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Jazz Marathon 2002 - October 4-11
Friday October 4
Fri 10/4 9:00 - noon
Billie Holliday & Company
From her happy, bouncy days with Teddy Wilson, her big band recordings with Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Artie Shaw, her sessions with musical soulmate Lester Young and her swinging sets with Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and so many others---to her last heartfelt recordings like Lady in Satin. All this, plus a special invitation for you to listen in on an impromptu rehearsal with pianist Jimmy Rowles (with Billie’s own commentary).
Fri 10/4 noon - 2:00pm
Boogie Woogie Piano
"The Boogie Woogie Barrelhouse Bug" - Boogie Woogie and Barrelhouse might just be the most infectious piano music ever to enter your ear. It's guaranteed to take the blue out of your blues and put some pep in your step. Starting with two hands and a piano back in the 1920's the sound of the 88s just keeps on rolling with the likes of Marcia Ball, Memphis Slim, Speckled Red, Katie Webster, Professor Longhair, Albert Ammons, Pinetop Smith, Champion Jack Dupree, Fats Domino, and Dr. John. Get the Boogie Woogie bug and the Barrelhouse cure all in one jumpin', jivin' show.
Fri 10/4 2:00 - 4:00pm
Sonny Side Up
Featuring the music of saxophone greats Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, and especially the under-appreciated Sonny Criss. Also the piano trios led by Sonny Clark, as well as his work as an accompanist on several classic sessions.
Fri 10/4 4:00 - 5:05pm
BBC Newshour and the Virginia News
Fri 10/4 5:05 - 8:00pm
Neville-ization: The Neville Brothers
The Neville Brothers are the first family of New Orleans music today. Join Peter Welch for 3 hours of the Nevilles' special gumbo of Crescent City sounds.
Fri 10/4 8:00 - 9:00pm
Ralph Rush Live at WTJU
Enjoy an hour of acoustic blues live from WTJU’s performance studio, featuring guitarist, Ralph Rush. Call in a pledge to host Bill Adams, and request a song for Ralph’s new National Steel guitar.
Fri 10/4 9:00 - 11:00pm
B. B. King
B. B. -- THE King of the Blues: Celebrate the music of one of the true giants of the blues, Riley "Blues Boy" King. Professor Bebop presents highlights from 50 years of the progressive, compelling, and phenomenally influential music created by one of the giants who set the course of modern blues.
Fri 10/4 11:00 - 1:00am
Charlie Pastorfield & Professor Bebop
James Brown: the most influential musician of the 20th century. Here’s the deal. We’ll: Begin the show with some early James and other cuts illustrating the state of early 60's R&B. Cover the progression of JB's compositions from Cold Sweat era up to mid-70's stuff. And then play a variety of artists who have been heavily influenced by JB, including George Clinton, Talking Heads, Miles Davis, etc. Finish off with his influence on African music - the 1965 State Department sponsored tour of Africa, which totally transformed African music.
Sat October 5
Sat 10/5 6:00 - 9:00am
Early Jazz Biscuits
Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, the Georgia Jumpers, and Fats Waller. Jazz pioneers were cooking up some pretty juicy sounds, before they even knew what to call it. Rebecca will dig back in the cupboard for some old bluesy jazz to serve up with Saturday morning biscuits. Music so fresh, you'll swear it was made yesterday!
Sat 10/5 9:00 - 11:00am
Brownie: One of the early hard-boppers, Clifford Brown died tragically at 25, but his music influenced every trumpeter since, and his recorded output is excellent. Eric Angevine will dig in to Brownie's Blue Note sides, his famous collaboration with drummer Max Roach, and the extensive box set issued by Emarcy. Be there to celebrate a jazz legend.
Sat 10/5 11:00 - 1:00
Greg Howard & Ann Porotti
The "Stick" Show
Charlottesville's own Greg Howard spins jazz recordings on the Chapman Stick by players from around the world, including Steve Adelson of New York, Emmett Chapman of Los Angeles, Katsu Tanaka of Japan and more. Greg will also play the Stick for you live in the studio.
Sat 10/5 1:00 - 3:00pm
Tom Lawless & Chris Munson
Dead & Jazz
A special marathon edition of Sunshine Daydream, with music from the Grateful Dead and it’s many members and off-shoots.
Sat 10/5 3:00 - 6:00pm
Jam Band Showcase
Tune in and find out how a quartet from Vermont spawned an improvised music revolution, fusing elements of funk, jazz, rock, bluegrass, groove and electronica. Larry and Brad will cover all aspects of this music, featuring rare tracks from Phish, Moe, MMW, Galactic, Greyboy Allstars and more.
Sat 10/5 6:00 -8:00pm
BLUE: Songs with the color
BLUE: Classic and modern jazz compositions that reference the color blue. For example: Blue Train, Midnight Blue, Blue and Green, Blue 7, Blue Monk, etc. Join Sean as he celebrates this part of the jazz spectrum, and make your request for your favorite jazz piece with blue in its title.
Sat 10/5 8:00 - 9:00pm
The Blues Shakers Live at WTJU
An hour live rave-up by the Blues Shakers featuring Arik Van Brocklin on guitar, Steve Riggs on bass, with a special appearance from vocalist, Kim Polk, and hosted by Robin Tomlin.
Sat 10/5 9:00 - 11:00pm
Downtown Jews Play Jazz
One of the most fruitful trends in jazz since the early '90's has been the use of Jewish and Middle Eastern folk melodies as the basis for wildly creative arrangements and compositions by modern jazz musicians. Gary will present a cross-section of this music featuring work by Hassidic New Wave, John Zorn and Masada, and Steven Bernstien, among many others.
Sat 10/5 11:00 - 1:00am
Back in the 70's, a few very smart people came up with a great idea: take a funky, can't-sit-still-for-a-second R&B backbeat and glue it to the god-bothering, super-shrieky sound of free jazz. Think Albert Ayler sitting in with the JB's, or Peter Brotzman ripping it up with the Meters, and you just might have it. Tune right in for the real thing with Julius Hemphill, Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, Ken Vandermark, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Stay for rare cuts from the lesser known, equally inspired practitioners of this rare art form, including Derek Bailey, Catalyst, Luther Thomas's Funky Donkey, and Joe McPhee. Guaranteed to be a free, funky volcano of a good time.
Sun October 6
Sun 10/6 6:00 - 9:00am
Jazz for Beginners
Entry-level music for jazz novices: Not only “Jazz 101,” but accessible modern and Latin artists as well, including the Catholics, Sidney Bechet and his era, Ella Fitzgerald and other girl torch-singers, Mose Allison, Bill Frisell, and Chucho Valdez
Sun 10/6 9:00 - 11:00am
Cassandra Wilson Retrospective: From her adventurous JMT recordings of the 80s up through her genre blurring Bluenote releases, this show celebrates the distinctive voice of contra alto Cassandra Wilson, the diva from Mississippi dubbed by Time magazine as "America's best singer".
Sun 10/6 11:00 - 1:00pm
Jazz In Film
From Ellington and Mingus to Zorn and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, jazz music and the moving image have shared a deep attraction for one another. Join Kevin Kellam as he explores the synthesis of two great art forms, and the wonderful variety of music composed for the silver screen.
Sun 10/6 1:00 - 3:00pm
Detroit in the 1950’s had perhaps the greatest concentration of homegrown talent in any city in the century of jazz. The proof: Paul Chambers, Yusef Lateef, Barry Harris, Hank Jones, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Curtis Fuller, Tommy Flanagan and Betty Carter. And it continues today with Regina Carter, The Tribe, and Phil Ranalin. Pay tribute to the only city with a public sculpture of Joe Louis’ fist.
Sun 10/6 3:00 - 5:00pm
Robin Tomlin offers a complete survey of the Queen of Soul. From early jazz outings on Columbia, through the golden age of her Atlantic Soul recordings, and not neglecting her fabulous gospel sessions, on through until the present, it’s official – she has been voted the Greatest Singer of All Time! Robin confirms that judgment with this career retrospective.
Sun 10/6 5:00 - 7:00pm
Mike Cvetanovich & Shawn Felton
Gospel in the Soul
The Soul Stirrers, Swan Silvertones, a little Staple Singers and a dash of the Holmes Brothers, The Blind Boys and even some Blind Willie Johnson and Fairfield Four. The stuff of a great Sunday evening.
Sun 10/6 7:00 - 8:00pm
The Gospel Four Live at WTJU
Another First for the jazz marathon: Live Gospel from our studio. Enjoy the four-part harmony of the Gospel Four. Hosting will be Shawn Felton, dj for our regular Sunday gospel show In the Spirit, along with Rev. Jonathan Spivey, Choral Director of Charlottesville High School and the Minister of Music at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Say Amen… and expect some surprises.
Sun 10/6 8:00 - 11:00pm
Kemp Honeycutt & David Eisenman
The Local Artist Request Show
Join Kemp Honeycutt and David Eisenman for a three hour exploration into the local music scene here in central Virginia. They’ll feature homegrown jazz & blues musicians such as John D’earth, Jeff Decker, Corey Harris, and Skip Castro among others… Local drummer and recording artist, Robert Jospe will be in the studio to debut his new Inner Rhythm CD release. Call in your requests at 924-3959 & pledge your support.
Sun 10/6 11:00 - 1:00am
Tight Shoes Blues
Ray Charles, Bill Broonzy, The Animals and others sing the blues for a shoestring budget.
Mon October 7
Mon 10/7 6:00 - 9:00am
Explorations of Bahia -- the development of the American/Brazilian collaborations that produced the bossa nova (new stream), with particular focus on the early meetings (1953 -- 10 years before Getz teamed up with Joao Gilberto!) between West Coast jazz musicians (Bud Shank, for example) and authentic Brazilian stars (Laurindo Almeida).
Mon 10/7 9:00 - noon
Charlie Fishman & Nick Page
Charlie Fishman, Dizzy Gillespie’s personal manager for many years, comes to Charlottesville to discuss Dizzy’s life and music with host Nick Page. Listen for unreleased recordings and personal insights into this one-of-a-kind entertainer.
Mon 10/7 noon - 2:00pm
"Afri-Cuba"…traveling the musical intersection between West Africa and Cuba, with Rounder recording artist and world-musician and blues man Corey Harris
Mon 10/7 2:00 - 4:00pm
Arguably the most influential saxophonist in jazz, get ready for two hours of be-bop from Bird. Have your requests ready.
Mon 10/7 4:00 - 5:05pm
BBC Newshour and the Virginia News
Mon 10/7 5:05 - 7:00pm
Hot Jazz: An Ecstasy of Syncopation
Hear early jazz as it was played the 1920's and 30's. Listen to the percolating melodies of bands featuring musicians such as Red Norvo, Wingy Manone and Bunny Berigan. Paul Whiteman, Jack Teagarden, and so much more! Please join Charles Peale for two hours of hot instrumentals and swell vocals.
Mon 10/7 7:00 - 8:00pm
John D’earth and the Impossible Trio Live at WTJU
The great trumpeter returns with a new trio, including Cameron Ralston on bass, playing the music of Sun Ra and other modern masters. The trio will feature the vocal artistry of Dawn Thompson.
Mon 10/7 8:00 - 10:00pm
Small Label Big Sound
It's not just the new artist's looking for that first record deal but more and more established and well-known stars are seeking out the smaller record labels like Basin Street, Thirsty Ear, and Palmetto Studios. They have enriched and expanded the choices for listeners as Jazz music has changed through the years. Join Tim Beeghly as he plays big sounds from small labels.
Mon 10/7 10:00 - 1:00am
Follow the legend from his early days with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, to the forming of the original Fleetwood Mac, to his semi-retirement with scattered solo projects throughout the 70's & 80's, to the formation of the Splinter Group, his current venture.
Tues October 8
Tue 10/8 6:00 - 9:00am
Jazz From Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh has been the cradle of great jazz musicians--Fatha Hines, Stanley Turrentine, and Ahmad Jamal, just to name a few. Tune in and hear some great jazz from the City of Steel--home of the Steelers, the Pirates, and great jazz--from Shadyside to the Hill, the North Side to the clubs downtown.
Tue 10/8 9:00 - noon
Rhythm & Romance Extravaganza
RHYTHM & ROMANCE : An extravaganza of the finest and greatest interpreters of the great American songbook. Join Charles Peale for a morning of unrestrained performances by the most distinguished singers from the forties and fifties; Sinatra, Torme, Fitzgerald, Crosby, Starr, Stafford, Clooney and many more. Hear the most exquisitely beautiful songs by the Twentieth Century's most sensational writers. The Gershwins, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn and Harry Warren.
Tue 10/8 noon - 2:00pm
"Kenton Odyssey - 1950-1959. This was an especially rich and exciting decade for the Kenton Orchestra. With charts by such greats as Pete Rugolo, Bill Russo, Shorty Rogers, Gene Roland, Bill Holman, Johnny Richards and Gerry Mulligan. And spectacular jazz musicians like Lee Konitz, Frank Rosolino, Maynard Ferguson, Shelley Manne, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Carl Fontana, Conte Candoli, June Christy, Chris Connor and many more. Also, a special Kenton alumni tribute will be aired for the first time on WTJU."
Tue 10/8 2:00 - 4:00pm
Mike Stock & Matt Combs
Rosemary Clooney-A Fan Appreciation: Performances from Ms. Clooney spanning her career starting with her early sides with the Clooney Sisters, through the nadir of her novelty songs and back to her return as a serious artist with Concord Jazz. Tune in for Matt and Mike’s faves or call 924-3418 with requests.
Tue 10/8 4:00 - 5:05pm
BBC Newshour and the Virginia News
Tue 10/8 5:05 - 7:00pm
Often a forgotten instrument in jazz, the tuba/sousaphone is not just for Sousa marches. A mainstay of New Orleans Brass Bands, the tuba has also been brought to new heights of virtuosity by the likes of Ray Draper (who played with Coltrane), Bob Stewart, Howard Johnson and many others. Gary offers the full breadth of the tuba's sometimes comical, always forceful sound.
Tue 10/8 7:00 - 8:00pm
Chickenhead Blues Band Live at WTJU
Support Charlottesville’s hottest Thursday night blues bar band, The Chickenhead Blues Band featuring Tom Robbins and Arik Van Brocklin on guitars & vocals, plus Andy Rowland on alto sax, and a rhythm section that tours with Corey Harris… Vic Brown on bass & Johnny Gilmore on drums. We also hope to have blues legend, Sonny Wells in the house on tenor sax, and Rebecca Foster will host.
Tue 10/8 8:00 - 11:00pm
Kevin Kellam & Charlie Curtis
A WTJU tradition continues as Charlie Curtis and Kevin Kellam take you deep down and high up into the wholly unique electric music of Miles Davis, including some of the recently released archival material. From the starkly beautiful to the cathartic and dense jungles of sound… Miles’ music stands alone.
Tue 10/8 11:00 - 1:00am
1961 - one of the great years in jazz--Coltrane's live at the Vanguard, Dolphy at the 5 spot, Jimmy Giuffre's Thesis/Fusion, Ornette Colman's Atlantics and more!
Wed October 9
Wed 10/9 6:00 - 9:00am
Good things come in threes, especially when it’s three musicians making great jazz. Join the Radiostar as he starts your Wednesday the right way---with a healthy collection of jazz masters—3 at a time. Listen for Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Joe Henderson and more.
Wed 10/9 9:00 - noon
A Blue Note Classic Morning
For over 60 years Blue Note set the standard for recording concept and quality. Visit the good old days of Rudy Van Gelder’s studios in the 50’s and 60’s, with music provided by Hank Mobley, Grant Green, Sonny Clark, Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham and all your favorites.
Wed 10/9 noon - 2:00pm
Contemporary Big Bands
Nick Page surveys the state of the art with a comprehensive swing through the best of the big bands that are out there right now. Listen to John Fedchok, Bill Perkins, Rob McConnell, Dave Matthews and more. These guys are good!
Wed 10/9 2:00 - 4:00pm
Soul Jazz Guitar
The Soul Jazz movement of the 60's and 70's spawned a generation of guitarists who bridged the gap between the complexity of bebop, the feeling of the blues, and the groove of soul and funk. Join local guitarist and WTJU announcer George Turner as he surveys the music of Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Martino, Melvin Sparks, Jimmy Ponder, and others.
Wed 10/9 4:00 - 5:05pm
BBC Newshour and the Virginia News
Wed 10/9 5:05 - 7:00pm
Scat & Vocalese, if you please
Scat With The Cats and Some Vocalese, If You Please: The great jazz vocal traditions of scat and vocalese have brought us many hours of haunting and hip music that highlight the technical connections between the voice and the instrument. Professor Bebop highlights such greats as Louis Armstrong, the Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, and Bobby McFerrin.
Wed 10/9 7:00 - 8:00pm
Red Hot Smoothies Live
Saxophonist Nick Page returns with another swinging set of jazz standards.
Wed 10/9 8:00 - 11:00pm
This moody genius fused elements of blues and gospel into his own unique style of bass playing, composing and arranging. Hear classics such as “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” and “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting”, performed by Mingus and many jazz giants. Prepare to get hit in your soul!
Wed 10/9 11:00 - 1:00am
Starting with Miles Davis in the late 6o's, through Chick Corea's Return to Forever, Billy Cobham, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Santana, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express and John Mayall's Jazz/Blues Fusion era.
Thurs October 10
Thu 10/10 6:00 - 9:00am
Rise With Ry: a musical journey with Ry Cooder from Africa to Texas, from Cuba to Mississippi. Enjoy his interpretations of different musical cultures. Hosted by Sandy Goodson-Adams.
Thu 10/10 9:00 - noon
David Glover & Valerie L'Herrou
Recently deceased at the age of 94, Lionel Hampton brought the vibes out front and in command for jazz combos and big bands. Tune in for a celebration of his life and music, focusing on his influence as a leader and sideman. Hampton was a master of one of the most unusual and eclectic instruments in the jazz arsenal. Phone in requests and relate your recollections of this important figure.
Thu 10/10 noon - 2:00pm
Tune in for two hours of jazz-influenced Western Swing. Bandleaders Matt Combs and Mike Stock will make sure you learn from where it came, where it's going, and be dern sure you'll wanna kick up your heels and dance. We'll bring the tunes, you spread the sawdust.
Thu 10/10 2:00 - 4:00pm
Meet Dr. T: the music of Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor, one of the most visible and durable of jazz pianists. He appears regularly on CBS Sunday Morning, is the music director of An Afternoon of Jazz, an annual fundraising concert for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, is the founder the Jazzmobile, which took music to the streets of Harlem in the 60s. And he's one helluva jazz piano player with the name recognition and broad appeal that we need for a marathon show. Steve will be joined by Roland Wiggins, a close friend of Billy's and the man who conferred a doctorate of music on him at the University of Massachusetts. Roland knows Billy and his music intimately; his commentary will give additional heft to the show.
Thu 10/10 4:00 - 5:05pm
BBC Newshour and the Virginia News
Thu 10/10 5:05 - 7:00pm
In Monk We Trust...
Join us as we share works from one of the true musical geniuses of the twentieth century, Thelonious Sphere Monk. From his early solo work in the 1940s, all the way to his group compilations in the late 1960s, we will showcase the wonder that was Monk.
Thu 10/10 7:00 - 8:00pm
George Turner Live
The guitar wizard graces the airwaves with live performances of his own compositions and covers.
Thu 10/10 8:00 - 11:00pm
Dexter Gordon: Nights at the Keystone - Dex allowed Blue Note to record several live dates at San Francisco's Keystone Korner club in the late 1970's. The result is a gorgeous and exciting window on the jazz quartet at its finest. The live setting showcases the tenor master's powerful sound and creative explorations of his own original tunes and timeless classics. Join Eric Angevine at the center table for Nights at the Keystone.
Thu 10/10 11:00 - 1:00am
This is not your grandfather's Space Age Bachelor Pad. Today's cocktail music incorporates synthetic sounds, electronic beats, and as always a great sense of humor. Yet we have not drifted far from the roots in Latin jazz. Morgan will be your server this evening.
Fri October 11
Fri 10/11 6:00 - 9:00am
Sandy Snyder & Joyce Dudek
Alive! & The Women Blues
by the all women Jazz Ensemble, ALIVE!, featuring the amazing voice
of Rhiannon, with a taste of Saffire and maybe some Bonnie Raitt
thrown in for good measure.
Fri 10/11 9:00 - noon
Join Ann Porotti for a survey of Cuban Jazz, with a focus upon piano. From Ernesto Lecouna’s Songs to Gershwin’s Cuban Fantasies, From Cucho Valdes to Frank Emilio, with all the stops along the way.
Fri 10/11 noon - 4:00pm
Bruce Koplin & Arron Zatcoff
From Hamlet and High Point (North Carolina) to Philadelphia, from New York to the world…John Coltrane made his own way, following the traditional routes of apprenticeship in big bands and small groups, through exhaustive practicing and self-healing; to emerge with a new conception of jazz, of spirit, and of humanity which still sets the standard for meaningful music in our time. We play it all.
Fri 10/11 4:00 - 5:05pm
BBC Newshour and the Virginia News
Fri 10/11 5:05 - 8:00pm
Muddy Waters: Fathers and Sons. From his seminal works in the 50's Muddy Waters inspired a generation of blues and rock players. Follow the explosion of the Chicago Blues in the 60's and 70's through the work of Muddy and his acolytes: Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Mike Bloomfield, James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Guy, and Johnny Winter.
Fri 10/11 8:00 - 9:00pm
Oregon Hill Funk All-Stars Live at WTJU
A ten-piece band rich in brass from Richmond rocks Lambeth Commons for their jazz marathon debut. Bring your dancing shoes!
Fri 10/11 9:00 - 11:00pm
Black Top Blues
Black Top Blues: Black Top Records has been one of the best Blues record labels of the past 20 years. Join Peter Welch for a retrospective of some of Black Top's best including Ronnie Earl, Sam Myers with Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Earl King, Phillip Walker, James Harman, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Snooks Eaglin and many more.
Fri 10/11 11:00 - 1:00am
Steve Huff & Gary Funston
Guitar Monsters from ECM
Many of the top contemporary electric guitarists got their start on the Munich-based ECM label. We'll sample some early Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, and David Torn ECM recordings and hear some old and new recordings from current ECM recording artists John Abercrombie, Steve Tibbets, and Terje Rypdal.