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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.

My Vacation Starts at "The Wall"

Jun 29, 2012

Nancy and I start our summer vacation tonight by heading down to Hartford to catch Roger Waters’ “The Wall” extravaganza. Since Pink Floyd is one of the few 70’s rock demi-gods I have not seen in the flesh (pardon the pun, all you Floyd-heads), this should be some real fun.

Jazz and Pink Floyd have crossed paths a few times now. The best of the results has been Jazz Side of the Moon, featuring Sam Yahel (Hammond B3 organ), Seamus Blake (tenor sax), Ari Hoenig (drums), and Mike Moreno (guitar), although the Bad Plus did a pretty good one-off on “Comfortably Numb.” There's even a Smooth Jazz All-Stars tribute to Floyd (check out there take on "Hey You", one of The Wall's most memorable tunes),

From Hartford it’s on to Saratoga, where we’ll be posting updates and photos from the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather!