• jazz adds may 2, 2016

    bill evans.  some other time.  resonance.   June 20, 1968:  music from a house concert in the Germany’s Black Forest.  just days after their brilliant performance @ Montreaux Jazz, pianist bill evans with his newly permanent bassist eddie gomez + drummer jack dejohnette ( briefly with the trio) recorded for producer hans georg brunner-schwer at his […]

  • WTJU Presents Allison Miller and Boom Tic Boom May 3rd

    Picture taken by the Lincoln Center The star-studded jazz sextet Boom Tic Boom will perform in concert Tuesday May 3rd at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, sponsored by WTJU and The Charlottesville Jazz Society.  The group is on tour to promote their latest release, Otis Was a Polar Bear, which includes all original material composed […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 4/25/2016

    New Blues & Soul News – 4/25/2016 New Blues Adds: Mike Eldred Trio – Baptist Town (Great Western): This is Eldred’s fourth release and it reaches for the roots that stoked the original fires at Sun Studio, where it was recorded. There are blues, gospel, country proto-rock influences all over it. The sound ranges from […]

  • jazz adds april 25, 2016

    david murray+geri allen+terri lyne carrington.  perfection.  motema.  tribute to innovator ornette coleman from david murray, tenor +bass clarinet;  geri allen, queen of the piano;  and terri lyne carrington@drums.  quality material all around, especially folk song barbara allen which the late charlie haden (inspired by years with ornette)  brought to geri allen’s earlier trio ;  centerpiece, […]

  • The Sirens of Spring Tour on WTJU’s “Wild Women and Friends” May 12

    Baltimore Based Mama’s Black Sheep and Philadelphia based Christine Havrilla will stop by the WTJU studios on Thursday May 12th from 11am-12pm EST during their 4th annual SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR. The SIRENS OF SPRING TOUR is a 22-day, 14-city tour featuring female singer-songwriters. SIRENS OF SPRING started as a co-bill tour with Mama’s Black […]

  • jazz adds april 18, 2016

    restroy.  saturn return.  milk factory.  If you play just one thing from this week’s new adds, make it restroy‘s saturn return;  local folks growing beautiful, inventive music.  every track is a winner, though 11 eggrolls + chris&cathybffs4evevahever made me smile.  the big cast includes leader/bassist chris dammann; nick anaya, tenor;  james davis, trumpet;  catherine monnes, […]

  • New Blues News – 4/18/2016

    New Blues News – 4/18/2016 Blues Point – At A Crossroads (Self-produced): Blue rock band from Poland who swing with a jazzy or fluid sound tempered with a blues seasoning. The group has a jazz-inflected style that is solidly connected to the blues. All songs are originals by Wlodek Sobczak (vocals, guitar, bass) and lyricist […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 4/12/2016

    New Blues & Soul News – 4/12/2016 New Blues Adds: Juke Rockets Blues Band – Hungry Soul (Self-produced): Journeyman blues group from Maine presents its first release, complete with nine originals and a nice version of “Summertime”. The quartet features Ron Casillo (guitar), Steve Mellor (bass), Tim Woitowitz (drums) and straight-forward and sometimes shouting vocalist […]

  • jazz adds april 11, 2016

    brooklyn blowhards.  self-titled.  little (i).  Tender, thoughtful piece about the broken spirit of tenor jazzman albert ayler saved by the writings of herman melville’s moby dick.   make the leap, it’s breathtaking!   jump in around haul on the bowline and let it play straight through to the spokenword conclusion.  the blowhards are jeff lederer & […]