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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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"Bartholomew and the Oobleck"

  • Added: Nov 17, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
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While the “Cool School” was emerging on the West Coast from its roots in Bix and Pres as codified by Miles in “The Birth of the Cool” sessions of 1...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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In the last hour, we heard evidence of Woody Herman’s capacity for talent development in the form of further work by reed players Stan Getz, Serge ...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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"Why the Moon and the Sun Live in the Sky/The First Strawberries" and "Rabbit and Moon"

  • Added: Nov 10, 2017
  • Length: 28:07
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"Miss Nelson is Missing" and "Where the Wild Things Are"

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:13
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Bandleader Woody Herman created a distinctive sound around The Four Brothers - the three tenor plus baritone sax front line of Stan Getz, Zoot Sims...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Bebop had its roots in the big bands of the late 1930s and was nurtured in jam sessions during the war and the musician’s strike of the 1940s. By 1...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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"Ijapa the Tortoise" and "Titeliture"

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:08
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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