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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

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

Oct 26, 2021

Podcast 857 is the second of my two-part conversation with Andrew Cyrille. The last twenty years has seen Andrew obtain some of the exposure that he so richly deserves, as his releases under his own name on ECM, TUM and Soul Note have been rapturously praised, as has been his work with Trio 3, joining Oliver Lake and...


Oct 24, 2021

A force in improvisation for more than sixty years, Andrew Cyrille has played across the landscape of jazz from Coleman Hawkins’s The Hawk Relaxes to Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures, led his own bands, and worked extensively with Milford Graves, Walt Dickerson, David Murray, Muhal Richard Abrams, Oliver Lake,...


Oct 22, 2021

Podcast interviews these days can sound like “How I Spent My Covid Vacation” at times. So many musicians used to traveling, gigging and recording at length became housebound. Some used the time to practice; others learned new instruments or worked on previously back-burnered material. Pianist/Composer Dan Siegel...


Oct 15, 2021

Dave Holland. Larry Grenadier. Miroslav Vitous. Barre Phillips. Eberhard Weber. Björn Meyer. All of these famous bass players have recorded and released solo bass recordings on the famed ECM label over the years. And now, we can add Marc Johnson to that list.

 Overpass, recorded in January and February 2018 at Nacena...


Oct 13, 2021

With the release of Sing to the World on the St. Petersburg, Russia label Rainy Days Records pianist Benito Gonzalez takes a stellar step into the future of his jazz journey. He’s assembled an impressive team of collaborators to perform the ten tunes, including Christian McBride, Essiet Okon Essiet, Jeff “Tain”...