Straight No Chaser

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

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11:19 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Best Music of 2013

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2013 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Join KMUW's music hosts throughout January on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations and Straight No Chaser for a month-long feature of the Best of 2013. See individual show pages for more information on upcoming shows and to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.

Best of 2013 lists:

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11:14 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Straight No Chaser's Top 19: Best New Releases of 2013

Note: List is in no particular order.

1. Complete Columbia Album Collection -- Herbie Hancock

2. Nice and Easy -- Huston Person

3. Soul Brother Cool -- Cyrus Chestnut

4. White House Sessions -- Bennett/Brubeck

5. Milestones -- Giacomo Gates

6. For Joe -- Frank Potenza

7. Colors of a Dream -- Tom Harrell

8. One of Rudy -- Joey de Francesco

9. Live at Catalinas -- Kenny Burrell

10. Thrasher Dream Trio -- Gerry Gibbs

11. Maybe September -- Ken Peplowski

12. Free Flying -- Fred Hersch and Julian Lage

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1:22 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Straight No Chaser Begins January With The Best New Releases Of 2013

On tonight's SNC, and throughout the month of January, we begin by devoting the first hour of the program to selections from the best new releases of 2013, including Terrance Blanchard, Freddie Cole and Jerry Bergonzi. In the second hour, we take a trip in the wayback machine to hear other selections aged to perfection.

1:11 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

What's On: October 13

Just more good straight ahead jazz from Eddie Daniel, Mike LeDonne, Hank Mobley, Milt Jackson and the John Hicks Legacy Band.

8:43 am
Mon September 30, 2013

What's On: October 6

Tonight we hear Bill Cunliffe as he reimagines Oliver Nelson’s album Blues and the Abstract Truth, And hear Nelson’s follow up album More Blues and the Abstract Truth. In addition, music from Stan Getz, Chick Corea’s Akoustic Band and Eddie Daniels.

1:44 am
Mon September 23, 2013

What's On: September 29

We hear selections from two new CD’s with Mike Jones and Frank Potenza, and older things from Jimmy Smith, Gerry Mulligan and Ben Webster, and Stan Getz.

1:35 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

What's On: September 1

Listen for new music from Joe Lovano and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Frank Wess, Ken Peplowski and Gary Burton. Then hear old tunes by Gerry Mulligan’s Concert Jazz Band, Benny Golson and Hank Mobley.

1:42 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

What's On: August 25

Tonight we hear new music from the Mack Avenue SuperBand, Kenny Burrell, the Jitterbug Vipers and Warren Wolf. Then hear old music from Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Stanley Turrentine and Quincy Jones.

9:44 am
Mon July 22, 2013

What's On: July 28

There are as many as many groups titled The Hot Club Of (fill in town name) as there are towns, playing what is referred to asgipsy jazz. Tonight we hear from the Hot Club of Detroit and a western swing group from Ft. Worth, Cow Bop.

9:42 am
Tue July 16, 2013

What's On: July 21

Listen for mid-century jazz from Zoot Sims, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, and Herb Ellis.