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 14, 2013

6:01 AM
Without You
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
6:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Lori Mechem
Album : Shiny Stockings
Label : Echomusic
6:11 AM
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Images
Label : Sunnyside
6:16 AM
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
6:20 AM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
6:25 AM
Artist : Monty Alexander, Ray Brown & Herb Ellis
Album : Triple Treat II
Label : Concord
6:33 AM
Blue Lights
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Flies High
Label : Riverside
6:39 AM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
6:44 AM
End of a Love Affair
Album : Home at Last
Label : Origin
6:49 AM
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
6:54 AM
Fiesta Mojo
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
7:01 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Album : Streets of New York
Label : Verve
7:06 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Complete Riverside Recordings
Label : Riverside
7:12 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
7:19 AM
Take 5
Artist : Cynthia Felton
Album : Freedom Jazz Dance
Label : Felton Entertainment
7:23 AM
Alone Together
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
7:28 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
7:33 AM
My Favorite Things
Album : The Madness of Our Love
Label : Blue Note
7:39 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
7:43 AM
Goes Blue
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : Ximo Tebar Goes Blue
Label : n.a.
7:49 AM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
7:55 AM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:01 AM
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Artist : Brian Bromberg
Album : Compared to That
Label : Artistry Music
8:06 AM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Paper Moon: Songs of Nat King Cole
Label : Telarc
8:11 AM
Deborah at Dawn
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
8:21 AM
Reflecting Light
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : A Thousand Beautiful Things
Label : Telarc
8:25 AM
The Girl From Ipanema
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
8:28 AM
Fantastic, That’s You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Further Definitions
Label : Impulse
8:36 AM
My Song
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
8:42 AM
Mack the Knife
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
8:50 AM
Locksmith Blues
Album : Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
8:56 AM
Just A-Settin’ and A-Rockin’
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Blanton - Webster Band
Label : Bluebird
9:01 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
9:06 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Album : Well Kept Secret
Label : Koch
9:11 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
9:18 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
9:28 AM
Dear Old Stockholm
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
9:33 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
9:39 AM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Abbey Lincoln & Stan Getz
Album : You Gotta Pay the Band
Label : Verve
9:44 AM
The Lamp Is Low
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Real Thing: Live
Label : Green Hill
9:51 AM
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:56 AM
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino


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.