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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.

Dr. Billy Taylor (1921-2010)

Dec 30, 2010

Dr. Billy Taylor, a great jazz pianist, composer, educator and ambassador for music, died on Tuesday at the age of 89 from a heart attack. He will be greatly missed, particularly here in his home away from home, Western Massachusetts.

Taylor will be remembered for his residency as house pianist at Birdland during the...


Noted in Passing 2010

Dec 30, 2010

2010, like most years, gave us great music, and took from us great musicians. Among the best-known musicians lost this year were singer Abbey Lincoln (see posting), saxophonist James Moody (see posting); saxophonist and flautist Buddy Collette, who made a name for himself as a founding member of Chico...