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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November 08, 2012

6:01 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
6:06 AM
He’s a Tramp
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
6:10 AM
Cracker Barrel
Album : Spellbound
Label : Foxhaven
6:17 AM
Venice Waltz
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
6:21 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
6:26 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Jazz at the Musikverein
Label : Verve
6:34 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
6:40 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
6:45 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
6:50 AM
Love on a Two Way Street
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
6:55 AM
Memphis Underground
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
7:01 AM
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
7:06 AM
Night and Day
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
7:11 AM
Blues for the Baby Grand
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
7:18 AM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Endless Search
Label : Origin
7:23 AM
Another Ending
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
7:29 AM
Blue Room
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
7:35 AM
Blue Moonlight
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
7:41 AM
Miles Above
Artist : Larry Goldings & Harry Allen
Album : When Larry Met Harry
Label : Caf¿ Society
7:45 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
7:50 AM
Good Rockin’ Tonight
Artist : Jimmy Witherspoon
Album : Jazz Me Blues: the Best of Jimmy Witherspoon
Label : Prestige
7:54 AM
U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Highnote
8:01 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Complete Impulse Studio Recordings
Label : Impulse
8:06 AM
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
8:13 AM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:19 AM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Wil Swindler’s Elevenet
Album : Universe B
Label : OA2
8:23 AM
It’s You or No One
Album : Jazz Masters 41
Label : Verve
8:27 AM
I’ll Remember April
Album : VARIOUS: Debut/Period Original Jazz Classics
Label : Debut
8:32 AM
Something Cool
Album : When the Wind Was Cool
Label : BMG
8:38 AM
Joogie Boogie
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Birks Works - the Verve Big-Band Sessions
Label : Verve
8:42 AM
Did You Call Her Today
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
Label : Columbia
8:51 AM
Duke’s in Bed
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
8:54 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : James Clay
Album : I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Label : Antilles
9:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
9:06 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
9:11 AM
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
9:17 AM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
9:21 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
My Song
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:34 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : A Thousand Small Things
Label : 18th & Vine
9:40 AM
In the Court of King Oliver
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
9:45 AM
Moon River
Artist : George Benson & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
9:50 AM
Rhyme of Spring
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
9:55 AM
Artist : Adam Kromelow Trio
Album : Youngblood
Label : Zoho


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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