• Jazz at 100 Hour 77: Miles Davis and the Second Great Quintet

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    Miles Davis – Herbie Hancock – Wayne Shorter Miles Davis, through his adoption of modal music, participated in the gradual liberation that resulted in the free music of the jazz avant-garde – liberation from chord changes, from rhythm, from harmony, from melody, from structure. Yet, although he continued to explore broadly, he was public in […]

  • Stephane Wrembel Band stops by WTJU, Sep 14

    World renowned guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his band will stop by WTJU Friday afternoon, September 14, at 4 for a live session.  You can catch them kick off the Prism Coffeehouse fall season with a concert (presented in partnership with WTJU) that same evening at Cville Coffee.

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 76: Joe Henderson

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    Joe Henderson Joe Henderson may have been the most significant tenor saxophonist to emerge in the 1960s. Gary Giddins wrote that he is “…an irresistibly lucid player, whose adroitness in conjuring stark and swirling riffs contributed immeasurably to two of the most durable jazz hits of the ’60s, Horace Silver’s ‘Song for My Father’ and […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 8/24/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 8/24/2018 Dee Bell – Lins, Lennox, & Life (Laser): Vocalist Dee Bell has been a devoted fan of Brazilian composer Ivan Lins for forty years. This disc focuses on his often mellow, beautiful and soothing compositions and style. She explains, “This new release is intended as a healing and calming CD, […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 75: The Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Synergy of Andrew Hill

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    Andrew Hill Blue Note Records in the 1960s released such iconoclastic projects as Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures and Eric Dolphy’s Out To Lunch, but the label was best known for music on the Art Blakey – Horace Silver axis. As Ted Gioia has noted “…other, less radical Blue Note releases showed that there could be […]

  • Rich Tarbell schools Professor Bebop, Aug 21

    Music photographer Rich Tarbell will stop by WTJU this Tuesday morning, August 21, from 9 til noon to school Professor Bebop “Regarding Charlottesville Music“, Tarbell’s new book highlights local musicians over the last 45 years.  Rich and the Professor will chat about the local music scene, and share music from some of the artists found […]

  • Angela On The Arts on Lambeth Live, Aug 31

    Free form jazz trio Angela On The Arts will put on the August 31 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 […]