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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.

Sep 24, 2010

Nancy and I are taking a long awaited trip to Egypt and Israel this week, so there will be a brief lull in the postings for the next two weeks. However, never one to leave my friends without something to remember me by, I've wipepd up a Podcast that incorporates jazz either by Egyptian artists or with Egyptian themes, and strung them together with some native music and sounds to create a seemless listening experience.

The tracks are connected mostly by material from Mahmoud Fadi's The Drummers of the Nile CD, along with some excerpts from Muezzin calls and Cairo crowd noices. And the jazz is:

Return to Forever - "Song to the Pharoah Kings" from Where Have I Known You Before.

Charles Tolliver - "On the Nile" from With Love.

Herbie Hancock - "Nefertiti" from River: The Joni Letters.

Allen Toussaint - "Egyptian Fantasy" from The Bright Mississippi.

Miles Davis - "Pharoah's Dance" from Bitches' Brew.

Salah Ragbah and the Cairo Jazz Band - "Egyptian Strut" from Egyptian Jazz.

Rabih Abou-Khalil - "Tsarka" from Blue Camel.


Enjoy and see you in two weeks.