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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.

Feb 19, 2015

One of the last authentic practitioners of bebop saxophone, Charles McPhersonremains at the top of his game. On his new album The Journey, McPhersondemonstrates all the vigor, inventiveness, technical dexterity and expressive warmth that drew attention to this brilliant alto stylist during his formative...


Feb 18, 2015

Dubbed “an unsung hero in modern jazz” by the All Music Guide, the baritone saxophonist Glenn Wilson has been cherished by discerning listeners who recognize a visionary improviser and inspired bandleader when they hear one. On his new live album Timely, on Cadence Jazz Records, Wilson is joined by a treasured...


Feb 12, 2015

This year Nancy and I will literally be at sea on Valentine’s Day, returning to the Port of New Orleans from a week long cruise of the Western Caribbean. For those of you not so fortunate, here’s a set of tunes to serenade your Valentine at home, a Sweet Sixteen for the Sweet Fourteenth of February. Podcast...


Feb 2, 2015

It was almost three years ago when I spoke with Joel Harrison about the Alternative Guitar Festival he was organizing. In the time that has passed, the event has grown to multiple days of performances and master classes, attracting six-string devotees from around the country.

The 2015 event will take place in...