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 08, 2013

6:01 AM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
6:06 AM
Maria Cervantes
Artist : Ray Mantilla
Album : Good Vibrations
Label : Savant
6:12 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : That Day...
Label : Blue Note
6:18 AM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Scott Cossu
Album : Jazz, Boogie & D¿ja Blues
Label : Summit
6:22 AM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Illuminations
Label : Telarc
6:28 AM
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
6:33 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
6:39 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Live at Birdland
Label : Telarc
6:44 AM
I Love You Samantha
Artist : Fraser Macpherson
Album : Honey & Spice
Label : Justin Time
6:50 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
6:54 AM
Tea For Three
Artist : Makoto Ozone
Album : The Trio
Label : Verve
7:01 AM
Indian Summer
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
7:06 AM
It’s a Raggy Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Further Out
Label : Columbia
7:11 AM
In My Life
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : In My Life
Label : Concord
7:17 AM
Sleepy Old Moon
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
7:21 AM
I’ll Take Romance
Album : When the Wind Was Cool
Label : BMG
7:26 AM
Eastern View
Artist : David Sills
Album : Down the Line
Label : Origin
7:34 AM
A Duke-Ish Blues
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Urban Griot
Label : Soundpost
7:40 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
7:45 AM
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
7:50 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
7:55 AM
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
8:01 AM
In Between Moods
Artist : Tony Foster
Album : In Between Moods
Label : Tony Foster Music
8:06 AM
Confessin’ the Blues
Album : The Last of the Blue Devils
Label : Koch
8:10 AM
Fried Bananas
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
8:18 AM
Hey There
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Swingin'
Label : Jen Bay
8:22 AM
Sunrise in Malibu
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
8:27 AM
Mood Indigo
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
8:32 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Album : Forever Love
Label : Verve
8:38 AM
East to Wes
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
8:44 AM
The Midnight Sun
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : The Best of the Song Books
Label : Verve
8:49 AM
I Never Knew
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
8:54 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
9:01 AM
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
9:11 AM
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur
Album : Fortuna
Label : Motema
9:18 AM
Blue Room
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins on Impulse!
Label : Impulse
9:22 AM
Tracin’ Tracy
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Sunday Mornin'
Label : Blue Note
9:28 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
The Nearness of You
Album : Kick It!
Label : Minerva
9:39 AM
Ahmad’s Blues
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
9:43 AM
Blues for Phineas
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Revival of the Fittest
Label : HighNote
9:48 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers
9:54 AM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve


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.