Straight No Chaser

Sundays at 9pm

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

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9:05 am
Mon March 4, 2013

What's On: March 10

Tonight we hear old and new, old from Paul Desmond, Gerry Mulligan, John Lewis and new from Brad Goode and Doug MacDonald.

6:23 am
Mon February 25, 2013

What's On: March 3

On tonight's Straight No Chaser, we will hear from the inventor of the 7 string guitar George Van Eps, Zoot Sims and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and a brand new CD from one of the best of the LA based guitarists, Doug MacDonald. His Reorganized Quartet brings him back to playing with a Hammond B-3 and is sure to please.

7:51 am
Mon February 18, 2013

What's On: February 24

This week on SNC, we hear new music from the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, Kevin Eubanks and singers Karen Marguth and Denise Donatelli, with older things from Woody Shaw, Johnny Hodges, Buck Clayton and Bud Shank.

10:11 am
Tue January 29, 2013

What's On: February 3

Duke Ellington said “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” but that isn’t the case so much any more. Since we have been playing a lot of Count Basie, a real master of swing, tonight we pay careful attention to play only things that swing!

10:09 am
Tue January 22, 2013

What's On: January 27

The Count Basie Band with the New York Voices will be appearing in Wichita at the Orpheum Theatre on Feburary 16. To aid your enjoyment, we have a special in-studio visit from Lisa Hittle who will discuss what we might expect as well as provide additional information about the band and the music.

8:37 am
Mon January 14, 2013

What's On: January 20

Tonight we start to give you a taste of what to expect when the Count Basie band and the New York Voices appear at the Orpheum. Also, we will hear McCoy Tyner, Kenny Burrell and Gil Evans, Bud Powell and Ray Bryant.

12:13 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

What's On: December 23

Tonight is the last of the flood of Christmas Carols. We will hear from Gene Ammons, Don Patterson and Jimmy Smith. In non-seasonal selections, we hear several things written and performed by Phil Woods.

1:12 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

What's On: December 16

Tonight we continue the flood of Christmas music. We hear from The Colbys, Gerry Mulligan and Dave Brubeck, The Tri-fi Trio, Gene Ammons and Jimmy Smith.

11:10 am
Tue November 27, 2012

What's On: December 2

Tonight begins the annual tradition of jazz versions of holiday songs. We hear some from Dexter Gordon, Jimmy Smith, Jimmie McGriff, Wynton Marsalis and Bobby Timmons.

11:22 am
Tue November 13, 2012

What's On: November 18

We break the shrink-wrap bonds on a new CD by Walter White (no relation to the TV drama) entitled Breaking Good. Then we follow with Claire Daly, Diana Krall, Fred Hersch, and the South Florida Jazz Orchestra.