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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February 22, 2013

6:01 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
6:06 AM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
6:11 AM
That’s All
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
6:18 AM
Look For The Silver Lining
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
6:22 AM
Spring Sequence
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
6:28 AM
Moody’s Mood For Love/I’m in the Mood For Love
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
6:34 AM
If Someone Had Told Me
Artist : Thad Jones
Album : The Magnificent Thad Jones (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Label : Blue Note
6:40 AM
Oh, Good Grief!
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
6:45 AM
Once I Loved
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Sweet Love of Mine
Label : Highnote
6:51 AM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
6:56 AM
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
7:01 AM
Artist : Duane Padilla
Album : Sentimental Swing
Label : Duane Padilla
7:06 AM
Them Nasty Hurtin’ Blues
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
7:09 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : Mighty Long Way
Label : Justin Time
7:17 AM
Central Park West
Artist : Falkner Evans
Album : Arc
Label : CAP
7:21 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
7:26 AM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
7:34 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
7:40 AM
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
7:44 AM
Blues on the D.L.
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
7:50 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
7:55 AM
Jean-Louis Is Everywhere
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : The Music of America
Label : Sony Masterworks
8:01 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
8:06 AM
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
8:11 AM
Blue Crescent
Artist : Dr. Michael White
Album : Blue Crescent
Label : Basin Street
8:17 AM
Artist : Sara Lazarus
Album : Give Me the Simple Life
Label : Dreyfus
8:21 AM
Blue Lou
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
8:26 AM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:33 AM
My Romance
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
8:39 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
Discontented Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Mosaic Sampler
Label : Mosaic
8:49 AM
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
8:53 AM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:01 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Artist : MATT RAY
Album : We Got It!
Label : CAP
9:11 AM
Artist : Yotam Silberstein
Album : Resonance
Label : Jazz Legacy
9:18 AM
Something Happens To Me
Artist : Jim Tomlinson and Stacey Kent
Album : The Lyric
Label : O+
9:22 AM
Manuel’s Mambo
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : VARIOUS: Fantasy Original Jazz Classics
Label : Fantasy
9:25 AM
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
9:31 AM
Paris Holidays
Artist : Open World All Stars
Album : Jazz Connection
Label : Sea Breeze
9:37 AM
I’m a Stranger Here Myself
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
9:43 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
9:48 AM
Blues 4 Siboney
Artist : Jazz Expressions
Album : Yoyogi
Label : Bluejay
9:54 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic


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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