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WTJU

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Description

WTJU-FM is a noncommercial educational radio station licensed by the FCC to the Rector and Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia.

WTJU Mission Statement * To present original, rich, and diverse programming of music and other forms of expression free from the direct constraints of commercial interests, reflecting the broadest educational goals of the University. * To provide the University and surrounding communities with a significant alternative to other broadcast media within the station's service area. * To provide educational, entertaining music and public affairs programming, and information on issues and events of interest to the community. * To serve as a communications link between the University and surrounding communities, bringing the resources of the University to its neighbors, providing opportunities for participation in the creation of programming and the experience of broadcasting, and fostering closer contact among different groups. * To archive selected recorded material acquired or produced by WTJU.

Pieces

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"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "Green Eggs and Ham/Good Night Moon"

  • Added: Oct 20, 2017
  • Length: 27:50
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Tenorist Paul Gonzalvez electrified the crowd with 27 blues choruses on "Diminuendo in Blue and Crescendo in Blue" with Duke Ellington at Newport 1...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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The torrid pace of bebop improvisations reached a point in the late 1940s that prompted a musical reconsideration and Miles Davis was there at the ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Pianist Lennie Tristano was a very visible participant in the modern jazz innovations of the mid-1940s through the early 1950s, winning polls and p...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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"Sam the Waler (Pete Seeger)" and "The Magic Fiddle (Bill Wellington)"

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 28:07
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"Tacky the Penguin" and "Cat in the Hat"

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
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"How Chipmunk Got his Stripes" and "The Mud Pony"

  • Added: Oct 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:09
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"Blueberries for Sal" and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt/Says Good Night"

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 28:14
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In the 1940’s, some twenty-five to thirty years into the history of recorded jazz, the sometimes violent reaction against the bebop revolution caus...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Duke Ellington was the well-spring that flowed through many decades of jazz. In 1938, Ellington found his soul-mate in composer/arranger Billy Stra...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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"How the Ostrich Got Such a Long Neck" and "Sungura and Leopard"

  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
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"And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" and "Cinder Edna"

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:06
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"The Toll-Bridge Troll" and "The Frog Prince Continued"

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
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Most of the pioneering bebop musicians we have featured in the past several programs were centered in New York – Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Bud Powell, Col...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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In the past several hours of Jazz at 100, we have featured the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, ...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1940, Minton's Playhouse on West 118th Street hired drummer Kenny Clarke as a bandleader. For the house band, Clarke hired trumpeter Joe Guy, ba...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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"How the Stars Fell Into the Sky/The Spider Who Created the World" and "Elinda who Danced in the Sky"

  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 28:07
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Mentored by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell became the first great piano innovator of bebop. “It would be hard to overstate Powell’s impact. His ingeni...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"Stephanie's Ponytail" and "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"

  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 28:14
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Dizzy Gillespie grew up professionally playing in the big bands of Teddy Hill, Cab Calloway, Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine and writing for Woody He...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1