• Morning Cup of Jazz 2/9/11

    February 9, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - Josh Jackson interviewed Wayne Shorter for this week's edition of The Checkout. The interview aired yesterday; listen to it here. Seriously, take the time to listen -- this is a really deep interview.

    - Contribute to our Winter Fund Drive -- today, you can be entered to win the Kitano Hotel's Love Supreme Contest: a Valentine's Day weekend for two, and a drink on the menu named in your honor!

    - Tonight at 6:30, JazzSet features Mulgrew Miller's excellent performance from the Detroit Jazz Festival.

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

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    - Steve Wilson at the Jazz Standard (celebrating his 50th birthday!)

    - Mitch Marcus at Puppet's Jazz Bar

    - Chris Potter at the Village Vanguard

    - Some guy named Wayne Shorter at Town Hall

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bill Evans (the saxophonist) -- 1958

    Walter Page -- 1900

    Steve Wilson -- 1961

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

    The Cotton Pickers, "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" -- 1923

    Bessie Smith, "Thinking Blues" -- 1928

    Dizzy Gillespie, "Groovin' High" -- 1945

    Hank Mobley, "Peckin' Time" -- 1958

    George Benson, "It's Uptown" -- 1966

    Clifford Jordan, "The Adventurer" -- 1978

    Duduka Da Fonseca, "Samba Jazz Fantasia" -- 2003

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - Jim Macnie with more on Wayne Shorter

    - George Colligan drops some knowledge on an aspiring improviser

    - Armstrong expert Ricky Riccardi expounds upon the anniversary of Satchmo's 1951 Pasadena concert

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