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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.

Dan Blake Honors His Elders

Oct 28, 2011

The Aquarian Suite is one of the CDs you look at and say, “Don’t I know these guys from somewhere…?”. If you are any kind of jazz fan, the answer is an unequivocal yes.

Blake has risen to prominence working for artists like Esperanza Spalding, Julian Lage and Danilo Perez. He is a saxophone player with great...


Snow Forecasted for October; Christmas CDs to Blame

Oct 28, 2011

The weather forecast for Western Massachusetts includes a Winter Storm Watch, expecting 5 plus inches of wet snow.  On October 29, this is not acceptable. Trick or Treat in galoshes, anyone?

Naturally, I am looking for someone to blame. And I have decided the reason for the wintry weather is the arrival of Christmas...