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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November 22, 2012

6:01 AM
Unspoken Words
Album : Natural Selection
Label : GRP
6:06 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
6:11 AM
Artist : Nick Moran Trio
Album : No Time Like Now
Label : Manor Sound
6:17 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : John Pizzarelli & George Shearing
Album : The Rare Delight of You
Label : Telarc
6:21 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
6:26 AM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
6:33 AM
Two for One
Album : Can't Help Swingin'
Label : Prestige
6:40 AM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
6:44 AM
The Lady’s in Love With You
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
6:49 AM
The Thrill Is Gone
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
6:55 AM
Do Ti
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
7:01 AM
Come Sunday
Album : Duke's Place
Label : Milestone
7:06 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors
7:11 AM
People Will Say We’re in Love
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
7:18 AM
Not While I’m Around
Album : VARIOUS: Sleep Warm/A Jazz Lullaby Collection
Label : Hokanzee
7:22 AM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
7:27 AM
Reflections in D
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
7:32 AM
Cool on the Coast
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
7:38 AM
Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
Album : I Saw the Sky
Label : Enja
7:43 AM
Artist : Swing Masters
Album : Vol. 3 Gene Krupa ...Jazz Pioneer!
Label : Dare
7:49 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:54 AM
Close Your Eyes
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
8:01 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
8:06 AM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
8:11 AM
Blue Walk
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : One Day, Forever
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:18 AM
One for My Baby
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night and Good Luck
Label : Concord Jazz
8:22 AM
Album : Kindred
Label : Blue Note
8:28 AM
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Nat King Cole Collection
Label : Green Hill
8:32 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
8:38 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Nicole Lvoff
Album : Here's That Rainy Day
Label : Marmalade
8:43 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
8:49 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Album : VARIOUS: Gentle Duke
Label : Prestige
8:54 AM
Dream of You
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
9:01 AM
Waking Dreams
Artist : Chantale Gagne
Album : Wisdom of the Water
Label : Chantelle Gagne
9:06 AM
Artist : Louis Hayes
Album : The Timekeeper
Label : Allegro
9:11 AM
Morning Glow (Asayake)
Artist : Onaje Allan Gumbs
Album : That Special Part of Me
Label : Zebra
9:17 AM
Boy Wanted
Artist : Julian Yeo
Album : You and the Night / Night and the Music
Label : Julian Yeo
9:21 AM
Miles Ahead
Album : So Near, So Far (Musings For Miles)
Label : Verve
9:25 AM
Bohemia After Dark
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In a Minor Groove
9:33 AM
Artist : Gerald Wilson
Album : In My Time
Label : n.a.
9:39 AM
A Mayra
Artist : Bebo Vald¿s
Album : Chico & Rita (BSO)
Label : Calle 54
9:42 AM
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
9:47 AM
Double Rainbow
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Imagina
Label : Concord
9:53 AM
Dizzy’s Business
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : VARIOUS: Keepnews Collection Sampler
Label : Riverside


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Israeli jazz saxophonist Eli Degibri

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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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

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

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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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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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