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 30, 2012

6:01 AM
So Tired
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
6:06 AM
Charlie Brown
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
6:10 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
6:21 AM
Alone Together
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
6:26 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
6:32 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Dave Peck
Album : 3 and 1
Label : LPS
6:38 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
6:43 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Grenadilla
Label : Concord
6:49 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
6:54 AM
Some Summer Fun
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Intimate Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:01 AM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
7:06 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Joe Williams & George Shearing
Album : The Heart and Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing
Label : Koch
7:09 AM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
7:16 AM
Feelin’ Good
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
7:20 AM
Deck the Halls
Artist : GERRY BEAUDOIN
Album : A Sentimental Christmas
Label : North Star
7:22 AM
Ecaroh
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
7:29 AM
Blues for Bill
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
7:35 AM
It Seem Like You’re Ready
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
7:40 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:45 AM
How Little We Know
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
7:49 AM
Better Go
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
Satellite
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
8:06 AM
Louise
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : n.a.
8:11 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:17 AM
Love on My Mind
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
8:21 AM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
8:27 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:34 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
8:40 AM
As Long as I Live
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harold Arlen
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
You & Me
Artist : Ryan Cohan
Album : Another Look
Label : Motema
8:50 AM
Backwater Blues
Artist : LAVERNE BUTLER
Album : Blues in the City
Label : MaxJazz
8:54 AM
Love Letters
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
9:01 AM
Without You
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Invitation
Artist : Boz Scaggs
Album : Speak Low
Label : Decca
9:18 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
9:22 AM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Explosive!
Label : Qwest
9:27 AM
Dance on Your Own
Artist : Carol Welsman
Album : I Like Men
Label : Welcar
9:33 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Complete Riverside Recordings
Label : Riverside
9:39 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:44 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
9:48 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
9:54 AM
Dig Dis
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Soul Station
Label : Blue Note

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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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