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 27, 2012

6:01 AM
My Ideal
Artist : James Danderfer
Album : Swingin' at the Patricia
Label : Reigning Parade
6:05 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '50s
Label : Rhino
6:10 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Intimate Stories
Label : Challenge
6:17 AM
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Artist : Tommy Smith
Album : The Sound of Love
Label : Linn
6:21 AM
An Apple, an Orange & a Little Stick Doll
Artist : Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham
Album : VARIOUS: a Concord Jazz Christmas
Label : Concord
6:25 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : John Basile
Album : The Desmond Project
Label : Chesky
6:31 AM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
6:37 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Birks Works - the Verve Big-Band Sessions
Label : Verve
6:43 AM
Indian Blues
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
6:49 AM
The Feeling of Jazz
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:53 AM
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
7:01 AM
Creole Blues
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
7:06 AM
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
7:09 AM
Brother Ray
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
7:16 AM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
7:20 AM
All Blues
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Label : Columbia
7:31 AM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
7:37 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
7:42 AM
Pent-up House
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
7:47 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Album : Hot Mallets, Vol. 1
Label : Musical Heritage Society
7:49 AM
The Route
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
7:55 AM
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
8:01 AM
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
8:06 AM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
8:12 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
8:23 AM
Autumn Leaves
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
8:29 AM
Under a Woodstock Moon
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
8:36 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
8:42 AM
Slow Hot Wind
Artist : Richard Cole
Album : Inner Mission
Label : Origin
8:47 AM
Black Orpheus
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Loverly
Label : Blue Note
8:52 AM
Dusty Blue
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
8:55 AM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
9:01 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
9:06 AM
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
9:11 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
9:17 AM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
9:22 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
9:27 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
9:34 AM
Always You
Artist : Valerie Capers
Album : Wagner Takes the 'A' Train
Label : Elysium
9:40 AM
Just Another Spring Song
Artist : Jim Pearce
Album : I'm In the Twilight of a Mediocre Career
Label : Oak Avenue
9:44 AM
La Vie en Rose
Artist : Pete Malinverni Trio
Album : A Beautiful Thing!
Label : Saranac
9:49 AM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
9:54 AM
This Guy’s in Love With You
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Sweet Science
Label : Palmetto


Creatively Speaking
9:45 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

A Jam-Packed Jazz Celebration in Center City

This year's Center City Jazz Festival takes place at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and TIME Restaurant.

The third annual Center City Jazz Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 19th  There are 16 bands performing in a six-hour period, in four venues in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

The festival warms up on Friday, April 11th at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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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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