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 09, 2012

6:01 AM
My Beatrice
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
6:06 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Live at 'The Club'
Label : Blue Note
6:11 AM
This Is Me
Artist : El Movimiento
Album : The Movement
Label : Nueva No
6:19 AM
Blue in Green
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Heroes
Label : Verve
6:23 AM
The Most Beautiful Girl
Artist : Yotam Silberstein
Album : Resonance
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:28 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
6:34 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : Telarc
6:40 AM
The Kids
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
6:44 AM
The Summary
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
6:50 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Houston Person
Album : In a Sentimental Mood
Label : Highnote
6:55 AM
Thou Swell
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Four!
Label : Contemporary
7:01 AM
Indian Summer
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
7:06 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Count Plays Duke
Label : MAMA
7:11 AM
It’s Wonderful
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
7:18 AM
Girl Talk
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
7:22 AM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
7:28 AM
Sneaky Waltz
Artist : BILL HEID
Album : Da Girl
Label : Savant
7:35 AM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
7:41 AM
All Too Soon
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
7:46 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
7:51 AM
You Taught My Heart to Sing
Album : A Night in the Life
Label : Concord
7:56 AM
Afro Blue
Artist : Mongo Santamaria
Album : Skin on Skin/The Mongo Santamaria Anthology 1958-1995
Label : Rhino
8:01 AM
Velvet Night
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
8:06 AM
I Was Telling Him About You
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
8:11 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
8:18 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
8:22 AM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Glasser
Album : Begin Again
Label : Chiaroscuro
8:28 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
8:32 AM
Falando De Amor (Words Of Love)
Artist : Yotam
Album : Brasil
Label : Jazz Legacy
8:38 AM
The Bluebird
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord
8:43 AM
Too Damn Hot
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Label : Palmetto
8:49 AM
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
8:54 AM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
9:01 AM
Spider Kelly’s Blues
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
9:06 AM
When My Man Comes Home
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
9:10 AM
No Heat
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
9:18 AM
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
9:22 AM
Stella by Starlight
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop Essence
9:27 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
9:32 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
9:38 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
9:43 AM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
9:49 AM
Old Folks
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
9:54 AM
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Old Friends
Label : Telarc


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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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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