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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March 21, 2013

6:01 AM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
6:06 AM
Yesterday’s Gardenias
Artist : Joe Clark Big Band
Album : Lush
Label : Jazz Media
6:14 AM
Turtle Town
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Day is Done
6:21 AM
What’s New?
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
6:25 AM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
6:31 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
6:36 AM
My Flaming Heart
Artist : John Stein & Ron Gill
Album : Turn Up the Quiet
Label : Whaling City Sound
6:42 AM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
6:46 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
6:52 AM
Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Sings Great American Songwriters
Label : Decca
6:54 AM
I Can See Forever
Artist : Larry Goldings & Harry Allen
Album : When Larry Met Harry
Label : Caf¿ Society
7:01 AM
Star Song
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
7:11 AM
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : The Montreal Tapes
Label : Verve
7:19 AM
Artist : Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece
Album : Little Echo
Label : PosiTone
7:23 AM
Let Me
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:28 AM
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
7:34 AM
Cookin’ With Shorty & Coop
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
7:40 AM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
7:45 AM
The Sunshine and the Moonlight
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
7:50 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : DOOZY
Label : OpenArt
7:56 AM
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
8:01 AM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
8:06 AM
Bright Mississippi
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:11 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Seasoned Wood
Label : HighNote
8:19 AM
Dancing on the Ceiling
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
8:23 AM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
8:28 AM
Just A-Settin’ and A-Rockin’
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:33 AM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
8:39 AM
I Wish I Could Go Travelling Again
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
8:43 AM
Both Sides
Album : Patuxent
Label : Collective
8:49 AM
I Concentrate on You
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
8:55 AM
Hip Boots
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
9:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:06 AM
Bossa For Eddie
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
9:11 AM
In the Chapel in the Moonlight
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
9:19 AM
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
9:23 AM
God Bless the Child
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Sunday Mornin'
Label : Blue Note
9:31 AM
Count Me In
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
9:35 AM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
9:41 AM
O Barquinho (My Little Boat)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : From Paris To Rio
Label : Concord
9:45 AM
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : If Only For One Night
Label : HighNote
9:51 AM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
9:56 AM
Hank’s Idea
Artist : Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Album : Night Magic ... the Sounds of Big Band Jazz
Label : Sea Breeze


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.