• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/1/11

    February 1, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Click the photo for your very own Cup of JazzBlack History Month starts today -- no better way to start than with your Morning Cup of Jazz ...

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    Coming up today at WBGO:

    - Josh Jackson and the rest of the crew prepare for this Wednesday's broadcast of Aaron Goldberg's debut at the Village Vanguard. Hear some of Josh's recent interview with Aaron tonight on The Checkout. Also featured: Dymaxion Quartet and Tigran Hamyasan.

    - Contribute to our Winter Fund Drive and you could win a trip to the Brussels Jazz Marathon!

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    James P. Johnson --  1894

    Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton -- 1904

    Joshua Redman -- 1969

    Joe Sample -- 1939

    Recordings cut on this date:

    Louis Armstrong, "Bessie Couldn't Help It" -- 1930

    Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli, "Nocturne" -- 1938

    Art Tatum, "I Know That You Know" -- 1944

    Horace Silver, "Finger Poppin' With the Horace Silver Quintet" -- 1959

    Ben Webster, "Ben Webster Meets Don Byas" -- 1968

    Michel Camilo, "Michel Camilo" -- 1988

    Kenny Barron, "Other Places" -- 1993

    George Colligan, "Desire" -- 2000

    It may be the shortest month of the year, but we hope this helps you make it groove just a little harder.

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