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

January 03, 2013

6:01 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
6:06 AM
Matador
Artist : Greg Green
Album : VARIOUS: a Tribute To Grant Green
Label : Evidence
6:12 AM
Then I’ll be Tired of You
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton
Label : Blue Note
6:16 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : PHILIP CATHERINE
Album : Blue Prince
Label : Dreyfus
6:20 AM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
6:25 AM
Moment’s Notice
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : VARIOUS: Thank You, John!
Label : Arkadia
6:32 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
6:38 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
6:43 AM
You Can See
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
6:48 AM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
6:53 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Duke Ellington Legacy
Album : Thank You Uncle Edward
Label : Renma
7:01 AM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
7:06 AM
Time After Time
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
7:11 AM
Blue Walk
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : One Day, Forever
Label : Arkadia Jazz
7:18 AM
Full House
Artist : DYLAN KRAMER
Album : Bumpin' on Sunset
Label : Nagel Heyer
7:23 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
7:28 AM
Blue Lester
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
7:33 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Angel Eyes/Ballads and Slow Jams
Label : Verve
7:39 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : RON GILL
Album : The Songs of Billy Strayhorn
Label : WGBH
7:43 AM
Cheesecake
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:49 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
7:55 AM
Good Queen Bess
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : The Year of the Rabbit
Label : Evidence
8:01 AM
Too Late Now
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
8:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:11 AM
For The Moment
Artist : Bob Mintzer Big Band
Album : For The Moment
Label : MCG Jazz
8:18 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
8:22 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
8:28 AM
Passionata
Artist : KENNY DREW JR.
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:33 AM
Song For Mendelssohn
Artist : Alex Goodman Quintet
Album : Bridges
Label : Connection Point
8:39 AM
O Barquinho (My Little Boat)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : From Paris To Rio
Label : Concord
8:44 AM
Song for Darius
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
8:50 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
9:01 AM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
9:06 AM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Queen of the Organ
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Sister Moon
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Convergence
Label : Motema
9:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
9:21 AM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
9:27 AM
Live Your Life
Artist : Virginia Mayhew Septet
Album : A Simple Thank You
Label : Renma
9:35 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
9:41 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
9:45 AM
But Beautiful
Artist : JOHN WILKINS
Album : Strollin'
Label : Brownstone
9:51 AM
From This Moment On
Artist : ROBERT HENDERSON
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
9:55 AM
Waltz For Ruth
Artist : Ted Hogarth and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band
Album : Live at the Jazz Showcase
Label : Mulligan Mosaics

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2:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

March Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Israeli jazz saxophonist Eli Degibri

Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine has a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:40 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

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Ambrose Akinmusire's latest album is the imagined savior is far easier to paint.
Autumn DeWilde Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 11:02 am

For a jazz trumpet player, you couldn't be more on top of the world than Ambrose Akinmusire. The 32-year-old is looking good on the cover of this month's DownBeat, and he's managed to please the jazz critics and connect with audiences.

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Join WRTI for Wine & Jazz
10:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Coming Up! Longwood Gardens 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival

This year's Wine & Jazz Festival is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens.

The red-hot 2014 Longwood Gardens Wine & Jazz Festival is on Saturday, June 7th, from 2 to 9 pm, and is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens. Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is headliner to an outstanding lineup, including Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Tony Miceli Quartet, and Tom Moon's Jazz Casual.

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Latest from Icon Magazine
12:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole

Pat Metheny

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Latest from Icon Magazine
10:47 am
Wed March 12, 2014

The March Jazz Scene

Alto saxophonist Charles “Yarbird” Parker was one of the founders and inventors of what we now know as "modern jazz."

Bop Goes the Opera - In 2002, the brilliant saxophonist Joe Lovano took the jazz-meets-classical music concept outside of the box when he recorded jazz versions of tunes from the songbook of opera legend Enrico Caruso. While Viva Caruso was critically acclaimed and did well for Lovano and Blue Note Records, it represented, at the time, the beginning and end of jazz versions of operatic compositions and vice-versa. Until now.

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A Look Into The Free Jazz Movement
9:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Still "The New Thing" - Exploring and Celebrating Free Jazz

Saxophonist Ornette Coleman

WRTI's J. Michael Harrison recently moderated a very special panel that explored music known as "The New Thing" - from the free jazz movement of the 1950s and 1960s, led by innovators such as Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra. 

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A Photo Album Featuring WRTI Jazz Host Bob Craig
3:52 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Radio Pro Bob Craig: 50 Years On The Air and Counting!

Bob's first program director gig at WICH, in Norwich, CT, 1968

WRTI's much-loved jazz host Bob Craig is celebrating a milestone - 50 years on the air! We're so proud of Bob. He's a seasoned pro, and we're extremely fortunate that he's a part of our WRTI family. Here's his story...

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J. Michael Harrison's Fat Tuesday Celebration
7:51 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Mardi Gras Party on WRTI! March 4th, from 9 PM to Midnight

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Latest From ICON Magazine
5:02 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

The Story of Duke Ellington's Longtime Tenor Sax Bandman

Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves with Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was a fascinating figure—so much so that quite a number of books and shorter profiles of the man came to be during his time, and well after his passing. Writers were always peering over his shoulder, trying to get a fix on how he operated his band and made it so successful; they even attempted to poke into his personal life, which the Duke managed to keep fairly secret.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:02 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later

Eric Dolphy in Copenhagen, 1961.
JP Jazz Archive Redferns

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 5:15 pm

1964 was a great year for cutting-edge jazz records like Albert Ayler's Spiritual Unity, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and Andrew Hill's Point of Departure. But none sounds as far ahead of its time as Eric Dolphy's masterpiece Out to Lunch, recorded for Blue Note on Feb. 25, 1964.

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