• Morning Cup of Jazz 3/8/11

    March 8, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - Tonight at 6:30 on The Checkout: Mike DiRubbo, Christine Jensen's big band project, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra recreates "Jazz With Strings."

    - At 7:30, Latino USA digs into the impact of proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood for minority communities

    - Check online for the latest from the WBGO News Department, including recent bribery allegations against former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo.

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - Alex W. Rodriguez shared his thoughts on his time at the Portland Jazz Festival over at NPR's A Blog Supreme.

    - JazzSet producer Becca Pulliam unearthed a real gem at the WBGO blog: Fred Hersch playing Fats Waller.

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

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    David Binney at 55 Bar

    Cedar Walton at Birdland

    Koan at Cornelia Street Cafe

    Dafnis Prieto at the Jazz Standard

    Tia Fuller at Rutgers-Newark

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Red Callender -- 1916

    Billy Childs -- 1957

    George Coleman -- 1935

    Dick Hyman -- 1927

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

    Frankie Trumbauer, "Raisin' the Roof" -- 1929

    Cab Calloway, "Pickin' the Cabbage" -- 1940

    Lester Young, "Lester Swings" -- 1951

    Hank Mobley, "Hank Mobley Quintet" -- 1957

    Trio of Doom, "Havana Jam" -- 1979

    Joey DeFrancesco, "All About My Girl" -- 1994

    Maria Schneider, "Concert in the Garden" -- 2004

    To receive real-time links and updates, follow us on Twitter @wbgo or search the #jazzlinks hashtag. Add "#jazzlinks" to your link tweets to hip us to any interesting content you come across online, too! Or, find us on Facebook.

    Note: These comment boards are available to the general public. Statements expressed in the comment boards do not necessarily reflect WBGO's views. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them. For more information, please read our Terms of Service.