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


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Thu July 17, 2014

Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM

Vocalist Lauren Lark

On Sunday, July 27th at 8:30 PM, Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes Lauren Lark who honed her talents of singing jazz, classical, and many genres in between with a diverse concentration on linguistics including French, Portuguese, Latin, and German at The University of The Arts and has performed at numerous venues and events worldwide.
Lauren will discuss her latest project, “A WOMAN of ONE," This musical one-woman program showcases the many talents of the Philadelphia native Lauren Lark.

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Clips From the Art After 5 Broadcast
11:13 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Meet Vocalist Kevin Valentine

Jazz vocalist Kevin Valentine

In case you missed Jeff Duperon's live broadcast from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 11th, here are clips from Maureen Malloy's interview with vocalist Kevin Valentine, which aired during the broadcast.

Also, for your listening pleasure, here is some of the interview that did not make it on the air during the broadcast.  If you're wondering about possible future music from Kevin Valentine, be sure to give this a listen!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio released its self-titled debut album in June.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 7:23 pm

Melissa Aldana, who became the first female instrumentalist and first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition last fall, is not the average talent-contest winner.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:07 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 9:39 pm

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Creatively Speaking
11:44 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center

Civil-rights activist Octavius Catto was mudered in 1871 on his way to vote.

You never know where you'll encounter composer Uri Caine - born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, but now equally well known in jazz and classical circles around the world. But the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns found him rehearsing in yet another musical continent at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olney.

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Creatively Speaking
1:36 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Jazz in a Historic Philadelphia Neighborhood: Sol Unlimited Summer Concert Series

This summer's Sol Unlimited Concert Series is on Tuesday nights at the Morris Estates Cultural Center in West Oak Lane

A summer jazz series is once again showcasing music in a historic Philadelphia neighborhood. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, it’s the second season for the concerts, presented by Sol Unlimited Jazz and Arts.

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Maureen Malloy's Interview With Michael Pedicin
2:47 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Michael Pedicin Uncut

Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin

Locally born saxophonist Michael Pedicin has lived the life of many men. We know him for his music, but when Maureen Malloy interviewed Michael prior to his Art After 5 performance on June 20th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we learned that his career was much more extensive. In case you missed it, below are the clips that aired.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
10:36 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Newport Jazz 2011: Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen, Live In Concert

Avishai Cohen performs with his trio, Triveni, on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

What is it with trumpeter Avishai Cohen and triples lately? He recently recorded a pair of albums with his band Triveni, a free-swinging trio which showcases his fervent imagination. He's also one of three Cohen siblings in jazz's top echelon; Avishai invited his big sister Anat, the celebrated clarinet specialist, to join him here.

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Classic Music and Jazz for July 3rd and 4th
1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

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