• August 11-12 weekend community happenings

    Last August 11-12, Charlottesville and the University of Virginia experienced community trauma surrounding the fascist and white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally. As the one-year anniversary of that event approaches, we have gathered this list of weekend happenings that may contribute to collective strengthening of our community. Meanwhile, the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition […]

  • I Musici Excel with Sammartini

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    This release is the first complete recording of Giuseppe Sammartini’s Op. 2 Concertos. These concerti had disappointing sales when first published. But by the late 1740s, the collection was selling quite well –especially in England. Sammartini’s concertos artfully balance between extremes. They have robust polyphonic sections, yet remain transparent. They can be played by amateurs, […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 72: Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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    Roland Kirk, who began recording in 1956, had been an ideal sideman for Charles Mingus, appearing on the 1961 release, Oh Yeah. In the 1960s, he established himself in the first tier of jazz players with a series of well-received records for Mercury and Limelight before settling into a decade-long relationship with Atlantic. “A stellar […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 8/5/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 8/5/2018 Geof Bradfield – Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisors (Delmark): Educator/composer/sax player Geof Bradfield is based in Chicago and currently has  seven discs as a leader. He composed all of the songs on this disc. The players are Geof Bradfield (tenor, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet), Greg Ward (alto sax), Anna Webber(flute, […]

  • #ClassicsaDay #Bernsteinat100 Week 1

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    August 2018 is the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Many classical radio stations, performance groups, and writers marked the occasion. And so did #ClassicsaDay. Bernstein was known as a composer, conductor, performer and an educator. Since #ClassicsaDay is primarily a music feed, I concentrated on the first two of those roles (and occasionally the third). […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 8/3/2018

    New Blues and Soul News – 8/3/2018 New Blues Adds: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Downey To Lubbock (YepRoc): Veteran singer/songwriters Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have joined forces to share music that they both love and to shine a light on the connections between their respective homelands – Lubbock, TX and […]

  • Mark Rubin on Lambeth Live, Aug 3

    Just announced!  Mark Rubin (Bad Livers) will put on the August 3 edition of Lambeth Live (heard each Friday night from 8-9 on WTJU), and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE concert broadcast! You can of course listen to the concert (91.1 FM around Charlottesville, on-line at wtju.net), […]

  • Stephan Said stands up with “We The People” on WTJU, Aug 11

    Musician and activist Stephan Said, a Virginia native, will stop by WTJU on Saturday morning, August 11, at 9 (edt) for a visit with Atlantic Weekly I host Sumner Brown.  Stephan has just released a song and video, We The People, which he created in collaboration with Charlottesville Activists and Youth. As a reflection of […]

  • Susan Pepper & Ash Devine stop by WTJU, Aug 9

    North Carolina artists Susan Pepper and Ash Devine will stop by WTJU on Thursday afternoon, August 9, at 4:30 (edt) for a live session ahead of a private concert in the Charlottesville area. Solo artists Ash Devine and Susan Pepper come together with an aim to make old mountain singing resonate in the present day. […]