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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.

25 Days of Jazzmas: "Christmas Time is Here"

Dec 1, 2011

Today begins my ambitious project - 25 sogns for the Christmas season in 25 days. That means 23 postings, with 23 mp3 songs for your listening pleasure, culminating wiht the Official Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Eve on the 24th and the Official Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Day on the 25th. And less you feel I have forgotten, I'll be throwing in a Hanukkah tune or two as well.

What better way to start the ball rolling that with the appropriate message that "Christmas Time Is Here". Written by pianist Vince Guaraldi for the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" television special that premiered in 1965, it has gone on to be a classic. This version comes from Chris Bauer’s In A Yuletide Groove, which features his warm harmonica sounds over a quartet that keeps things moving along winningly. Glenn McClelland (keyboards), Chris Zeimer (guitar), Matt Parrish (bass) and Dave Mohn (drums) keep things grooving along.