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1998 WTJU Jazz Marathon
1998 WTJU Jazz Marathon Program


October 16th - 23rd, 1998
Welcome music lover!

Here-in you will find a wealth of listening pleasure unavailable in most other parts of the world. We call it the WTJU 1998 Jazz Marathon Fund-raiser, but from Friday morning October 16th through Friday evening October 23rd, you will be able to hear strains of Latin, blues, reggae, gospel, dance music, acid jazz, trip hop, R&B, and Ska. Of course, all of that falls in between the requisite shots of bebop, swing, trad, cool, fusion and avant-garde jazz, brought to you courtesy of our uniquely knowledgeable volunteer DJ’s. A live performance October 16th by saxophone colossus Bennie Wallace at Old Cabell Hall signals the opening of this exceptional week.

This year the Jazz Marathon is only part of the coolest October ever in Charlottesville, as the Virginia Film Festival, beginning October 29th, focuses on "Cool" and jazz this year. So, after the great radio programs and concerts during the Marathon, stay in the swing of things with jazz-related films and musician-appearances at the Film Festival. In conjunction with the Film Festival, 91.1 WTJU will broadcast special "Cool" film-related shows from Thursday night through Saturday night. We hope all these events will generate a heightened interest in this amazing music, and that you, the listener/viewer, will show that you recognize how lucky we Central Virginians are to have such cultural bonanzas in our sleepy burg. Please pledge generously to WTJU, attend the live programs, and take in a flick.

WTJU would like to recognize the following for their invaluable assistance:

David Eisenman, Jazz Director
Gary Funston, Concert Presenter
Aaron Zatcoff, Premium Solicitation
Lydia Conder, graphic design
All the merchants who donated premiums


Program Schedule
CALL UP & MAKE A PLEDGE
924-3419 - 924-3959
Friday, October 16

9:00 -10:30am
Tom Klippstein
JAZZ CANARIES AGAIN

Celebrate the female vocalists' form of jazz including Abbey, Bessie, Cassandra, Dinah...

10:30 - noon
Steven Soghoian
CLARINET KINGS - THEN & NOW

Featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ken Peplowski and Kenny Davern.

noon - 2:00pm
Tom Morgan
CLASSIC JAZZ FOR THE AUDIOPHILE

A sampling of classic, traditional, jazz performances by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Biederbecke, Jimmy Rushing and more…miraculously transformed into high-quality stereo sound. Tom Morgan will feature an amazing new series of CDs produced by the internationally-acclaimed Australian sound engineer, Robert Parker.

2:00 - 4:30pm
Goldfinger & Peter Welch
PRINCE BUSTER TRIBUTE

The pioneering Ska-groovy sounds of Jamaican legend Mr. Cecil Bustamante Campbell AKA Prince Buster, as well as many of the great musicians that recorded with him.

4:30 - 5:00pm - NEWS

5:00 - 7:00pm
Dave Berzonsky
AFRICAN JAZZ CONNECTION

Featuring the late Nigerian musician, Fela Ransom Kuti.

7:00 - 9:00pm
Tiffany Sanchez
DANZA LATINA

A dose of hot Salsa and other Latina Danzas to kick-off the first evening of the marathon. Artists will include Willie Colon, Jose Alberto, Los Pleneros de la 21, and Conjunto Cespedes. This show will be announced in both Spanish and English.

9:00 - 11:00pm
Peter Welch
MISSISSIPPI SAXOPHONE: BEST IN BLUES HARMONICA

Blues harp players including Billy Branch, Rod Piazza, Junior Wells.

11:00 - 1:00am
Prof. Bebop
SWING CATS NOUVEAUX

The resurgence of swing and the jitterbug scene has blasted new energy into the culture of now. Professor Bebop surveys the new hep cats from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Royal Crown Revue to the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Time to get your hip boots laced and your pedal digits ready to tap all over the place.

Saturday, October 17

6:00 - 8:00am
Franz & Elizabeth
MAD SCIENTIST MAKES JAZZ GO BOOM!

Sleepers awake to the unfamiliar sounds of jazz-fused beats, bops, and lyrical rhythms.

8:00 - 10:00am
Sarah Shalf
CELTIC JAZZ

Ever heard a bagpipe jam? A fiddle swing? Uilleann pipes jive? Tune in to see what kind of interesting concoctions Sarah serves up when she dips into a mix of Celtic and jazz/funk influences for the second year in a row.

10:00 - noon
Sean Grzegorezyk
ANYTHING GOES

Modern jazz readings of the Cole Porter songbook interpreted by jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Bird, Sonny Rollins, Grant Green, & others.

noon - 2:00pm
Donna Bowman
PREMILLENIUM BLUES

Let blues music from the last half of our favorite millenium wash over you. We guarantee you'll feel better about the future.

2:00 - 5:00pm
Charlie Curtis
MILES QUINTET MINUS ONE

A show focusing on the musical careers of the four members of Miles Davis’ second quintet; Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter.

5:00 - 7:00pm
Phyllis White
WOMEN & THE BLUES

Featuring Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Rory Block, Saffire the Uppity Blues Women, and others.

7:00 - 9:00pm
Ellie Goodman
BLACK SAINT/ SOUL NOTE

Some of the most adventurous music in the genre, featuring Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Pullen, Steve Lacy and more.

9:00 - 11:00pm
Gary Funston
A NIGHT AT THE "KNIT"

A sampling of the best recordings to come out of The Knitting Factory, the cutting edge venue at the heart of the famed New York "downtown" scene…including John Zorn, Don Byron & Wayne Horvitz. Gary will also spotlight unreleased live material.

11:00 - 1:00am
Steve Kaminsky
SCORE!

Selections from classic and contemporary jazz motion picture soundtracks composed and performed by Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Gato Barbieri and many others.

Sunday, October 18

6:00 - 8:00am
Shawn Felton
GOSPEL SUNRISE SERVICE

A serving of old and new gospel styles for a sunrise service.

8:00 - 10:00am
Amanda Morgan
BLUE NOTE SUNDAY: SUNDAY MORNING

Spirituals, soulful ballads & inventive standards, including Hank Jones, Grant Green, & Ike Quebec.

10:00 - noon
Aaron Zatcoff
BLUE NOTE SUNDAY: EXPANSIONS

Late 60's hard bop, post bop & avant-garde featuring Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, & McCoy Tyner.

noon - 2:00pm
Prof. Bebop
BLUE NOTE SUNDAY: DOWN HOME ON THE TOWN

Greasy and funky like the blue plate special in the most soulful of roadhouses, the Blue Note sounds of Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock and others kept the pulse of America thumping hard. Prof. Bebop serves ‘em up hot with a backbeat as tasty as dessert. Be sure to leave your tip before you split.

2:00 - 5:00pm
David Eisenman & Sean Grzegorezyk
BLUE NOTE SUNDAY: TWICE ON THE MONEY - THE CLASSIC YEARS

Celebrate the classic golden age of Blue Note Records covering the mid 50's through the mid 60's bebop, hard bop, and soul jazz, featuring Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Gene Harris and others.

5:00 - 7:00pm
Tim Beeghly
BLUE NOTE SUNDAY: NEW SOUNDS OF BLUE NOTE

The contemporary new sounds of Blue Note Records - Joe Lovano, Sherman Irby, Medeski, Martin & Wood, and others.

7:00 - 9:00pm
Kevin Kellam
MODERN JAZZ GUITAR

Frisell, Scofield, Metheny, Hunter; A show focusing primarily on these four players and their expansion of the guitar tradition in jazz.

9:00 - 11:00pm
Bill Adams
RURAL MUSIC OLD & NEW

Old but never in the way. Acoustic Blues, Mountain Music hot shots, Western Swing and Slide Guitar. 70 years of country music genius.

11:00 - 1:00am
Brian Malone
ATONAL JAZZ

Jazz using harmonies imported from 20th century classical music featuring Cecil Taylor, Mathew Shipp, Marilyn Crispell among others.

6:00 - 8:00am
Tim Snider
OUT OF THE COOL

Hear some of the foremost practitioners of the "cool style" from Miles to Brubeck, Getz to Baker, from West Coast studios to New York clubs. It’s the Cool Style, featuring some of the biggest names in jazz from the 50’s & 60’s.

Monday, October 19

8:00 - 10:00am
John Simonette
THE MUSIC OF STAN KENTON

Explore the four decades of Kenton's "Artistry in Rhythm", from 1941 to 1978.

10:00 - noon
Steve Blickstein
THE MAGIC OF MARIAN MCPARTLAND

Steve plays the music of this great pianist over her long and remarkable career.

noon - 2:00pm
Tom Morgan
CLARENCE WILLIAMS' BIRTHDAY PARTY

This ground-breaking composer, pianist and music-publisher would have been 100 years old this October. Sidney Bechet’s first recordings were with him, and Louis Armstrong fashioned his Hot Five and Six recordings after some earlier sessions by Williams. Join "the Bartender," Tom Morgan, for a fascinating exploration of Williams’ musical career.

2:00 - 4:30pm
Senora Ann
CUBAN PIANISTS: ERNESTO TO CHUCHO

A salute to the Cuban piano tradition embraces a widened musical expression that incorporated jazz, turn-of-the-century salon music, and popular Latin American dance rhythms. Hosted by Senora Ann, and featuring the music of keyboard virtuosi Jesus "Chuchu" Valdes, Gonsalvo Rubalcalba, Juan Formell, Ruben Gonsalez and the underrated Ernesto Lecuona.

4:30 - 5:00pm - NEWS

5:00 - 7:00pm
Larry Minnick
FLECKTONES & JAZZ-GRASS

Excerpts from Bela's jazz and fusion works including rare live material along with other artists from Jazz-grass.

7:00 - 9:00pm
Jahan Ramazani
DAVID MURRAY

David Murray's saxophone explodes with limitless energy and intellectual fire.

9:00 - 11:00pm
Sarah Shalf
EARTHWORKS DISPLAY - THE BEST NEW RELEASES OF THE YEAR

Join the host of Earthworks as she reviews the hottest releases of the past year. Sarah will be spinning tunes from the Catholics, Liquid Soul, Wilson, Chick Corea and more. Vote for your favorite release of the year with your pledges!

11:00 - 1:00am
David Wilson
LATE 70'S EARLY 80'S FREE IMPROVISATION

Improvisational jazz.

Tuesday, October 20

6:00 - 8:00am
Ellis Bryant
BEN WEBSTER

Ellis will feature the warm-quavering tones of saxophonist, Ben Webster.

8:00 - 10:00am
John Simonette
WEST COAST SOUNDS

What was it? Who were the artists? What did it sound like? Where is it today? Including Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others….

10:00 - noon
Charles Peale
VOCAL GROUPS SING POPULAR SONGS

Featuring the Andrew Sisters, the Ink Spots, the Four Freshman, the Boswell Sisters, the Pied Pipers with Jo Stafford and Sinatra, the Modernaires from Glenn Miller’s Orchestra, the Ravens, the McGuire Sisters and the Hilltoppers with Billy May, just to name a few.

noon - 2:00pm
Aer Stephen & Donald Kientz
MONDAY NIGHT AT TIP'S

Piano night at Tipitina's is a longstanding New Orleans tradition. Even if the day and time doesn't quite match, Aer & Donald will be tuned up and have the ivory polished for a Jazz Marathon rendition. Starting with the music of Tuts Washington, passing through with Fats Domino, James Booker, Ironing Board Sam, Professor Longhair, and finishing up with the likes of Dr. John, Harry Connick Jr. and a host of others. Be sure to get your hand stamped and come on in.

2:00 - 4:30pm
cwtiii
GUMBO NOUVEAU

The continued fertility of New Orleans is best illustrated by a consumate player, only in his 20s, and already a monster of cool: Nicholas Payton. Join cwtiii for 2 ½ hours of Nicholas and friends.

4:30 - 5:00pm - NEWS

5:00 - 7:00pm
Ann Porotti
MYSELF WHEN I AM REAL: CHARLES MINGUS

The best of Charles Mingus. Ann Porotti gets her chance to show you what Mingus means personally and cosmically. Lots of piano, lots of lyricism, lots of spontaneous performance. After all, who was more real than Mingus?

7:00 - 11:00pm
Kevin Kellam & Aaron Zatcoff
CLASSIC MILES

Four hours of the finest jazz music from the Prince of Darkness, Miles Davis. Call in your choice of acoustic or electric.

11:00 - 1:00am
Jay Blincoe
SUN RA

Spanning his musical career from Fletcher Henderson & beyond

Wednesday, October 21

6:00 - 8:00am
Ralph Graves
MORNING JAZZ

Who needs coffee when you can Wake Up with Woody? Join Ralph Graves as he serves up a morning mixture of vintage Woody Herman. Live recordings, some rarities, and some of the classics that you know you haven't heard in years. Let the Herd get you ready to face your morning!

8:00 - 10:00am
Dave Berzonsky
DUKE ELLINGTON SUITES - THE LATER YEARS

Dave will play Suites from the second half of Duke Ellington’s career.

10:00 - noon
Larry Minnick
PAT METHENY

Exploring the guitarist, his different groups and side projects.

noon - 2:00pm
Dave Grant
MAMBO YA YA

Perez Prado the first monarch of Mambo had to leave Cuba in the 50’s to play his radical style of music in Mexico City. From there it spread everywhere, becoming as common as fins on cars. With Ricky Ricardo crooning from the Copacabana Club over the airwaves, even suburban America learned to groove Latin-style. Hear Mr. Prado and all the other Mambo Kings (…and find out where James Brown learned to "hunnhhh!").

2:00 - 4:30pm
Steve Blickstein
THE BEST OF THE BEST

Presenting the best work of the greatest jazz musicians of modern times.

4:30 - 5:00pm - NEWS

5:00 - 7:00pm
Ryan Haynes
G IS FOR GUITAR

From funky to soothing, featuring the works of George Benson, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery and John Scofield. Groove a little or a lot.

7:00 - 9:00pm
Charles Peale
DANCING IN THE DARK

A two-hour program of music to dance with the one you love. Featuring the instrumental dance albums of David Carroll, Dick Contino, Billy May, Fontana, and more. Fred Astaire dances on the ceiling, Rudy Vallee dances with tears in his eyes, the Chordettes dance me loose. Cha Cha, Mambo, Tarantella, Samba and Foxtrot the night away. Frank Sinatra suggests "Come Dance With Me." Why not?

9:00 - 11:00pm
Charlie Curtis
JOHN LEE HOOKER

Enjoy the raw blues power of John Lee Hooker's greatest hits as well as rare recordings as Charlie reprises one of his and listeners favorite marathon show.

11:00 - 1:00am
Matt Pinto & Chris Termini
THE SIR JAZZ-A-LOTS PRESENT

An eclectic mix of Jazz from Mingus to Miles, the full span of 20th century Jazz.

Thursday, October 22

6:00 - 8:00am
Walt Hakala
JAZZ ACCORDING TO THRILL JOCKEY

Featuring Tortoise, Isotope 217, and others.

8:00 - 10:00am
Dick Rose
DUKE ELLINGTON - FROM THE BEGINNING

Excerpts from the master’s early years including rarities.

10:00 - noon
Tom Klippstein
MOOD INDIGO

From the jazz library, tunes from the blues end of the spectrum—Peggy’s Blue Skylight, Blue In Green, etc.

noon - 2:00pm
Valerie L’Herrou
JAVA JUNCTION REVISITED

"Where’s my coffee?…" Here it is, served up hot. Valerie L’Herrou brews it just the way you like it—all caff, no jive.

2:00 - 4:30pm
Franz Bauer
AFRO-ASTRO JAZZ

Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and Don Cherry provide two & one half-hours of spacey melodies, fueling a journey through the Inter-Galactic Spaceways.

4:30 - 5:00pm - NEWS

5:00 - 7:00pm
Miss Anthropy & Darrell Rose
ABSTRACTIONS & DIGRESSIONS

A truly free-form cosmic slop jazz thing! Including Sun Ra, Jimmy Giuffre and Gil Scott Heron.

7:00 - 9:00pm
Live From The Prism
JAZZ & THE SPOKEN WORD

Dig out the berets and bongos and practice your finger snapping. Dawn Thompson, Greg Foster and special guests will read their own poetry and that of others to the accompaniment of area jazz greats. A paid pledge gets you in free.

9:00 - 11:00pm
David Eisenman
THE KANSAS CITY STAR: JULIA LEE

Explore Julia's big band jump blues and R&B jazz music of the late 40's and 50's along with other similar female vocalists of the period such as Ella Johnson.

11:00 - 1:00am
Buddhafinger
TRIP HOP, DRUM, BASS, & JAZZ

The introduction of the turntable and sampler of instruments into modern music has had an indisputable influence. Tony P & Matt will explore jazz in the context of turntablism and the sampled form.

Friday, October 23

6:00 - 8:00am
Eric Motschenbacher
JAZZ ON BROADWAY

Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson and friends.

8:00 - 10:00am
Stephanie Nakasian
VOCALESE

The art of putting lyrics to jazz standards from the father of vocalese, Jon Hendricks and others including Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, King Pleasure, and Manhattan Transfer.

10:00 - noon
Steven Soghoian
MASTERS OF SOLO PIANO

The "Giants Of Solo Piano Jazz" show features the works of Tatum, Wilson and Garner.

noon - 2:00pm
Dr. Mo
THE FIRST TWO LETTERS OF JAZZ ARE "JA"

An island floating through the 50’s on swing and R&B horn bands suddenly finds itself independent of Britain and invents an up-tempo optimistic music called Ska. The infectious Ska groove still keeps on coming in waves from all corners of the globe. Hear the R&B roots, the Ska pioneers, and the modern fallout; from the Skatalites to the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble to Latin-Ska. With your host Dr. Mo.

2:00 - 4:30pm
Aaron Zatcoff
TAKE THE COLTRANE - PART 1

Trane took the music to another evolutionary level from bop to the outer reaches of the sonic universe. Fasten your seatbelt, put your ears in the upright position, and enjoy the ride.

4:30 - 5:00pm - NEWS

5:00 - 7:00pm
Aaron Zatcoff
TAKE THE COLTRANE - PART 2

Once is not enough….

7:00 - 9:00pm
Jay Blincoe
ACID JAZZ

Sample the new exciting music from the Greyboy Allstars, Medeski Martin & Woods, Galactic, and other shakers of acid jazz.

9:00 - 11:00pm
Peter Welch
TOMORROW'S BLUES TODAY

Featuring some of today's contemporary Blues artists including Joe Louis Walker, Larry Garner, Melvin Taylor and more….

11:00 - 1:00am
Prof. Bebop
HERBIE HANCOCK: PLUGGED & NOT

Professor Bebop celebrates the many wonders of this master. One of the young lions of Blue Note in the 60s, trace Hancock's career from his beginnings through the great Miles Davis fusion band to the Headhunters. Hard bop, fusion and ballads are all specialties.

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