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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.

Jan 27, 2014

Bob Dorough turned 90 years old last year, but there is no indication he is slowing down.

The singer-songwriter-pianist has been the bringer of tunes with a slightly warped perspective for six decades, going all the way back to his Devil May Care album in the late 50’s. Along the way, he became one of the few singers...


Nir Felder's "Golden Age"

Jan 21, 2014

The debut release from Nir Felder, Golden Age, showcases the fine young guitarist in a number of different formats and styles. He effortlessly moves from Frisell-like Americana (“Bandits”) to sample-heavy sounds (“Lights”) to Metheny-esqe runs (“Ernest/Protector”) without batting an eye, nor without a drop...


Jan 19, 2014

Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.

This is triumphant music.

Modern jazz has continued in this tradition,...


Jan 18, 2014

Every year about this time, people begin to ask me for musical suggestions for Valentine’s Day. What’s the bst music for a romantic dinner? What’s the best CD to surprise someone with as a gift? Old classics? Maybe some newcomers?

Well, this year the answer is simple – pick up Cava Menzies and Nick Phillips‘...


Jan 15, 2014

“Weather Report is the closest thing that jazz had to the Beatles. The fans are still worldwide and hungry for the band's legacy." – Peter Erskine.

Seminal jazz group Weather Report rises again with the Weather Report Legacy Project and crowd-funding initiative. The new project will support the creation of a feature...