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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March 13, 2013

6:01 AM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : In a Mellotone
Label : RCA
6:06 AM
A Wonderful Guy
Artist : Debbie Poryes Trio
Album : A Song In Jazz
Label : Jazzschool
6:12 AM
New York State of Mind
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
6:18 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
6:22 AM
Love Me or Leave Me
Album : Little Girl Blue
Label : Bethlehem
6:25 AM
In the Center
Artist : Andrea Brachfeld
Album : Lady of the Island
Label : Zoho
6:35 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : Live at Carnegie Hall 1938
Label : Columbia
6:41 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
6:45 AM
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
6:50 AM
Little White Lies
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
6:53 AM
Port of Rico
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Sax Players
Label : Telarc
7:01 AM
You Made Me Love You
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Dawn of Goodbye
Label : E One
7:06 AM
Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
7:11 AM
Sing the Line
Album : Sing the Line
Label : Koch
7:16 AM
Artist : Sara Lazarus
Album : Give Me the Simple Life
Label : Dreyfus
7:20 AM
Album : Smokin' Jazz
Label : Muse
7:31 AM
Oh, Good Grief
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
7:35 AM
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Wonderland
Label : Pablo
7:41 AM
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Artist : Steve Blackwood
Album : I Don't Worry 'bout a Thing
Label : Chartmaker
7:44 AM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
7:47 AM
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
7:50 AM
Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
8:01 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:06 AM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
8:11 AM
He Looked Beyond My Faults
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Testament - Live at Cecil's
Label : Music Stand
8:17 AM
The Peeper
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Only Everything
Label : Decca
8:21 AM
You Can Depend on Me
Artist : Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck
Album : Brubeck & Rushing
Label : Columbia
8:24 AM
Hope In The Face of Despair
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
8:34 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
8:39 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
8:45 AM
In Flower
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
8:50 AM
Summer Serenade
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : DOOZY
Label : OpenArt
8:54 AM
The Intimacy of the Blues
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur
Album : Fortuna
Label : Motema
9:01 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Band
Album : Things to Come
Label : MCG
9:06 AM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
9:14 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
9:22 AM
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
9:26 AM
Brother Dave
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Five of Hearts
Label : Auraline Music
9:31 AM
You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
9:35 AM
Sweet Lorraine
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : No Regrets
Label : 32 Jazz
9:41 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Album : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Label : Impulse
9:45 AM
If You Really Love Me
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
Album : Wonderful!
Label : Origin
9:51 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Easy Living
Label : Sin-Drome
9:55 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors


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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