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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July 25, 2013

6:01 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Anything Goes
Label : Warner Brothers
6:06 AM
The Cylinder
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
6:11 AM
Pent-Up House
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Plus 4
Label : Prestige/OJC
6:22 AM
I Never Knew Love Could Hurt So Much
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
6:26 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
6:31 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:37 AM
You Rock My World (Asako)
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
6:43 AM
Too Close For Comfort
Artist : Dakota Staton
Album : Great Ladies of Song
Label : Capitol
6:45 AM
My Ship
Artist : Colin Dean
Album : Shiwasu
Label : Roots and Grooves
6:51 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
6:54 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
7:01 AM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
7:06 AM
Clear Mind
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
7:11 AM
Viva Tirado
Artist : Kenny Burrell/Gerald Wilson Orchestra
Album : 75th Birthday Bash Live!
Label : Blue Note
7:17 AM
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Artist : Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts
Album : An Attitude For Gratitude
Label : Palmetto
7:21 AM
In the Court of King Oliver
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
7:26 AM
Just Friends
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
7:31 AM
Waltz of the Giant Moths
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
7:37 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
7:42 AM
Caminhos Cruzados
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
7:47 AM
Alone Together
Artist : DENA DeROSE
Album : I Can See Clearly Now
Label : Sharp Nine
7:54 AM
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Album : Uncrowned Kings & Long Lost Things
Label : Chase
8:01 AM
The Plum Blossom
Artist : Yusef Lateef
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
8:06 AM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:12 AM
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
8:19 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
8:23 AM
Whiffin’ Poof Song
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Intimate Stories
Label : Challenge
8:28 AM
Great Day
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : After Hours
Label : Roulette
8:32 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
8:38 AM
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
8:42 AM
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
8:49 AM
Oh, Good Grief!
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
8:54 AM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
9:01 AM
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
9:06 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
9:12 AM
Tell Me When
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
9:17 AM
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Roy-Alty
Label : Dreyfuss
9:21 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
9:26 AM
Little Man You’ve Had a Busy Day
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : The Heart of the Matter
Label : EmArcy
9:33 AM
Artist : Benny Green
Album : These Are Soulful Days
Label : Blue Note
9:39 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
9:44 AM
Artist : Bill Peterson Trio
Album : Ruby Diamond
Label : Summit
9:51 AM
You For Me
Artist : Hilary Kole
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Justin Time
9:53 AM
Trane Whistle
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Straight Blues
Label : Prestige


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

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

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

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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