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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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"The Sneetches" and "Caps for Sale/Dinorella"

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:06
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In the wake of Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins came a wave of players eager to experiment further within the broadening definition ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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In his book Hard Bop: Jazz and Black Music 1955-1965, David Rosenthal outlines a group of musicians within the hard bop idiom that he identifies as...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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"Bremen Town Musicians" and "Puss in Boots"

  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 28:08
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Songs from what came to be known as the Great American Songbook, have been part of jazz perhaps since The Original Dixieland Jazz Band began record...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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"Heckedy Peg" and "Petrosinella"

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 28:10
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"The Gingerbread Man" and "Anansi and the Talking Melon"

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 27:06
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In July 2, 1944, Norman Granz, a jazz fan and small-time LA promoter staged a concert in the Philharmonic Auditorium with $300 of borrowed money. H...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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In the last hour, we heard from Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope and Herbie Nichols – three closely associated New York pianists in the 1950s. In this ho...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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"Jack the Giant Chaser" and "Look, There is a Turtle Flying!/Yertle the Turtle"

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:07
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"Rainbow Bird" and "Days of the Blackbird"

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:39
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The 1950s were a very productive decade for Thelonious Monk, perhaps his most productive as a composer. During the fifties his reputation and impac...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Because it acted as a safe harbor for the New Orleans diaspora of the teens and twenties, Chicago played a key role in early jazz. By the 1950s, mu...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"Burgoo Stew" and "Horton Hatches the Egg"

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 28:06
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"Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill" and "A Bad Case of Stripes"

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 28:03
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“Musicians of a gentler, more lyrical bent … found in hard bop a more congenial climate than bebop had offered: for instance, trumpeter Art Farmer,...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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In 1956, with Horace Silver’s departure, Art Blakey inherited the Jazz Messengers. Over the next five years, the Jazz Messengers took part in recor...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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"Dragon Feathers" and "The Glass Mountain"

  • Added: Nov 24, 2017
  • Length: 28:07
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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