Straight No Chaser

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

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A Jazz Menagerie

Apr 14, 2015

Sunday, April 19

We continue to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, although on Straight No Chaser that's all year long. Some of the very best new selections include Italian-American jazz guitarist Pat Martino and Down Beat's 1969 "Jazz Artist of the Year," Charles Lloyd. Plus hear classic oldies from Gene Ammons in his first release after his 1962 incarceration. 

More Of The Best

Apr 8, 2015

Sunday April 12

More of only the very best jazz for Jazz Appreciation Month. We are featuring some of the most acclaimed musicians, specializing in a wide range of instruments, tonight on Straight No Chaser. Hear from saxophonist Jim Snidero, pianist and composer Ray Bryant, guitarist Bobby Broom, and Wichita native Greg Skaff. 

Only The Best

Apr 2, 2015

  Sunday, April 5

It is now Jazz Appreciation Month, which it is every month on Straight No Chaser. We will celebrate by playing only the best all month long. Tonight we hear from Ahmad Jamal, one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz. Also hear selections from the Grammy-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, New York pianist  Bill Charlap, and the great Johnny Griffin.

Sunday March 29

On tonight's Straight No Chaser we hear a compilation of old and new. New selections from swing & bebop jazz guitarist,  Russell Malone, and international jazz  saxophonist Greg Abate. Some old features from "the King," Benny Carter, and legendary Oliver Nelson. Plus hear some slightly old pieces from four time Grammy award nominee Karrin Allyson.

Sunday, March 22

Tonight on Straight No Chaser, we pay tribute to the late jazz pioneer Clark Terry. We'll also hear from Bud Shank , a new CD from Russell Malone, Phil Woods, and Blue Mitchell.

Sunday March 15

Tonight on Straight No Chaser hear something new from Charles McPherson. Also tune in for a few old things from American saxophonist Charlie Rouse, renowned for his ten year collaboration with Thelonious Monk.  Horace Silver, Stan Getz, and J J Johnson will also make appearances throughout the show. 

Sunday March 8

Tonight we hear from Canada's own Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, featuring Massachusetts born Phil Woods. Tune in for a new jazz album from the Chicago Yestet that includes horns, rhythm, spoken word, and vocals. Also hear saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and guitarist Wes Montgomery with the renowned Wynton Kelly Trio.

A Few Notable Artists

Feb 24, 2015

Sunday, March 1

On tonight's Straight No Chaser, we hear from jazz alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Horace Silver, two hard bop pioneers. Plus Grammy Award Winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocalist Dena DeRose, and the incomparable Gerry Mulligan.

Album Cover Art

Sunday, February 22

We begin tonight with new recordings from the great jazz musician Charles McPherson and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. We follow the new music with equally great but older selections from Zoot Sims, Jimmy Smith and Horace Silver.

Sunday, February 15

Tonight on Straight No Chaser we hear lots of recordings  with great historical significance. Our selection includes Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Jim Hall, plus Jerry Mulligan with his concert jazz band. Tune in for featured selections from Art Pepper's Complete Galaxy Recordings, reinvigorated and released in 2000. This album features Art Pepper with all star bands during sessions originally recorded from 1979-1982.