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 24, 2013

6:01 AM
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
6:06 AM
Ciao, Ciao
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:12 AM
Anais Petit
Album : The Sophisticate
Label : Noir
6:19 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
6:23 AM
Moon River
Artist : Grant Green
Album : The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
Label : Blue Note
6:29 AM
Joy Spring
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : Back to the Bridge
Label : Emdan
6:36 AM
Such Love
Album : Other Hours - Connick on Piano I
Label : Marsalis Music
6:42 AM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
6:46 AM
Sack o’ Woe
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
6:49 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Gail Pettis
Album : Here in the Moment
Label : OA2
6:54 AM
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
7:01 AM
Easy Street
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
7:06 AM
When My Man Comes Home
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
7:10 AM
Revibal Meeting
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Explosive!
Label : Qwest
7:18 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Boss Guitar
Label : Riverside
7:22 AM
Salina Street
Artist : ESP
Album : Reach
Label : Spider
7:27 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz That Swings
Label : 32 Jazz
7:32 AM
Artist : Matthew Kaminski
Album : Taking My Time
Label : Chicken Coup
7:38 AM
Lady Bird
Album : Centerpiece
Label : Origin
7:43 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Alec Wilder
Label : Jazz Alliance
7:46 AM
Lincoln Heights
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
7:54 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
8:01 AM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
Harvest Moon
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
8:10 AM
Like Sonny
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
8:17 AM
Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Glad Rag Doll
Label : Verve
8:21 AM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
8:26 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
8:32 AM
Blue Boppin’ at the Saint
Artist : Al Naylor
Album : Legacy
Label : Al Naylor
8:38 AM
Echo of My Dream
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
8:43 AM
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Inspiration
Label : TCB
8:48 AM
My Song
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
8:54 AM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
9:01 AM
Groovy Medium
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : No Strangers Here
Label : MaxJazz
9:06 AM
Summer Night
Artist : John Basile
Album : No Apologies
Label : StringTime Jazz
9:11 AM
Upstairs With Milt
Album : East Coast Jazz/5
Label : Bethlehem
9:14 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : ERIN BODE
Album : Don't Take Your Time
Label : MaxJazz
9:18 AM
Kofifi Blue
Artist : Abdullah Ibrahim
Album : Cape Town Flowers
Label : Tip Toe
9:21 AM
Time on My Hands
Album : Warm Valley
Label : Resurgent
9:29 AM
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
9:35 AM
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
9:39 AM
Blue Gardenia
Album : Blue Gardenia
Label : Bluejay
9:44 AM
Learnin’ The Blues
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
9:50 AM
Artist : Freddie Hubbard
Album : On the Real Side
Label : Times Square


WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

Creatively Speaking
9:03 pm
Tue April 22, 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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary

The late virtuoso bassist Jaco Pastorius enjoyed only a relatively brief career, but was influential to musicians across genres.
Courtesy of JPI

It seems an unlikely match.

In one corner, you have Metallica's Robert Trujillo. The most popular heavy metal bassist alive, he prowls beast-like across arena stages, rumbling guts with the low B on the 5-string instrument he slings to one side like a battle ax.

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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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