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 05, 2012

6:01 AM
What’s the Word?
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
Label : ART OF LIFE
6:06 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
6:11 AM
Yesterdays
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
6:19 AM
Love on My Mind
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
6:23 AM
We Will Meet Again
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli
6:28 AM
Creole Love Call
Artist : JUNIOR MANCE
Album : Junior's Blues
Label : Riverside
6:33 AM
Everything I’ve Got
Artist : Carrie Wicks
Album : I'll Get Around To It
Label : OA2
6:39 AM
I Mean You
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
6:43 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
6:49 AM
Time After Time
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
6:54 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
7:01 AM
Lightness
Artist : Bob Sheppard
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : BFM Jazz
7:06 AM
News For Lulu
Artist : Larry Vuckovich
Album : Street Scene
Label : Tetrachord Music
7:12 AM
Oh Darling
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Meets the Beatles
Label : RCA
7:17 AM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
7:21 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : COUNT BASIE & OSCAR PETERSON
Album : Satch & Josh
Label : Pablo
7:27 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
7:34 AM
’Round Midnight / In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Ray Vega
Album : East-West Trumpet Summit
Label : Origin
7:40 AM
It Plays From Far
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
7:44 AM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
7:49 AM
Is You is Or is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP
7:54 AM
Ana Maria
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Native Dancer
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
Live & Learn
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live & Learn
Label : Palmetto
8:06 AM
Don’t Go to Strangers
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : I Wish You Love
Label : Telarc
8:11 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
8:18 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
8:22 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : John Basile
Album : The Desmond Project
Label : Chesky
8:27 AM
Rocks in My Bed
Artist : BETTY ROCHE
Album : VARIOUS: Gentle Duke
Label : Prestige
8:33 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
8:39 AM
Fever
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
8:44 AM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK
Album : A Standing Eight
Label : 32 Jazz
8:50 AM
Thinking of Lady
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
8:54 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
9:01 AM
Elegant Flower (For Jazz’min)
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Cyrus Chestnut
Label : Atlantic
9:06 AM
Donna Lee
Artist : Joe Lovano Us Five
Album : Bird Songs
Label : Blue Note
9:10 AM
Perdido
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
9:17 AM
There’s a House in Harlem For Sale
Artist : Henry ’Red’ Allen
Album : From the Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman and Henry "Red" Allen
Label : Prestige
9:21 AM
How High the Moon
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
9:27 AM
Look For the Silver Lining
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : From Broken Hearts To Blue Skies
Label : Concord
9:33 AM
Around the Corner
Artist : Grant Stewart
Album : Around the Corner
Label : Sharp Nine
9:39 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : DAVID LEONHARDT
Album : The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Gershwin
Label : Big Bang
9:43 AM
Once Before
Artist : Kim Pensyl
Album : At the Moment
Label : Fable
9:50 AM
Remembering the Rain
Artist : Fred Hersch
Album : Evanessence
Label : Evidence
9:54 AM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Joey Defrancesco's Goodfellas
Label : Concord

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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
9:56 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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