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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.

May 31, 2012

Bob Wolfman has been an exciting guitar player in New York, and then after his time at Berklee School of Music, in Boston, but has never gotten much national attention. Equally at home with blues or jazz styles, he is a well-known teacher in New England, and has been in demand in the clubs in and around Boston.

That...


May 30, 2012

"Grégoire Maret is an exceptional young musician who is taking the harmonica to an exciting new place in jazz." - Pat Metheny

Great jazz musicians who play non-traditional instruments are few and far between. One can think of Edmar Castaneda and Brandee Younger (harp); Jean Luc Fillon (oboe); and Steve Turre (conch...


May 29, 2012

It’s a treat to hear a musician coming into his own. A few listens to Journeyman, the second CD release from Brandon Wright, gives you a chance to hear a saxophonist  who has the verve and fire to become a major player. His debut CD, Boiling Point, featured his tenor sax alongside trumpeter Alex Sipiagin. Two...


A Song for Memorial Day: "The Ballad of the Fallen"

May 28, 2012

Today is Memorial Day in America, a time to pause and reflect on those in our armed forces who paid the ultimate price in serving their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate fallen Union soldiers. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor...


May 27, 2012

Ralph Peterson had just gotten his grades into the registrar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston when we talked last week. However, the talented drummer, composer, and educator was not headed for any restful summer vacation. Instead, he is preparing for the release of his 16th CD as a leader, The Duality...