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

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

November 09, 2012

10:01 AM
Just a Second to Catch My Breath
Artist : KENNY GARRETT
Album : Standard of Language
Label : Warner Brothers
10:06 AM
Dreaming of Tibet
Artist : Sumi Tonooka Trio
Album : Long Ago Today
Label : ARC
10:10 AM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
10:16 AM
Something Happens To Me
Artist : Jim Tomlinson and Stacey Kent
Album : The Lyric
Label : O+
10:20 AM
Alice in Wonderland
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
10:26 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
10:33 AM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
10:39 AM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
10:43 AM
Sidewinder
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
10:49 AM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Jane Stuart
Album : Don't Look Back
Label : Jane Stuart Music
10:54 AM
Oh How I Love Jesus
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
11:01 AM
Mountain Flight
Artist : CHUCK MANGIONE
Album : The Feeling's Back
Label : Chesky
11:06 AM
Caminho De Casa
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Caminho De Casa
Label : Chesky
11:12 AM
Tenderly
Artist : Whitney James
Album : The Nature of Love
Label : Stir Stick Music
11:18 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
11:22 AM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
11:28 AM
Caravan
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
11:32 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
11:38 AM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Blue Mitchell
Album : Blue Soul
Label : Riverside
11:45 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : So What
Label : Dreyfus
11:48 AM
Alfie
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Nightclub
Label : Blue Note
11:53 AM
Broadway Bossa Nova
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Double Live From the USA & Uk
Label : Telarc
12:01 PM
Henry "Red" Allen
Artist : CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Album : The Chicago Jazz Ensemble
Label : CMG
12:06 PM
Me and My Baby
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
12:12 PM
Variation One (from Beethoven Sym #7)
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : Theme and Variations
Label : Telarc
12:16 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
12:20 PM
Avocado
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Three For One
Label : Nagel Heyer
12:25 PM
Sophisticated Swing
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
12:32 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
12:38 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
12:43 PM
Bud’s Beautiful
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
12:49 PM
Black Market Stuff
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
12:52 PM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet & Paul Desmond
Album : Paul Desmond & the Modern Jazz Quartet
Label : Finesse
1:01 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
1:06 PM
Lotus Bud
Artist : BUD SHANK QUINTET
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
1:09 PM
Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Artist : TRUDY DESMOND
Album : My One and Only
Label : Justin Time
1:15 PM
September Song
Artist : BUSTER SMITH
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Saxophones, Vol. 2
Label : Rhino
1:19 PM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
1:25 PM
It’s Getting Dark
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
1:34 PM
Such Love
Artist : HARRY CONNICK JR.
Album : Other Hours - Connick on Piano I
Label : Marsalis Music
1:40 PM
Isn’t It Romantic?
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
1:44 PM
I’m a Stranger Here Myself
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
1:49 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : MICHELLE WALKER
Album : Slow Down
Label : Michelle Walker
1:54 PM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : JAKE HANNA & HIS AFTER HOURS GANG
Album : The Joint is Jumpin'
Label : Arbors
2:01 PM
Just a Second to Catch My Breath
Artist : KENNY GARRETT
Album : Standard of Language
Label : Warner Brothers
2:06 PM
Dreaming of Tibet
Artist : Sumi Tonooka Trio
Album : Long Ago Today
Label : ARC
2:10 PM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
2:16 PM
Something Happens To Me
Artist : Jim Tomlinson and Stacey Kent
Album : The Lyric
Label : O+
2:20 PM
Alice in Wonderland
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
2:26 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
2:33 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
2:39 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
2:43 PM
Sidewinder
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
2:49 PM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Jane Stuart
Album : Don't Look Back
Label : Jane Stuart Music
2:54 PM
Oh How I Love Jesus
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
3:01 PM
Mountain Flight
Artist : CHUCK MANGIONE
Album : The Feeling's Back
Label : Chesky
3:06 PM
Caminho De Casa
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Caminho De Casa
Label : Chesky
3:12 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Whitney James
Album : The Nature of Love
Label : Stir Stick Music
3:18 PM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
3:22 PM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
3:28 PM
Caravan
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
3:32 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
3:38 PM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Blue Mitchell
Album : Blue Soul
Label : Riverside
3:45 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : So What
Label : Dreyfus
3:48 PM
Alfie
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Nightclub
Label : Blue Note
3:53 PM
Broadway Bossa Nova
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Double Live From the USA & Uk
Label : Telarc
4:01 PM
Henry "Red" Allen
Artist : CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Album : The Chicago Jazz Ensemble
Label : CMG
4:06 PM
Me and My Baby
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
4:12 PM
Variation One (from Beethoven Sym #7)
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : Theme and Variations
Label : Telarc
4:16 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
4:20 PM
Avocado
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Three For One
Label : Nagel Heyer
4:25 PM
Sophisticated Swing
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
4:32 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
4:38 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
4:43 PM
Bud’s Beautiful
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
4:49 PM
Black Market Stuff
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
4:52 PM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet & Paul Desmond
Album : Paul Desmond & the Modern Jazz Quartet
Label : Finesse
5:01 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
5:06 PM
Lotus Bud
Artist : BUD SHANK QUINTET
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
5:09 PM
Promenade (Walking the Dog)
Artist : TRUDY DESMOND
Album : My One and Only
Label : Justin Time
5:15 PM
September Song
Artist : BUSTER SMITH
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Saxophones, Vol. 2
Label : Rhino
5:19 PM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
5:25 PM
It’s Getting Dark
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
5:34 PM
Such Love
Artist : HARRY CONNICK JR.
Album : Other Hours - Connick on Piano I
Label : Marsalis Music
5:40 PM
Isn’t It Romantic?
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
5:44 PM
I’m a Stranger Here Myself
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
5:49 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : MICHELLE WALKER
Album : Slow Down
Label : Michelle Walker
5:54 PM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : JAKE HANNA & HIS AFTER HOURS GANG
Album : The Joint is Jumpin'
Label : Arbors

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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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