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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.

Download some Spooky Songs for Hallowe'en

Oct 31, 2019

Looking for some spooky jazz sounds for the Hallowe’en holiday? Look on further!

Off and on for the run of this podcast, I have been preparing what I call “Spooky Songs” for a semi-annual podcast. Maybe the song titles are scary – “Witchcraft” anyone? – or maybe it’s the sounds or spirit. In any event,...

Oct 30, 2019

On November 1 and 2, the jazz world will celebrate 50 years of the monumentally influential ECM Records, rightfully called “one of the defining sound-worlds of the past half-century of recorded music” by the New Yorker.

Founded by producer Manfred Eicher in Munich in 1969 and still under his artistic leadership, ECM...

Oct 28, 2019

Resonance Records has lead an archival revolution over the past decade, digging up long lost or previously unknown recordings from the likes of Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz. But Zev Feldman and George Klaban’s largest, and perhaps most important project is just about to be released.

Released in partnership...

Oct 26, 2019

The Dream Thief is the first ECM release by pianist Shai Maestro as a leader, and it presents the Israeli pianist fronting the latest incarnation of his uncommonly interactive, atmospherically expansive trio. The group now features new drummer Ofri Nehemya, a fellow Israeli, and its bassist from the start, Jorge Roeder,...

Oct 22, 2019

Fifty years ago today, Led Zeppelin released their second album as a group, appropriately enough entitled Led Zeppelin II. Recorded earlier in 1969, it was released just 10 months after their eponymous debut album. The band’s first number one album, it also contained their biggest hit single, “Whole Lotta Love”, a...