• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/10/11

    February 10, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Photo by John Abbott
    Photo by John Abbott

    Today at WBGO:

    - Josh Jackson interviewed Wayne Shorter for this week's edition of The Checkout. The interview aired yesterday; listen to it here. Seriously, take the time to listen -- this is a really deep interview. For even more, listen to the full show online.

    - Contribute to our Winter Fund Drive -- only two days left in our drive, so if you've been meaning to donate but haven't found the time ... just one click is all it takes!

    - Tonight's edition of Piano Jazz features Billy Childs.

    - Are you following Evening Jazz DJ Awilda Rivera on Twitter yet?

    Click through to learn more about today's jazz happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    - Nasheet Waits Equality Band at Cornelia Street Cafe

    - Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope at Zinc Bar

    - Chris Potter at the Village Vanguard

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Sir Roland Hanna -- 1932

    Rufus Reid -- 1944

    Chick Webb -- 1909

    Recordings cut on this date (click links for video!)

    Arthur Pryor, "Frozen Bill Ragtime Cakewalk" -- 1909

    Earl Hines, "Pianology" -- 1937

    John Lewis, "2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West" -- 1956

    Bill Evans, "Bill Evans" -- 1962

    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, "Free For All" -- 1964

    Pat Martino, "Exit" -- 1976

    Elvin Jones, "Earth Jones" -- 1982

    Jim Hall, "These Rooms" -- 1988

    Christian McBride, "Sci-Fi" -- 2000

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - The Checkout is available as a full-show podcast

    - WBGO's Simon Rentner on the many faces of "I Got Rhythm"

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