• new jazz adds, october 15, 2014

    charlie haden/jim hall.  eponymous.  impulse.  Best of the week is from the past:  1990, july 2 @ the Montreal Jazz Festival, duets between elegant guitarist jim hall, and musical omnivore, bassist charlie haden.  nothing i can say can convey more insight than the crisp liner notes of pianist ethan iverson.  a recording both romantic and […]

  • new jazz adds october 21, 2014

    jazz connie evingson.  all the cats join in.  minnehaha.  Minneapolis-based jazz singer evingson teams up with gypsy jazz guitar master john jorgenson + quintet for a django-esque recording where the standouts are eclectic– john williams’ moonlight, mccartney x 2;  bonfa’s black orpheus, and trad’s jardin d’hiver.   evingson, recording since 1995, wears many stylistic hats to […]

  • WTJU sponsoring a screening of “Finding Fela” at the Paramount, Nov 2

    On Saturday evening, November 2, WTJU is proud to sponsor a screening of a new documentary on the life and legacy of Fela Kuti, “Finding Fela,” which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film. Finding Fela” tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a […]

  • Boris Papandopulo – Croatian Master

    Boris Papandopulo was one of most prolific composers in Croatia, with over 440 works in his catalog. And thanks to a new release from CPO, his music might gain the wider audience they deserve. Papandopulo (1906-1999) eschewed the atonal revolution of the 20th century, and instead developed his own form of tonal composition. To my […]

  • Your Friday Breakfast Buffet: Enchanting Music!

    Nino Rota and Christoph Weyse We have a superb buffet of Friday morning music for you on this week’s Vivace.  We begin with music of Italian composer Nino Rota, his Symphony of Love Songs, followed by the delightful Morning Songs by Danish composer Christoph Weyse.At 7 am, we’ll hear one of those splendid rondos by […]

  • WTJX DJs of the Week: Jim Clarke and Andrew Kovalenko (Jim and Andrew in the Morning)

    Jim and Andrew’s Saturday morning radio show has become impressively popular. Why is this? Perhaps it is because they read Jaden Smith tweets on air. Perhaps it is because they play pirate songs (no joke). Perhaps it is because they spread the false hope that they will play your requests. Perhaps it is because their […]

  • New Blues & Gospel Adds – 10/21/2014

    New Blues & Gospel Adds – 10/21/2014 New Blues: Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (Ruf) : Greg’s son and much of the soundscape and voice is similar, but if you like Southern rock/blues even some, this is a great disc.  Allman plays guitar and sings with command. He also wrote five of the dozen […]

  • Oct 25 Gather ‘Round: Sam Bush Band (2007)

    Gather ‘Round each Saturday night from 8-9 for WTJU Folk‘s concert series; both archived and live. There will be shows from The Prism Coffeehouse and VA Folklife archives mixed in with some from our announcers’ own libraries. And you never know when a live concert might pop up!  In advance of their concert November 1 […]

  • Leon Fleisher – All the Things You Are

    Listen to this album very carefully. Otherwise, it’s easy to forget that  Leon Fleisher is performing with just his left hand. The chords are so artfully arpeggiated, and the movement up and down the keyboard so swift, that Fleisher maintains the illusion that he’s playing with both hands. And that’s sort of the point. These […]