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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.

May 28, 2013

When you are asked to think of the “typical ECM artist”, you could do worse than think of Tomasz Stanko. The Polish-born veteran trumpeter has a distinctive, sometimes mournful sound from his horn that has been called “sophisticated dread” by a well-known critic. His music retreats from the requirement of chord...

Mulgrew Miller (1955 -2013)

May 28, 2013

The great pianist Mulgrew Miller has died at the age of 57. Miller had suffered a stroke late last week, and had been hospitalized since then.

Miller was one of a handful of pianists born just after the be-bop period that carried the torch of the likes of Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, maintaining his acoustic chops ...