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 30, 2013

6:01 AM
The Song is You
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
6:06 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
6:11 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:18 AM
Artist : Tierney Sutton Band
Album : American Road
Label : BFM Jazz
6:22 AM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:27 AM
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:33 AM
I Just Can’t See For Looking
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
6:39 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
6:43 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:49 AM
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
6:54 AM
Moon River
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
7:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
7:12 AM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
7:16 AM
Time on My Hands
Artist : Amanda Carr & The Kenny Hadley Big Band
Album : Common Thread
Label : OMS
7:20 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
7:25 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
7:32 AM
Stolen Moments
Album : A Night With Strings
Label : Elektra
7:38 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
7:42 AM
Ala Mode
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
7:47 AM
Gypsy in My Soul
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
7:53 AM
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
8:01 AM
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
8:06 AM
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
8:12 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
8:18 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
8:22 AM
I Was Telling Him About You
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
8:27 AM
Ginza Samba
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : From All Sides
Label : Fantasy
8:34 AM
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
8:40 AM
That Old Feeling
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Album : Priority
Label : 3Sixteen
8:50 AM
Looking For a Boy
Album : Come What May
Label : Hi Horse
8:55 AM
Big Bertha
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
9:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:06 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
9:11 AM
Seven Steps to Heaven
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Columbia
9:18 AM
That’s All I Want From You
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
9:22 AM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
9:27 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Open Country
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
9:39 AM
Strong Man
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
9:43 AM
I Love Paris
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
9:49 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
Corner Pocket
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie in Sweden
Label : Roulette


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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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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