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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April 04, 2013

6:01 AM
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
6:06 AM
Summer Dress
Artist : Tom Wopat
Album : I've Got Your Number
Label : LML Music
6:10 AM
People Will Say We’re in Love
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
6:18 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
6:22 AM
Sweet and Lovely
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
6:27 AM
Creole Love Call
Album : Junior's Blues
Label : Riverside
6:32 AM
You and the Night and the Music
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
6:38 AM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : The Cole Porter Mix
Label : Blue Note
6:43 AM
The Blues App
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
6:49 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : In New York
Label : OJC
6:54 AM
Six Appeal
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
7:01 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Anything Goes
Label : Warner Brothers
7:06 AM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
7:11 AM
Crepuscule With Nellie
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : Monk's Music
Composer : Monk
Label : Riverside
7:17 AM
Just A-Settin’ and A-Rockin’
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song Book
Label : Verve
7:21 AM
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
7:25 AM
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
7:35 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
7:41 AM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
7:45 AM
Betty the Baptist
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
7:50 AM
Comes Love
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Girl Talk
Label : Telarc
7:54 AM
Love in Bloom
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
8:01 AM
What’s the Word?
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
8:06 AM
Next Door Blues
Album : Come By Me
Label : Columbia
8:10 AM
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
Label : Inner Circle Music
8:19 AM
No Hard Feelings
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
8:23 AM
The Man I Love
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
8:29 AM
Baby, Don’t You Go ’way Mad
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
8:33 AM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
8:39 AM
Wild Is Love
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Rio De Janeiro Blue
Label : Telarc
8:42 AM
Two For Prez
Artist : Brent Jensen/David Sills Quartet
Album : Stay Cool
Label : Origin
8:49 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
8:52 AM
My Little Brown Book
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : This Side of Strayhorn
Label : MaxJazz
9:01 AM
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Straight Up
Artist : Pete Mills
Album : Fresh Spin
Label : Chicken Coup
9:12 AM
Man With a Horn
Album : Softly
Label : Arbors
9:17 AM
Don’t be That Way
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
9:21 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:27 AM
Moody’s Mood For Love/I’m in the Mood For Love
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
9:32 AM
How Ruth Felt
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
9:38 AM
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Poinciana
Label : Columbia
9:43 AM
Ala Mode
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
9:48 AM
If I Were a Bell
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
9:53 AM
Artist : Dmitri Matheny
Album : Starlight Cafe
Label : Monarch


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.