• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/22/11

    February 22, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - Tonight at 6:30, we air this week's edition of The Checkout, featuring Part Two of "Houstonians in NYC" from 92Y Tribeca.

    - At 7:30, Latino USA features this jazz musician you might have heard of named Esperanza ...

    - WBGO aired "Lift Every Voice!" a special documentary series that celebrates the rich African American choral music tradition, last week. Check back at the blog for streaming audio soon.

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - See Patrick Jarenwattananon's weekly roundup at A Blog Supreme for the latest jazz tidbits.

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

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    - David Binney at 55 Bar

    - Craig Handy at Rue 57

    - Buika at the Village Vanguard

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Joe LaBarbera -- 1948

    Lew Soloff -- 1944

    Rex Stewart -- 1907

    Buddy Tate -- 1913

    Joe Wilder -- 1922

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

    Louis Armstrong, "Come Back Sweet Papa" -- 1926

    Jabbo Smith, "Little Willie Blues" -- 1929

    Art Tatum, "Tiger Rag" -- 1940

    Jack Teagarden, "That's a Plenty" -- 1952

    Abbey Lincoln, "Straight Ahead" -- 1961

    Tony Williams, "Ego" -- 1971

    Nnenna Freelon, "Heritage" -- 1993

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