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 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Harris’ Walk
Artist : Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard
Album : Poncho Sanchez and Terence Blanchard = Chano y Dizzy!
Label : Concord Picante
6:06 AM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
6:11 AM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
6:15 AM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:19 AM
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
6:24 AM
52nd Street Theme
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
6:32 AM
Night Train
Artist : Houston Person & Teddy Edwards
Album : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Label : Highnote
6:37 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
6:42 AM
I Get a Kick Out of You
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
6:45 AM
A Weaver of Dreams
Album : Grady Tate Sings: All Love
Label : 441
6:49 AM
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : The Great Concerts: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Carnegie Hall
Label : Columbia
7:01 AM
Chitlins Con Carne
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
7:06 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:11 AM
Song For Marta
Artist : Nelson Riveros
Album : Camino Al Barrio
Label : Nel Songo
7:19 AM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
7:22 AM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:28 AM
Reuben’s Blues
Album : from SUSIE ARIOLI SWING BAND: It's Wonderful
Label : Justin Time
7:34 AM
Artist : Dudley Owens/Aaron Wright Band
Album : People Calling
Label : Origin
7:40 AM
Fooling Myself
Album : Pennies From Heaven
Label : Justin Time
7:43 AM
Artist : DAN CRAY
Album : No One
Label : Dan Cray
7:49 AM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
7:55 AM
Naiomi’s Blues
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Swinging, Singing, Playing
Label : Mack Avenue
8:01 AM
In Between Moods
Artist : Tony Foster
Album : In Between Moods
Label : Tony Foster Music
8:06 AM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
8:11 AM
Body & Soul
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
8:17 AM
Mambo Carmel
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Concert By the Sea
Label : Columbia
8:21 AM
Saturday Night Blues
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
8:27 AM
A Bun Dance
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
8:32 AM
Fertile Field
Artist : Bobby McFerrin
Album : Beyond Words
Composer : Goldstein, McFerrin
Label : Blue Note
8:38 AM
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
8:43 AM
Gospel Truth
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Live at Birdland
Label : Telarc
8:49 AM
Waters of March
Artist : Luciana Souza
Album : The New Bossa Nova
Label : Verve
8:53 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Interchanges '54
Label : Columbia
9:01 AM
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
9:06 AM
Blue Walk
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : One Day, Forever
Label : Arkadia Jazz
9:12 AM
Three Rings
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
9:18 AM
Touch of Evil
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
9:22 AM
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland Revisited!
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
9:33 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Rita Edmond
Album : A Glance at Destiny
Label : DaBomb Music
9:39 AM
Ma Lecha Hayam
Album : Midnight Minyan
Label : Tzadik
9:43 AM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
9:49 AM
I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
9:55 AM
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy


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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