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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 2/8/11

    February 8, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Today at WBGO:

    - Josh Jackson interviewed Wayne Shorter for this week's edition of The Checkout. The interview airs tonight at 6:30 -- in the meantime, listen to Wayne poke fun at Josh's "University Voice."

    - Also featured on The Checkout: Maria Neckham and the Either/Orchestra.

    - Last week's Aaron Goldberg concert at the Village Vanguard was, to put it simply, ridiculously good. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can still listen to it for free. Next month, tune in for Terrell Stafford on March 8.

    - Contribute to our Winter Fund Drive -- today is Match Day, which means your contribution will be worth twice as much to us as it would on any other day!

    - Tonight at 7:30, Latino USA explores the connections between pro-democracy movemeents in Egypt and Latin America.

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  • Morning Cup of Jazz 2/7/11

    February 7, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Coming up today at WBGO:

    - Josh Jackson interviewed Wayne Shorter for this week's edition of The Checkout. Check back soon for a sneak preview ...

    - Last week's Aaron Goldberg concert at the Village Vanguard was, to put it simply, ridiculously good. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can still listen to it for free.

    - Contribute to our Winter Fund Drive. Still going strong, but we always welcome new members!

    - Tonight at 6:30, Jazz @ Lincoln Center host Wendell Pierce offers a "Soul Jazz Summit."

    - And at 7:30, Steve Adubato and Rafael Pi Roman serve up our weekly dose of Jersey politics with the NJ Capitol Report.

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  • Toast of the Nation Highlights

    February 4, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    An annual production of WBGO

    The Lionel Loueke Trio on New Year's Eve
    photo by Paul Marotta

    This week, the European Broadcasting Union aired a 90-minute program of highlights from the 2010/2011 edition of Toast of the Nation.

    We thought that anyone who missed out the first time might want to check it out, so we've posted it here in all its glory. And if you didn't catch the whole thing the first time around, this is a great chance to hear the rest of the music.

    The lineup includes performances in New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco. You'll hear a wide range of music, from Lionel Loueke (pictured) to Jon Faddis to Von Freeman to Dianne Reeves.

    (East Coasters who had passed out by 3 am: check out the Dianne Reeves set from Yoshi's.)

    Without further ado, highlights from New Year's 2011 Toast of the Nation, as heard by our friends in Europe:

    Part I:

    Part II: