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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.

Here Comes Hurricane Sandy

Oct 26, 2012

What may be the worst storm in 100 years may be putting me in  the dark for a while. Hurricane Sandy supposedly will merge with two other fronts to create "Frankenstorm." I have no idea if we'll lose power, but all sign point to another multi-day disaster on the forefront.

So load up your batteries to listen to tunes, all you hearty jazz fans. The song of the day would have to be "Eye of the Hurricane", the Herbie Hancock tune that was recorded in Rudy Van Geleder's studios for Blue Note in 1965 first appeared on his fifth solo album, Maiden Voyage. The album ranks in my all-time top ten recordings, and features a band of Miles Davis alumni - Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and George Coleman - along with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet.

This version comes from Hancock's collaboration with Jack DeJohnette on Parallel Realities Live. One of DeJohnette's most accessible groups, the band was Hancock on piano, Dave Holland on bass, Pat Metheny on guitar and DeJohentte on drums. The live album documented their successful 1990 tour.