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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.

Around the World with Lawson Rollins

Dec 14, 2011

Elevation, the latest CD from finger picking guitar whiz Lawson Rollins, is a true world music album. Playing his Spanish guitar (a custom 2006 Maldonado, in case you’re wondering), and piecing together recordings made in Iran, Nepal, California and Virginia by musicians from across the world, Rollins pieces together...


25 Days of Jazzmas: "That Spirit of Christmas"

Dec 14, 2011

The great Ray Charles only made one Christmas album in his lengthy career, and for some reason, The Spirt of Christmas was briefly out of print. Now available again on CD as part of Concord Records' reissue projects, it is a winner from start to finish.

The title track, with one word changed,(which I have been...