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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Welcome to Straight No Chaser, the Award-winning Podcast hosted by Jeffrey Siegel

Jan 14, 2011

I try to begin each new year with a look back at the most memorable releases I had the pleasure to listen to over the previous twelve months. These are not necessarily the "best" of 2010, just a few of my favorite things, like:

Notable Releases 

Danilo Perez – Providencia.

Jason Moran - Ten 

Cassandra Wilson -...

Jan 12, 2011

Blind since an accident in his first few days of life, Raul Midon is a musician who refuses to be categorized. His guitar playing and sensibilities speak of jazz; his voice a mix of old school R&B and improvisational scat; his songwriting showing influences of any number of genres from around the world.

His latest CD,...

Jan 8, 2011

At the age of 29, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean had already recorded six albums for Blue Note Records, and been a key sideman on sessions for other Blue Note stalwarts like Freddie Redd, Donald Byrd, Tina Brooks, Jimmy Smith and Walter Davis. He had been onstage for the Living Theater’s famous play “The...

Jan 7, 2011

When someone looks for a top-notch drummer for their sessions, you can be sure that Kendrick Scott is on the short list. Besides anchoring Terence Blanchard's band for years, Scott has recorded and toured with the likes of The Crusaders, Lizz Wright, Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano and Kenny...

Jan 5, 2011

This week’s Podcast takes a look back to the dawn of jazz, courtesy of a conversation with author David Fulmer. Fulmer is the author of a series of novels set in Storyville, the sin capital of New Orleans in the early decades of the 20th century. Fictional characters mingle with historical figures from the world of...