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

October 04, 2012

6:01 AM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
6:06 AM
Mean to Me
Artist : STEVE BLAILOCK
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
6:12 AM
Laura
Artist : CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND
Album : VARIOUS: Eastwood After Hours Live at Carnegie Hall
Label : Malpaso
6:18 AM
Be My Baby
Artist : MICHELLE WALKER
Album : Slow Down
Label : Michelle Walker
6:22 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
6:27 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
6:34 AM
Estate
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
6:40 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
6:45 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
6:50 AM
Rhyme of Spring
Artist : MEREDITH D’AMBROSIO
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
6:55 AM
Children’s Games
Artist : Lee Ritenour
Album : VARIOUS: a Twist of Jobim
Label : I.E.
7:01 AM
Basin Street Blues
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
7:06 AM
Naima
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
7:11 AM
5 Will Get Ya 10
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Shared Secrets
Label : Muse FX
7:19 AM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Mark O’Connor Hot Swing Trio
Album : In Full Swing
Label : Odyssey
7:23 AM
Gene (For Bertoncini)
Artist : Frank Vignola & Frank Wess
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Koch
7:29 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : PHILIP CATHERINE
Album : Blue Prince
Label : Dreyfus
7:35 AM
Save Your Love For Me
Artist : Melissa Morgan
Album : Until I Met You
Label : Telarc
7:41 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
7:44 AM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
7:49 AM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Laura Taylor
Album : Cry Me a River
Label : Stayng Power
7:54 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
Tabellea Ex Terra
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Mezzanine
Label : Owl
8:06 AM
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
8:11 AM
No Heat
Artist : BILL HOLMAN BIG BAND
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
8:18 AM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
8:22 AM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Queen of the Organ
Label : Prestige
8:27 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
8:33 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : Chris Pasin
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : H2O
8:39 AM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
8:44 AM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
8:50 AM
After Hours
Artist : BROTHER JACK MCDUFF
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
8:54 AM
Blues For George
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
9:01 AM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Neighborhood
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
9:11 AM
Lois Ann
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
9:16 AM
Blue Skies
Artist : HARRY CONNICK JR.
Album : 20
Label : Columbia
9:20 AM
Echo of My Dream
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
9:25 AM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
9:32 AM
The Duke
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
9:38 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
9:43 AM
Pays lointain
Artist : EMMANUEL PAHUD & JACKY TERRASSON
Album : Into the Blue
Label : Blue Note
9:48 AM
Black Orpheus
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Loverly
Label : Blue Note
9:54 AM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin

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2:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

March Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Israeli jazz saxophonist Eli Degibri

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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Sun March 16, 2014

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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

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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

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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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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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