Straight No Chaser

Sundays at 9pm

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

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9:33 am
Wed September 3, 2014

New Music From Phil Wood & Bill Goodwin Quartet On Straight No Chaser

Bill Goodwin Quartet

Sunday, September 7

On tonight's Straight No Chaser, we hear new music from jazz alto saxophonist Phil Woods, plus the latest from Bill Goodwin, Pat Bianchi, Adam Niewood and Chris Higgins of the Bill Goodwin Quartet. 

We'll also hear from the always popular Sonny Stitt, Ahmad Jamal, Zoot Sims and Al Cohn.

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9:26 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Steaming Hot New Releases From Guitarist Greg Amirault, Holly Hoffman And More

Greg Amirault, jazz guitarist

Sunday, August 31:

Some steaming hot new releases open the show, including new music from Canadian jazz guitarist Greg Amirault, the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and flutist Holly Hoffman. We will also hear from established artists like Wallace Roney, Jimmy Ponder, Ray Brown and Jerry Bergonzi.

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4:57 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

New Music From Jazz Pianist Sabine And Eric Reed On Straight No Chaser

Jazz pianist Sabine

  Sunday, August 24

Tonight on Straight No Chaser, hear a variety of selections, including a pre-release offering from Sabine Pothier. Sabine, born is Moscow, is a Los Angeles based jazz pianist. We'll also hear from new releases by Eric Reed, Josh Breakstone and Joey DeFrancesco to classics from Horace Silver.

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11:05 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Straight No Chaser Features Mid-Century Jazz With Art Farmer, Phil Woods And More

Jazz trumpeter Art Farmer

Sunday, August 17

Tonight, listen for a feature of mostly mid-century jazz with a variety of flavorful toppings. We'll hear from bebop alto saxophonist Phil Woods and Art Farmer on the trumpet. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Eric Alexander, Zoot Sims and Woody Shaw are also heard.

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1:04 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Straight No Chaser Takes Us Way Back With Gene Ammons, Bob Florence And Others

Jazz tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons

Sunday, August 10

We climb into the way-back machine tonight on Straight No Chaser. Hear from Chicago born tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons, jazz pianist Bob Florence, and guitarist Kenny Burrell. We'll also include some Horace Silver, Bob Brookmeyer and Phil Woods, among others. 

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4:15 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

A Blend Of Recent And Old Jazz Releases On Straight No Chaser

Jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon

Sunday, July 3

Tonight on Straight No Chaser, we hear a combination of recent and old jazz releases. Hear from such jazz legends as pianist and composer Horace Silver, saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Zoot Sims, and double bassist and cellist Ray Brown. We will also hear from notable contemporary artists, including saxophonist Eric Alexander and pianist and composer Eric Reed.

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4:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Straight No Chaser Features Longtime Prestige Artist Gene Ammons

Jazz tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons

Sunday, July 27

Tonight, Straight No Chaser wraps up the July salute of Prestige Records on their 65th Anniversary. Listen for music by Gene Ammons, who spent the majority of his career with Prestige. Hear a very early Miles Davis recording, along with Wichita native Greg Skaff, Kansas City favorite Everette DeVan, and Eric Alexander.

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4:57 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Zoot Sims, Ahmad Jamal And More Jazz Greats As The Prestige Records Tribute Continues

Saxophonist John Haley "Zoot" Zims

Sunday, July 20

The Prestige Records tribute continues tonight on Straight No Chaser in celebration of the jazz record label's 65th Anniversary.

We will hear selections from John Haley "Zoot" Sims, an American jazz sazophonist, along with other jazz greats including Ahmad Jamal, Greg Skaff and Grant Green.

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9:09 am
Wed July 9, 2014

More Prestige Records, Miles Davis And Contemporary Jazz On Straight No Chaser

Legendary jazz artist Miles Davis

Sunday, July 13

Tonight on Straight No Chaser, we continue to pay our respects to Prestige Records. Night Train also joins us in recognizing the jazz record label's 65th Anniversary.

We will also hear from a number of Tenor-B3 combos, along with music from Miles Davis and new stuff from many contemporary artists. 

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2:07 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Salute To Prestige Records On Straight No Chaser Plus Organist Everette DeVan

Jazz organist Everette DeVan

Sunday, July 6:

Tune in tonight for the beginning of a month long salute to Prestige Records, in celebration of their 65th anniversary. The American jazz record label was first founded in 1949 in New York City. 

We will also hear from organist and Kansas City jazz scene mainstay Everette DeVan, along with American jazz musician Phil Woods.

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