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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.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Hits the Road with Indie Darlings

Mar 31, 2010

In an unlikely pairing of talents, the ageless wonders of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band have paired up with Indie Rock darlings My Morning Jacket on a recent album, and will be opening shows for the band on their upcoming tour. I had the chance to question Benji Jaffi of Preservation Hall on this unusual pairing,and...

A "Blue Moses" for Passover

Mar 29, 2010

I'm not sure the Passover seders are ready to be dazzled by the electric jazz of Randy Weston, but if the title fits, share it, and today we celebrate a "Blue Moses".

Weston recorded this album for Creed Taylor's CTI label in 1972, mixing electric funk jazz that the label did so well with his sense of African rhythms...


Mar 12, 2010

Famed New Orleans jazz saxophonist and Berklee alum Donald Harrison (left), featured in Spike Lee's critically acclaimed documentary When the Levees Broke, is a performer who spans genres; he has played with Miles Davis and mentored the Notorious B.I.G., among others. He was in Boston, Masachsuetts this week and gave a...

Happy Birthday, Bix Biederbecke

Mar 10, 2010

Tune in to WKCR 89.9 FM NY on March Wednesday 10th as they dedicate a full day of programming to the celebration of Bix Beiderbecke’s birthday.

 Cornetist, pianist, and composer Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke, born March 10th of 1903 in Davenport, Iowa, was one of the great musical innovators to emerge in the 1920s. One...

Celebrate Ornette's 80th on WKCR

Mar 8, 2010

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010, WKCR 89.9 FM- NY will dedicate a full day of programming to the celebration of Ornette Coleman's birthday.

The musicians and composers of jazz who have left the greatest mark are those who fit into the Ornette Coleman mold; these are the artists who weren't concerned so much with the mastery of...