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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Playlist

October 02, 2012

6:01 AM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
6:06 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
6:11 AM
Tender Madness
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Mood Changes
Label : Pazz
6:17 AM
I Wished on the Moon
Artist : IAN SHAW
Album : Soho Stories
Label : Milestone
6:21 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
6:27 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Artist : LARRY VUCKOVICH
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
6:34 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
6:40 AM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
6:45 AM
Soldaji
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Live at Yoshi's Volume Two
Label : n.a.
6:50 AM
September Song
Artist : DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER
Album : This is New
Label : Verve
6:55 AM
La Grande Ilusi¿n
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
7:01 AM
Fine and Dandy
Artist : Rob Schneiderman
Album : Glass Enclosure
Label : Reservoir
7:06 AM
Blues for Phineas
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Revival of the Fittest
Label : HighNote
7:11 AM
Evil Gal Blues
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
7:17 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Days of Wine and Roses
Label : Village Square Music
7:21 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
7:26 AM
An Affair to Remember
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
7:34 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
7:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
7:45 AM
Get Happy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
7:50 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azure-Te
Label : Concord
7:55 AM
Raincheck
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
8:01 AM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
8:06 AM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
8:10 AM
Looking Up
Artist : Christian Jacob Trio
Album : Contradictions
Label : WilderJazz
8:18 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
8:22 AM
Shadow Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
8:28 AM
That’s All
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Crazy and Mixed Up
Label : Pablo
8:33 AM
Emperor Jones
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Symphonica
Label : Blue Note
8:39 AM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:44 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
8:50 AM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
8:54 AM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
9:01 AM
Para Nosostros
Artist : Roger Davidson
Album : Pensando En Ti
Label : Soundbrush
9:06 AM
I Never Knew
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
9:11 AM
Senor Blues
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
9:15 AM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
9:19 AM
Lullabye
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
9:25 AM
Isfahan
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
9:33 AM
God Will Guide
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Soular Power
Label : JHVM
9:39 AM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
9:42 AM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
9:47 AM
The Look of Love
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : The Look of Love
Label : Verve
9:52 AM
Isabella
Artist : CECILIA COLEMAN
Album : Home
Label : Resurgent

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

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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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