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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October 02, 2012

10:01 AM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
10:06 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
10:11 AM
Tender Madness
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Mood Changes
Label : Pazz
10:17 AM
I Wished on the Moon
Artist : IAN SHAW
Album : Soho Stories
Label : Milestone
10:21 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
10:27 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
10:34 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
10:40 AM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
10:45 AM
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Live at Yoshi's Volume Two
Label : n.a.
10:50 AM
September Song
Album : This is New
Label : Verve
10:55 AM
La Grande Ilusi¿n
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
11:01 AM
Fine and Dandy
Artist : Rob Schneiderman
Album : Glass Enclosure
Label : Reservoir
11:06 AM
Blues for Phineas
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Revival of the Fittest
Label : HighNote
11:11 AM
Evil Gal Blues
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
11:17 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Days of Wine and Roses
Label : Village Square Music
11:21 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
11:26 AM
An Affair to Remember
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
11:34 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
11:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
11:45 AM
Get Happy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
11:50 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azure-Te
Label : Concord
11:55 AM
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
12:01 PM
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
12:06 PM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
12:10 PM
Looking Up
Artist : Christian Jacob Trio
Album : Contradictions
Label : WilderJazz
12:18 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
12:22 PM
Shadow Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
12:28 PM
That’s All
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Crazy and Mixed Up
Label : Pablo
12:33 PM
Emperor Jones
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Symphonica
Label : Blue Note
12:39 PM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
12:44 PM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
12:50 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
12:54 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:01 PM
Para Nosostros
Artist : Roger Davidson
Album : Pensando En Ti
Label : Soundbrush
1:06 PM
I Never Knew
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
1:11 PM
Senor Blues
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
1:15 PM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
1:19 PM
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
1:25 PM
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:33 PM
God Will Guide
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Soular Power
Label : JHVM
1:39 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
1:42 PM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
1:47 PM
The Look of Love
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : The Look of Love
Label : Verve
1:52 PM
Album : Home
Label : Resurgent
2:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
2:06 PM
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
2:11 PM
Blue Pearl
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
2:18 PM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
2:22 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:28 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
2:33 PM
Sharp Edge
Artist : Howard McGhee
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
2:40 PM
Call Me Irresponsible
Artist : John Whitney
Album : Nola's Tune
Label : Golden String
2:44 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
2:50 PM
One More Chance
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Fine and Mellow/Live at Birdland West
Label : Concord
2:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky
3:01 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
Album : I'm BeBoppin' Too
Label : Half Note
3:06 PM
Test of Time
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
3:11 PM
Rock Skippin’
Artist : Jeff Rupert
Album : From Memphis to Mobile
Label : Random Act
3:17 PM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Endless Search
Label : Origin
3:22 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : Blossom Dearie
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 51
Label : Verve
3:28 PM
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
3:33 PM
Artist : Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Album : Collective Creativity
Label : 3Sixteen
3:39 PM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
3:45 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Boss Guitar
Label : Riverside
3:50 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Rockin' in Rhythm: a Tribute to Duke Ellington
Label : Telarc
3:54 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
4:06 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
4:11 PM
The Lady’s in Love With You
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
4:18 PM
Darji’s Groove
Album : Soul Speaks
Label : Darwin Gross
4:22 PM
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
4:27 PM
East of the Sun
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
4:33 PM
Lazy Afternoon
Artist : La Tanya Hall
Album : It's About Time
Label : Bridge
4:39 PM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
4:45 PM
He Was Too Good to Me
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
4:51 PM
Around the Corner
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : Chasin' the Bird
Label : Riverside
4:54 PM
Close Your Eyes
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
5:01 PM
C-Jam Blues
Album : All Blues
Label : Amosaya
5:06 PM
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Noah Preminger
Album : Before the Rain
Label : Palmetto
5:12 PM
What’s New?
Album : Helen Merrill
Label : Verve
5:18 PM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
5:22 PM
Let’s Call This
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : VARIOUS: the High Priests
Label : Prestige
5:27 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Fred Hersch Trio
Album : Whirl
Label : Palmetto
5:34 PM
Don’t Touch Me
Artist : Denise Perrier
Album : The Second Time Around - Denise Perrier Live!
Label : Chez Perrier
5:40 PM
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
5:44 PM
Blues March
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
5:50 PM
Everything Happens to Me
Artist : Elli Fordyce
Album : Songs Spun of Gold
Label : Fordyce Music
5:55 PM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz


Check Out These Jazz CDS!
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

Ambrose Akinmusire: 'Music Can Tell You What It Wants To Be'

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

With the 2014 release of Kin (←→), Pat Metheny adds one more notch—another restlessly searching album that marks the zone between all jazz, all rock and all-world music—to his belt of aesthetic enterprises filled with zeal and innovation.

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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

Take a trip to New Orleans with WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on Tuesday night! We're bringing NOLA directly to you in honor of Mardi Gras. Okay, so we don’t have the warm weather, the parades, or the fun cocktails…but we do have some of the best music from the Crescent City.

You'll hear music from some of New Orleans’ finest, like the Marsalis Family, Louis Prima, Irvin Mayfield, and, of course, Louis Armstrong.

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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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