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 24, 2013

6:01 AM
The Duke
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
6:06 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers
6:11 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Milt Jackson
Label : Riverside
6:16 AM
Too Close for Comfort
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night and Good Luck
Label : Concord Jazz
6:20 AM
The Long Road Home
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
6:26 AM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
6:32 AM
Our Delight
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company
Label : Pablo
6:38 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Spiral
Composer : Loesser
Label : Palmetto
6:43 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:48 AM
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:54 AM
Manha de Carnival
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
7:01 AM
The Touch of Your Lips
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
7:06 AM
Blues in Orbit
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
7:08 AM
Our Spanish Love Song
Album : Beyond the Missouri Sky
Label : Verve
7:15 AM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
7:19 AM
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland Revisited!
Label : Prestige
7:25 AM
A Benny for Your Thoughts (A Tribute to Ben Mocini)
Artist : Dick Reynolds
Album : Music & Friends
Label : Origin
7:30 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : Telarc
7:36 AM
Stepping Stones
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Jardis
7:42 AM
You Leave Me Breathless
Artist : Vincent Herring
Album : Mr. Wizard
Label : Highnote
7:47 AM
Central Avenue
Artist : Geof Bradfield
Album : Melba!
Label : Summit
7:55 AM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
8:01 AM
Blues for Wood
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:06 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Dave Anderson Quartet
Album : Clarity
Label : Pony Boy
8:11 AM
Ill Wind
Artist : Deborah Latz
Album : Fig Tree
Label : June Moon
8:18 AM
Happy Blue
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : Dreams And Stories
Label : Savant
8:22 AM
Sweet and Lovely
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
8:28 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
8:33 AM
Save Your Love For Me
Artist : Melissa Morgan
Album : Until I Met You
Label : Telarc
8:39 AM
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
8:44 AM
Cool Man Cool
Artist : Grant Geissman
Album : Cool Man Cool
Label : Futurism
8:49 AM
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
8:54 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
9:06 AM
Six Appeal
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
9:12 AM
You are Too Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
9:18 AM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Endless Search
Label : Origin
9:22 AM
It’s Easy to Remember
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
9:26 AM
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
9:33 AM
Wichita Lineman
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly of the Sun
Label : Blue Note
9:39 AM
Feelin’ Good
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
9:45 AM
Album : Medianoche
Label : Warner Brothers
9:50 AM
Everything Happens to Me
Album : Two's Company
Label : Linn
9:53 AM
Looking Up
Artist : Christian Jacob Trio
Album : Contradictions
Label : WilderJazz


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.