Afro Asia is a new and eagerly anticipated musical project spearheaded by local entrepreneur and musician Jay Pun, which includes guitarist Mike Chang of Baaba Seth, Ivan Orr, Kofi Shepsu,… MoreAfro Asia is a new and eagerly anticipated musical project spearheaded by local entrepreneur and musician Jay Pun, which includes guitarist Mike Chang of Baaba Seth, Ivan Orr, Kofi Shepsu, and local legend Houston Ross (TR3, Corey Harris, etc.). Afro Asia plays spicy Thai-infused instrumental funk and soul, and celebrates the friendships and cross-pollination of backgrounds, personalities, and musical styles that have long characterized the Charlottesville music scene. “For Pun, it’s a chance to come full circle and play with a bunch of guys who look like him. At first, it was intentional to have Black and brown members—if not really a rule,” Pun says. “And in bringing some of this traditional yet modern Asian music to America, it works because it is heavily influenced by Black American funk and jazz.” - Shea Gibbs for C-Ville Weekly Come join the studio audience at the staion or livestream on our Facebook and Youtube channels or listen to the simulcast on WTJU. Remember to get your pledges in. LessTuesday | 10/03/2023 | 8:00 pm
Thad Jones was a featured soloist in the great Count Basie Orchestra during the mid 1950s and early 1960s. But perhaps his greatest influence on the Basie Orchestra was the… MoreThad Jones was a featured soloist in the great Count Basie Orchestra during the mid 1950s and early 1960s. But perhaps his greatest influence on the Basie Orchestra was the arranging and composing he produced for that fabulous band. Thad was the middle of the three musical Jones brothers (his older brother was the great pianist Hank; his younger brother was the great drummer Elvin). Thad also co-led the NYC based Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra for many years. Although he was a great trumpeter (Charles Mingus once referred to Thad as one of the greatest trumpeters he’d ever heard), Jones is perhaps best remembered for his arranging and composing. His compositions are great springboards for improvisors, challenging, bluesy and full of humor and wit. We take this opportunity to examine some of the great compositions of The Magnificent Thad Jones, as interpreted by a range of other great instrumentalists and bandleaders. LessHosted by Barrington Wilson Tuesday | 10/03/2023 | 6:00 pm
- Thad Jones - Tommy Flanagan - Let's Play The Music of Thad Jones - "Thadrack"
- Thad Jones - Gene Quill - 3 Bones And a Quill - "Three and One"
- Thad Jones - Tommy Flanagan - Sunset and The Mockingbird - "Let's"
- Thad Jones - Jonathan Kreisberg - Trioing - "A Child Is Born"
- Thad Jones - Joe Lovano - Joyous Encounter - "Don't Ever Leave Me"
- Thad Jones - Regina Carter - Motor City Moments - "Don't Git Sassy"
- Thad Jones - Hank Jones - Upon Reflection: The Music of Thad Jones - "Thad's Pad"
- Tommy Flanagan - Let's Play The Music of Thad Jones - "Quietude"
- Thad Jones - Richard Wyands - Get Out of Town - "Mean What You Say"
- Thad Jones - Grant Stewart & Bruce Harris - The Lighting of The Lamps - "Bitty Ditty"
- Thad Jones - Champian Fulton - Blue and Sentimental - "Minor on Top"
- Thad Jones - Jeb Patton - Tenthis, Live in New York - "Zec"
- Thad Jones - Bobby Wiens - Talking Drums - "Little Rascal On a Rock"
- Thad Jones - Frank Basile Sam Dillon Quintet - Two Part Solution - "Kids Are Pretty People"
Jazz has been a partner on the popular dance floor since the beginning of the 20th Century. From the Jazz Age, through the swing era, from the South American influence… MoreJazz has been a partner on the popular dance floor since the beginning of the 20th Century. From the Jazz Age, through the swing era, from the South American influence to hip hop; we’ll cover jazz treatments of dance crazes and styles in “Shall We Dance”. Grab a partner and join us! LessHosted by Daniel Chaldekas Tuesday | 10/03/2023 | 4:00 pm
- Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen - Shirley Horn - You Won't Forget Me - "Come Dance with Me"
- Irving Berlin - Shelia Jordan - Portrait of Shelia - "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
Jelly Roll Morton -
Jelly Roll Morton -
Centenial His Complete Victor Recordings 1926-1939 -
"Black Bottom Stomp"
Notes: Recorded 1926
Avon Long, Lil Hardin Armstrong -
Lil Hardin Armstrong -
Lil Hardin Armstrong & Her Swing Orchestra 1936-1940 -
Notes: Recorded 1937
James P. Johnson -
Don Ewell, Willie "The Lion" Smith -
Stride Piano Duets -
Notes: Recorded Live in Toronto, 1966
Duke Ellington -
Duke Ellington -
The Blanton-Webster Band Disc 3 -
Cole Porter, Jerry Gray -
Artie Shaw -
Begin the Beguine -
"Begin the Beguine"
Notes: Recorded 1938
- Charles Grean, Maxine Manners, Fats Waller - Cecile McLorin Salvant - WomanChild - "Jitterbug Waltz"
Charlie Parker -
Charlie Parker -
The Genius of Charlie Parker Vol. 3 -
"Now's The Time"
Notes: Recorded 1953
Alonzo Levister -
John Coltrane -
Complete Prestige Recordings, Disc 8 -
Notes: Recorded 1957
- Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz - Keystone Trio (John Hicks, George Mraz, Idris Muhammad) - Heart Beats - "Dancing in the Dark"
- Lisa Hilton - Lisa Hilton - Escapism - "Hot Summer Samba"
- Dave Bass - Dave Bass - NYC Sessions - "Lost Mambo"
- Jerome Kern - Cal Tjader - Mambo with Tjader - "Dearly Beloved (Cha-cha-cha)"
- Evan Lurie - Lounge Lizards - Voice of Chunk - "Tarantella"
- Oliver Nelson - Bill Cunliffe - Blues and the Abstract Truth: Take 2 - "Hoe Down"
- Abdullah Ibrahim - Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) - Anthem for the New Nations - "Liberation Dance"
- Mickey Katz - Don Byron - Plays the Music of Mickey Katz - "Litvak Square Dance"
- Bob Mintzer - Bob Mintzer, Larry Goldings, Peter Erskine - Canyon Cove - "Bugaloo To You"
- Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader - Mambo with Tjader - "Lucero (Mambo)"
Eddie Marshall, Andre Marshall -
Eddie Marshall Hip Hop Jazz Band -
Up & Down Club Sessions, Vol. 1 -
Notes: Andre Marshall vocals
- John Ellis - John Ellis and Double Wide - Dance Like There's No Tomorrow - "Three Legged Tango in Jackson Square"
Join Dave from Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rocke Show to explore the incredibly prolific Jazz is Dead record label, founded by Ali Shaheed Muhammad (a Tribe Called Quest) and musician… MoreJoin Dave from Ye Olde Tuesday Afternoon Rocke Show to explore the incredibly prolific Jazz is Dead record label, founded by Ali Shaheed Muhammad (a Tribe Called Quest) and musician / producer Adrian Younge. Eighteen releases and counting since 2020, featuring overlooked and / or underrated jazz musicians, we will play the best and cover what we can before they put the next record out. LessHosted by Dave Moore Tuesday | 10/03/2023 | 2:00 pm
- Adrian Younge - Black Dynamite Soundtrack - "Cleaning Up The Streets"
- A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Funk And Rhythm - "Can I Kick It?"
- Katalyst - Jid 13 - "The Avenues"
- D'angelo Live feat> ali shaheed - "Lady"
- The Midnight Hour feat. laetitia sadier - The Midnight Hour - "Dans Un Moment 'Derrance"
- Henry Franklin - Jid 14 - "The Griot / people's revolution"
- Garrett Saracho - Jid 11 - "El Cambio Es Necesario"
- Azymuth - Jid 4 - "Fall Afternoon / Friendship Samba"
- Phil Ranelin And Wendall Harrison - Jid 16 - "Running With The Tribe / Fire In Detroit"
- Tony Allen - Jid 18 - "Dont Believe The Dancers / ebun"
- Adrian Younge / Dj Shadow - "The Changeling 2"
- Lonnie Liston Smith - Jid 17 - "Love Brings Happiness"
Join us for two hours of songbirds who have graced the stage throughout all of the history of jazz. We will hear such larks as Bessie Smith, Betty Carter, Cassandra… MoreJoin us for two hours of songbirds who have graced the stage throughout all of the history of jazz. We will hear such larks as Bessie Smith, Betty Carter, Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones, among many others. LessHosted by Jessica, Rebecca Foster Tuesday | 10/03/2023 | 12:00 pm
- Beleza - Just For Fun - "O Pato"
- Ma Rainey - Classic Blues Songs From The 1920'Svol. 8 - "Black Cat Hoot Owl Blues"
- Carmen McRae - Birds Of A Feather - "When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along"
- Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Johnny Mercer Song Book - "Skylark"
- Betty Carter - Avant-Garde Jazz (Remastered) - "Bluebird Of Happiness"
- Sarah Vaughan - Live In Japan Vol 2 - "Bye Bye Blackbird"
- Connee Boswell & Bing Crosby - Bing-His Legendary Years - "Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)"
- Peggy Lee - Miss Wonderful - "Where Flamingos Fly"
- Blue Lu Barker - From The Vaults: "Vine Street Divas" - "A Little Bird Told Me"
- Carmen McRae - Carmen McRae For Lovers - "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square"
- Blossom Dearie - Work From Home with Blossom Dearie - "Little Jazz Bird"
- Anita O'Day - A Jazzy Day - "Night Bird"
- Joni Mitchell - Songs Of Joni Mitchell - "A Bird That Whistles"
- Rene Marie - Vertigo - "Blackbird"
- Dinah Washington - The Fabulous Miss D! - "A Slick Chick On The Mellow Side"
- Vi Redd - Bird Call - "I Remember Bird"
- Etta Jones - Close To Why - "Till There Was You"
- Madeleine Peyroux - Standing On The Rooftop - "Fickle Dove"
- Rhiannon Giddens - You're The One - "Hen In The Foxhouse"
- Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light 'Til Dawn - "Black Crow"
- Nancy Harms - She - "Crow"
- Roseanna Vitro - Sing A Song Of Bird - "Yardbird Suite"
- Beleza - Just For Fun - "Rockin' Robin"
Piano trios have a storied history in jazz with classic groups like those led by Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Ahmad Jamal. That tradition continues today and the co-hosts of… MorePiano trios have a storied history in jazz with classic groups like those led by Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Ahmad Jamal. That tradition continues today and the co-hosts of Jazz at 100 Now will present some of the finest piano trios in the current scene. We'll hear from artists like Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, Bill Charlap, Cyrus Chestnut, Lisa Hilton, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Barron, Emmet Cohen, Joanne Brackeen, Renee Rosnes and more. LessHosted by Steven Harris Tuesday | 10/03/2023 | 10:00 am
Emmet Cohen -
Uptown in Orbit -
"Braggin' in Brass"
Notes: Emmet Cohen--piano, Russell Hall--acoustic bass, Kyle Poole --drums.
Isaiah J. Thompson, TJ Reddick, Christian McBride -
Composed in Color -
Notes: Isaiah J. Thompson--piano, TJ Reddick--drums, Christian McBride--bass.
Orrin Evans -
The Evolution of Oneself -
Notes: Orrin Evans--piano, Christian McBride--bass, Karriem Riggins--drums
Bill Charlap Trio -
Street Of Dreams -
Notes: Bill Charlap--piano, Peter Washington--bass, Kenny Washington--drums.
Aaron Diehl Trio -
Mozart Jazz -
"Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I"
Notes: Aaron Diehl (p), David Wong (b), Quincy Davis (ds)
Jacky Terrasson -
Notes: Jacky Terrasson--piano, Ali Jackson--drums, Géraud Portal--bass.
Lisa Hilton -
Life Is Beautiful -
Notes: Bass--Luques Curtis, Drums--Rudy Royston, Piano-- Lisa Hilton
Helen Sung, Peter Washington, Lewis Nash -
(re) Conception -
Notes: Helen Sung--piano, Peter Washington--bass, Lewis Nash--drums
Joey Alexander -
Notes: Joey Alexander--piano, Larry Grenadier, Kendrick Scott--drums
Harold López-Nussa -
Un Día Cualquiera -
"Una Tarde Cualquiera En Paris (to Bebo Valdes)"
Notes: Gaston Joya--bass, Harold López-Nussa--piano, Ruy Adrian López-Nussa--drums
Joe Farnsworth, David Hazeltine, Peter Washington -
Blues for Gerry -
Notes: David Hazeltine--piano, Joe Farnsworth--drums, Peter Washington--bass.
Lafayette Harris, Jr. -
Swingin' Up in Harlem -
"Swingin' Up in Harlem"
Notes: Lafayette Harris, Jr--piano, Lewis Nash--drums, Peter Washington--bass.
Cyrus Chestnut -
My Father's Hands -
Notes: Cyrus Chestnut--piano, Lewis Nash--drums, Peter Washington--bass.
Brad Mehldau -
The Art of the Trio, Vol. 1 -
Notes: Brad Mehldau--piano, Larry Grenadier--Bass, Jorge Rossy--drums.
Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade -
Children of the Light -
"Sunburn and Mosquito"
Notes: Danilo Perez--piano, John Patitucci--bass, Brian Blade--drums.
Lynne Arriale Trio -
The Lights Are Always On -
Notes: Lynne Arriale--piano, Jasper Somsen--bass, E.J. Strickland--drums
Regular listeners to Brian Keena's Friday morning "The Jazz Messenger" show know his penchant for locomotives. We take Billy Strayhorn's cue from his iconic 1939 composition and feature songs referencing… MoreRegular listeners to Brian Keena's Friday morning "The Jazz Messenger" show know his penchant for locomotives. We take Billy Strayhorn's cue from his iconic 1939 composition and feature songs referencing trains (Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie") to tunes influenced by the rhythm of the clickety clack (James Moody's "Last Train From Overbrook"), and everything in between. Get your ticket, climb aboard, grab a seat and pledge to two hours of steel wheels and iron horses rolling straight through your mind. LessHosted by Brian Keena Tuesday | 10/03/2023 | 8:00 am
- Monk - Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser - "Locomotive (Instrumental)"
Billy Strayhorn -
Duke Ellington Orchestra -
Live At Newport 1961 -
"Take The 'A' Train"
Notes: 1999 CD produced by the late, great Phil Schaap of WKCR, Columbia University, NY.
- Smith - Bessie Smith - Columbia 10" 78 - "Dixie Flyer Blues"
- White - Bukka White - Vocalion 10" 78 - "Special Stream Line"
- Anderson/Dooley - Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley - Columbia 10" 78 - "CC&O Blues"
- Ervin T. Rouse - Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys - Doxy Collection - "Orange Blossom Special (Instrumental)"
- Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel aka Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley and His Band - Checker 7" 45 - "Down Home Special"
- Big Bill Broonzy - Muddy Waters - Muddy Sings "Big Bill" - "Southbound Train"
- James - Elmore James - The Complete Fire & Enjoy Sessions - "Sunnyland Train"
- Ellington - Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen - Night Train - "Happy-Go-Lucky Local (aka "Night Train")"
- Mayme Watts/Robert Mosely - Nat King Cole - Capitol 7" - "Midnight Flyer"
- Jack Wolf Fine/Joseph E. Hirsch - Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five - "Texas And Pacific"
- Billy Strayhorn - Betty Roche - Take The 'A' Train - "Take The 'A' Train"
- Mayfield - The Impressions (with Curtis Mayfield) - "People Get Ready"
- Calloway - Cab Calloway - Cab Calloway – On Film 1934-1950 - "Rail Rhythm (iInstrumental)"
- Billy Strayhorn - Charles Mingus - Pre-Bird - "Take The 'A' Train (Instrumental)"
- Kenny Gamble/Leon Huff - The O'Jays - Backstabbers - "Love Train"
- BT Express - BT Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - "Express"
- Sawyer/Wilson - Diana Ross and The Supremes - Love Child - "How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone"
- Salvatore Antonio Guaragna aka Harry Warren - Carmen Miranda - Odeon 10" 78 - "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
- Stroller/Leiber - Esther Phillips - Federal Single - "Mainliner"
- Jimmy Forrest - James Brown - Star Time - "Night Train"
- Forrest/Washington/Simpkins - Jimmy Smith And Wes Montgomery - Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo - "Night Train"
- Billy Strayhorn/lyrics Frank Mignone - Eddie Jefferson - Letter From Home - "Take The 'A' Train"
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe - "This Train"
- Ellington - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - "Take The Coltrane"
- Ellington - Ella Fitzgerald and The Duke Ellington Orchestra - Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur - "The Old Circus Train Turn-Around (Instrumental)"
- Vaughn Horton/Denver Darling/Milt Gabler - Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five - Decca 78 - "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie"
- Coltrane - John Coltrane - Blue Train - "Blue Train"