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.

Listen to the most recent Straight No Chaser show:

Archive is updated between midnight and 3am after the show airs.

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Sunday, June 22:

Straight No Chaser continues to join Night Train in featuring Blue Note Records, the American jazz record label, in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. On tonight's show, hear from Blue Note artists Grant Green and Ike Quebec. 

Grant Green is a St. Louis born jazz guitarist and composer. Ike Quebec of Newark, New Jersey is a jazz tenor saxophonist.  

Sunday, June 15:

Straight No Chaser continues to join Night Train in featuring Blue Note Records, the American jazz record label, in celebration of their 75th Anniversary. On tonight's show, hear from Blue Note artist and alto saxophone great Cannonball Adderley, among others.

Sunday, June 8:

Straight No Chaser continues to join Night Train in a tribute to Blue Note Records, an American jazz record label, on the occasion of their 75th Anniversary.

Tonight we will hear many limited edition reissues of iconic Blue Note recordings from Mosaic Records.  

Blue Note Records

Sunday, June 1:

Tonight Straight No Chaser joins Night Train in featuring Blue Note Records, an American jazz record label, on the occasion of their 75th Anniversary. 

Blue Note artists featured on tonight's show include tenor saxophonists Ike Quebec and Johnny Griffin, and jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell.

Steve Mynett

Sunday, May 25:

Tonight's edition of Straight No Chaser features one of the last recordings by Frank Wess. Then we learn the meaning of the blues from Jimmy Smith, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Jimmy Ponder.

The Concert Database

Sunday, May 18:

Historic figures all: pianist/composer Bill Evans, guitarist Wes Montgomery, Zoot Sims on sax, and pianist Horace Silver.

Web extras:

Wes Montgomery live in London circa 1965:

This week's long-watch: Horace Silver Quintet circa 1974 at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.

Album cover art

Sunday, May 11: KCMO-born trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, bari sax great Gerry Mulligan with his longtime collaborator, alto sax Paul Desmond (in an outing sans Dave Brubeck), Josh Breakstone on jazz guitar, and the Carl Saunders Big Band.

This week's long-watch: Dave Brubeck Trio feat. Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond.

Sunday, April 27: Tonight we'll hear Art Tatum, Larry Willis, Bill Evans and Phil Woods.

Art Tatum's "Yesterdays":

Bill Evans' "My Foolish Heart":

Laura Kolb

Sunday, April 20: Tonight, we welcome back Miles Davis, Peter Leitch, Buddy DeFranco and Freddie Redd.

A web extra for you:

Here's 'Flying Home', one of the many songs clarinetist Buddy DeFranco (now 91 years-old) performed live in a 1991 special (you can find the rest of the special on YouTube):

Sunday, April 13

On the playlist tonight: composer/pianist Horace Silver, sax guru Zoot Sims, composer/pianist Bob Florence, trombonist and pioneer of 'the musical sea shell' Steve Turre and bebop woodwinds great, composer Phil Woods.

Check out this throwback from Walter Davis, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins and Zoot Sims from 1958:

And here's the Phil Woods Quartet performing with Michel Legrand circa 2001:

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