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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.

Oct 30, 2012

It’s Hallowe’en time again, and so its time for our semi-annual Spooky Songs Podcast (you can find past editions here and here). This year we feature some monstrous tunes from both new and established artists you may enjoy.

It seems like the little ghouls and goblins in our neighborhood are going to miss the...


Here Comes Hurricane Sandy

Oct 26, 2012

What may be the worst storm in 100 years may be putting me in  the dark for a while. Hurricane Sandy supposedly will merge with two other fronts to create "Frankenstorm." I have no idea if we'll lose power, but all sign point to another multi-day disaster on the forefront.

So load up your batteries to listen to...


Oct 25, 2012

As a kid, I was first exposed to music by listening to records like “Tubby the Tuba”, “Peter and the Wolf” and “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” These were the recordings that introduced me to the joys of sound, and also of collecting records.

I kind of wish Mark Oblinger had been...


Norah Jones on Your TV Tonight

Oct 23, 2012

Sometimes the most dissimilar people make the most fruitful partners. Have you watched "Iconoclasts", the Sundance Channel's fascinating portrayals of creative individuals and their seemingly divergent paths? I loved their Paul Simon/Lorne Michaels epidosde last year.

The new season will kick into gear with...


Oct 22, 2012

Close your eyes and picture the jazz quintet. A classic arrangement of musicians – saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, drums.

Now open your eyes and check out Matthew Silberman’s latest quintet. Saxophone, bass, drums – and two guitars? What is this, a bar band in your local rock club?

No, it’s all part of...