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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.

Mar 28, 2012

"Some people write in their journals . . . I create my journal through music; expressing what I cannot put into words," – Lynne Arriale.

After almost fifteen years of working exclusively within the trio and quartet formats, pianist Lynne Arriale has recorded her first solo CD. A strong player who has recorded...

Around the Blogs: "Any Major Fusion" mixtape

Mar 26, 2012

I've raved about the must-visit site "Any Major Dude With Half a Heart" (dig that Steely Dan reference) before, and the latest mixtape they have posted is a must-have for jazz-rock fans.

"Any Major Fusion, Vol.1" is a 16 track beauty that runs the gamut musically from the well-known (George Duke and Ramsey Lewis)...

Leon Spencer (1945-2012)

Mar 16, 2012

One of the masters of the might Hammond B-3 organ has passed away, with the recent death of Leon Spencer. Best known for his work with guitarist Melvin Sparks, who passed away last year, Spencer never really got his due as one of the founders of "acid jazz".

Two read two wonderful commentaries on Spencer. go to Funky...