Dec 31, 2012
To all who are traveling on an evening that often becomes "amateur night" take extra care and pick that designated driver!
Dec 28, 2012
The loss of Dave Brubeck this month is just the latest of many jazz musicians we lost in 2012. Among the best known were drummers Pete LaRoca and Lionel Batiste; saxophonists Von Freeman (pictured) and David S. Ware; organist Leon Spencer; trumpeter Ted Curson; and guitarist Pete Cosey. Also noted in passing are Teddy...
Dec 25, 2012
A Merry Christmas to you all. I am a practicing Jew who does not celebrate Christmas as the birth of the messiah. However, I can appreciate the universal themes of peace, love and understanding that are prevelant this time of year, and so the Offical Straight No Chaser song of Christmas Day is "Peace", written by...
Dec 24, 2012
It's December 24, which means that once again it's time to break out the Official Straight No Chaser Song of Christmas Eve. It's not really a song, actually, but Louis Armstrong reciting "Twas the Night Before Christmas", in his inimitable raspy voice.
Recorded on February 26, 1971 at his home in Queens, New York, this...
Dec 23, 2012