Straight No Chaser

Sundays at 9pm

Straight No Chaser features mostly instrumental jazz, from early music to recent recordings.

Also listen for the record labels, names of all the musicians involved, and when the recording was made.

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What's On: December 16

Dec 13, 2012

Tonight we continue the flood of Christmas music. We hear from The Colbys, Gerry Mulligan and Dave Brubeck, The Tri-fi Trio, Gene Ammons and Jimmy Smith.

What's On: December 2

Nov 27, 2012

Tonight begins the annual tradition of jazz versions of holiday songs. We hear some from Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Jimmie McGriff, Wynton Marsalis and Bobby Timmons.

What's On: November 18

Nov 13, 2012

We break the shrink-wrap bonds on a new CD by Walter White (no relation to the TV drama) entitled Breaking Good. Then we follow with Claire Daly, Diana Krall, Fred Hersch, and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra.

What's On: November 11

Nov 6, 2012

Listen for bebop music from Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and others.

What's On: November 4

Oct 30, 2012

Listen for another all big-band night. Hear music from Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Terry Gibbs and more.

What's On: October 28

Oct 22, 2012

Tonight we again dedicate the entire show to the fine old tradition of “stretching out” where musicians take all the time necessary to completely express all their feelings about a particular set of chord changes. The results are very long performances. We hear the results from Wes Montgomery, Phil Woods, Horace Silver, Jimmy Smith and more.

What's On: October 14

Oct 8, 2012

Hear music from Tom Harrell, The Kris Berg Metroplexity Big Band, Diana Krall, the Negroni’s Trio, Joey DeFrancesco, Jerry Bergonzi and the Mark Masters Ensemble.

What's On: October 7

Oct 1, 2012

Hear jazz from the Bob Florence Big Band, Cannonball Adderley, John Pizzarelli, Kurt Elling, Art Blakey, the Count Basie Band, Chick Corea and Gary Burton and a new reissue of unreleased tracks for Woody Shaw.