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 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
6:06 AM
M.R.’s 12 Bars
Artist : Martin Sasse
Album : Close Encounter
Label : Nagel Heyer
6:11 AM
Speak Low
Album : This is New
Label : Verve
6:17 AM
A Gal in Calico
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
6:21 AM
Straight Up
Artist : Pete Mills
Album : Fresh Spin
Label : Chicken Coup
6:27 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
6:33 AM
Far Too Little Love
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Do You Have Any Sugar?
Label : Concord
6:39 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
6:44 AM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:49 AM
I Want to Spend the Night
Album : Touched
Label : CAP
6:54 AM
Betty the Baptist
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
7:01 AM
Autumn in New York
Album : Spare Ribs
Label : Bluejay
7:06 AM
Crack of Noon
Artist : Richard Underhill
Album : Free Spirit
Label : Richard Underhill
7:11 AM
It’s The Way That You Talk
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
7:16 AM
The Wind Song
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Smash
Label : Concord
7:20 AM
Poor Butterfly
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Vol. 2
Label : Blue Note
7:26 AM
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
7:33 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
7:39 AM
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
7:43 AM
Artist : Ron Di Salvio
Album : Essence of Green (a Tribute to Kind of Blue)
Label : Origin
7:48 AM
Let it Be
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
7:54 AM
Yardbird Suite
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
8:01 AM
My Beatrice
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
8:06 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
8:13 AM
Four on Six
Artist : Wynton Kelly & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
8:21 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:25 AM
Artist : Deborah Latz
Album : Fig Tree
Label : June Moon
8:29 AM
Brother Dave
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Five of Hearts
Label : Auraline Music
8:35 AM
There’s Blues Everywhere
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : I Ain't Looking at You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
8:41 AM
Shall We Dance?
Artist : Linda Purl
Album : Midnight Caravan
Label : LML Music
8:45 AM
The Preacher
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : Honor Thy Fatha
Label : Drive Archive
8:49 AM
Blues Hangover
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
8:51 AM
You’ve Changed
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
9:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
9:06 AM
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:11 AM
God Give Me Strength
Artist : Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet
Album : Underdog, and Other Stories...
Label : Summit
9:18 AM
Album : Brass Attitude
Label : Concord
9:22 AM
Love Letters
Artist : Jeff Hackworth
Album : What a Wonderful World
Label : Da Capo
9:29 AM
Chega De Saudade
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
9:34 AM
I Bet You Wonder
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
9:39 AM
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
9:44 AM
My Dream is You
Album : Swing
Label : Compadre
9:47 AM
Trouble No. 2
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
9:55 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors


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.