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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.

Jul 31, 2012

From fusion to dreamy modern sounds to straight ahead jazz, John Abercrombie has led the way as one of the finest guitarists in the business. Since 1974 he has recorded almost exclusively for Manfred Eicher’s ECM label, and has made memorable duo, trio (particularly with the band Gateway) and quartet albums with...


"Nancy (With the Laughing Face)"

Jul 18, 2012

Readers of this blog know that eery year on my lovely wife Nancy's birthday, I post a recording of "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)", written by Phil  (Sgt. Bilko) Silvers and Jimmy Van Heusen, and made famous by Frank Sinatra. This year's version is a mellow take by saxophone legend Ben Webster from his The Warm Moods...


Jul 17, 2012

When Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll appeared earlier this month, to no one’s surprise, Anat Cohen captured the award as Best Clarinet player, and earned the Rising Star award on Tenor Saxophone. She was a dual winner at the Jazz Journalists’ Awards for Clarinetist of the Year and Multi-reeds Player of the Year....


Around the Internet: Jazz Innovations from an Economist’s Perspective

Jul 16, 2012

Saxophonist Steve Newsome writes a blog "created to reach out to fellow sax players and musicians committed to sharing ideas about the soprano saxophone." Sounds like a good idea to me.

A recent posting is great reading, so I thought I would share the link with you. Entitled "Jazz Innovations from an Economist’s...