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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.

Jan 16, 2012

I'm getting psyched already for a performance by the SF Jazz Collective at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center March 1, 2012. The all-star band - saxophonist Antonio Hart; trombonist Robin Eubanks, a two-time DownBeat “Trombonist of the Year”; trumpeter Avishai Cohen; Grammy-nominated vibraphonist Stefon Harris.  pianist Edward Simon and  two of the most in-demand sidemen on the international scene—bassist Matt Penman and Eric Harland, winner of DownBeat #1 Rising Star drummer for the last three years - will be performing an all-Stevie Wonder program.

I've done two podcasts already of jazz musicians covering Stevie tunes, so what's one more between friends? Click here to listen to Podcast 253, which includes Wonder-ful versions of Stevie's songs, including:

Ramsey Lewis - "Uptight (Everything is)"

Charles Earland - "I Was Made to Love Her"

Norman Brown - "Too High"

Najee - "All Day Sucker/Easy Going Evening"

Nnena Freelon - "Creepin’"

Danilo Perez - "Overjoyed"

Ray Barretto - "Pastime Paradise"

Hank Crawford - "Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing"

Cedar Walton - "Another Star"

FlavaEvolution - "As"

James Taylor Quartet - "Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)"

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