Straight No Chaser

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

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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.

4:10 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

What's On: July 14

Hear new music from Eddie Daniels, Frank Wess, Freddy Cole and Jerry Bergonzi.

10:05 am
Mon July 1, 2013

What's On: July 7

We listen to mostly piano tonight, largely in trio form. We hear Marian McPartland, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Alan Broadbent, George Cables and Gene Harris.