• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/11/11

    February 11, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Photo by Emra Islek

    Today at WBGO:

    - Today is the LAST DAY (!!!) to contribute to our Winter Fund Drive -- YOU can become a member right now: just one click is all it takes! Exclamation points!!!

    - Tonight on the WBGO Journal: Doug Doyle examines Amtrak's resurrection of the commuter rail tunnel, Terry Sheridan reports on a new Apollo Theater museum exhibit, and more!

    - 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

    - Savion Glover at the Community Theater in Morristown

    - The Fourth Annual Princeton Jazz Festival

    - Chris Potter at the Village Vanguard

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Didier Lockwood -- 1956

    Sergio Mendes -- 1941

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

    Red Nichols and Miff Mole, "Davenport Blues" -- 1927

    Duke Ellington, "Creole Love Call" -- 1932

    Jazz at the Philharmonic, "Carnegie Hall Concert" -- 1949

    Sonny Stitt, "Super Stitt!" -- 1954

    Bud Powell, "Swingin' With Bud" -- 1957

    Eddie "Lockjaw" David, "Jaw's Blues" -- 1981

    Medeski, Martin and Wood, "Farmer's Reserve" -- 1997

    Recent Jazzlinks:

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

    - If you still haven't heard it, 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.

    - Phil Freeman has a great review up at the Village Voice blog.

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