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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.

Mar 1, 2021

“There’s a good trumpet player in George Gruntz’s band I heard at the Berlin Jazz Festival. He can play his ass off. If I was picking a trumpet player, I would pick him. He can play anything.” - Miles Davis, talking about Franco Ambrosetti in 1987. 

The ageless Franco Ambrosetti has kept himself very busy...

Feb 24, 2021

In a recent podcast, we talked about jazz musicians who look forward by looking back. This podcast, featuring pianist Chris Pattishall shows another facet of that idea.

Pattishall’s debut CD, Zodiac, is his take on the legendary Mary Lou Williams’ “Zodiac Suite.” Pattishall became aware of Ms. Williams while...

Feb 21, 2021

We last left Eddie Henderson discussing his latest releases, both on his own (Shuffle and Deal) and with the super-group The Cookers. But there was no way I was going to end my conversation with Dr. Eddie at that. Not with his resume. 

Much of Podcast 799 is a discussion of Eddie's development as a teenager and his...

Feb 20, 2021

“I want the audience to really feel the music and start moving. Jazz started as dance music in the first place, so I want to bring that element back into the music. The telltale common denominator when people are really enjoying themselves is when they feel like they want to get up and dance. Not the European...

Feb 13, 2021

For Valentine's Day this year, I decided to do something different. Most year's I post an hour plus of music appropriate for the holiday, allowing you to download and enjoy the uninterrupted jazz as you celebrate with your valentine. 

This year I asked myself - what if instead, I asked someone else to come up with a...