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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January 21, 2013

6:01 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
6:06 AM
Full Circle
Album : Full Circle
Label : A Records
6:11 AM
These Foolish Things
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
6:15 AM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
6:19 AM
Autumn Leaves
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
6:25 AM
Artist : Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble
Album : Celebrations
Label : MEII
6:33 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
6:39 AM
Blue Pearl
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
6:44 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
6:49 AM
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
6:53 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album : Brown and Roach Incorporated
Label : EmArcy
7:01 AM
April Morning
Album : VARIOUS: Haunted Melodies/Songs of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Label : Metropolitan
7:06 AM
The Tender Trap
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
7:11 AM
At the Crack of Dawn
Artist : Bryan Carter
Album : Enchantment
Label : Imaginate
7:18 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
7:22 AM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
7:27 AM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
7:32 AM
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody 4A
Label : IPO
7:38 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azure-Te
Label : Concord
7:43 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Album : Bumpin' in L.A.
Label : Clarion
7:49 AM
I Concentrate on You
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
7:54 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Laid Back
Label : 32 Jazz
8:01 AM
What Will I Tell My Heart
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
8:06 AM
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
8:11 AM
Don’t Call Me
Artist : George Shearing
Album : from NANCY WILSON & GEORGE SHEARING: the Swingin's Mutual
Label : Capitol
8:15 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
8:19 AM
Here I Am
Album : Here I Am
Label : Jazz Karma
8:23 AM
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Noah Preminger
Album : Before the Rain
Label : Palmetto
8:30 AM
Small Steps
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
8:36 AM
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
8:42 AM
Across the Track Blues
Album : Sunset Stomp
Label : Arbors
8:47 AM
Beatles Medley: Golden Slumbers / Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : Roberta Gambarini
Album : So in Love
Label : EmArcy
8:53 AM
Chuy’s Challenge
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Liftoff
Label : Jen Bay Jazz
9:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
9:06 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
9:12 AM
Backward Shack
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
9:19 AM
Batida Diferente
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
9:23 AM
God Bless This Child
Album : The Year of the Dragon
Label : Jazzbank
9:28 AM
It All Depends on You
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
9:34 AM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
9:40 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
9:43 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
9:49 AM
Blue Gardenia
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
9:54 AM
I Got Nothin’
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : Here
Label : MaxJazz


Jeff Duperon at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
5:03 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Live From Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art: February 21 at 6 PM

Tenor sax player David Sanchez

Kick off your weekend with WRTI’s Jeff Duperon on Friday, February 21, at 6 pm, as he broadcasts his show from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Art After 5 program.  This time around, Puerto Rican-born, Latin Grammy Award-winning tenor sax man David Sanchez will be performing. We expect another fantastic evening of music in the warm and welcoming setting of the museum’s Great Stair Hall.

Latest From ICON Magazine
2:52 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Jazz Pianist Helen Sung's ANTHEM FOR A NEW DAY: Equal Parts Soulfulness and Grace

Classically trained jazz pianist Helen Sung
Kat Villacorta

For a jazz pianist, New York-based Helen Sung certainly fits into the “deserves to be better known” category. For those who do know and appreciate her art, Sung’s club gigs are adventurous, disarming, and always have an unexpected surprise or two. It was at one of these small club dates where I caught her during a late set in the summer of 2013 with much of the same band that accompany her on Anthem For A New Day, her glossy and rewarding debut record for Concord Jazz.

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Latest From ICON Magazine
12:17 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

ICON Suggests: Amy Cervini's Big-Hearted Hybrid Album, JAZZ COUNTRY

Jazz vocalist Amy Cervini

A Manhattan backdrop substitutes for prairie land and open sky on Jazz Country, the big-hearted hybrid album from singer Amy Cervini that’s as endearing and tender as a vocal recording can be in 2014. She smartly transcends genre boundaries or anything else that gets in the way of the purity of a song. The spare musical accompaniment by guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Matt Aranoff frame Cervini’s renditions of these classic American songs simply and earnestly, underscoring her candor and crystalline delivery.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:00 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

A Man, A Plan, A Concept Album About Panama

On the new album Panama 500, pianist Danilo Pérez considers five centuries of his home country's history.
Raj Naik and Luke Severn Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat February 15, 2014 9:18 pm

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Creatively Speaking
5:17 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Opera Philadelphia Gives Us: "The Bird"

Whenever Charlie Parker played a solo, you knew you'd feel good by the end. Opera Philadelphia is jumping off an even higher dive - an opera about the celebrated saxophonist, titled Charlie Parker's Yardbird that the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports will bring many unexpected things to the Perelman Theater at its 2015 premiere. 

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:43 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson

Frank Wess.
Hiroyuki Ito Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 12:35 pm

Frank Wess' new album, Magic 201, is a sequel to last year's similar helping of ballads and midtempo strollers, Magic 101. The new album is very nearly every bit as good, and made a little more poignant by Wess' death just before Halloween. On his last session as a leader in 2011, he was still sounding strong at 89.

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
9:26 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: February 10, 2014

Lili Anel

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Lili Anel - Something To Do - I CAN SEE BLISS FROM HERE  

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:51 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Dave Brubeck Was The Macklemore Of 1954

Dave Brubeck received a posthumous tribute at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

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