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


WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
Sat July 26, 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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:03 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

Jazz pianist Fred Hersch released his latest album, a trio recording called Floating, in July.
Vincent Soyez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat July 19, 2014 11:45 am

The last time Fred Hersch was featured on Weekend Edition Saturday, the headline read, "Back On Stage By No Small Miracle." It was 2009, and scarcely a year earlier, the jazz pianist had suffered AIDS-related dementia and fallen into a coma for several months. Since recovering, Hersch has come roaring back to music, releasing a string of live albums to critical success.

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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!

We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!


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