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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Playlist

November 05, 2013

12:05 AM
Blame It On My Youth
Artist : Denise King & Olivier Hutman
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12:05 AM
Saturday Morning
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
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12:20 AM
Eubie Walkin’
Artist : Quicy Jones/Bill Cosby
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12:20 AM
Brother With the Mint Green Vine
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
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12:35 AM
Take 5/Drinks on the Patio
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne & Mark Winkler
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12:35 AM
Like Someone In Love
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
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12:50 AM
Ballad For An Unborn
Artist : Avishai Cohen
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1:00 AM
Pieces Of A Dream
Artist : Jeremy Pelt
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1:00 AM
Mystique
Artist : Jeremy Pelt
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1:00 AM
Reimagine The World
Artist : Jeremy Pelt
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1:20 AM
Birk’s Work
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
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1:20 AM
Milestones
Artist : Miles Davis
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1:50 AM
The Other Part of Town
Artist : Grant Green
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1:50 AM
Everything I’ve Got
Artist : Larry McKenna
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2:00 AM
When I Dream
Artist : Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio
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2:00 AM
Planet Chia
Artist : Chick Corea
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2:20 AM
I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free
Artist : Nina Simone
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2:20 AM
Keep Talkin’
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
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2:35 AM
Slide’s Ride
Artist : Steve Turre
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2:50 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Al Hermann & the New Impressions Trio
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2:50 AM
He Runs Circles
Artist : Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio
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3:05 AM
Tennessee Waltz
Artist : Jacky Terrasson w/ Cassandra Wilson
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3:05 AM
Watch It
Artist : Herbie Hancock
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3:20 AM
Everybody’s Blue
Artist : Quincy Jones Big Band
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3:20 AM
A Nick Off The Mark
Artist : Terrell Stafford
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3:35 AM
In The Sweet Embrace Of Life Sermon: Holy Ghost
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
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3:35 AM
Your Wildest Dreams
Artist : Martin Bejerano
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3:50 AM
Nefertiti
Artist : Miles Davis
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3:50 AM
Hey, Chick
Artist : Kenny Garrett
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4:00 AM
Wild Is the Wind
Artist : Janis Mann & Kenny Werner
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4:00 AM
Night Lights
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
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4:20 AM
S.K.J.
Artist : Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
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4:20 AM
Funk In A Deep Freeze
Artist : Hank Mobley
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4:35 AM
Crescent
Artist : McCoy Tyner
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4:45 AM
My Favorite Things
Artist : Christian McBride Trio
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4:45 AM
Wink Wink
Artist : Dayna Stephens
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5:05 AM
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Artist : Cecile McLorin Salvant
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5:05 AM
Clean House
Artist : Orrin Evans
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5:20 AM
Yesterdays
Artist : Al Hermann & the New Impressions Trio
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Morning Glory
Artist : Lee Smith
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5:35 AM
The Real Blues
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
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September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
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Things Are Getting Better
Artist : Stanley Turrentine w/ Milt Jackson
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Fri April 11, 2014

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Live Broadcast From the Philadelphia Museum of Art
12:13 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

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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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4:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

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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

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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

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Raj Naik and Luke Severn Courtesy of the artist

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

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2:11 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

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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
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