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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July 31, 2013

6:01 AM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
6:06 AM
The Dicty Glide
Artist : DON BYRON
Album : Bug Music
Label : Nonesuch
6:09 AM
Just in Time
Artist : Shelly Manne
Album : Bells Are Ringing
Label : Contemporary
6:14 AM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
6:18 AM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
6:21 AM
You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
6:26 AM
I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance
Artist : Houston Person & Teddy Edwards
Album : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Label : Highnote
6:32 AM
All Blues
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Label : Columbia
6:43 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
6:50 AM
Fooling Myself
Album : Pennies From Heaven
Label : Justin Time
6:54 AM
My Funny Valentine
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
7:01 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
7:06 AM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
7:10 AM
Life Cycles
Artist : Sean Jones
Album : The Search Within
Label : Mack Avenue
7:18 AM
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
7:22 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
7:27 AM
Spring Sequence
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
7:35 AM
Small Steps
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
7:41 AM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : George Shearing
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
7:45 AM
It’s Easy to Remember
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
7:49 AM
Six Appeal
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
7:54 AM
Goin’ to Meetin’
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : The Best of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Label : Prestige
8:01 AM
On Green Dolphin Street
Album : VARIOUS: Riverside Original Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Riverside
8:06 AM
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
8:11 AM
The Bat
Artist : Pat Metheny
Album : Trio -> Live
Label : Warner Brothers
8:20 AM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
8:24 AM
My Main Man
Artist : Sonny Stitt & Bennie Green
Album : VARIOUS: History of Chess Jazz
Label : Chess
8:30 AM
Bright Mississippi
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:36 AM
Say Little Mama Say
Album : Only For the Pure at Heart
Label : Fable
8:42 AM
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
8:48 AM
Prairie Dance
Artist : Jack Mouse Group
Album : Range of Motion
Label : Origin
8:52 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
8:56 AM
So Danco Samba
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
9:01 AM
Bird of Beauty
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
9:06 AM
Artist : Shelly Manne
Album : The Best of Shelly Manne
Label : Contemporary
9:13 AM
Sweet Honey Bee
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
9:19 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
9:23 AM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
9:29 AM
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
9:35 AM
Where or When
Album : Soft Winds
Label : Concord
9:41 AM
Let There Be Love
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let There Be Love
Label : Telarc
9:43 AM
This Time the Dream’s on Me
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
9:51 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz That Swings
Label : 32 Jazz
9:54 AM
The Lady’s in Love With You
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown


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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