• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/18/11

    February 18, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - The WBGO Journal this week covers race cars, new TV shows, George Shearing and more -- tonight at 7:30.

    - This week's edition of The Checkout, featuring Part One of "Houstonians in NYC" from 92Y Tribeca, is available online.

    - 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 early next week right here at the blog.

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

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - Esperanza who? WBGO listeners know what's up.

    - An inspirational interview with former NEA top dog Dana Gioia.

    - Victor Lewis on lessons learned from Woody Shaw and Dexter Gordon.

    - Gary Walker's first weekly installment of new jazz at WBGO.

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    - Antonio Sanchez at 55 Bar

    - Oregon at Birdland

    - Dan Tepfer/Paul Motian at Cornelia Street Cafe

    - Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard

    - George Cables at Puppet's Jazz Bar

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Frank Butler -- 1928

    Randy Crawford -1952

    Al Foster -- 1944

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

    Bix Beiderbecke, "Fidgety Feet" -- 1924

    Teddy Wilson feat. Billie Holiday, "That Mood I'm In" -- 1937

    Lester Young, "Easy Does It" -- 1947

    Jimmy Smith, "A New Sound, A New Star" -- 1956

    Lee Morgan, "Dizzy Atmosphere" -- 1957

    Art Blakey, "Roots and Herbs" -- 1961

    Nancy Wilson, "Today, Tomorrow, Forever" -- 1964

    Miles Davis, "In a Silent Way" -- 1969

    Dave Holland, "Razor's Edge" -- 1986

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