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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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"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...

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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"Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Zzng! Zzzng! Zzzng!"

  • Added: Aug 18, 2017
  • Length: 28:11
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Emerging from the Jay McShann Orchestra from Kansas City and relentlessly curious about how to play the new music he heard in his head, Charlie Par...

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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"Three Sacks of Truth"

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 28:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Some of the same forces that launched Bebop as a break from Big Band Swing, also fueled the birth of Rhythm and Blues – the rise of independent lab...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"The Miller, The Song, And Their Donkey" and "Feather"

  • Added: Aug 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:02
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“By the early 1940s … a new approach to small-combo jazz playing was developing, characterized by a more flexible approach to rhythm, a more aggres...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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"The Legend of Slappy Hooper" and "Sody Sallyratus"

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:13
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"Frederick/Beardream" and "Stellaluna"

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Although Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Woody Herman soldiered on, mostly keeping bands on the road into the 1970s (Ellington) and 1980s (Basie an...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the very dance-oriented swinging music of the Big Bands was the most popular music around. Never had jazz been m...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:59