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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.

Feb 11, 2013

Valentine’s Day can be a tricky day.

If you remember it, but that special someone in your life doesn’t, there can be hell to pay.

 If you spend the big bucks on flowers, chocolate, etc., etc. and your special someone didn’t want you to break the budget, you feel like a dolt.

Is it too soon in the relationship to make a big deal about the day? Does it send the wrong message? Or if you go low key, do you come across as uncaring?

For me, the never fail answer to the day is – you guessed it – the gift of music.

So this year’s Straight No Chaser Valentine’s Day Mix comes with a first ever CD insert, so you can download the uninterrupted musical Podcast,  burn it to CD, cut out the insert, fit it into one of those now old fashioned jewel cases, wrap it up, and go from there.

Never let it be said I didn’t try to help you out. Or warn you.

Podcast 334 includes:

Kenny Drew – “My Funny Valentine”

Marcus Miller – “I’ll Be There”

Clifton Anderson – “Falling in Love With Love”

Abbey Lincoln – “I Wake Up Smiling”

Joe Lovano Us Five – “Star Crossed Lovers”

Jonathan Kreisberg – “Tenderly”

Eric Alexander Quartet – “The Look of Love”

Molly Ringwald – “I’ll Take Romance”

John Patitucci – “Valentine”

Eddie Higgins Quartet feat. Scott Hamilton – “I Only Have Eyes for You”

Fred Hersch Trio – “You’re My Everything”

Freddie Cole – “You Take My Breathe Away”

Lana Hawkins Jazz Quartet – “My Funny Valentine”