• Morning Cup of Jazz 12/27/11

    December 27, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Walter Norris
    Walter Norris

    Today on WBGO:

    - At 6:30 p.m. on The Checkout, host Josh Jackson presents highlights from our series of live broadcasts from the Village Vanguard, and a farewell to a Vanguard regular, drummer Paul Motian.

    - At 7:30 p.m. on Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa and contributors review memories of Navidades in the distant and not-so-distant past, and what the holidays brought for their families and themselves.

    - On our blog, WBGO says goodbye to trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, who passed away last Thursday, three days shy of his 82nd birthday, with a highlight from a 1986 performance by Brookmeyer with trumpeter Clark Terry and the Tommy Flanagan Trio.

    - Toast of the Nation, NPR’s coast-to-coast New Year’s Eve jazz party, will be back this year, and yes, it’s produced right here at WBGO! Join us for live performances by the Julian Lage Trio, Wynton Marsalis, and much more.

    Click through for more of today’s musical happenings:

    Highlights From Today's WBGO Music Calendar:

    Andrea Marcovicci is at the Algonquin Hotel

    The Bad Plus is at the Village Vanguard

    Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern are at Smoke Jazz Club and Lounge

    Terese Genecco and her Little Big Band are at the Iridium Jazz Club

    Chris Botti is at the Blue Note

    Today's Jazz Birthdays:

    Bill Crow– 1927

    Johnny Frigo – 1916

    T.S. Monk – 1949

    Walter Norris - 1931

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