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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: "' Zat You, Santa Claus?"

Dec 13, 2011

Jack Foxz wrote this bluesy, comic tune that Louis Armstrong and the Commanders recorded in 1953. The seesion was held on October 22 of that year in New York, and the Commanders included Billy Butterfield, Andy Ferretti, and Carl Poole joining Armstrong on trumpet; Lou McFarity, Cutty Curtshall, Phil Giardina and Jack Satterfield on trombones; Hymie Schertzer and Al Klink on sax, Bernie Leighton on piano, Carmen Mastren on guitar, Sandy Block on bass and Ed Grady on drums, all udner the direction of  Toots Camarata.

Click here to enjoy Pops at one of the best of his late career recordings, available on several Armstrong compilations, and also one of my favorite Christmas CDs, Hipster's Holiday: Vocal Jazz and R&B Classics on Rhino Records.