Morning Cup of Jazz 2/17/11
February 17, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.
Today at WBGO:
- Newark mayor Cory Booker joins us for Newark Today at 8 p.m.
- Tonight at 6:30, Piano Jazz features Tania Maria in a Latin-themed hour of music.
- This week, WBGO is airing "Lift Every Voice!" a special documentary series that celebrates the rich African American choral music tradition. In case you miss it, the full series will appear later this week right here at the blog.
Click through to learn more about today's jazz happenings:
- Even MTV got in on the action ... when do you think was the last time they covered jazz?
- Pianist George Shearing passed away at age 91.
Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:
- Adam Rogers "Chronic" Trio at 55 Bar
- Trio of Oz at the Jazz Standard
- Radam Schwartz at Skippers
- Adriano Santos at Zinc Bar
Today's Jazz Birthdays:
Buddy DeFranco -- 1923
Alec Wilder -- 1907
Recordings cut on this date (click links for video!)
Bessie Smith, "Backwater Blues" -- 1927
Casa Loma Orchestra, "Casa Loma Stomp" -- 1933
Chick Webb, "In the Groove at the Grove" -- 1939
Coleman Hawkins, "Flamethrower" -- 1944
Dizzy Gillespie, "Have Trumpet Will Excite" -- 1959
Hampton Hawes, "The Green Leaves of Summer" -- 1964
John Coltrane, "Feeling Good" -- 1965
Blue Mitchell, "Funktion Junction" -- 1974
Ron Carter, "Mr. Bow Tie" -- 1995
Jim Black, "Alasnoaxis" -- 2000
Helen Sung, "Going Express" -- 2009
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