Straight No Chaser

Sundays at 9pm

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

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8:52 am
Wed May 22, 2013

What's On: May 26

We conclude this month’s feature of the Hammond B3 organ with Barbara Dennerlein, Mike LeDonne, Jimmy Smith and Doug MacDonald’s Reorganized Quartet.

8:57 am
Mon May 13, 2013

What's On: May 19

We continue our May feature, the B3 organ, tonight, as we hear Barbara Dennerlein, Mike LeDonne, Joey DeFrancesco and a 1957 recording of Jimmy Smith available only in a limited edition Mosaic set.

8:55 am
Mon May 6, 2013

What's On: May 12

Our focus on the B3 continues tonight when we hear from Don Patterson, Jimmy Smith and Papa John DeFrancesco.

11:14 am
Mon April 29, 2013

What's On: May 5

During the month of May, along with showers and flowers, SNC, along with Night Train and Strange Currency will feature the B3 organ, the Queen of Jazz. Tonight we hear West Coast organist Bobby Pierce with guitarist Doug Macdonald, and in a variety of settings, Shirley Scott.

7:31 am
Mon April 8, 2013

What's On: April 14

Jazz Appreciation Month continues throughout April with more vibes, from Lionel Hampton, Terry Gibbs, the MJQ, Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson, only a few of whom will remember to pay their taxes tomorrow.

9:17 am
Mon March 25, 2013

What's On: March 31

We hear nothing but the best from Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon and Jimmy Bruno to Alan Broadbent and Gary Foster.

11:02 am
Mon March 18, 2013

What's On: March 24

Tonight we hear all big bands. Included are bands led by Count Basie, Mike Barone, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Bob Florence.

7:57 am
Tue March 12, 2013

What's On: March 17

Tonight we hear new CDs from recent Wichita visitors The New York Voices and from guitarist Doug Mac Donald, and finish up the evening with three great pianists, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans and Jimmy Rowles.

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.