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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.

Around the Web: JazzWax picks a Yule Favorite

Dec 3, 2012

Having enjoyed my Podcast conversation with Marc Myers - you DID catch Podcast 317, right? - I thought you'd enjoy checking out his choices for holiday tunes as I begin sharing my own picks. Click over to JazzWax,com  and see his choice for the 2012 inductee into the JazzWax Holiday Album Hall of Fame.

Myers explains his critieria here:

The rules are simple: It has to be an old recording, it has to have escaped most people's radar, and it has to have retained a certain holiday charm—not too sappy and not too earnest. Just timeless fun that brings to mind crackling fireplaces, the smell of toasted marshmallows and the nip of snow.

His pick is Duke Pearson's Merry Ole Soul, featured last year in my 25 Days of Jazzmas countown. Go to to read more about it, and click here to listen to Pearson's take on "Jingle Bells". Be sure to dig his previous year selections as well as you load up your CD or MP3 player for the holidays.