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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.

Father's Day Gift Ideas #2

Jun 15, 2011

Maybe you can't get Dad one of those spiffy 50+" HDTVs with 3D capability, but you can get him some really cool stuff to watch on it. Our friends at True Blue Music are running a sale on some of the finest jazz DVD sets ever created.

You can choose from one of the four "Jazz Icons" sets, each filled with at least 8 DVDs of timeless performances from artists like Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Wes Montgomery, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington. Maybe you prefer the aptly titled "The Greatest Jazz Films Ever", a two DVD set that includes the famous TV special "The Sound of Jazz", the legendary short "Jammin' The Blues", and the 1952 telecast of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie among other gems.

If you’re looking for something more contemporary, you can’t miss with “Icons Among Us – Jazz in the Present Tense”. This exceptional documentary looks at the creative jazz artists of today, including Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Roy Hargrove, Medeski. Martin and Wood, Bill Frisell and Matthew Shipp (among others), making an excellent case for this being as strong and creative a jazz scene as any previous era.