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Jazz Marathon 2001 - October 5-12


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Marathon Schedule
Fri, October 5th

Sat, October 6th
Sun, October 7th
Mon, October 8th
Tue, October 9th
Wed, October 10th
Thu, October 11th
Fri, October 12th


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Introduction

In the days following September 11th, WTJU announcers brought programming to you with dignity and compassion, reaching out to you in mutual understanding that music is one of the best outlets of emotional expression. Many of you have expressed your appreciation of the BBC News coverage, the local Virginia News coverage and the music that our volunteers brought you and we thank you.

Our fund drives, as most of you know, are a celebration of music and also a way to maintain community with our audience. They are also the primary method of funding our operational expenses. Thus, WTJU needs to proceed with our Jazz fund drive and hope that you will continue to support the personal approach WTJU announcers bring to you. We also encourage you to support your favorite charity related to events of September 11th. To assist you in finding organizations that are a conduit for 100% of your relief donation, WTJU would like to provide the follow websites: www.helping.org, www.giving.org, www.guidestar.org. Thank you for your continued support of our programming.

Chuck Taylor
General Manager, WTJU


"You can't play anything on the horn today that didn't come through Louis" - Miles Davis

Jazz and blues lovers rejoice! 91.1 WTJU's annual Jazz Marathon is at hand. One of many exciting fall events in the Charlottesville area, this year's marathon will celebrate the anniversaries of the birth of three artists who sit atop the Mt. Rushmore of the jazz world: Louis Armstrong (100th), Miles Davis (75th), and John Coltrane (75th). Check the schedule for live performances and special events in connection with these birthdays.

Two WTJU alumni return from their jazz crusades in other parts of the country to help us pay tribute to Louis Armstrong. Nick Page presents an interview with Mike Cogswell, who is currently Curator of the Louis Armstrong House and Museum in Queens, New York. And the Bartender, Tom Morgan, returns from his new home in New Orleans, where he does a weekly radio show on New Orleans music for WWOZ. Tom will host two shows for us. One will focus on Armstrong's important recordings for the Decca Label. The other is part of a series of three programs entitled Down the Mississippi. Each of these shows will spotlight the music of the major jazz towns along that storied river: St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans.

WTJU continues to make it part of our mission to support local jazz artists. Look again for several live broadcasts from our new performance studio featuring some of the top-notch blues and jazz talent from this area.

So dig the non-stop music and dig into your pockets to show your support for WTJU, and for the dozens of volunteer DJ's and musicians who donate so much of their time to make these marathons the rich cultural events that they are.

Gary Funston and David Eisenman
WTJU Jazz Department

We would like to especially thank the following individuals for their work on the Marathon:
Charles Peale and Charlie Powell, t-shirt illustrators
Lydia Vann, Marathon Guide graphic artist
Amy Hill, Poster graphic artist
Kaminer & Thompson, Printers


Marathon Schedule


Friday October 5


9am-noon: Latin Jazz

Ann Porotti takes you on a tour of jazz by way of South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Tito, Chucho, and Patato await you. So bring your dancing shoes.


Noon-2pm

Hot Club of Honolulu or Jazz and the Hawaiian Root

Listen to vintage recordings from Hawaii and the mainland exploring the role of Hawaiian steel guitars and the hot jazz sounds of musicians like Django Reinhart and even Louis Armstrong. We'll hear from Kalama's Quartet, King Benny Nawahi's Red Devils, and the Georgia Jumpers. Rebecca Foster is your guide.

2pm-4pm

Jazz Jamaica

From Reggae to Rock Steady, Goldfinger will bring us the sounds of Jamaica as they cross over into jazz. Ernest Ranglin and the Skatalites, Monty Alexander, and Charlie Hunter's Rasta explorations will soothe your soul.


4pm-5pm: BBC Newshour


5-5:05pm: WTJU Virginia News


5:05pm-7pm

SPECIAL EVENT Live in the Studio: Acoustic Blues

Bruce Penner hosts two hours of local blues sounds. Corey Harris, Ralph Rush, and Bill Adams will groove it live in the WTJU performance studios. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance!


7pm-9pm

Satch, Fats, and Duke

Jazz icon Louis Armstrong was a great innovator and a great interpreter. Russ Perry will dig into Satchmo's readings of the compositions of Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. Three jazz classics in one great show!


9pm-1am

Moonlighting

A four-hour musical adventure with Professor Bebop and Peter Welch: Being a jazz musician doesn't always pay the bills. Listen in as greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Sun Ra moonlight in the worlds of pop, rock, and rhythm and blues.


Saturday October 6


6am-8am

Leftover Biscuits and Steel Guitars

Steel guitar masters of the blues from the Deep South, Texas and over to Nashville: Walter Beasley, Tampa Red, Kokomo, Weldon, Speedy, Buddies Charlton and Emmons just to name a half dozen. Join Bill Adams for two hours of slide guitar.


8am-10am

Dave Frishberg

Arguably one of our top living lyricists, Frishberg has written some of the wittiest and most insightful lyrics in jazz. Steve Blickstein plays "Peel Me a Grape", "Blizzard of Lies" and many more. Call with your requests.

10am-noon

Caribbean Rhythms

Valerie L'Herrou will get you cooking in the melting pot. African rhythms mixed with the local spices of the Caribbean islands created heartfelt Cuban Son and Garifuna from Belize. Travel the tropical climes and spice up your weekend.


Noon-2pm

The Keyboard Artistry of Bill Evans

Elegant technique and swinging tempo from the piano master: Everybody digs Bill Evans, and Eric Angevine will prove it, moving through the tasteful and heartfelt oeuvre of an American master.


2pm-5pm

Acoustic Miles

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the birth of an icon, the Jazz Czar presents the best of Miles Davis' acoustic performances. Bebop, cool, and everything in between. Don't miss this annual sonic treat.


5pm-7pm

Jazz Is Dead

The Grateful Dead have always drawn on America's original art form for inspiration. Bill Tetzeli digs into the jazz-oriented collaborations and projects that informed and inspired the Dead groove.


7pm-9pm

Jazz and the Abstract Vein

Jam Band Mania: Live recordings to please your body and your brain from the likes of Bela Fleck, Medeski, Martin and Wood, and more. Tom Lawless and Tom Sears roll out the instrumental grooves that have pleased every generation.


9pm-11pm

Ode For Joe

An argument may be made that Joe Henderson, who passed away earlier this year, appeared on more important jazz recordings than any other tenor saxophonist. As a sideman, he performed on Horace Silver's "Song for my Father", Kenny Dorham's "Una Mas", and Herbie Hancock's "The Prisoner." As a leader, he recorded with McCoy Tyner, and dozen's of other top flight musicians. His award-winning Verve releases in the '90's finally brought him the public recognition he deserved. Experience the amazing breadth of Joe Henderson's career as Gary Funston pays tribute.


11pm-1am

Jazz Composers' Collective

Form and function by way of the Herbie Nichols Project, Ben Allison and the Medicine Wheel, Frank Kimbrough and others. Brought to you by Sean Grzegorczyk.


Sunday October 7


6am-8am

Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers

Start Sunday morning right with the golden voice of Sam Cooke and his gospel group, The Soul Stirrers. Choice tracks from Joel Baumgart's personal collection.


8am-10am

Gospel According to Jazz

Many of our greatest jazz instrumentalists learned their craft in the church. Heavenly sounds will be brought to you by Shawn Felton, as he unites gospel and jazz in two musical hours.


10am-noon

Opus De Funk: Horace Silver

Essential music from an influential pianist, composer, and bandleader. Horace Silver's compositions have become modern classics. It's finger-poppin' time with the Hard Bop Grandpop and Peter Welch.


Noon-2pm

Thelonious Monk

Monk's compositions and style have influenced jazz for decades. Aaron Steinberg will open up the file on the eccentric piano genius, exploring the multiple jazz standards and hidden gems of Monk's repertoire.


2pm-5pm

Blue Note Sunday-The Connoisseur Series

Eric Angevine will dig deep into the Blue Note Catalog. Semi-unknown names will permeate the airwaves with sweet music. Thrill to the music of Harold Vick, Ike Quebec, Tina Brooks and other "undercover" geniuses.


5pm-7pm

Blue Note Sunday-The New Guns

The contemporary voice of the finest jazz record label. Tim Beeghly spins two hours of young Blue Note from the likes of Charlie Hunter, Soulive, and others.


7pm-9pm

Impressions: Remembering John Coltrane

Sean Grzegorczyk will open up the book on Coltrane. Modern artists are just as fascinated with Trane's music as his contemporaries were. We'll hear modern takes on Trane from John Scofield and others.


9pm-11pm

The Voice of the Saxophone

Saxophonist extraordinaire Jeff Decker is a leader and busy artist on the local jazz scene performing, recording, composing, teaching, and even finding time to support WTJU's Jazz Marathon. Join Jeff and co-host John Simonette as they showcase the modern jazz saxophone with Johnny Griffin, Stan Getz, Lockjaw Davis, and Dexter Gordon. Jeff will comment about what these and other artists have meant to his own style and approach to the saxophone.


11pm-1am

Beats, Rhymes, and Horns

Phil Varner digs into the interplay between jazz, hip-hop, and electronica, with artists like The Roots, Questlove, St. Germain and more. As American as apple pie and twice as hot.


Monday October 8


6am-9am

Women with the Blues

Some say that when a woman gets the blues she hangs her head and cries. We'll show you what happens when she picks up a microphone and wails! Rebecca Foster will play the old and the new, the slow and the fast, and the sad and the sassy. From Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith to Big Mama Thornton and Bonnie Raitt. A special guest from the UVA Women's Center will be on hand to help pick out the music and take your pledges.


9am-noon

Louis Armstrong: Some Inside Poop On Pops

Michael Cogswell, Director of the Louis Armstrong House and Archives in New York, will join our own Nick Page via phone interview for three hours of music and anecdotes celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Louis Armstrong and his music.


Noon-2pm

Ali Farka Toure

Host Corey Harris will chronicle the career of the African guitarist from Radio Mali to world stardom. The show will include live recordings made by Corey during his August 2000 trip to Mali and will also feature other guitarists from Ali Farka Toure's hometown, Niafunke.


2pm-4pm

Two-Faced Jazz: Duets

Various permutations on the power of two. Grady Lewis will bring us the inspired pairings of artists like Kenny Barron, Charlie Haden, Sarah Vaughan, and more. Pure improvisations by voices and instruments two by two.


4pm-5pm: BBC Newshour


5-5:05pm: WTJU Virginia News


5:05pm-7pm

Unheralded Piano Masters

John Piller brings the likes of Abdullah Ibrahim, Mal Waldron, and Sonny Clark to the evening hours. Beautiful and rare compositions from some well-kept secrets.


7pm-9pm

SPECIAL EVENT John D'earth Live!

Local pride and talent abound when John D'earth brings his live sound to the WTJU performance studio. Not to be missed.


9pm-11pm

The New York Downtown Scene

Redefining the landscape of jazz with some of the most revolutionary composers/arrangers/performers of our time. John Zorn and Masada, Marc Ribot, and others will challenge your superstitions. Hosted by Rob Tucker.


11pm-1am

William Parker

Join Cameron Ralston as he pays homage to bassist and composer William Parker and his deeply touching sound. Mr. Parker has brought his talent to Charlottesville on many occasions, and this will be just one more chance to enjoy his artistry. Two hours of personal reflections.


Tuesday October 9


6am-9am

Andre Previn: Classical Crossover

Conductor/Composer/Pianist Andre Previn is admired as much in the jazz world as in the world of the classics. Classical announcer Tim Snider presents the music of Mr. Previn as well as other classical artists who have found a home in jazz.


9am-noon

9:00 am Jazz Standard Time

Songs you can name after hearing four bars, and then sing the lyrics. Jazz standards from only the biggest jazz names. Phone Tom Klippstein at 924-3418 to pledge your support.


Noon-2pm

Pat Martino Then and Now

Local musician George Turner brings his unique perspective to the career of guitarist Pat Martino. Hear the fascinating story of the Philadelphia guitarist's miraculous return from illness to the top of his craft.


2pm-4pm

Jazz Trombone

John Simonette illustrates the stature of the trombone in jazz by showcasing four trombone virtuosos: JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Frank Rosolino and Carl Fontana.


4pm-5pm: BBC Newshour


5-5:05pm: WTJU Virginia News


5:05pm-7pm

Modern Big Bands

Nick Page surveys some of the swingingest large ensembles on the scene today. Listen for Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, The Mingus Big Band, Dave Matthews' Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, and more. Size matters!


7pm-9pm

Into Skin - The Drummer's Show

We'll bring out the rhythms of the world's oldest instrument. From Baby Dodds , through Billy Higgins, Tony Williams, and Jeff "Tain" Watts, to Joey Baron. Local drummers Robert Jospé and Spencer Lathrop present the music of these musicians along with other Charlottesville area trapsmen.


9pm-1am

Electric Miles

Charlie Curtis and Kevin Kellam present a panorama of Miles Davis' electric fusion period, including "Bitches Brew", "In A Silent Way", "Live: Evil" and other reissued live recordings.


Wednesday October 10


6am-9am

Good Vibes

Join Ralph Graves, Radio Star, as he rings that thing. Masters like Milt Jackson, Cal Tjader, Gary Burton and other vibesmen will get your morning going.


9am-noon

Joe Lovano and Greg Osby

Joe Lovano is a three-time winner of Down Beat magazine's jazz artist of the year. Greg Osby is a guiding influence on today's roster of young talent at Blue Note Records. Join Larry Minnick for a state-of-the-art jam session that features two of the world's most fully developed improvisers going toe-to-toe.


Noon-2pm

African Jazz

Inspired by early recordings of Caribbean artists, urban musicians from across West Africa constructed their own blend of dance grooves and local flavor. Let Bruce Penner be your guide to jazz sounds from across the sea.


2pm-4pm

Shirley Horn

Survey the musical career of pianist and singer Shirley Horn with your host Steve Blickstein. He will be joined by Horn's manager, area resident Sheila Mathis, for insight into the singer's continuing virtuosity. Listen for special premium offers.


4pm-5pm: BBC Newshour


5-5:05pm: WTJU Virginia News


5:05pm-7pm

The Soul of Chicago

Delve into the tough sounds of the Windy City with your host Robin Tomlin. Two hours of deep-dish musical offerings from Lou Rawls, Jerry Butler, and Etta James, to name but a few.


7pm-9pm

Down The Mississippi Part 1: St. Louis Blues

Miles Davis is the best known, but many other musicians can also call Saint Louis home. Join Joel Baumgart in a tribute to his hometown, featuring musical powerhouses Clark Terry, Grant Green, and more.


9pm-11pm

Down The Mississippi Part 2: Memphis Soul Stew

More magic from the Memphis banks of the Mississippi. Blues and Soul from Albert King, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King, plus the Stax/Volt, Sun, Hi record labels. Hosted by David Eisenman.


11pm-1am

Future Sounds of Jazz

Electronic dance music with a jazz sensibility. No bleeps and blonks here. Digital meets acoustic in two hours hosted by Morgan McLeod.


Thursday October 11


6am-9am

Jazz North of the 49th

Jean-Pierre DeVilliers plays both original compositions and standards performed by jazz artists from various parts of Canada. Proof that jazz is alive and well in the great white North! Listen for Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall and other less familiar but equally deserving names.


9am-noon

Voice of the American Century

Frank Sinatra's voice spanned and shaped much of our lives. His songs defined how Americans lived and loved?and lost. A drink in one hand, a cigarette in the other, he knew how to connect with us all. He was the voice. Pledge your support, while Charles Peale does the A-list. Only the Lonely, Songs for Swinging Lovers, Come fly with Me and all the rest.


Noon-2pm: SPECIAL EVENT

Down the Mississippi River, Part 3: New Orleans Jazz Today

An insider's look at some of the modern and traditional jazz musicians in New Orleans. WWOZ's Tuesday New Orleans Music show host, Tom Morgan, brings up some hot music from the Crescent City.


2pm-4pm

Hoedown at the M & M Corral

Matt and Mike bring you 2 hours of jazz-influenced western swing, old and new. Put on your bolo tie, polish up your boots, and step out with us and pals Bob Wills, Spade, Billy Jack, Tex and as many more as time will allow.


4pm-5pm: BBC Newshour


5-5:05pm: WTJU Virginia News


5:05pm-7pm

Bill Frisell

From Nashville to New York, immediately recognizable, Bill Frisell has the ability to sound like a country session guitarist, a heavy metal specialist, a Jim Hall devotee, or an eclectic avant-gardist. Aaron Steinberg will play samples from the many recordings of this influential artist.


7pm-9pm: SPECIAL EVENT

Live in the Studio: Red Hot Smoothies

WTJU Monday morning host Nick Page brings his popular group into our new performance studio for a special program of jazz classics.


9pm-11pm

Live at the Club

John and Gloria Mitchell play music of the late great Cannonball Adderley and the very much alive Oliver Lake-two alto sax stars who have a lot to say! Hear the humor, the bounce, and the steely core of these alto warriors, as we present highlights from the remarkable careers of these two men.


11pm-1am

Heavy Axe: The David Axelrod Chronicles

Get down to the sounds of Now-David Axelrod's unparalleled combinations of loose-limbed percussion, slippery electric bass, soaring strings, and raucous guitars. Axelrod has provided fodder for beat miners and other musically adventurous souls for almost 40 years. Producer, composer, avatar, genius-let the groove hit you where it hurts. Hosted by Dominic DeVito


Friday October 12th


6am-9am

Read My Lips

Wake up to the sweet sounds of Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and others who taught us the possibilities of reed instruments. Blues, swing and a lot more, served up on your breakfast menu by Mare Hunter.


9am to noon: SPECIAL EVENT

Louis Armstrong: The Decca Years 1935-1949

Come welcome the Bartender home, as New Orleans resident jazz expert and former WTJU disc jockey, Tom Morgan, comes home to talk about the man who changed jazz history. The show will delve into Satchmo's most productive period, with a wide variety of material, including duets with the Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday.


Noon-4pm

Friday Afternoon Trane

Year after year one of the most popular Jazz Marathon shows. Follow the career of tenor giant John Coltrane from his beginnings in hard bop, through his innovative recordings with the "classic quartet," and on into free jazz. Call the Jazz Czar and Cameron Ralston with your pledge at 924-3959 and request your favorite tune.


4pm-5pm: BBC Newshour


5-5:05pm: WTJU Virginia News


5:05pm-7pm

Heebie Jeebies

Jazz connoisseur and collector Augie Blume visits the studio, bringing along some of his recordings of rare and just plain fun scat singing and novelty vocals. Spanning the gamut of vocal gymnastics from the originator, Louis Armstrong, to later masters including Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Slim Gaillard, Leo Watson, King Pleasure, and more.


7pm-9pm: SPECIAL EVENT

Charlie Pastorfield and the Return of Big Joe Turner

On March 3, 1983, WTJU presented blues legend Joe Turner live in concert at TRAX. Backed by an augmented version of Charlottesville's own Skip Castro Band (John D'Earth, Paul Brier, and Mike Cogswell served as the horn section), Big Joe demonstrated why most blues and jazz lovers considered him to be the greatest blues shouter of all time. Join Skip Castro bassist and cofounder Charlie Pastorfield, as he presents recorded highlights of that performance, punctuated with some stories you can't hear anywhere else. Let that boogie-woogie roll! Charlie talks with Professor Bebop.


9pm-11pm

The Boogie Man

A tribute to John Lee Hooker, who went on to his blues reward this past year. All the great Hooker hits and some interesting rarities, dished out by Charlie Curtis.


11pm-1am

The Hip-Hop Flava of Jazz

Focusing on jazz and acid jazz groups that feature DJ's and turntablists, including Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Medeski, Martin & Wood, DJ Logic, DJ Greyboy, St. Germain and others. Ryan Haynes puts a new spin on an old art form to bring this year's jazz marathon to a rousing finish.


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