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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.

Jazz For Japan Auction

Apr 26, 2011

You are invited to participate in an online silent auction to raise money for the victims of Japan's recent catastrophic events.Please click the link below to view the auction on 32auctions. Jazz for Japan Auction

If you do not wish to bid on an item but would like to make a donation to help the victims of these...


Apr 22, 2011

Karrin Allyson is one of my favorite singers. She has the uncanny ability to choose from among the myriad of songs available to her and make selections that produce albums that are greater than the sum of their songs. Rather than simply pick from the Great American Songbook, she has devoted whole albums to songs by...


Music for Good Friday - "Crucifixion" by David Murray

Apr 22, 2011

In keeping with the theme of presenting spirituals perforemd by jazz artists for this week, here is "Crucifixion", a traditioanl spiritual wiht a copyright credited to its arranger, Jester Hairston.

Hairston (1901-2000) was a prolific composer and arranger of African-American music. In addiiton to dozens of...


Apr 21, 2011

Fifty years ago tonight, Miles Davis brought a quintet into the Blackhawk club in San Francsico, California for two weekend dates. Seven sets later, the shows were history, but thankfully both Friday night and Saturday night shows were recorded, and eventually released on separate, then a combined, album.

1961 was...


Around the Blogs: "Holy Thursday" from David Axelrod

Apr 21, 2011

Why post something myself when I can share a perfect posting for today from one of the better music blogs around, the revamped scratchynoise. It's a must visit site almost very day of the week,

He posted David Axelrod's "Holy Thursday" , a track from Songs of Experience, a slice of psychedlic jazz circa 1968. If...