• Early Music Show Goes Live with David McCormick

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    As the repertoire employed in the field of Early Music is centered in the past, one may think of it as “dead” in the sense some have expressed in regard to mainstream classical music. It’s old, it never makes it into the news cycle and thus it has no relevance to the world as it […]

  • WTJU: Free Fall Concert Series Aug 27 – Oct 28

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    Following the success of WTJU’s 2015 Levitt AMP Charlottesville concert series, the IX Art Park (522 2nd St. SE) will once again serve as the colorful backdrop for WTJU’s FREE Levitt concerts: 10 free outdoor concerts to bring our community together through excellent music. For concert schedule updates due to weather, please visit WTJU’s Facebook […]

  • jazz adds may 26, 2016

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    gregory porter.  take me to the alley.  blue note.  Listen to this!  all originals, from vocal luminary gregory porter as he drives the Broadway bus into the r & b archives–all with a light, smart touch.  he can write music and lyrics.  band includes singers alicia olatuja & lalah hathaway;  keyon harrold, trumpet;  chip crawford, […]

  • jazz adds may 12, 2016

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    sonny rollins.  holding the stage:  road shows, vol. 4.   okeh.  Tenor titan sonny rollins continues his showcase of acclaimed live performances;  ..”the interaction of human being to human being creates a tension..i get more involved.”  yes, he does.  the compilation standouts:  disco monk, 1979 Pori Jazz festival, Finland, with exceptional piano work from mark soskin, […]

  • jazz adds april 25, 2016

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    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, […]

  • jazz adds march 10, 2016

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    snarky puppy.  family dinner, volume two.  universal classics.  Confession:  i watched the dvd,–which is both a film and bonus tracks– as well as listened, and was struck by the caliber of musicianship and comraderie: unique & successful pairings include Appalachian singer becca stevens and Swedish outlier trio vasen; cville favorite guitarist charlie hunter and Peruvian […]

  • jazz adds february 28, 2016

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    nolatet.  dogs.  royal potato family.  Elegant and graceful, but forward, the way we like our New Orleans music;  this collaboration of  Crescent City equals includes three percussions– brian haas on piano; johnny vidacovich (astral project)@drums; mike dillon, vibraphone plus  astral bandmate james singleton, bowing and thrumping the upright bass.  new wine from bold, vigorous grapes;  […]

  • jazz adds february 4, 2016

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    stacey kent.  tenderly.  okeh.  Splendid.  A meeting, after years of mutual admiration, between sublime American song book chanteuse stacey kent and iconic bossa nova guitarist/composer roberto menescal.  the arrangements, by menescal, fulfilled a life’s desire to record American standards, and with his most admired singer.  kent, as always, gives less to give more:   some […]

  • jazz adds, january 18, 2016

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    charles lloyd.   i long to see you.  blue note.  Starring the marvels, who are:  bill frisell on guitar;  reuben rogers, bass;  eric harland,drums;  greg leisz, steel guitar;   reed master lloyd on tenor & alto  +  guests norah jones and willie nelson.  a-list songs include dylan’s master of war, trads.  la llorona, shenandoah, all my trials […]