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 04, 2013

6:01 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Complete Impulse Studio Recordings
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
The Grinning Song
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Big Stuff
Label : Warner Brothers
6:11 AM
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
6:19 AM
Don’t Fence Me In
Album : Restless
Label : Noir
6:23 AM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
6:28 AM
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Early Modern
Label : Savoy
6:33 AM
A Time For Love
Album : You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Label : MaxJazz
6:39 AM
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
6:43 AM
Artist : Swing Masters
Album : Vol. 3 Gene Krupa ...Jazz Pioneer!
Label : Dare
6:49 AM
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
6:55 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
7:01 AM
Love Theme From Spartacus
Artist : Eddie Gomez
Album : Dedication
Label : Evidence
7:06 AM
We Will Meet Again
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli
7:11 AM
Yesterday’s Child
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Dangerous
Label : Milestone
7:17 AM
Almost in Your Arms
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
7:21 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : In New York
Label : OJC
7:26 AM
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Artist : Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan
Album : Live at MCG
Label : MCG Jazz
7:34 AM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
7:40 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
7:44 AM
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : McCoy Tyner Plays Ellington
Label : Impulse
7:49 AM
Day Dream
Album : East Meets West
Label : Chez Perrier
7:55 AM
Artist : Adam Kromelow Trio
Album : Youngblood
Label : Zoho
8:01 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
8:06 AM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
8:10 AM
Algo Bueno (Woody And Me)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
8:18 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : You Don't Know Me
8:22 AM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:27 AM
The Sound of Music
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
8:32 AM
Blue Lights
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Flies High
Label : Riverside
8:38 AM
I Only Miss Her
Album : Here's To Joe
Label : Brownstone
8:43 AM
Mean to Me
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
8:49 AM
Album : Double Rainbow - Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label : Verve
8:55 AM
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Live at Yoshi's Volume Two
Label : n.a.
9:01 AM
East of the Sun
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
9:06 AM
Sail Away
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
9:11 AM
Song For Marta
Artist : Nelson Riveros
Album : Camino Al Barrio
Label : Nel Songo
9:18 AM
Poor Little Rich Girl
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
9:22 AM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
9:28 AM
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
9:33 AM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Album : In Washington D.C., 1956, Volume 4
Label : Pablo
9:38 AM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
9:43 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : I Will Tell Her
Label : Capri
9:49 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
High Peaks
Artist : Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann
Album : Serve and Volley
Label : Origin


Creatively Speaking
9:56 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald recorded more than 200 albums in her lifetime.

The great Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th, 1917, and died in 1996; she would have turned 98 next week. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, "The Queen of Jazz" - also called "The First Lady of Song," left a lasting legacy on American song and jazz.

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Creatively Speaking
9:45 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

A Jam-Packed Jazz Celebration in Center City

This year's Center City Jazz Festival takes place at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and TIME Restaurant.

The third annual Center City Jazz Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 19th  There are 16 bands performing in a six-hour period, in four venues in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

The festival warms up on Friday, April 11th at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
4:22 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

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Live Broadcast From the Philadelphia Museum of Art
12:13 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Warm Up for the Center City Jazz Festival at Art After 5!

Trombonist Ernest Stuart is founder of the Center City Jazz Festival

Join WRTI’s Jeff Duperon this Friday, April 11th at 6 pm as he broadcasts live from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the radio, you'll hear the great jazz you expect from WRTI, along with insight and commentary about the third annual Center City Jazz Festival, which is coming up on April 19th. Trombonist Ernest Stuart, founder of the Festival, will speak with Jeff about all the details.

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Creatively Speaking
3:49 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

It's Official! The City Of Philadelphia Appreciates Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

All across the country, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). In Philadelphia, JAM's month-long series of concerts, workshops, and events - including the Center City Jazz Festival - culminates on April 30th, which is Jazz Appreciation Day.

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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

Jazz vocalist, author, and playwright Suzanne Cloud spent about eight months researching Dizzy Gillespie’s life, and writing Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story. The production debuted in 2013 at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

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Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI
11:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Those "I Love Jazz" Moments

One night recently, as I was home struggling to convince my toddler that the floor is not where leftover food lives, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood” came on the radio. Suddenly, I found myself paying a bit more attention to the music than the drama at hand. Why? Because I knew what was coming....that specific moment in the song that always gets to me. There's a total mood shift as the timing completely changes and you start to notice the drums more and more. And then you start to wonder if the drums were even there at all during the beginning of the tune.

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Creatively Speaking
6:04 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Remembering The Sensational Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) - Nicknamed "Lady Day" by saxophonist Lester Young

Jazz great Billie Holiday, who died at age 44 in 1959, would have turned 99 on April 7, 2014. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, in her short career, this Philadelphia-born singer made a huge impact on jazz and American song.

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
11:41 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM

Count Basie's Big Band

Spring songs get the Big Band Jazz treatment this Sunday! Listen to Basie and Kenton, as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Marty Paich. Grow an hour of Spring Fever this Sunday evening at 7 pm on WRTI.