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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September 19, 2013

6:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
6:06 AM
Visible Man
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
6:11 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
6:18 AM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
6:22 AM
Alice in Wonderland
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
6:28 AM
I Will Wait for You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
6:35 AM
Artist : Gerald Wilson
Album : In My Time
Label : n.a.
6:40 AM
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
6:44 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Conversations With Christian
Label : Mack Avenue
6:49 AM
Step Lightly
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
6:55 AM
Artist : Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman
Album : Main Stem
Label : Prestige
7:01 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
Sent For You Yesterday
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
7:12 AM
Me And My Echo
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
7:15 AM
Let’s Get Lost
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: Moonlight Love
Label : Manhattan
7:19 AM
Limbo Jazz
Artist : Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
7:24 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
7:31 AM
Blue Moonlight
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
7:37 AM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
7:41 AM
Artist : Bruce Babad
Album : A Tribute to Paul Desmond
Label : Primrose Lane
7:48 AM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
7:53 AM
Album : Horizon Reassembled
Label : Palmetto
8:01 AM
A House is Not a Home
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Inspiration
Label : TCB
8:06 AM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
8:11 AM
No Te Empenes Mas/Don’t Try Anymore
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
8:22 AM
Wonder Why
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
8:27 AM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
8:32 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Dawn of Goodbye
Label : E One
8:38 AM
One More Dream
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : ArtistShare
8:44 AM
Whatever Lola Wants
Artist : Mel Torm¿
Album : Mel Torme's Finest Hour
Label : Verve
8:47 AM
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
Label : Inner Circle Music
8:55 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
9:01 AM
Waking Dreams
Artist : Chantale Gagne
Album : Wisdom of the Water
Label : Chantelle Gagne
9:06 AM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
9:10 AM
Artist : Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane
Album : Mating Call
Label : Prestige
9:16 AM
Touch of Evil
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
9:20 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
9:26 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
9:35 AM
Around the Corner
Artist : Grant Stewart
Album : Around the Corner
Label : Sharp Nine
9:41 AM
Hard Times
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Only Everything
Label : Decca
9:47 AM
I Believe in You
Album : I'll Be Easy To Find
Label : Verve
9:49 AM
Prophet Jennings
Artist : Freddie Hubbard
Album : Hub-Tones
Label : Blue Note
9:55 AM
Work Song
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside


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.