Straight No Chaser

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

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1:34 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Notable New Releases And Old Favorites

American jazz artist Russell Malone

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.

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8:23 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Straight No Chaser Pays Tribute To Jazz Pioneer Clark Terry

Jazz legend Clark Terry

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.

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11:28 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Something Old, Something New, And Lots of Blues

Jazz great Charlie Rouse

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. 

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11:15 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Some Boss Brass And A Yestet

Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass

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.

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9:36 am
Tue February 24, 2015

A Few Notable Artists

Dee Dee Bridgewater

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.

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3:24 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

New Releases And Old Favorites

Charles McPherson's 'The Journey'
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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.

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11:22 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Historical Greats & A Jazz Legend

Art Blakey performing with his Jazz Messengers

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.  

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11:40 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Straight No Chaser's Nostalgic Picks

Art Lillard's latest 'Heavenly Big Band'
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Sunday, February 8

On tonight's Straight No Chaser return to your roots with selections from jazz, blues, and swing artists. Tune in for the latest big band album from Art Lillard, showcasing the inspirational soloing abilities of New York's finest jazz instrumentalists. Hear some good old blues with Groove Holmes, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and Ray Bryant. Plus the genre defying, Grammy Award winner, Bob Florence. 

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3:33 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

New Straight No Chaser Selections For February

'Time and Time Again' by The Cookers
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Sunday, February 1

Now that the Best of 2014 feature is over, it's time for some new material. We’ve had a whole month to receive new Straight No Chaser music. Tonight, hear The Cookers's newest release,Time and Time Again, ​named the itunes 2014 Jazz Album of the Year. We'll also hear Ian Sims and Divergent Paths's new project, Conundrum. From our library, the Harper Brothers and Brother Jack McDuff.

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10:40 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Straight No Chaser Wraps Up Best Of 2014

Theo Croker's 'Afro Physicist'
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Sunday, January 25

It's our final show of Straight No Chaser featuring the Best of 2014. Favorites this time include Theo Croker's Afro Physicist album, the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble's salute to Woody Herman, and Eric Alexander's Chicago Fire.

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