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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September 27, 2012

12:06 AM
Artist : Archie Shepp
Album : St. Louis Blues
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12:13 AM
Track A -- Solo Dancer
Artist : Charles Mingus
Album : The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
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12:19 AM
Artist : John Coltrane Quartet
Album : Coltrane
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12:29 AM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Little Girl Blue
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12:33 AM
The Summer Knows
Artist : Bill Evans & Eddie Gomez
Album : Montreux III
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12:37 AM
Be Good (Lions Song)
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Be Good
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12:44 AM
Bird Gets The Worm
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Original Bird: The Best Of Bird On Savoy
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12:47 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Steve Kuhn Trio
Album : Live At Birdland
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12:59 AM
Liberty City
Artist : Jaco Pastorius
Album : Jaco Pastorius: Word Of Mouth
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1:10 AM
Throw It Away
Artist : Abbey Lincoln
Album : A Turtle's Dream
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1:15 AM
Lila’s Dance
Artist : Mads Tolling Quartet
Album : Live At Yoshi's
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1:22 AM
Artist : John Coltrane Quartet
Album : Transition
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1:40 AM
They Say It’s Wonderful
Artist : Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
Album : Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
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1:45 AM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck Quartet
Album : Time Out
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1:51 AM
Generation Dance
Artist : Elmer Gibson
Album : Generation Dance
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1:57 AM
She Was Too Good To Me
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : She Was Too Good To Me
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2:04 AM
Freddie Freeloader
Artist : MIles Davis
Album : Kind Of Blue
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2:13 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Gerry Mulligan Quartet feat. Chet Baker
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2:17 AM
I Put A Spell On You
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : I Put a Spell on You
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2:21 AM
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Afro Blue Impressions
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2:36 AM
Sing Sing Sing
Artist : Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
Album : The Essential Benny Goodman
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2:46 AM
John Coltrane
Artist : Billy Higgins
Album : Mr. Billy Higgins
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2:58 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Solo Time!
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3:06 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : Still Live
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3:16 AM
Front & Center
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
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3:21 AM
Moon River
Artist : Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Album : Buhaina's Delight
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3:30 AM
Part 5
Artist : Sam Rivers Trio
Album : Reunion: Live In New York
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3:39 AM
LIttle Big Horse
Artist : Jason Stein Quartet
Album : The Story This Time
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3:47 AM
What Is The Beautiful?
Artist : The Claudia Quintet + 1
Album : What Is The Beautiful?
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3:54 AM
Speak No Evil
Artist : Bobby Sanabria Big Band
Album : Multiverse
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4:01 AM
When Love Has Grown
Artist : George Benson
Album : Body Talk
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4:07 AM
Port Of Entry
Artist : Weather Report
Album : Night Passage
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4:12 AM
Searching For The Right Door/Spectrum
Artist : Billy Cobham
Album : Spectrum
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4:18 AM
Cinnamon Tree
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Radio Music Society
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4:27 AM
Sorrow and Wishful Thinking
Artist : Ferenc Nemeth
Album : Triumph
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4:37 AM
Artist : Miles Okazaki
Album : Generations
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4:45 AM
Another Day
Artist : Mike Lorenz
Album : Of The Woods
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4:53 AM
Re-Elect That
Artist : The Bad Plus
Album : Made Possible
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5:06 AM
Body & Soul
Artist : Hendrik Meurkens
Album : Live At Bird's Eye
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5:14 AM
Lover Man
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Swingin' Easy
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5:17 AM
Waking Dream
Artist : Thomas Marriott
Album : Constraints & Liberations
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5:28 AM
The Thrill Is Gone
Artist : Louciana Souza
Album : The Book Of Chet
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5:33 PM
Interval Waltz
Artist : Pat Metheny Unity Band
Album : Pat Metheny Unity Band
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5:40 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Nefertiti
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5:48 AM
I Got Rhythm
Artist : Django Reinhardt
Album : The Essential Django Reinhardt
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5:51 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Hot Club Of Philadelphia
Album : Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
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5:56 AM
Where Do You Start?
Artist : Brad Mehldau Trio
Album : Where Do You Start?
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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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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

Drummer, composer, producer, and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington has been on the scene for over 20 years, and her interpretation of jazz has always blurred the alleged boundaries of the genre. She's a self-proclaimed jazz head who creates complexly evocative melodies and harmonies cross-bred with funk, soul, and pop elements.

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