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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 20, 2018

While Winter may officially be dead today, it sure doesn't seem like Spring in my neck of the woods. Here in Western Massachusetts we're bracing for another heavy winter storm tomorrow, the fourth in the past month. It seems like the song of the day will be "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year". Or maybe "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most"? I think it's Michael Franks' recording of "Why It Ain't Spring" that fits my mood best.

But here is an hour of jazz with Spring themes to enjoy and make you think of fonder, softer, warmer days to come. All of the previously mentioned tunes are here, along with some with which you might not yet be familiar. Podcast 615 features:

Tony Bennett - "Spring is Here"

Kenny Dorham - "Poetic Spring"

Stanley Turrentine - "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most"

Meredith D'Ambrosio - "Spring in Manhattan"

Ramsey Lewis - "Blue Spring"


Sarah Vaughan - "It Might as Well Be Spring"

Donald Brown featuring Wallace Roney - "You Must Believe in Spring"

Larry Coryell & Michael Urbaniak - "A Quiet Day in Spring"

Sarah Vaughan - "Spring Will be a Little Late this Year"

Kenny Dorham - "Passion Spring"

Ellen Honert - "Spring"

Michael Franks - "Why It Ain't Spring"

Diane Reeves - "Some Other Spring"