Straight No Chaser

Sundays at 9pm

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

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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.

10:01 am
Mon June 24, 2013

What's On: June 30

On tonight’s SNC, we devote the entire first hour of the program to recent releases. Eddie Daniels, Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Wess, Freddy Cole, Beata Pater and Dave Brubeck with Tony Bennett are included.

9:00 am
Mon June 17, 2013

What's On: June 23

Part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center facility in New York is the Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame (NEJHF). Musicians have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 2004. On June 4, in a private ceremony, three more were inducted for this year. They were Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey and Clark Terry. Regrettably, Clark was the only one who lived to see this honor, but tonight we pay tribute to all three!

3:38 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

What's On: June 16

Tonight is another of our all big band nights. We will hear the Count Basie band, the Mike Barone band, Phil Woods Little Big BAnd, the Woody Herman band and Maynard Ferguson band and more.

9:44 am
Tue June 4, 2013

What's On: June 9

We celebrate the birthday of Grant Green. Also, in a blast from a more recent past, we hear the new CD from Bob James and David Sanborn and tenor players Zoot Sims and Teddy Edwards.

8:16 am
Tue May 28, 2013

What's On: June 2

Guitarist Grant Green was born June 6, 1935. While he never achieved success with the general public like Wes Montgomery, he was highly regarded by other musicians for his use of the single note melodic line, and rarely played chords. On this week’s and next’s SNC, we will celebrate his birthday. Tonight, he plays his original No. 1 Green Street, along with two originals.

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.