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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February 07, 2013

6:01 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
6:06 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
6:11 AM
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
6:16 AM
Love Me or Leave Me
Artist : Alfred McEwen
Album : For the Love of Sean
Label : Alfred McEwen
6:20 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
6:25 AM
Minor Meeting
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Music in the Key of Clark
Label : Highnote
6:31 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Complete Riverside Recordings
Label : Riverside
6:37 AM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
6:42 AM
Hard Times
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Only Everything
Label : Decca
6:47 AM
I Should Care
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
6:52 AM
Better Git It in Your Soul
Artist : Charles Mingus
Album : Mingus Ah Um
Label : Columbia Legacy
7:01 AM
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
7:06 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Great American Songbook
Label : Verve
7:11 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
7:18 AM
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Art is Poetry
7:22 AM
Who Will Be The One
Artist : Jimmy Ponder
Album : Somebody's Child
Label : Highnote
7:27 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
7:33 AM
Too Young to Go Steady
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Ballads
Label : Concord
7:38 AM
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
7:43 AM
Happy Together
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio Featuring Melba Moore
Label : Muse
7:49 AM
Born to be Blue
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
7:54 AM
Sail Away
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
8:01 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : MIMI FOX
Album : She's the Woman
Label : Favored Nations
8:06 AM
Album : Swingin'
Label : Slider
8:10 AM
Album : Buzz
Label : Palmetto
8:17 AM
Look Who’s Here
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
8:21 AM
Here We Go
Artist : Reuben Wilson Trio
Album : Revisited
Label : American Showplace
8:26 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
8:32 AM
Beautiful Love
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
8:38 AM
Let’s Get Lost
Artist : John Proulx
Album : Baker's Dozen - Remembering Chet Baker
Label : MaxJazz
8:43 AM
E Nada Mais
Artist : Claudio Roditi
Album : Brazilliance
Label : Resonance
8:48 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Live at 'The Club'
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
Get Happy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
9:01 AM
Five Planets in Leo
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
9:06 AM
The Groove Merchant
Artist : Russ Kassoff
Album : Bird Fly By
Label : RHK Jazz
9:11 AM
Unfaithful Woman
Album : Soundtrack: Sweet and Lowdown
Label : Sony
9:14 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
9:18 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
9:24 AM
The Look of Love
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
9:32 AM
Blame it on My Youth
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
9:38 AM
I Wish I Knew
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
9:43 AM
Dance of the Infidels
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : Luminescence
Label : Prestige
9:48 AM
Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
Artist : George Shearing
Album : The Best of George Shearing, Vol. 2
Label : Capitol
9:52 AM
Miss Gretchen
Artist : Gerald Wilson
Album : Detroit
Label : Mack Avenue


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.