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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.

2011 Jazz Journalists Association Award Winners Announced

Jun 16, 2011

Multiple awards for Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano and Ambrose Akinmusirewere the highlight of the 2011 Jazz Journalists Awards presented in New York on June 11, 2011.

Here is a complete list of winners:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN JAZZ
Jimmy Heath

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sonny Rollins

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Jason...


Odell Brown (1940-2011)

Jun 16, 2011

An unsung hero of the Hammond Organ passed away last month, and I regret that I missed calling it your attention. Fortunately, Larry at the very hip blog Funky 16 Corners has a wonderful tribute to Odell Brown.

Odell played the funky soul-jazz that I enjoy so much, both fronting Odell Brown and the Organ-izers in the...