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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June 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Unit 7
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Hands On
Label : Blues Leaf
6:06 AM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
6:11 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
6:18 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
6:22 AM
The Sidewalks of New York
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Things Are Getting Better
Label : Riverside
6:28 AM
Song for My Father
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
6:36 AM
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
6:42 AM
Never Make Your Move Too Soon
Artist : Cynthia Holiday
Album : All the Way
Label : Miles High
6:47 AM
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
6:49 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
6:54 AM
Out of Nowhere
Album : Jazz Masters 41
Label : Verve
7:01 AM
Falando De Amor
Artist : Helio Alves
Album : It's Clear - Helio Alves
Label : Reservoir
7:06 AM
Hornful Soul
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
7:11 AM
Miss Bo
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
7:17 AM
Blue Skies
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
7:21 AM
Joogie Boogie
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Birks Works - the Verve Big-Band Sessions
Label : Verve
7:25 AM
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
7:32 AM
Deep Night
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
7:38 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
7:42 AM
When October Goes
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:50 AM
But Not For Me
Artist : Anita O’Day
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
7:54 AM
Portrait of Wellman Braud
Artist : Stefon Harris
Album : African Tarantella [Dances With Duke]
Label : Blue Note
8:01 AM
Fields of Moons
Artist : Chris Washburne
Album : Fields of Moons
Label : Jazzheads
8:06 AM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : Blue Note 7
Album : Mosaic - a Celebration of Blue Note Records
Label : Blue Note
8:13 AM
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
8:17 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Album : Another Monday Date
Label : Prestige
8:21 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
8:26 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Crazy and Mixed Up
Label : Pablo
8:32 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
8:38 AM
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Lady Sings the Blues
Label : Verve
8:42 AM
Yesterday’s Gardenias
Artist : Per Danielsson Trio
Album : Time Will Tell
Label : Random Act
8:49 AM
Jump for Joy
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Organic Duke
Label : Concord
8:54 AM
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
9:01 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Reflections
Label : HighNote
9:06 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
9:11 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
9:16 AM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
9:21 AM
The Perfect Mate
Artist : Steve White
Album : Jazz in Hollywood
Label : Nocturne
9:24 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
9:30 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Album : Forever Love
Label : Verve
9:37 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
9:42 AM
Hymn to Life
Artist : Marc Bernstein & Good People
Album : Hymn for Life
Label : Origin
9:48 AM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
9:53 AM
Alice in Wonderland
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T


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

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

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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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