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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.

Happy Birthday, Ludwig Van

Dec 16, 2011

The dogs woke me about 4 am, so I lay on the sofa this morning with them to calm them down. NPR was playing the overnight classical music show, which called to my attention that today is the 241st birthday of Ludwig Van Beethoven. There is no authentic record of the date of his birth; however, the registry of...


25 Days of Jazzmas: "The Christmas Song"

Dec 16, 2011

We can't leave the funky side of Christmas without tapping into some Jimmy Smith. Whether the album is titled Christmas Cookin' or Christmas 1964, it represents the pinnacle of Hammond B-3 holiday music, and that's just fine with me. Funkmeister Creed Taylor produced the disc, which featured Smith on organ, a 13 piece...