Straight No Chaser

Sundays at 9pm

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

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Sunday, November 8 Tonight we'll hear great historic recordings from Ahmad Jamal, Stan Getz and Chico Hamilton. Up next is Jeff Hamilton (no relation) and the Jazztet.

Sunday, November 1 Tonight we hear more new recordings from jazz vocalist and Grammy nominee, Denise Donatelli, as well as pianist Cesar Orozco. Up next, more from pianist and doctor Herb Silverstein.

Sunday, October 25 Tonight on Straight No Chaser , we feature new recordings from saxophonist Scott Hamilton and drummer Jeff Hamilton -- no relation!-- Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas, and Mike LeDonne. Plus we'll highlight some older favorites from Nat Adderley and J.J. Johnson and remember saxophone great Phil Woods who died last month.

Sunday, October 18 Tonight on Straight No Chaser we climb back into the time machine where we are given gentle advice from Hank Mobley, playing his original "Don't Get Too Hip". Later in the show we hear from Bob Florence Big Band and Tommy Flanagan's Trio.

Sunday, October 11 Tonight, a great recording of a big band fronted by Bud Shank, and a classic from Zoot Sims, with new releases from jazz pianist and organist Mike LeDonne and saxophonist Eric Alexander.

Sunday, October 4 Tonight we listen to new releases from Bruce Lofgren's Jazz Pirates (really!), Cyrus Chestnut and Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas. Older things include a classic from Chick Corea, Stan Getz and Bill Evans, Miles Davis at his early peak and Phil Woods.

Sunday, September 27 We mine the Mosaic Records vaults for great historical documents, including ones from American jazz musician Jimmy Smith, Jazztet and alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges.

Sunday, September 20 Straight No Chaser features a total trip in the wayback machine, with Teddy Edwards, a great American jazz tenor saxophonist and Houston Person, best known for his soul jazz style. Also Charles Earland, J. J. Johnson, Bill Evans and Buddy DeFranco.

Sunday, September 13 Tonight we hear from many new releases, the most important being Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas, the Temple University Jazz band, and Sammy Figueroa, to compare with great oldies from Freddie Hubbard, Crutis Fuller and George Cables.

Sunday, September 6 We have a mix of new and old tonight, with the latest from trumpet player Nicholas Payton and Kenny Barron, and classics from Gene Ammons, Canonball Adderley and jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.