Jazz Through the Night

Weeknights and Sunday, midnight to 6 am; Saturday, 2 to 6 am

Night owls and early birds, take note! Our jazz hosts are spinning classics from our library, and the latest in acoustic jazz just for you!

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February 07, 2013

12:06 AM
Artist : Ernest Dawkins
Album : Afro Straight
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12:14 AM
Artist : Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Album : Jazz Samba
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12:22 AM
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : Swing That Music
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12:25 AM
Snake Rag
Artist : The Fat Babies
Album : Chicago Hot
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12:31 AM
Artist : Buddy Rich Big Band
Album : Big Swing Face
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12:36 AM
Boy’s Night Out
Artist : Michael Treni Big Band
Album : Boy's Night Out
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12:44 AM
Ralph’s New Blues
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : The Art Of The Modern Jazz Quartet: The Atlantic Years
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12:49 AM
Mr. Paganini
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : For The Love Of Ella
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12:53 AM
I Got Rhythm
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : The Gershwin Songbooks
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12:56 AM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
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1:02 AM
Of Dreams To Come
Artist : Robert Glasper
Album : In My Element
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1:11 AM
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington
Album : The Mosaic Project
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1:18 AM
Sweetest Taboo
Artist : Chrissie Loftus
Album : Young Hearts
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1:26 AM
The Hard Blues
Artist : James Carter Organ Trio
Album : At The Crossroads
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1:36 AM
Artist : Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Album : Plus
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1:43 AM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
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1:47 AM
Walk On The Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Bashin'
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1:55 AM
Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Scott LaFaro
Album : Pieces Of Jade
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2:02 AM
Third Time’s The Charm
Artist : Adam Unsworth
Album : Excerpt This!
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2:14 AM
Journey In Satchidinanda
Artist : Alice Coltrane
Album : Journey In Satchidinanda
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2:21 AM
Take Five
Artist : George Benson
Album : Bad Benson
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2:30 AM
Artist : Erik Telford
Album : Kinetic
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2:38 AM
Homage & Acknowledgement (Love Supreme/Filles De Kilimanjaro)
Artist : Wallace Roney
Album : No Room For Argument
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2:47 AM
Minor Swing
Artist : Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli
Album : Swingin' With Django
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2:50 AM
The Pan Piper
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Sketches Of Spain
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2:55 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : If Only For One Night
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3:06 AM
Billie’s Bounce
Artist : Red Garland
Album : The Best Of Red Garland
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3:15 AM
I Remember Clifford
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Volume 3
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3:22 AM
Prior Convictions
Artist : Jeremy Pelt
Album : Water and Earth
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3:32 AM
I Was Doing Alright
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Blue Moon
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3:36 AM
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : The Baddest Monk
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3:44 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : The Blues & The Abstract Truth
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3:53 AM
Playful Flute
Artist : Yusef Lateef
Album : The Sounds Of Yusef
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3:57 AM
Our Prayer
Artist : Albert Ayler
Album : Live In Greenwich Village
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4:04 AM
The Messenger
Artist : Kevin Eubanks
Album : The Messenger
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4:09 AM
Artist : Ferenc Nemth
Album : Triumph
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4:16 AM
Artist : Jose James
Album : No Beginning No End
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4:24 AM
Turiya and Ramakrishna
Artist : Alice Coltrane
Album : Ptah, The El Daoud
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4:33 AM
Artist : Pharoah Sanders
Album : Thembi
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4:44 AM
Blue Farouq
Artist : Mel Rhyne
Album : Organ-izing
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4:55 AM
Artist : Next Collective
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5:06 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Something Else
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5:17 AM
All Blues
Artist : Hope Morgan
Album : It's About Time
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5:27 AM
The End Of A Love Affair
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : A Dynamic New Sound
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5:30 AM
Four On Six
Artist : Mimi Fox
Album : Standards, Old & New
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5:34 AM
Midnight Sun
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Sings Soulfully
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5:43 AM
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Southern Exposure
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5:53 AM
Live & Learn
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
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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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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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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
4:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

A (Gerry) Mulligan Stew on WRTI

The Big Band side of the influential baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan will be featured on Big Band Jazz this Sunday, April 13 at 7 pm. An arranger with Gene Krupa, Elliot Lawrence, and Stan Kenton in the '40s and '50s, to his own Concert Jazz Band in the '60s, it's an 87th birthday tribute to the one-time Philly resident.

A Photo Album Featuring WRTI Jazz Host Bob Craig
3:52 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Radio Pro Bob Craig: 50 Years On The Air and Counting!

Bob's first program director gig at WICH, in Norwich, CT, 1968

WRTI's much-loved jazz host Bob Craig is celebrating a milestone - 50 years on the air! We're so proud of Bob. He's a seasoned pro, and we're extremely fortunate that he's a part of our WRTI family. Here's his story...

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Latest From ICON Magazine
2:52 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Jazz Pianist Helen Sung's ANTHEM FOR A NEW DAY: Equal Parts Soulfulness and Grace

Classically trained jazz pianist Helen Sung
Kat Villacorta

For a jazz pianist, New York-based Helen Sung certainly fits into the “deserves to be better known” category. For those who do know and appreciate her art, Sung’s club gigs are adventurous, disarming, and always have an unexpected surprise or two. It was at one of these small club dates where I caught her during a late set in the summer of 2013 with much of the same band that accompany her on Anthem For A New Day, her glossy and rewarding debut record for Concord Jazz.

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Latest From ICON Magazine
12:17 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

ICON Suggests: Amy Cervini's Big-Hearted Hybrid Album, JAZZ COUNTRY

Jazz vocalist Amy Cervini

A Manhattan backdrop substitutes for prairie land and open sky on Jazz Country, the big-hearted hybrid album from singer Amy Cervini that’s as endearing and tender as a vocal recording can be in 2014. She smartly transcends genre boundaries or anything else that gets in the way of the purity of a song. The spare musical accompaniment by guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Matt Aranoff frame Cervini’s renditions of these classic American songs simply and earnestly, underscoring her candor and crystalline delivery.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:00 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

A Man, A Plan, A Concept Album About Panama

On the new album Panama 500, pianist Danilo Pérez considers five centuries of his home country's history.
Raj Naik and Luke Severn Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat February 15, 2014 9:18 pm

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Latest from ICON Magazine
2:11 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

ICON: The Jazz Scene

ORGAN-IZING: In keeping with Philadelphia’s contribution to jazz through the years, it must be mentioned that the city and surrounding areas are also known for producing some of the finest jazz organ players in history. The most famous of them all, Jimmy Smith, was born in Norristown. Joey DeFrancesco, a native Philadelphian, helped put the Hammond B-3 organ back on the map. And who can forget area natives like Richard “Groove” Holmes and Trudy Pitts? Organist Dan Fogel has been at it for a long time, despite trends and ups and downs in jazz organ popularity.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
11:24 am
Tue April 2, 2013

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month: Celebrate With WRTI!

Join WRTI through the month of April as we celebrate the art form that is our lifestyle...Jazz! During each jazz shift, WRTI hosts will feature music by an artist who has shaped jazz into the multi-faceted genre that it is today.  You'll hear the great vocalists, bandleaders, instrumentalists and composers, as well as the stories behind their jazz innovation.

You can expect to hear these featured artists at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am and 5 am each day. Also, keep an ear out for special jazz interviews and tidbits sprinkled throughout our regular programming.

Jazz CD Selection
2:38 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Zivit Recommends: The Mosaic Project

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