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 21, 2012

6:01 AM
Sunday Jam
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
6:06 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
6:11 AM
Geppetto’s Blues
Artist : Cinque
Album : Catch a Corner
Label : Alma
6:18 AM
Nice and Easy
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
6:22 AM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
6:28 AM
After Hours
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
6:33 AM
Cookin’ With Shorty & Coop
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
6:39 AM
One Mint Julep
Album : Catchin' Some Rays
Label : Telarc
6:44 AM
Artist : Adam Rafferty
Album : Blood, Sweat & Bebop
Label : Cons. Art.
6:50 AM
El Matador
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
6:55 AM
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
7:01 AM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
7:06 AM
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
7:12 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
7:16 AM
Blue Skies
Album : 20
Label : Columbia
7:20 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : That Day...
Label : Blue Note
7:25 AM
E Nada Mais
Artist : Claudio Roditi
Album : Brazilliance
Label : Resonance
7:32 AM
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
7:38 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
7:42 AM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
7:47 AM
Made in Moonlight
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : Light My Fire
Label : Concord Picante
7:52 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : Bobby Streng’s House Big Band
Album : Getting Housed, Live
Label : Bobby Streng
8:01 AM
C Jam Blues
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
8:06 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
8:12 AM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : Donald Bailey
Album : Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 3
Label : Talking House
8:17 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
8:21 AM
Stompy Jones
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
8:28 AM
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
8:35 AM
Like Someone in Love
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Daydream
Label : Concord
8:41 AM
Album : Steal Away
Label : Verve
8:45 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
8:51 AM
Artist : Waverly Seven
Album : Yo! Bobby
Label : Anzic
8:55 AM
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
9:01 AM
Roy Allen
Album : Black Eyes
Label : Wolfetones
9:06 AM
The "In" Crowd
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
9:12 AM
Artist : Vincent Herring
Album : Jobim For Lovers
Label : Musicmasters
9:18 AM
Mighty Rumblin’ Blues
Artist : Mary Stallings & Cal Tjader
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
9:22 AM
Paul’s Pal
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
9:28 AM
Mood Indigo
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
9:33 AM
’Round Midnight
Album : Green Chimneys
Label : RCA
9:39 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
9:43 AM
Tea For Three
Artist : Makoto Ozone
Album : The Trio
Label : Verve
9:48 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : In New York
Label : OJC
9:53 AM
Mean to Me
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues


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.