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 20, 2012

6:01 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
6:06 AM
But Beautiful
Album : Strollin'
Label : Brownstone
6:11 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
6:17 AM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
6:21 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
6:27 AM
Not So Fast
Artist : Hot Club of San Francisco
Album : Postcards from Gypsyland
Label : Lost Wax
6:34 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Rita Edmond
Album : A Glance at Destiny
Label : DaBomb Music
6:40 AM
Rose Room
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
6:45 AM
The Sidewalks of New York
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Things Are Getting Better
Label : Riverside
6:50 AM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : The Cole Porter Mix
Label : Blue Note
6:55 AM
Fur Elise
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
7:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Lotus Blossom
Album : The Water is Wide
Label : ECM
7:11 AM
Miss Bo
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
7:17 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
7:21 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
7:26 AM
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Jim Rotondi
Album : Blues For Brother Ray
Label : Positone
7:33 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
7:39 AM
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
7:44 AM
Speak Low
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
7:49 AM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
7:55 AM
Children’s Games
Artist : Lee Ritenour
Album : VARIOUS: a Twist of Jobim
Label : I.E.
8:01 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
8:06 AM
Strictly Confidential
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
8:10 AM
Soft Shoe
Artist : Ted Hogarth and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band
Album : Live at the Jazz Showcase
Label : Mulligan Mosaics
8:17 AM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
8:21 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
8:27 AM
Central Park West
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane's Sound
Label : Atlantic
8:33 AM
My Romance
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
8:39 AM
I Will Wait for You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
8:43 AM
Artist : Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble
Album : Celebrations
Label : MEII
8:50 AM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
8:54 AM
Minor Madness
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
9:01 AM
Blues Nouveau
Artist : Mike Dowling
Album : Eclectricity
Label : Wind River Guitar
9:06 AM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
9:10 AM
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
9:16 AM
Reflecting Light
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : A Thousand Beautiful Things
Label : Telarc
9:20 AM
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Artist : Charles Mingus
Album : Mingus Ah Um
Label : Columbia Legacy
9:25 AM
Gymnopedie #1
Album : VARIOUS: Inspiration - 22 Great Harmonica Performances
Label : Sunnyside
9:31 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Old Friends
Label : Telarc
9:37 AM
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : The History of Art Blakey
Label : Blue Note
9:44 AM
A Demain
Album : The Surrealist Table
Label : Arthur Circle Music
9:49 AM
The Girl From Ipanema
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 1
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
Artist : Jazz Soul Seven
Album : Impressions of Curtis Mayfield
Label : BFM Jazz


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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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
11:41 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM

Count Basie's Big Band

Spring songs get the Big Band Jazz treatment this Sunday! Listen to Basie and Kenton, as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Marty Paich. Grow an hour of Spring Fever this Sunday evening at 7 pm on WRTI.