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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.

Sep 28, 2020

" I view Kenny as the most unique composer and pianist of his generation. Because he died young and avoided the spotlight, his brilliant compositions have been overlooked for too long" - Noah Haidu

On the occasion of what would have been Kenny Kirkland's 65th birthday, pianist Noah Haidu is getting ready to release the...


Sep 19, 2020

We are almost three-quarters of the way through the dumpster-fire that has been 2020, and Christian McBride has done more than his share to try to keep our minds on new music. No less than three of the top releases of this troubled year have his imprint, with a new release coming out this week. 

Early in the year we...


Sep 4, 2020

I trust you have enjoyed the first two parts of my three-part conversation with bassist Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb this week. Mark and Danny have released Electric Blue this week, their first recorded duo project, on Egan's Wavetone imprint.  Check it out on CD, streaming, or high-quality vinyl to see what one...


Sep 2, 2020

Podcast 764 is Part Two of my three part conversation with Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb. Having been partners in rhythm for almost fifty years, their latest release, Electric Blue, is their first recorded set of duets. 

Part One was a detailed discussion of the making of Electric Blue, and the approaches bassist Egan...


Aug 31, 2020

After nearly 50 years of playing music together, going back to their days as students at the University of Miami through their years of touring and recording as members of the original Pat Metheny Group, with the Gil Evans Monday Night Orchestra, exploring new tones and textures with their band Elements and heading...