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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.

Aug 28, 2012

A four day free jazz festival in the heart of one of America’s greatest cities? Featuring Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Terence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Gary Burton, Chick Corea and more? Did I mention it was free? Count me in!

The 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, presented by Chrysler, features this...


50 Years Ago Today: Gordon Gives Us "Go!"

Aug 27, 2012

Dexter Gordon had been recording his soulful saxophone stylings for almost fifteen years when he signed a contract with Blue Note Records. He had largely been forgotten at that point, and few could foresee that he would record and release an amazing six albums of classic material in three years, beginning in 1961.

Fifty...


Aug 27, 2012

A new CD from Brazilian singer Luciana Souza is always good news. Two new CDs on the same day is reason to celebrate. For ten years Ms. Souza has been releasing CDs as a leader, earning four Grammy-nominations (Brazilian Duos, North and South, Duos II, and Tide). She has also been widely in demand by other artists, most...


Aug 22, 2012

The art of the vocal jazz group has a long history. Early singing groups that came out of the swing era like the Andrews Sisters or the Boswell Sisters pioneered the idea of close vocal harmony taking the lead over an instrumental jazz band. Male groups such as the Ink Spots (”Stompin’ at the Savoy, “That Cat is...


Aug 16, 2012

This went over so well last year, I thought I'd bring it back for another try!

It's summer in New England, so why not some lazy music for these lazy, hot days? Today is August 16th, the feast day of Saint Roch, the patron saint of Dogs, so why not celebrate the "Dog Days"?

The Romans referred to the dog days as diēs...