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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.

Feb 14, 2020

Some consider Valentine's Day a "Hallmark Holiday" designed to extract money for cards, flowers and chocolate. Others consider it a day to celebrate the glory of love,  Either way, you probably are aware of the day, like it or not. 

In the Straight No Chaser effort to make Valentine's Day a bit easier for our loyal listeners, here is the annual Valentine's Day Mix. Scan through the archives by searching the word "Valentine" to find a mess more of uninterrupted hours of romance-tinged jazz. Download them, stream them, burn them to CD. I make the mood - the rest is up to you. 

This year, I've chosen to pick from music that has been released in the past few months, or are about to be released as you read this. The tunes are either old or new romantic tunes, mostly standards, and the performers are artists who are well-known, or should be soon. 

Enjoy Podcast 726 for Valentine's Day. with musical selections:

Champion Fulton & Corey Weeds - "Fly Me to the Moon"

George Coleman Quartet - "Prelude to a Kiss"

Harold Mabern - "Lover Man"

Marc Jordan - "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"

Emmet Cohen featuring Benny Golson & Albert "Tootie" Heath -                              "Embraceable You"

Marc  Copland, Joey Baron, Drew Gress; - "And I Love Her"

Trijntje Oosterhuis; - "Lady In My Life"

Jeremy Pelt - "I'll Never Stop Loving You"

Shannon Gunn - "Rainbow Connection"

Kevyn Lettau; - "I Burn for You"

Oded Tzur - "Can't Help Falling In Love With You"