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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Welcome to Straight No Chaser, the Award-winning Podcast hosted by Jeffrey Siegel

Aug 27, 2011

We in Western Massachusetts are just not used to this kind of weather. Well, maybe we should be.

On June 1, we get a tornado. Then a series of microbursts and a hellacious thunder storm that did more damage in my neighborhood than the tornado did. Earlier this week, an earthquake. And now it looks like we're right smack...

Aug 26, 2011

Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts was appointed 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival artist in residence earlier this year. The dynamic drummer will be on a number of stages in a number of guises this labor day weekend in the Motor City. He plans to heat things up on opening night with a star-studded "Drum Club" featuring Joe Locke,...

Aug 16, 2011

It's summer in New England, so why not some lazy music for these lazy, hot days? Today is August 16th, the feast day of Saint Roch, the patron saint of Dogs, so why not celebrate the "Dog Days"?

The Romans referred to the dog days as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius....

Aug 12, 2011

Do you know how in the summer you tend to put off things you do IN the house in order to take care of things OUT of the house? Like weeding or sitting on the deck, listening to the water rush in the ponds, and drinking a cold one? Well, I've done my share of that outdoor stuff lately, and I've neglected piles of CDs.

Aug 6, 2011

Although she is never one to rest on her laurels, Dee Dee Bridgewater is releasing a new CD of old material. Midnight Sun,  a remastered compilation of love songs from throughout her career, on the DDB Records/Emarcy label this week.  The material is organized in a way that it is being is billed as "the ultimate mixed...