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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

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

Dec 16, 2019

This is the Christmas jazz mix I am giving on CD to members of my band AXIS and other friends this season. No Smooth Jazz, no modern masters - just the classic jazz sound form the best Christmas Jazz albums of the past. For more on some of the albums these tunes are sourced form, be sure to check out Marc Myers'

Dec 15, 2019

As I do every year, this Podcast is "A Few of My Favorite Things" form 2019. It is not intended on being a Top Ten list - I do that for the Jazz Journalist Association - but rather a grouping of recordings that got repeat play in my house, making me take notice over the many recordings I receive.  This year, I had the...

Dec 11, 2019

Over the past four decades, composer, improviser and percussionist Adam Rudolph has been hailed as "a pioneer in world music" by the New York Times and "a master percussionist" by Downbeats magazine. He has released more than 30 recordings under his own name featuring his groundbreaking compositions...

Dec 7, 2019

A few years back I watched the documentary Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas, which told the story of the Jewish songwriters who have written the soundtrack to Christmas celebrations for almost a century.

Some of the most famous songs of the Yuletide season, from “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas” to...

Dec 1, 2019

If you are looking to find some new music for celebrating the Yuletide, please allow me to provide you with a cross-section of new or recent releases that will help make your spirits bright. Podcast 715 is nearly an hour of music from the following artists and albums, many of which may have flown beneath your radar as...