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 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
6:06 AM
Dear Ruby (aka Ruby My Dear)
Artist : T.S. Monk
Album : Monk on Monk
Label : N2K
6:10 AM
Blues for the Baby Grand
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
6:18 AM
Full House
Album : Bumpin' on Sunset
Label : Nagel Heyer
6:22 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : In New York
Label : OJC
6:27 AM
Reuben’s Blues
Album : from SUSIE ARIOLI SWING BAND: It's Wonderful
Label : Justin Time
6:32 AM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
6:38 AM
Isn’t This a Lovely Day?
Artist : Dana Lauren
Album : It's You or No One
Label : Dana Lauren Music
6:43 AM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:49 AM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
6:54 AM
No Time Like Now
Artist : Nick Moran Trio
Album : No Time Like Now
Label : Manor Sound
7:01 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
7:06 AM
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Lost and Found
Label : Rhino
7:11 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
7:17 AM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
7:21 AM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
7:26 AM
Artist : Adam Rafferty
Album : Blood, Sweat & Bebop
Label : Cons. Art.
7:33 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Spanky & Roy
Label : Challenge
7:39 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
7:44 AM
Two Rivers
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
7:49 AM
They Say It¿s Wonderful
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
7:55 AM
Se¿or Mouse
Artist : Warren Wolf
Album : Warren Wolf
Label : Mack Avenue
8:01 AM
Velvet Night
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
8:06 AM
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
8:11 AM
Modal Issue
Artist : The Nightcrawlers with the Big Band Sound
Album : Down in the Bottom
Label : Cellar Live
8:18 AM
Fine Brown Frame
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
8:22 AM
I Can See Forever
Artist : Larry Goldings & Harry Allen
Album : When Larry Met Harry
Label : Caf¿ Society
8:27 AM
Dawn on the Desert
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
8:32 AM
Sharp Edge
Artist : Howard McGhee
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
8:38 AM
The Blues are Out of Town
Artist : Giacomo Gates
Album : Luminosity
Label : doubledave
8:43 AM
Falling in Love With Love
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
8:48 AM
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
8:54 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
9:01 AM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
9:06 AM
Charlie Brown
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
9:10 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Grace Kelly & Phil Woods
Album : Man With the Hat
Label : Pazz
9:18 AM
Summer Samba
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Nightclub
Label : Blue Note
9:22 AM
Listen Here
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
9:27 AM
Groove Yard
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : In My Life
Label : Concord
9:33 AM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Dear Mr. Cole
Label : Novus
9:39 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Sonny Clark
Album : Sonny Clark Trio
Label : Blue Note
9:43 AM
Long About Now
Album : Spaces and Places
Label : Jazzateria
9:48 AM
The Thang
Artist : Anthony Wonsey
Album : The Thang
9:54 AM
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note


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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