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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.

Dec 10, 2010

In 1960, tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin (1928–2008) rose to new heights of musical mastery with The Big Soul Band (Riverside), his first large–band recording as a leader. This session featured an 11– piece group (with Clark Terry, Pat Patrick, Frank Strozier, and Charlie Persip among the personnel) and a...


Dec 10, 2010

Saxophonist, flutist and composer James Moody died on December 9,2010 at his home in the San Diego area. He was 85 years old. Moody had been suffering from pancreatic cancer and had recently chosen to decline treatment by radiation or chemotherapy.

Moody, who preferred to be called by his last name, was born...