beautiful Moons Ago
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : DOOZY
Label : OpenArt
5:20 PM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Life
Label : HighNote
5:26 PM
Two For the Road
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
5:33 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
5:38 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
5:44 PM
Changes
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
5:49 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : But Beautiful
Label : Milestone
5:54 PM
Tipsy
Artist : Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman
Album : Main Stem
Label : Prestige

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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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