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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

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

Get Your Spooky Songs Here!

Oct 29, 2021

As I'm recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery, there will be no new "Spooky Songs" podcast for Hallowe'en this year. However, I wouldn't want you to miss out on all the past treats I've prepared, so feel free to visit the archives and dig on:

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Podcast 387 - The All-Devil Themed...

Oct 28, 2021

Podcast 859 is something of a follow-up from Podcast 839 earlier this summer. At that time, saxophonist Jon Irabagon talked about his involvement with a new organization based in Columbus, Ohio. Stephanie Matthews and her business partner, Bruce Halliburton, started "A Tribe For Jazz" in April 2021. It's a new...

Oct 27, 2021

Pianist Helen Sung’s recorded work has grown more esoteric over the past few years – a duet album with trumpeter Marquis Hill (vinyl only) and a collaboration with poet Dana Gioia (Sung With Words). One of her first releases, Sungbird, showed her classical chops. These albums show us a young artist willing to...

Oct 26, 2021

Podcast 857 is the second of my two-part conversation with Andrew Cyrille. The last twenty years has seen Andrew obtain some of the exposure that he so richly deserves, as his releases under his own name on ECM, TUM and Soul Note have been rapturously praised, as has been his work with Trio 3, joining Oliver Lake and...

Oct 24, 2021

A force in improvisation for more than sixty years, Andrew Cyrille has played across the landscape of jazz from Coleman Hawkins’s The Hawk Relaxes to Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures, led his own bands, and worked extensively with Milford Graves, Walt Dickerson, David Murray, Muhal Richard Abrams, Oliver Lake,...