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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.

The Offical Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2014

It's December 24, which means that once again it's time to break out the Official Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Eve. It's not really a song, actually, but Louis Armstrong reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas", in his inimitable raspy voice.

Recorded on February 26, 1971 at his home in Queens, New York, this...


Fifty Years Ago Today: Wayne Shorter Speaks No Evil

Dec 24, 2014

Wayne Shorter had only recently been drafted into Miles Davis’ Quintet when he entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Shorter had already released five albums under his own name, and had been a leader during the previous five years with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

The sessions...