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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

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

Oct 29, 2012

It’s Hallowe’en time again, and so its time for our semi-annual Spooky Songs Podcast (you can find past editions here and here). This year we feature some monstrous tunes from both new and established artists you may enjoy.

It seems like the little ghouls and goblins in our neighborhood are going to miss the whole...

Oct 27, 2012

"This is a delightful record, funny, quirky, personal jazz. Jeff's piano is informed by many styles and genres (as is his writing), hints of Gospel, Evans, Monk, Shorter, Latin and Herbie have all found a happy home in Jeff's brain, as have we the happy listeners." - Arturo O'Farrill

Scratch the surface of any veteran...

Oct 22, 2012

Close your eyes and picture the jazz quintet. A classic arrangement of musicians – saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, drums.

Now open your eyes and check out Matthew Silberman’s latest quintet. Saxophone, bass, drums – and two guitars? What is this, a bar band in your local rock club?

No, it’s all part of this...

Oct 18, 2012

"Gilson Schachnik is an artist for the 21st century. [He] creates the kind of all-encompassing jazz mix that fans of the music's new world order now demand: entertaining, uncliched and flavored with tastes from around the world." – Bob Young

When you want to talk about the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, it’s best to...

Oct 15, 2012

Bob Belden says of his latest release, Transparent Heart, “This record is not a jazz record, it's about my life in Manhattan“, and you know something is up.

The Grammy-winning saxophone player has been acclaimed as an arranger, composer, bandleader and producer. He has been intimately involved in the award-winning...