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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Playlist

February 21, 2013

10:01 AM
Pocket Watch
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
10:06 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
10:10 AM
Strictly Confidential
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
10:16 AM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
10:20 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
10:26 AM
Too Close For Comfort
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : Autumn in New York
Label : Reservoir
10:33 AM
The Ruby and the Pearl
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
10:39 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
10:45 AM
Nardis
Artist : Alan Pasqua
Album : Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
Label : BFM
10:50 AM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
10:53 AM
Miles of Blue
Artist : JOE SAMPLE
Album : Old Places Old Faces
Label : Warner Brothers
11:01 AM
Spider Kelly’s Blues
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
11:06 AM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : HANK MOBLEY
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
11:11 AM
Very Early
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli
11:18 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : With a Song in My Heart
Label : Telarc
11:22 AM
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Heroes
Label : Peak
11:27 AM
My One Bad Habit
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
11:35 AM
You and the Night and the Music
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
11:41 AM
Twelve More Bars to Go
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Juju
Label : Blue Note
11:46 AM
We’ll Dance ’Til Dawn
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
11:51 AM
Snibor
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
11:56 AM
Asphyxiated Swing
Artist : JACK MILLMAN
Album : The Golden Era of West Coast Jazz
Label : Groovetime
12:01 PM
Henry "Red" Allen
Artist : CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Album : The Chicago Jazz Ensemble
Label : CMG
12:06 PM
Twilight
Artist : DARRELL GRANT
Album : Twilight Stories
Label : 32 Jazz
12:12 PM
Meditation
Artist : Lynn Veronneau
Album : Jazz Samba Project
Label : Veronneau Music
12:17 PM
Broke in the Morning
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
12:21 PM
Duke Rays
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : In the Spur of the Moment
Label : Telarc
12:27 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
12:34 PM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
12:40 PM
Something to Live For
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
12:44 PM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
12:50 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Heroes
Label : Verve
12:54 PM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
1:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
1:06 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years [Disc 1]
Label : Verve
1:11 PM
The Great City
Artist : Veronica Martell
Album : The Great City
Label : In the Groove
1:16 PM
Sanctimonious Sam
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
1:20 PM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Great Jazz Trio
Album : 's Wonderful
Label : n.a.
1:26 PM
Peps
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
1:33 PM
Misty
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Wonderland
Label : Pablo
1:39 PM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
1:45 PM
Manha de Carnival
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
1:50 PM
In the Still of the Night
Artist : Gail Pettis
Album : Here in the Moment
Label : OA2
1:54 PM
Angel Face
Artist : GEOFFREY KEEZER
Album : Sublime
Label : Telarc
2:01 PM
Pocket Watch
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
2:06 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
2:10 PM
Strictly Confidential
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
2:16 PM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
2:20 PM
Detour Ahead
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
2:26 PM
Too Close For Comfort
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : Autumn in New York
Label : Reservoir
2:33 PM
The Ruby and the Pearl
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
2:39 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
2:45 PM
Nardis
Artist : Alan Pasqua
Album : Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
Label : BFM
2:50 PM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
2:53 PM
Miles of Blue
Artist : JOE SAMPLE
Album : Old Places Old Faces
Label : Warner Brothers
3:01 PM
Spider Kelly’s Blues
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
3:06 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : HANK MOBLEY
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
3:11 PM
Very Early
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli
3:18 PM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : With a Song in My Heart
Label : Telarc
3:22 PM
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Heroes
Label : Peak
3:27 PM
My One Bad Habit
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
3:35 PM
You and the Night and the Music
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
3:41 PM
Twelve More Bars to Go
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Juju
Label : Blue Note
3:46 PM
We’ll Dance ’Til Dawn
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
3:51 PM
Snibor
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
3:56 PM
Asphyxiated Swing
Artist : JACK MILLMAN
Album : The Golden Era of West Coast Jazz
Label : Groovetime
4:01 PM
Henry "Red" Allen
Artist : CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Album : The Chicago Jazz Ensemble
Label : CMG
4:06 PM
Twilight
Artist : DARRELL GRANT
Album : Twilight Stories
Label : 32 Jazz
4:12 PM
Meditation
Artist : Lynn Veronneau
Album : Jazz Samba Project
Label : Veronneau Music
4:17 PM
Broke in the Morning
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
4:21 PM
Duke Rays
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : In the Spur of the Moment
Label : Telarc
4:27 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
4:34 PM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
4:40 PM
Something to Live For
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
4:44 PM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
4:50 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Heroes
Label : Verve
4:54 PM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
5:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
5:06 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years [Disc 1]
Label : Verve
5:11 PM
The Great City
Artist : Veronica Martell
Album : The Great City
Label : In the Groove
5:16 PM
Sanctimonious Sam
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
5:20 PM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Great Jazz Trio
Album : 's Wonderful
Label : n.a.
5:26 PM
Peps
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
5:33 PM
Misty
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Wonderland
Label : Pablo
5:39 PM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
5:45 PM
Manha de Carnival
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
5:50 PM
In the Still of the Night
Artist : Gail Pettis
Album : Here in the Moment
Label : OA2
5:54 PM
Angel Face
Artist : GEOFFREY KEEZER
Album : Sublime
Label : Telarc

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

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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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