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 27, 2012

6:01 AM
My Ideal
Artist : James Danderfer
Album : Swingin' at the Patricia
Label : Reigning Parade
6:05 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '50s
Label : Rhino
6:10 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Intimate Stories
Label : Challenge
6:17 AM
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Artist : Tommy Smith
Album : The Sound of Love
Label : Linn
6:21 AM
An Apple, an Orange & a Little Stick Doll
Artist : Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham
Album : VARIOUS: a Concord Jazz Christmas
Label : Concord
6:25 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : John Basile
Album : The Desmond Project
Label : Chesky
6:31 AM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
6:37 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Birks Works - the Verve Big-Band Sessions
Label : Verve
6:43 AM
Indian Blues
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
6:49 AM
The Feeling of Jazz
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:53 AM
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
7:01 AM
Creole Blues
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
7:06 AM
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
7:09 AM
Brother Ray
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
7:16 AM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
7:20 AM
All Blues
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Label : Columbia
7:31 AM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
7:37 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
7:42 AM
Pent-up House
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
7:47 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Album : Hot Mallets, Vol. 1
Label : Musical Heritage Society
7:49 AM
The Route
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
7:55 AM
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
8:01 AM
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
8:06 AM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
8:12 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
8:23 AM
Autumn Leaves
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
8:29 AM
Under a Woodstock Moon
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
8:36 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
8:42 AM
Slow Hot Wind
Artist : Richard Cole
Album : Inner Mission
Label : Origin
8:47 AM
Black Orpheus
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Loverly
Label : Blue Note
8:52 AM
Dusty Blue
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
8:55 AM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
9:01 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
9:06 AM
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
9:11 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
9:17 AM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
9:22 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
9:27 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
9:34 AM
Always You
Artist : Valerie Capers
Album : Wagner Takes the 'A' Train
Label : Elysium
9:40 AM
Just Another Spring Song
Artist : Jim Pearce
Album : I'm In the Twilight of a Mediocre Career
Label : Oak Avenue
9:44 AM
La Vie en Rose
Artist : Pete Malinverni Trio
Album : A Beautiful Thing!
Label : Saranac
9:49 AM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
9:54 AM
This Guy’s in Love With You
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Sweet Science
Label : Palmetto


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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

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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