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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December 05, 2013

6:01 AM
Tchavolo Swing
Artist : Hot Club of San Francisco
Album : Swing This
Label : Hot Club of San Francisco
6:06 AM
Sandra’s Blues
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
6:13 AM
Song for Darius
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
6:20 AM
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
6:24 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
6:29 AM
In the Beginning
Artist : Ben Sidran
Album : Don't Cry for No Hipster
Label : Nardis
6:34 AM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:40 AM
Minor Blues
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
6:45 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
6:50 AM
And How I Hoped For Your Love
Artist : Judy Wexler
Album : Under a Painted Sky
Label : Jazzed Media
6:55 AM
Mediterranean Sun
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : At Home
Label : Razdaz
7:01 AM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
7:06 AM
Let Me
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:11 AM
Edith’s Cake
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Saturday Morning
Label : Jazzbook
7:17 AM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
7:21 AM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
7:27 AM
Crystal Silence
Album : September Ballads
Label : Milestone
7:33 AM
A Duke-Ish Blues
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Urban Griot
Label : Soundpost
7:39 AM
Give a Little More
Artist : Michael Feinstein and Andre Previn
Album : Change of Heart: The Songs of Andr¿ Previn
Label : Telarc
7:42 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
7:48 AM
The Mountain
Artist : Steve Gadd Band
Album : Gadditude
Label : BFM Jazz
7:54 AM
Recorda Me
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : The Music of Joe Henderson
Label : Double Time
8:01 AM
Blues Nouveau
Artist : Mike Dowling
Album : Eclectricity
Label : Wind River Guitar
8:06 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
8:12 AM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Duane Padilla
Album : Sentimental Swing
Label : Duane Padilla
8:17 AM
Silver Treads Among My Soul
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
8:21 AM
I’m In The Mood For Love
Artist : Bryan Anthony & the Gary Norian Trio
Album : A Night Like This
Label : Mercator
8:24 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Harold Land
Album : VARIOUS: Jazzland OJC Sampler
Label : Jazzland
8:32 AM
Artist : Shirley Crabbe
Album : Home
Label : MaiSong
8:38 AM
Gypsy Blues (Blues For Ike)
Artist : Mike Ferro
Album : Django By Ferro
Label : Denwa Jazz
8:43 AM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
8:48 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Verve
8:51 AM
Chosen Words
Artist : Eddie Daniels
Album : Homecoming: Eddie Daniels Live at the Iridium
Label : IPO
9:01 AM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
9:05 AM
411 West
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
9:12 AM
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
9:18 AM
I Feel Fine / Sidewinder
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Double Exposure
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Artist : Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
Album : Come Sunday
Label : EmArcy
9:25 AM
Mount Harissa
Artist : Dmitry Baevsky
Album : Down With It
Label : Sharp Nine
9:33 AM
Where or When
Album : Soft Winds
Label : Concord
9:39 AM
Blue Lester
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
9:43 AM
Modal Issue
Artist : The Nightcrawlers with the Big Band Sound
Album : Down in the Bottom
Label : Cellar Live
9:48 AM
I’m Shadowing You
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
9:53 AM
Un Grand Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Dreyfus


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Fri April 11, 2014

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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

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.

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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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