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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

Sep 24, 2010

Nancy and I are taking a long awaited trip to Egypt and Israel this week, so there will be a brief lull in the postings for the next two weeks. However, never one to leave my friends without something to remember me by, I've wipepd up a Podcast that incorporates jazz either by Egyptian artists or with...


Sep 23, 2010

Canadian bassist Brandi Disterheft's second CD shows her emerging as a performer and writer to be reckoned with. Second Side has a number of moments that make the listener want to hear more, particularly when she plays the kind of witty jazz heard on tunes like "My Only Friends Are Pigeons". Drummer Sly Jubas and...


Sep 12, 2010

Although promoted as something like the bastard musical child of Sun Ra and Charlie Hunter, bassist Glen Ackerman’s “The Glenious Inner Planet” is more earth bound funk than space junk. Whether the band is re-visiting a classic with an electric twist (“Blue Rondo a la Raad”) or merging the upper...


Sep 10, 2010

“Warriors” is a most apt title for a CD from The Cookers, a “super group” of jazz stars who cut their teeth on late Sixties hard bop. Taking their group name from a 1965 Blue Note album by the late, great trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (“The Night of the Cookers: Live at Club La Marchal”), the septet work...


L'Shanah Tovah - and All That Jazz

Sep 9, 2010

Today is the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the New Year 5772. The traditional greeting for the day is "L'Shanah Tovah" - "A Good Year".

Bassist David Chevan of the Afro-Semitic Experience has been working on some jazzed up versions of music associated with the High Holidays for the past few...