• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/15/11

    February 15, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    photo by Stéphane Bazart
    photo by Stéphane Bazart

    Today at WBGO:

    - Thanks to everyone who helped make our pledge drive a smashing success! If you missed out, though, you can pledge support online anytime.

    - Tonight at 6:30, The Checkout features Part One of "Houstonians in NYC" from 92Y Tribeca: Leron Thomas, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Alan Hampton and Erimaj.

    - And at 7:30, Latino USA looks at the recent AOL/Huffington Post merger and its impact on minority communities.

    - 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:

    - Orrin Evans and Paul Abler at Whole Foods

    - Sean Smith Quartet at 55 Bar

    - Joe Locke at Jazz @ Lincoln Center

    - Seamus Blake at the Jazz Standard

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    - Harold Arlen -- 1905

    - Taft Jordan -- 1915

    - Henry Threadgill -- 1944

    Recordings cut on this date (click links for audio)

    - Earl Hines, "Beau Koo Jack" -- 1929

    - Artie Shaw, "Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You" -- 1937

    - Cootie Williams, "Toasted Pickles" -- 1940

    - Duke Ellington, "Take the 'A' Train" -- 1941

    - Chet Baker, "Chet Baker Sings" -- 1954

    - Lee Morgan, "Search For the New Land" -- 1964

    - John Coltrane, "Stellar Regions" -- 1967

    - Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie, "A Classy Pair" -- 1979

    - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, "That's All" -- 1983

    - Pat Martino, "Stone Blue" -- 1998

    - Brad Mehldau, "Live in Tokyo" -- 2003

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - Willard Jenkins talks to JD Allen

    - Doug Ramsey on the origins of "Dear Old Stockholm"

    - Peter Hum offers his list of quintessential jazz since 1980

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