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


WRTI Spotlight
6:59 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Lauren Lark on Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon: July 27, 8:30 PM

Vocalist Lauren Lark

On Sunday, July 27th at 8:30 PM, Sunday Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes Lauren Lark who honed her talents of singing jazz, classical, and many genres in between with a diverse concentration on linguistics including French, Portuguese, Latin, and German at The University of The Arts and has performed at numerous venues and events worldwide.
Lauren will discuss her latest project, “A WOMAN of ONE," This musical one-woman program showcases the many talents of the Philadelphia native Lauren Lark.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:03 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

Jazz pianist Fred Hersch released his latest album, a trio recording called Floating, in July.
Vincent Soyez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat July 19, 2014 11:45 am

The last time Fred Hersch was featured on Weekend Edition Saturday, the headline read, "Back On Stage By No Small Miracle." It was 2009, and scarcely a year earlier, the jazz pianist had suffered AIDS-related dementia and fallen into a coma for several months. Since recovering, Hersch has come roaring back to music, releasing a string of live albums to critical success.

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Clips From the Art After 5 Broadcast
11:13 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Meet Vocalist Kevin Valentine

Jazz vocalist Kevin Valentine

In case you missed Jeff Duperon's live broadcast from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 11th, here are clips from Maureen Malloy's interview with vocalist Kevin Valentine, which aired during the broadcast.

Also, for your listening pleasure, here is some of the interview that did not make it on the air during the broadcast.  If you're wondering about possible future music from Kevin Valentine, be sure to give this a listen!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio released its self-titled debut album in June.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 7:23 pm

Melissa Aldana, who became the first female instrumentalist and first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition last fall, is not the average talent-contest winner.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:07 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Remembering Jazz Legend Charlie Haden, Who Crafted His Voice In Bass

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 9:39 pm

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Creatively Speaking
11:44 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Octavius Catto Celebrated In Song At The Mann Center

Civil-rights activist Octavius Catto was mudered in 1871 on his way to vote.

You never know where you'll encounter composer Uri Caine - born, raised, and educated in Philadelphia, but now equally well known in jazz and classical circles around the world. But the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns found him rehearsing in yet another musical continent at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olney.

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Creatively Speaking
1:36 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Jazz in a Historic Philadelphia Neighborhood: Sol Unlimited Summer Concert Series

This summer's Sol Unlimited Concert Series is on Tuesday nights at the Morris Estates Cultural Center in West Oak Lane

A summer jazz series is once again showcasing music in a historic Philadelphia neighborhood. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, it’s the second season for the concerts, presented by Sol Unlimited Jazz and Arts.

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Maureen Malloy's Interview With Michael Pedicin
2:47 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Michael Pedicin Uncut

Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin

Locally born saxophonist Michael Pedicin has lived the life of many men. We know him for his music, but when Maureen Malloy interviewed Michael prior to his Art After 5 performance on June 20th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we learned that his career was much more extensive. In case you missed it, below are the clips that aired.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
10:36 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Newport Jazz 2011: Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen, Live In Concert

Avishai Cohen performs with his trio, Triveni, on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

What is it with trumpeter Avishai Cohen and triples lately? He recently recorded a pair of albums with his band Triveni, a free-swinging trio which showcases his fervent imagination. He's also one of three Cohen siblings in jazz's top echelon; Avishai invited his big sister Anat, the celebrated clarinet specialist, to join him here.

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Classic Music and Jazz for July 3rd and 4th
1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!


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