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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 14, 2018

I last spoke to bassist Brian Bromberg two years ago, when his first album in almost four years, Full Circle, marked a strong return to the scene.  Since then Brian has been busy on the touring front, as well as lending his talents to CDs from among others, his long-time collaborator Gary Meek (see Podcast 599).

His...


Jul 13, 2018

History may show that we are living in the golden age of the jazz archival release. During the past ten years, advances in technology, and the desire of a few dedicated individuals (think Zev Feldman at Resonance) have brought listeners “new” recordings from legends like Bill Evans, Grant Green, Wes...


The Official Straight No Chaser Song of Independence Day

Jul 4, 2018

American Independence Day 2018. While it seems with every day there is less and less to celebrate about the state of our country today, nonetheless we should never fail to recall the brave words that were written by our forefathers in Philadelphia in 1776:

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for...


Jul 2, 2018

When I last spoke with Edward Simon, he was on the road with the SFJazz Collective, and was stopping near me in Amherst, Massachusetts. Simon, a native of Venezuela who has become a first call pianist and a bandleader in his own right, has gone on since then to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NAACP...


Jun 30, 2018

When we talk about the top jazz drummers of the past fifty years, particularly in the area of jazz-funk and fusion, the short list of real greats has to include Mike Clark. Already a veteran jazz drummer by the time Herbie Hancock picked him for his immortal Headhunters band, Clark wrote the book on jazz-funk, and went...