• Morning Cup of Jazz 3/9/11

    March 9, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - Michael Bourne will host New Jersey jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli at 2 p.m.

    - Tonight at 6:30, JazzSet features the Mary Lou Williams Festival All-Star Quintet: Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington and Grace Kelly.

    - At 7:30, World Vision Report brings the latest from Africa and the Middle East.

    Recent Jazzlinks:

    - This week's edition of The Checkout is up -- hear the full show, or:

    - Christine Jensen's latest big band project

    - Mike DiRubbo's studio session

    - Vincent Garnder talking about his upcoming revival of "Bird With Strings"

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

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Mos Def at the Blue Note

    Dave Liebman at Littlefield

    Paul Motian Trio 2000 + 2 at the Village Vanguard

    Wallace Roney Septet at Zinc Bar

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Roy Brooks -- 1938

    Ornette Coleman -- 1930

    Herschel Evans -- 1909

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

    Texas Alexander feat. Lonnie Johnson, "Death Bed Blues" -- 1928

    Louis Armstrong, "Just a Gigolo" -- 1931

    James P. Johnson, "After Tonight" -- 1939

    Miles Davis, "Deception" -- 1950

    Tadd Dameron, "Fontainebleau" -- 1956

    Ornette Coleman, "Tomorrow is the Question" -- 1959

    Thelonious Monk, "Evidence" -- 1963

    Herbie Hancock, "Speak Like a Child" -- 1968

    Stan Getz, "Voyage" -- 1986

    Metropole Orchestra feat. John Scofield, "54" -- 2009

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