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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.

Dec 4, 2020

Looking to pick up some new jazz music for the Christmas season. Well, be sure to check this sampler of some of the best choices for new Christmas music this season. There's so much to choose from, with new albums from Warren Wolf and Brian Bromberg on Mack Avenue Records (What? No "Christmas on Mack Avenue" this year?); a compilation of Peggy Lee's classic Christmas music; and vocal albums from Nils Landgren, Amber Weekes, and Jamie Cullum. Add to it a pair of one-offs from Norah Jones and Laila Biali, and you've got quite a selection from which to choose. 

Maybe the best of the bunch is the hard swinging Christmas in 3D from the 3D Jazz Trio. A separate podcast will feature a conversation with the three women who make up this top-flight group, with more music to share.

Podcast 782 includes selections of New Music for Christmas, including:

Warren Wolf - "This Christmas" from Christmas Vibes

Amber Weekes - "The Christmas Waltz" from The Gathering

Brian Bromberg - "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" from Celebrate Me Home: The Holiday Sessions

Nils Landgren - "Just Another Christmas Song" from Christmas with My Friends VII

Peggy Lee - "Sana Claus is Coming to Town" from Ultimate Christmas

Norah Jones - "It's Not Christmas 'Til You Come Home" (Recorded At Spotify Studios NYC)

3D Jazz Trio - "Winter Wonderland" from Christmas in 3D

Laila Biali - "Silent Night." See her upcoming virtual concert "Christmas in the Chapel", happening Dec 6 .

Jamie Cullum - "How Do You Fly?" from The Pianoman at Christmas

Warren Wolf - "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Christmas Vibes

Nils Landgren - "Feliz Navidad" from Christmas with My Friends VII

Amber Weekes - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" from The Gathering

Brian Bromberg - "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from Celebrate Me Home: The Holiday Sessions

Peggy Lee - "White Christmas" from Ultimate Christmas

And while you can't listen to it here, be sure to check out this great duet with Jon Batiste and Daniel Brooks ("Taystee" from Orange is the New Black) on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".