• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/23/11

    February 23, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - Tonight at 6:30, JazzSet features highlights from two recent quintet performances at the Village Vanguard, led by Greg Osby and Joe Lovano.

    - At 7:30, World Vision Report discusses Egypt's stagnating tourism industry and the fates of Holocaust survivors.

    - 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.

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    - Drew Gress at the Jazz Standard (7 years of "7 Black Butterflies")

    - Artie Shaw Orchestra at Princeton High School

    - Buika at the Village Vanguard

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

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    John Carisi -- 1922

    Wayne Escoffery -- 1975

    Hall Overton -- 1920

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

    Jabbo Smith, "Take Your Time" -- 1929

    Charlie Barnet, "Drop Me Off In Harlem" -- 1944

    Benny Goodman, "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" -- 1953

    Clifford Brown, "Study in Brown" -- 1955

    Oliver Nelson, "Blues and the Abstract Truth" -- 1961

    Horace Silver, "Serenade to a Soul Sister" -- 1968

    Chet Baker, "Peace" -- 1982

    Drew Gress, "7 Black Butterflies" -- 2004

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