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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.

Oct 30, 2020

In this COVID-riddled world, Hallowe'en will not be the same. Our community here in Western Massachusetts has not banned Trick or Treat, so Nancy and I will do the social distance thing and leave trays of candy out in the driveway for those kids (and kids at heart) who come out Saturday night 

The spirit of Hallowe'en lives on in this Podcast, which celebrates the evening with jazz tunes that have one thing in common - the word "Monster" in the title. These range from the percussive "The Glorious Monster" by Max Roach's M'Boom and the Gene Krupa-Buddy Rich drum duel of "The Monster" to tunes by guitar masters like John Scofield ("I Brake for Monster Booty"), Al DiMeola ("Invention of the Monsters") and Bill Frisell ("Bob's Monster").  The exception to the rule is to include Jimmy Smith's take on "The Theme from 'The Munsters'," from his 1965 album Monster, as arranged by Oliver Nelson. 

Musical selections for Podcast 772 include:

Duke Ellington - "Night Creature, Stalking Monster"

Max Roach's M'Boom - "The Glorious Monster"

Jamie Cullum - "Monster"

Al DiMeola - "Invention of the Monsters"

John Scofield - "I Break for Monster Booty"

Los Africanos - "Monster Party"

Bill Frisell - "Bob's Monster"

Bud Shank - "Dance of the Sea Monsters"

Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich - "The Monster"

Jimmy Smith - "The Theme from 'The Munsters'"