• New Blues News – 6/15/2018

    New Blues News – 6/15/2018 Duck Baker – Les Blues du Richmond – Demos & Outtakes, 1973-1979 (Tomkins Square): Former Richmond resident, Duck Baker was in a rock band initially, but was drawn to the old ragtime style and moved forward from there. At the same time, Baker had a freer taste of music than […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 65: Hard Bop Trumpet, Part 2

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    Dizzy Reece This is the final hour of a four-part sequence featuring important tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue with the Trumpet Players, Part 2, featuring lesser-known players – unsung veteran Kenny Dorham who recorded with both Dizzy and Bird in the 1940s, London-based […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 6/11/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 6/11/2018 Greg C. Brown – Just Tell Me Why (Self-produced): Teacher/guitarist/composer Greg C. Brown covers many musical styles from classical to jazz and folk and even thrash metal. This disc is a good example of his reach and repertoire. He plays acoustic and electric on this disc. His accompanying musicians are […]

  • Angela On The Arts LIVE on WTJU, June 11

    The members of Angela On The Arts will stop by the WTJU studios this Monday night, June 11, at 9:30 (edt) for a live session during Point Of Departure.  You can listen locally at 91.1 FM, and on-line at wtju.net/player, TuneIn, or on your smart speaker by saying “Play WTJU”. Angela On The Arts is […]

  • New Blues and Soul News – 6/6/2018

    New Blues and Soul News – 6/6/2018 New Blues Adds: Grand Marquis – Brighter Days (Self-produced): Grand Marquis began its career as a  “jump and swing band in the 90s during the swing revival. As time passed, they shifted their style to include the influences of swing prevalent Kansas City. For their eighth release, “Brighter […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 6/5/208

    New Jazz Adds – 6/5/2018 Bill Anschell – Shifting Standards (Origin): Veteran pianist Bill Anschell has released seven discs as a leader and predominantly in a trio. On this release, Anschell decided to perform a set of standards and the result is terrific. His dazzling style creates a new notion of many of these gems […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 63: Hard Bop Tenor, Part 2

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    Sonny Rollins In this portion of Jazz at 100, we are featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue with the Tenor Players, Part 2, featuring Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, and Sonny Rollins, three tenor players who have impacted the music over the past six […]

  • Joe Ayers on Lambeth Live, June 15

    Joe Ayers will put on the June 15 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!  Joe will bring along both guitars and banjos for an explanation of early music (classical, jazz, blues, folk and […]