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    This week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS focused on jazz guitar.  Check out the full playlist and see if you might like to listen; and if so, hear it any time before March 30 at https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/.
    Here' what we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on March 16:
     
    Wes Montgomery -- "Four" -- Back on Indiana Avenue -- Resonance -- c. 1958
    Mark Elf -- "Erv's Curve" -- Over the Airwaves -- Jen Bay Jazz -- 1999
    Bobby Broom Quartet -- "Twisted Blues" -- No Hype Blues -- Criss Cross Jazz -- 1995
     
    Jim Yanda Trio -- "Tale Weaver" -- Regional Cookin' -- Corner Store Jazz -- c. 2013
    Corey Christiansen -- "Beour" -- Factory Girl -- Origin -- 2015
    Jack Wilkins -- "Red Clay" -- Windows -- Mainstream -- 1973
     
    Gene Ess -- "The Trials" -- Eternal Monomyth -- SIMP
    Nguyen Le  [pictured] -- "Idoma" -- 3 Trios -- ACT -- 1996
    Ben Monder, Dylan van der Schyff & Chris Gestrin -- "Treacle" -- The Distance -- Songlines -- 2004
     
    Ken Aldcroft & Dave Clark -- "52nd Street Theme" -- Hat & Beard--The Music of Thelonious Monk -- Trio
     
    Attila Zoller -- "Conjunction" -- Conjunction -- Inner City
    Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces -- "Single Angularity" -- Red -- Hip Sync -- rel. 2014
     
    Avi Rothbard -- "Come Rain or Come Shine" -- Standard Solo Guitar Sketch -- RM -- c. 2010
    Mimi Fox -- "Against the Grain" -- This Bird Still Flies -- Origin -- 2018
    Actual Trio -- "Bring Yourself Back" -- Act II -- (self) -- 2016
     
    Scott Fields Freetet -- "Your Parents Must Be Just Ecstatic Now" -- Bitter Love Songs -- Clean Feed -- 2007
    MIck Goodrick -- "In Praise of Bass Desires / Thramps" -- Biorhythms -- CMP -- 1990
    Joel  Harrison -- "End Time" -- Harbor -- Highnote -- 2007
     
    Julian Lage -- "Lullaby" -- Love Hurts -- Mack Avenue -- 2018
    Brandon Ross -- "Anthem for a New World" -- Costume -- Intoxicate -- 2004
     
    NOTE:  In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, KBCS has indefinitely suspended all new volunteer programming.  In other words, I won't be producing any NEW "Straight, No Chaser" programs for a while.  The March 16 program was new, although pre-recorded.  In the upcoming weeks I expect the station will rebroadcast some older programs.

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  2. I was fortunate to hear Bill Smith in a number of different settings.  He was well appreciated in Seattle, both as a jazz player/composer and as an academic at the University of Washington.


  3. This week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS was devoted to the music of McCoy Tyner.  Here's a list of the selections we listened to on March 9, which you can hear any time in the next two weeks in the KBCS on-line audio archive -- at https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/:
     
    (All selections are by McCoy Tyner)
     
    "For Heaven's Sake" -- Nights of Ballad and Blues -- Impulse! -- 1963
    "Contemplation" -- The Real McCoy -- Blue Note -- 1967
    "Inception" -- Inception -- Impulse! -- 1962
     
    "The Promise" -- Echoes of a Friend -- Concord -- 1972
    "African Village" -- Time for Tyner -- Blue Note -- 1968
     
    "Blues in the Minor" -- 4 X 4 -- Milestone -- 1980
    "How Deep Is the Ocean" -- Revelations -- Blue Note -- 1988
    "Elvin (Sir) Jones" -- Trident -- Concord -- 1975
     
    "Dreamer" -- Double Trios -- Denon -- 1986
    "Ballad for Aisha" -- Solo--Live From San Francisco -- Half Note -- 2007
    "Mr. P.C." -- Guitars -- Half Note -- 2006
     
    "You Taught My Heart to Sing" -- Jazz Roots--McCoy Tyner Honors 20th Century Piano Players -- Telarc -- 2000
    "Afro Blue" -- McCoy Tyner Plays John Coltrane -- Impulse! -- 1997
     
    "Contemporary Focus" -- Today and Tomorrow -- Impulse! -- 1964
    "I Want to Tell You 'Bout That" -- McCoy Tyner With Stanley Clarke and Al Foster -- Telarc -- 1999
    "Naima" -- Things Ain't What They Used to Be -- Blue Note -- 1989
    "Sweet and Lovely" -- Jazz Roots--McCoy Tyner Honors 20th Century Piano Players -- Telarc -- 2000
     

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  4. Here's the table of contents for the February 24 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, which you can find as always at https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/:
     
    Charles McPherson -- "This Can't Be Love" -- Beautiful -- Xanadu -- 1975
    Jenny Davis -- "And What If I Don't" -- Rearranged -- Three Penny -- 2019  (N)
    Thelonious Monk Quartet -- "Blues Five Spot" -- Thelonious in Action -- Riverside -- 1958
     
    Pat Martino -- "Three Base Hit" -- Exit -- Muse -- 1976
    Tribe -- "He The One We All Knew" -- Hometown:  Detroit Sessions 1990-2014 -- Strut
     
    Elsa Nilsson -- "Trickle Down" -- Hindsight -- Bumblebee Collective -- rel. 2020  (N)
    Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble -- "Part IV, A Part And Not The Other" -- The New immigrant Experience -- Tapestry -- 2018  (N)
    Junius Paul -- "Ase / The One Who Endures" -- Ism -- International Anthem -- 2016  (N)
     
    Robin Kenyatta -- "Girl From Martinique" -- Girl From Martinique -- ECM -- 1970
    Tiger Trio -- "Reflection" -- Map of Liberation -- Rogue Art -- 2018
     
    Jason Palmer -- "Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee (Rembrandt)" -- The Concert -- Giant Step Arts -- 2019  (N)
    Michele Rosewoman -- "Univized" -- Quintessence -- Enja -- 1987
     
    Dave Douglas -- "D'Andrea" -- Devotion -- Greenleaf -- 2018
    Taylor Ho Bynum 9-tette -- "Real / Unreal (For Ursula K. LeGuin)" -- The Ambiguity Manifesto -- Firehouse 12 -- 2018
     
    Miguel Zenon -- "Fajardeno" -- Jibaro -- Marsalis Music -- 2004
    [The Miguel Zenon Quartet will be at Town Hall in Seattle on February 29.]
     

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  5. Here is the music played on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, February 17, which you can hear at your convenience in the KBCS on-line audio archive:
     
    John LaPorta Quartet -- "Searching" -- The Most Minor -- Everest -- rel. 1959
    Bob Cooper -- "Jazz Theme and Four Variations, 2d variation, Happy Changes" -- Coop--The Music of Bob Cooper -- Contemporary -- 1960
    Bob Brookmeyer -- "Blues Suite, 3d movement" -- Portrait of the Artist -- Atlantic -- c. 1960
    Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh -- "Ronnie's Line" -- Lee Konitz with Warne Marh -- Koch Jazz -- rel. 19596
     
    Marina Albero -- "I Thought I Knew" -- A Life Soundtrack -- (self) -- 2018  (N)
    Miguel Zenon -- "Yumac" -- Yo Soy La Tradicion -- Miel Music -- 2017
    [The Miguel Zenon Quartet will be at the Town Hall Forum in Seattle, February 29]
    Massimo Biolcati -- "Hello, I Lied" -- Incontre -- Sounderscore -- 2019  (N)
     
    Ahleuchatistas -- "Take Me to Your Leader Never Sounded So Alien" (excerpt) & "Swimming Underwater with a Cat on Your Back" -- Even in the Midst... -- Cuneiform -- rel. 2007
    SS Puft Quartet -- "Sludge" -- Live at Earthshaking Music -- Solponticello -- 2001
     
    Music Improvisation Company -- "Untitled No. II" -- The Music Improvisation Company -- ECM -- 1970
    David Liebman & Richard Beirach -- "Obsidian Mirrors" -- Forgotten Fantasies -- Horizon -- 1975
     
    Yelena Eckemoff -- "Fox" -- Nocturnal Animals -- L&H Productions -- 2018  (N)
    Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science -- "Dreams and Desperate Measures, Part 4" -- Waiting Game -- Motema -- 2017  (N)
    Junius Paul -- "Collant Denier" -- Ism -- International Anthem -- 2019  (N)
    Teo Macero & London Philharmonic Orchestra -- "Valentine" -- Fusion -- Europa -- c. 1982
     
    Ingrid Laubrock & Aki Takase -- "Dark Clouds" -- Kasumi -- Intakt -- 2018  (N)
    Paul Motian -- "Inspiration from a Vietnamese Lullaby" -- Conception Vessel -- ECM -- 1972
     
    Pearl Django -- "It's a Secret" -- Simplicity -- Modern Hot -- rel. 2020  (N)
     

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  6. Here's your summary of the musical selections in the February 10 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS -- which you'll find waiting for you in the KBCS on-line audio archive:
     
    Takao Iwaki -- "Iguana" -- Introducing Takao Iwaki -- White Sands -- 2009
    Azar Lawrence -- "The Baker's Daughter" -- Prayer for My Ancestors -- Furthermore
    Rodney Whitaker -- "Harlem Air Shaft" -- All Too Soon:  The Music of Duke Ellington -- Origin -- 2017  (N)
     
    Daniel Rosenboom Quintet -- "Seven on Seventh" -- Fire Keeper -- Orenda -- 2013
    [Dan Rosenboom will be at The Royal Room in Seattle, Tues., Feb. 11, 7:45 p.m.]
    Jaimie Branch -- "Nuevo Roquero Estereo" -- Fly or Die II:  Bird Dogs of Paradise -- International Anthem -- 2018
    [Jaimie Branch will be at The Royal Room in Seattle, Tues., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.]
     
    Tim Berne -- "Heavy Mental (For Wayne Krantz) -- The Shell Game -- Thirsty Ear -- rel. 2011
    Tim Berne -- "Hip Doctor (For Al)" -- Sanctified Dreams -- CBS -- 1987
    Tim Berne's Snakeoil -- "Static" -- Shadow Man -- ECM -- 2003
    [Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell will be at The Royal Room, Thurs., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.]
     
    Erik Friedlander -- "Mercy Street" -- Chimera -- Avant -- 1995
    Matana Roberts -- "Trail of the Smiling Sphinx" & "Piddlng" -- Coin Coin Chapter Four:  Memphis -- Constellation   (N)
     
    Matt Mitchell -- "Wearing the Wig of Atrophy" -- Vista Accumulation -- Pi -- 2015
    Matt Mitchell -- "Nightmare Tesseract" -- Fiction -- Pi -- 2012
    Matt Mitchell -- "Stretch Goal" -- Phalanx Ambassadors -- Pi -- 2018
    [Tim Berne and Matt Mitchell will be at The Royal Room, Thurs., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m.]
     
    Kaze, with Satoko Fujii -- "Morning Glow" -- Atody Man -- Libra -- 2017
    [Kaze with Satoko Fujii will be at The Royal Room, Sun., Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m.]
    Mary Halvorson & John Dieterich -- "Vega's Array" -- A Tangle of Stars -- New Amsterdam -- 2018
     
    Wes Montgomery -- "Diablo's Dance" -- Wes's Best -- Resonance
     

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  7. If you have nothing better to do, listen to this week's edition of "Straight, No Chaser" in the KBCS audio archive:
     
    Here is the music you'll find there:
     
    "Corky" Corcoran / Bill Shuart Quartet -- "Caravan" -- Seattle Beat --  Seafair -- 1962
    Eddie Bert 's All Stars -- "I Hear Music" -- Modern Moods -- Jazztone -- rel. 1956
    Wayne Alpern -- "Anthropology" -- Skeleton -- (self) -- rel. 2019
    Elmo Hope Ensemble -- "Trippin'" -- Hope From Rikers Island -- Chiaroscuro -- 1963
     
    Roxy Coss -- "Don't Cross The Coss" - Quintet -- Outside In -- 2018
    Caroline Davis -- "Constructs" -- Heart Tonic -- Sunnyside -- rel. 2018
     
    Arthur Blythe -- "Carespin' With Mamie" -- Illusions -- CBS -- rel. 1980
    Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green -- "Summit" -- Pi -- rel. 2010
    Yusef Lateef -- "Outside Blues" -- Lost in Sound -- Charlie Parker -- 1961
     
    Anthony Braxton -- "H-204 3 = H F / G" -- Dona Lee -- America -- 1972
    Gordon Grdina Quartet -- "Night Sweats"  (incomplete) -- Cooper's Park -- Songlines -- 2018  (N)
     
    Sun Ra -- "If You Are Not A Myth / Strange Worlds In My Mind" -- June Tyson:  The Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra -- Modern Harmonic -- rel. 2019
    Tin Hat -- "Grapefruit" -- The Rain Is A Handsome Animal -- New Amsterdam -- rel. 2012
    Sun Ra --"A Lost Horizon" -- June Tyson:  The Saturnian Queen of the Sun Ra Arkestra -- Modern Harmonic -- rel. 2019
    Taylor Ho Bynum 9-Tette -- "Unreal / Real (For Old Music)" -- The Ambiguity Manifesto -- Firehouse 12 -- 2018
     
    Joe Morris & Mary Halvorson -- "Silence Invasion" -- Traversing Orbits -- Rogue Art -- 2018
    Matthew Shipp String Trio -- "Central Flame" -- Symbolic Reality -- Rogue Art -- 2019
    Robert Kusiolek & Elena Czekanowa -- "Act II" -- Qui Pro Quo -- Multikulti Project
    Robert Glasper -- "Trade in Bars Yo" -- Fuck Yo Feelings -- Loma Vista  (N)
     
    Welch / Keplinger / Mines -- "Arwen's Dance" -- Here to Play  -- (self)
    Robert Glasper -- "Liquid Swords"  (exerpt) -- Fuck Yo Feelings -- Loma Vista  (N)
     

     

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  8. Among the jazz selections on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS this week was a track from "Coin Coin Chapter Four:  Memphis," the most recent album by  Matana Roberts. Here is the playlist for the January 27 program:
     
    Will Bernard -- "Sweet Spot" -- Just Like Downtown -- Positone -- 2013
    Kenny Burrell -- "Kenny's Theme" -- Soul Call -- Prestige -- 1964
    Lorne Lofsky -- "It Could Happen to You" -- It Could Happen to You -- Pablo -- 1980
     
    Avishai Cohen & Yonathan Avishai -- "Crescent" -- Playing the Room -- ECM -- 2018  (N)
    Chick Corea, Dave Holland & Barry Altschul -- "Vadana" -- A.R.C. -- ECM -- 1971
     
    Todd Marcus -- "Something Suite, 1st Movement" -- Trio + -- Stricker Street -- 2019  (N)
    Joe McPhee -- "Mine Shaft' -- [Joe McPhee & John Butcher] At the Hill of James Magee -- Trost -- 2010
    Matana Roberts -- "Wild Fire Bare" -- Coin Coin Chapter Four:  Memphis -- Constellation  (N)
     
    Just Music -- "Stock--Vol--Hard 2 + 1" -- Just Music -- ECM -- 1969
     
    Masada -- "Hath-Arob" -- Masada 7 -- Tzadik -- 2003
    Steve Lacy Four -- "Morning Joy" -- Morning Joy...Paris Live -- Hat Hut -- 1986
    Ken Peplowski & Adrian Cunningham -- "Jimmy Up Jimmy Down" -- Duologue -- Arbors -- 2017
     
    Eric Kloss -- "The Kingdom Within" -- To Hear Is To See! -- Prestige -- rel. 1969
    Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers -- "Lester Left Town" -- The Art of Jazz (70th Birthday Concert) -- In + Out -- 1989
    David Friesen Circle 3 Trio -- "Flight of the Angels" -- Interaction -- Origin -- 2019  (N)
     

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  9. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, January 20, as we celebrated the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
     
    Noah Baerman -- "This Little Light of MIne" -- Soul Force -- Lemel -- 2004
    3 Cohens -- "Freedom" -- Braid -- Anzic -- 2007
    Claire Daly Quintet -- "Homage to Freedom" -- Mary Joyce Project--Nothing to Lose -- Daly Bread -- 2011
     
    Oscar Peterson Trio -- "Hymn to Freedom" -- Night Train -- Verve -- 1962
    Noah Preminger -- "I Shall Not Be Moved" -- Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground -- (self) -- 2015
    Dr. John -- "Freedom / Weird Nightmare (Reprise)" -- Weird Nightmare:  Meditations on Mingus -- Columbia -- rel. 1962
     
    Max Roach -- "Freedom Day" -- We Insist! Freedom Now Suite -- Candid -- 1960
    Chuck Metcalf -- :Prayer for Peace" -- Elsie Street -- BopWare -- 1989
    Charles Mingus -- "Prayer for Passive Resistance" -- Antibes 60 -- Atlantic -- 1960
    Charlie Haden -- "We Shall Overcome" -- Liberation Music Orchestra -- Impulse! -- 1969
     
    Charlie Hunter Trio -- "Freedom Tickler" -- Friends Seen and Unseen -- Ropeadope -- 2004
    Ilhan Ersahin -- "Freedom" -- Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions With Erik Truffaz -- Nublu-- rel. 2010
    Mike Fahie -- "Democracy" -- Anima -- BJU -- rel. 2010
     
    Wadada Leo Smith -- "Rosa Parks:  Mercy, Music for Double Quartet" -- Rosa Parks:  Pure Love -- TUM -- 2017
    John Coltrane -- "Alabama" -- Live at Birdland -- Impulse! -- 1963
    Brian McCarthy Nonet -- "Oh Freedom" -- The Better Angels of Our Nature -- Truth Revolution Recording Collective -- 2016
    Franco Ambrosetti -- "Peace" -- Music for Symphony and Jazz Band -- Enja -- 1990
     
    Harriet Tubman -- "President Obama's Speech at the Selma Bridge" --- Araminta -- Sunnyside -- 2013
    [Harriet Tubman will be at The Jazz Alley in Seattle, January 21 and 22.]
    Jaimie Branch -- "Prayer for Amerikkka Pt. 1 & 2" -- Fly or Die II:  Bird Dogs of Paradise -- International Anthem -- 2018
    [Jaimie Branch will be at The Royal Room in Seattle, February 18.]
    Brad Mehldau -- "Proverb of Ashes" -- Finding Gabriel -- Nonesudh -- 2018  (N)
     

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  10. The January 13 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS included new releases by the David Friesen Circle 3 Trio and Todd Marcus.  Also, this week's feature from the earliest ECM releases, "Afternoon of a Georgia Faun" by Marion Brown.  Here is the complete playlist: 
     
    Cory Weeds Quintet -- "Consequence" -- Live at Frankie's Jazz Club -- Cellar Live -- 2018
    Jackie McLean -- "Climax" -- Jacknife -- Blue Note -- 1965
    The Bad Plus -- "The Red Door" -- Activate Infinity -- Edition -- 2019  (N)
     
    Fredrik Noren -- "Adagio con Espressione" -- Sister Maj's Blouse -- Mirrors -- 1993
    David Friesen Circle 3 Trio -- "Flight of the Angels" -- Interaction -- Origin -- 2018  (N)
    Andrew Cyrille -- "High Priest" -- Special People -- Soul Note -- 1980
     
    Jaimie Branch -- "Simple Silver Surfer" -- Fly or Die II:  Bird Dogs of Paradise -- International Anthem -- 2018
    Frank Kohl -- "The Goodbye" -- The Crossing -- (self) -- 2018  (N)
    Anthony Wilson Nonet -- "Quadra 3 (Cosinha)" -- Power of Nine -- Groove Note -- 2006
     
    Marion Brown -- "Afternoon of a Georgia Faun" -- Afternoon of a Georgia Faun -- ECM -- 1970
     
    Todd Marcus -- "Invitation" -- Trio Plus -- Stricker Street -- 2019  (N)
    Juilliard Jazz Orchestra -- "Migration Series, Interlude 3 -- Still Arriving -- Derek Bermel:  Migrations -- Naxos -- 2015
    Eyvind Kang -- "Sidi Bou Said" -- Virginal Coordinates -- Ipecac -- 2000
     
    Jason Moran -- "RFK in the Land of Apartheid" -- Ten -- Blue Note -- rel. 2010
    Peter Lin -- "Song of the Amis" -- New Age Old Ways -- (self) -- 2018
    Francsco Diodati -- "Krashing Minds" -- Purple Bra -- Auand -- 2009
     
    Ginetta's Vendetta -- "Work Song" -- Pocketful of Cool -- (self)  (N)
     

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  11. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, January 6, 2020:
     
    Phil Norman Tentet -- "Linus & Lucy" -- Then & Now:  Classic Sounds & Variations of 12 Jazz Legends -- Mama -- 2016
    Milt Jackson -- "Opus and Interlude" -- Opus de Jazz -- Savoy -- 1955
    Behn Gillece -- "Downpour" -- Parallel Universe -- PosiTone -- 2018  (N)
     
    Carmen Sandim -- "Play Doh" -- Play Doh -- Pathways to Jazz -- rel. 2019  (N)
    Mark Helias -- "Le Tango" -- Split Image -- Enja -- 1984
    Rich Halley 3 -- "Law Years" -- The Literature -- Pine Eagle -- 2017
     
    Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York -- "Entity" -- Entity -- Libra -- 2019  (N)
    Woody Shaw -- "Diversion One" -- Two More PIeces of the Puzzle -- 32 Jazz -- 1977
     
    Wolfgang Dauner -- "Output" -- Output -- ECM -- 1970
    David S. Ware Quartet -- "Sunbows Rainsets Blue" -- Wisdom of Uncertainty -- AUM Fidelity -- 1996
    Myra Melford -- "Sagrada Familia" -- Life Carries Me This Way -- Firehouse 12 -- 2013
     
    Rashied Ali / Leroy Jenkins Duo -- "Swift Are the Winds of Life" -- Swift Are the Winds of Life -- Survival -- 1975
    Kenny Gill -- "Flatbush" -- What Was, What Is, What Will Be -- Raccoon -- 1970
     
    Joe Albany & Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen -- "Star Eyes" -- Two's Company -- Inner City -- 1979
    Mark Turner & Gary Foster -- "Lennie's Pennies" -- Mark Turner Meets Gary Foster -- Capri -- 2003
    Harvey Sorgen, Joe Fonda & Marilyn Crispell -- "Both Sides of the Ocean" -- Dreamstruck -- Not Two -- 2018
     

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  12. I like to listen to John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things" at this time of year, and this year is no exception. It renews us as the New Year should.
    Also this week, we revisited the great 1971 concert by Circle -- Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul.
    Here's the full playlist for the December 30 "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS:
     
    Joe Locke / David Hazeltine Quartet -- "Can We Talk?" -- Mutual Admiration Society -- Sharp Nine -- 1998
    Paul Silbergleit -- "Pauly the Pirate" -- January -- Blujazz -- 2018  (N)
    Johnathan Blake -- "Blue Heart" -- Trion -- Giant Steps Arts -- 2018
     
    Nat Birchall Quartet -- "Morning" -- The Storyteller:  A Musical Tribute to Yusef Lateef -- Jazzman -- 2018  (N)
    Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter -- "Mazad" -- Good Hope -- Edition -- 2018  (N)
    Paul Motian Trio -- "Good Idea" -- One Time Out -- Soul Note -- rel. 1989
     
    Circle -- "Nefertiti" -- Paris-Concert -- ECM -- 1971
     
    Myra Melford, Miya Masaoka & Zeena Parkins -- "Eight-burst" -- MZM -- Infrequent Seams -- 2016
     
    Miles Davis -- "Maze" -- Rubberband -- Warner -- c. 1985
    Blue Cranes -- "Great Dane Small Horse" -- Swim -- Cuneiform -- 2011
     
    Antonio Farao -- "Dumb Show" -- Black Inside -- Enja -- 1998
    Change of Time -- "Nodal" -- Change of Time -- OmniTone -- 1998
    Samuel Blaser / Consort in Motion -- "Color" -- A Mirror to Machaut -- Songlines -- 2013
    Ben Goldberg -- "Reality" -- Good Day for Cloud Fishing -- Pyroclastic -- 2017  (N)
     
    John Coltrane -- "My Favorite Things" -- My Favorite Things -- Atlantic -- 1960
    Javier Red's Imagery Converter -- "Saturation" -- Ephemeral Certainties -- Delmark -- 2018  (N)
     
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  13. Look in the KBCS on-line audio archive for the December 23 edition of "Straight, No Chaser."  Here is the music you'll find there:
     
    Garvin Bushell -- "My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll)" -- One Steady Roll -- Delmark -- 1982
    Johnny Griffin -- "Lonely One" -- The Little Giant -- Riverside -- 1959
    Wynton Marsalis -- "Much Later" -- J Mood -- Columbia -- 1985
    Robert Hurst -- "Incognegro" -- One for Namesake -- DIW -- 1993
     
    Don Pullen -- "Richard's Tune (dedicated to Richard Abrams)" -- Solo Piano Album -- Sackville -- 1975
    Andrew Hill -- "Siete Ocho" -- Judgment! -- Blue Note -- 1964
    Chord Four -- "Trumpet, Saxophone, Bass, Drums" -- California Avant Garde -- (self) -- 2016  (N)
     
    Muhal Richard Abrams -- "Two Over One" -- Sightsong -- Black Saint -- 1975
    Miles Okazaki -- "The Castaway" -- The Sky Below -- Pi -- 2019  (N)
    Charlie Hunter & Bobby Previte -- "Warsaw Radio Mast" -- Groundtruther--Altitude -- Thirsty Ear -- 2006
     
    Benjamin Herman -- "Hypochristmastreefuzz" -- Hypochristmastreefuzz:  More Mengelberg -- Roach -- 2008
    Carla Bley Band -- "Floater" -- Social Studies -- Warner Bros. -- 1980
    Tom Varner -- "Covert Action" -- Covert Action -- New Note -- 1987
    Clarinet Trio -- "Dreierlei" -- Leo Records 25th Anniversary, Loft, Koln -- Leo -- 2004
     
    Tim Berne's Cloodcount -- "Loose Ends" -- Unwound -- Screwgun -- 1996
    Living Daylights -- "Mali Krumpili" -- 500 Pound Cat -- Liquid City -- 1997
     
    Michael Zilber -- "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" -- East West--Music for Big Bands -- Origin -- 2018  (N)
    Mary Halvorson -- "And" -- Code Girl -- Firehouse 12 -- 2016
     
    Michael Vlatkovich 5 Winds -- "What Question Did the Man with Seven Ears and Three Eyes Ask the Plastic Surgeon?" -- Five of Us -- pfMentum -- 2015  (N)
     

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  14. Be my guest and check out the line-up of music on this week's "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS.   You'll find it here:
     
    Here is the music you'll find there, in the December 9 edition of "Straight, No Chaser":
     
    Johnny Griffin & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis -- "Ow!" -- Ow!--Live at the Penthouse -- Reel to Real -- 1962  (N)
    Jon Batiste -- "HIGHER" -- Chronology of a Dream--Live at the Village Vanguard -- Verve -- 2018  (N)
    Michael Zilber -- "Weather Wayne" -- East West--Music for Big Bands -- Origin -- 2018  (N)
     
    Hal Galper Trio -- "Cubist" -- The Zone--Live at the Yardbird Suite -- Origin -- 2016  (N)
    Javier Red's Imagery Converter -- "Stretched Particle" -- Ephemeral Certainties -- Delmark  2018  (N)
    Marta Sanchez Quintet -- "Parmesano" -- El Rayo de Luz -- Fresh Sound -- 2019  (N)
     
    Neil Welch / Gregg Keplinger / Kelsey Mines -- "King Kep" -- Here to Play -- (self) -- 2019  (N)
    Russ Johnson -- "Rapid Comfort" -- Save Big -- OmniTone -- 2003
    Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid -- "Like So Many Drops of Water" -- Signaling -- Nessa -- 2015
     
    Anthony Braxton (with Taylor Ho Bynum, Nels Cline, Greg Saunier) -- "Improvisation Two (For vocalist / composer Janis Joplin)" [excerpt] -- Quartet (New Haven) 2014 -- Firehouse 12
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    Miles Okazaki -- "Seven Sisters" -- The Sky Below -- Pi -- 2019  (N)
    Scott Fields Freetet -- "Yea, Sure, We Can Still Be Friends, Whatever" -- Bitter Love Songs -- Clean Feed -- 2007
    Splatter Trio -- "'66 Station Wagon Theme" -- The Splatter Trio -- Ratascan -- 1989
     
    Kneebody -- "Still Play" -- The Line -- Concord -- 2012
    William Parker (with Rob Brown, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake) -- "Color Against Autumn Sky" -- AUM Fidelity -- 2017
    Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People -- "The Streets" -- Our People -- Whaling City Sound -- rel. 2019  (N)
     
     

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  15. This week's "Straight, No Chaser" will be in the KBCS on-line audio archive until December 16.  You can hear it whenever you like by navigating to https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/
     
    Also in the audio archive, you can check out the variety of music on my other KBCS program, "The Night Bus."  Find it at https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/night-bus/. Or, if you're awake at 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, hear it live on 91.3 FM or www.kbcs.fm.
     
    Here's the table of contents for the December 2 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS:
     
    Chip Stephens & Glenn Wilson -- "In a Mellow Tone (Melatonin')" -- Sadness & Soul -- Capri -- 2018  (N)
    Alan Rosenthal -- "Dextrously" -- Elbow Grease -- (self) -- rel. 2019  (N)
    Joe Pass Quartet -- "Repetition" -- Live at Yoshi's, Vol. 2 -- Pablo -- 1992
     
    Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba -- "Oru de Oro, pt. 9 -- Flowers That Bloom in the Dark" -- Hallowed -- Advance Dance Disques -- rel. 2019  (N)
    Ezra Weiss Big Band -- "Blues and the Alternative Fact" -- We Limit Not the Truth of God -- OA2 -- 2018  (N)
    Rez Abbasi -- "Chase for Liberation" & "True Home" -- A Throw of Dice by the Silent Ensemble -- Whirlwind -- 2017  (N)
     
    Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn -- "Echoes / The Impaler" -- The People I Love -- Pi -- 2019  (N)
    Kevin Sun -- "Circle Line, parts VIII & IX" -- The Sustain of Memory -- Endectomorph -- 2019  (N)
    Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider -- "Sun on Sand" -- Sun on Sand -- Nonesuch -- 2015  (N)
    Klang -- "Dwarfs" -- Tea Music -- Allos Documents -- 2007
     
    Michael Blake -- "Flipper" -- Hellbent -- (self) -- 2007
    Ned Rothenberg -- "Ashes" -- The Fell Clutch -- Animal -- 2005
     
    Miguel Zenon -- "Quitate de la Via, Perico" -- Sonero:  The Music of Ismael Rivera -- Miel Music -- 2019  (N)
    Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller -- "Play Money" -- Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game -- Royal Potato Family -- rel. 2019  (N)
    Lucas Pino's No Net Nonet -- "Horse of a Different Color" -- That's A Computer -- Outside In
     
    Joe Morris & Luther Gray -- "Creature Emotion" -- Creatures -- Not Two -- 2009
    Triocity -- "Donna Lee" -- I Believe in You -- Origin
    Big Crinkly Trio -- "Heaven" -- This Is Not About the Pecking Order -- (self) -- 2014
     
    (I didn't send this playlist earlier because I was out of town and not using a computer.  I hope you didn't miss it much.)

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  16. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, November 25:
     
    Melba Liston -- "You Don't Say" -- Melba Liston and Her 'Bones -- Fresh Sound -- 1958
    Ron Carter -- "Airegin" -- Jazz, My Romance -- Blue Note -- 1994
    Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio -- "Topaika" -- Across the Imaginary Divide -- Rounder -- rel. 2012
     
    Jim Hall & Red Mitchell -- "Waltz New" -- Jim Hall / Red Mitchell -- Artists House -- 1978
    Bill Evans -- "Come Rain or Come Shine" -- Evans in England -- Resonance -- 1969
    Godwin Louis -- Bisket Tombe -- Global -- Blue Room Music -- 2018
     
    Miki Yamanaka -- "A Fake Hero" -- Miki -- Cellar Live -- 2017
    Erik Friedlander -- "Consternation" -- Quake -- Cryptogramophone -- 2002
    Julius Hemphill -- "C" -- Raw Materials and Residuals -- Black Saint -- rel. 1978
     
    Tomasz Stanko Quartet -- "Suspended Variations 5" -- Suspended Night -- ECM -- 2003
    Jan Garbarek -- "Triptykon" -- Triptykon -- ECM -- 1972
     
    Sam Rivers & Dave Holland -- "Cascade" -- Dave Holland / Sam Rivers -- Improvising Artists -- 1976
     
    Henning Sieverts -- "One For Paul" -- Symmethree -- Pirouet -- 2011
    Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker & Paul Rutherford -- "Vanuthrax" -- Trio (London) 1993 -- Leo
    Brian Groder Trio -- "Longer Than Sky" -- Luminous Arcs -- Latham -- 2018
     
    Tania Gill -- "Ah Ti Tah" -- Bolger Station -- Barnyard -- 2009
    Corey Christiansen - "I'll Just Wait" -- La Proxima -- Origin -- 2018  (N)
     
    Look for it in the KBCS audio archive:

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  17. Here is the music we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, November 18:
     
    Modern Jazz Quartet -- "Animal Dance" -- Jazz Dialogue -- Wounded Bird -- rel. 2002
    Duke Ellington -- "Battle Royal" -- Paris Blues (Soundtrack) -- MGM -- c. 1961
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers -- "Noise in the Attic" -- Paris Jazz Concert -- Europe1 -- 1961
     
    Stan Getz -- "Major General" -- The Song Is You -- Laserlight -- 1969
    Esperanza Spalding -- "Chim Chim Cher-Ee" -- Everybody Wants to Be a Cat -- Disney -- rel. 2011
    David Murray Cuban Ensemble -- "Cachito" -- Plays Nat King Cole en Espanol -- Motema -- 2010
     
    Bill Smith Quartet -- "Wayfaring Stranger" -- Folk Jazz -- Contemporary -- c. 1960
    Barney Kessel -- "Blue Grass" -- Feeling Free -- Contemporary -- 1969
    Ben Allison -- "D.A.V.E." -- The Stars Look Very Different Today -- Sonic Camera -- 2013
     
    Bert Wilson & Jeffrey Morgan -- "Centauri" -- Take No Prisoners -- Konnex -- 2002
    Bert Wilson -- "For Jim Pepper" -- (unreleased)
     
    Wayne Horvitz & Pigpen -- "Light This Candle" -- V as in Victim -- Tzadik -- 1993
    Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse -- "Cries From Tha Ghetto" -- Cries From Tha Ghetto -- Pi -- 2008
    Tony Wilson, Jon Bentley & Peggy Lee -- "Sinister Two" -- Escondido Dreams -- Drip Audio -- 2007
     
    Satoko Fujii & Joe Fonda -- "We Meet As 3" -- Four -- Long Song -- 2018  (N)
    Karl Berger & Jason Kao Hwang -- "Faith" -- Conjure -- True Sound -- 2014  (N)
     
    Listen to the program in the KBCS audio archive, any time in the next two weeks:
     
     
     

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  18. Check out this week's "Straight, No Chaser" in the KBCS audio archive:
    This is what you'll hear in the stream on the November 11 edition of the show:
     
    Raquel Cepeda -- "Caravan" -- Passion--Latin Jazz -- (self) -- 2019  (N)
    Rodney Whitaker -- "Take The A Train" -- All Too Soon:  The Music of Duke Ellington -- Origin -- 2017  (N)
    Jazzmeia Horn -- "Free Your Mind" -- Love and Liberation -- rel. 2019  (N)
     
    Leslie Pintchik Trio -- "There You Go" -- Same Day Delivery -- Pintch Hard -- rel. 2019  (N)
    Dan McCarthy -- "Bleyto (For Carla Bley)" -- City Abstract -- Origin -- 2019  (N)
    Milt Jackson Quartet -- "Stonewall" -- Milt Jackson Quartet -- Prestige -- 1955
     
    Miles Okazaki -- "Dog Star" -- The Sky Below -- Pi -- 2019  (N)
    Nels Cline -- "Chicagoan" -- Destroy All -- Atavistic -- 2000
    Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow & Bobby Previte -- "Re:  Person I Knew" -- You Don't Know The Life -- Rare Noise -- rel. 2015
     
    Bill Cole & Untempered Ensemble -- "One Should Not Go to Bed with the Roof on Fire" -- Music for Yoruba Proverbs -- (self) -- 1986  (N)
    Whit Dickey Tao Quartet -- "Peace Planet" -- Peace Planet / Box of Light -- AUM Fidelity -- 2018  (N)
     
    Elmo Hope Ensemble -- "Ecstasy" -- Hope From Rikers Island -- Chiaroscuro -- 1963
    Joe Lee Wilson & Bond Street -- "Blue Train" -- What Would It Be Without You -- Survival -- 1975
    Anthony Davis, James Newton & Abdul Wadud -- "Invisible Island, Part 2" -- Trio--2 -- Gramavision -- rel. 1989
    Wolfgang Muthspiel -- "Blueshead" -- Where The River Goes -- ECM -- 2018
     
    Harvey Sorgen, Joe Fonda & Marilyn Crispell -- "On Bellagio" -- Dreamstruck -- Not Two -- 2018
    Ginetta's Vendetta -- "Angel Eyes" -- Pocketful of Cool -- (self) -- rel. 2019  (N)
    Tyler Blanton -- "Little Crumbs" -- Sense of Place -- Destiny -- 2018  (N)
     

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  19. Here are the tunes we heard on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, November 4:
     
    Gilad Barkan -- "Modulation" -- Modulation -- New Step Music -- 2001
    Gabriel Espinosa & Hendrik Meurkens -- "Choro de Neve" -- Samba Little Samba -- Zoho -- 203
    Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider  -- "Between Dog and Wolf" -- Sun on Sand -- Nonesuch -- 2015  (N)
     
    John Coltrane -- "Traneing In" -- Blue World --  Impulse! -- 1964  (N)
    J D Allen -- "Communion" -- Barracoon -- Savant -- 2019  (N)
     
    Mandala Octet -- "The Last Elephant, pt. 6" -- The Last Elephant -- Accurate -- 1992
    Krakatau -- "For Bernard Moore" -- Martinale -- ECM -- 1993
    Drew Gress -- "The Sledmouth Chronicles" -- Spin Drift -- Premonition -- 2000
     
    Noah Preminger Group -- "Zigsaw" (excerpt) -- Zigsaw:  Music of Steve Lampert -- (self) -- 2018  (N)
    Michael Vlatkovich 5 Winds -- "5 Winds Suite, Part 1" -- Five of Us -- pfMentum -- 2015  (N)
     
    Jamie Saft Quartet -- "Seven Are Double" -- Hidden Corners -- Rare Noise -- rel. 2019  (N)
    Myra Melford -- "Attic" -- Life Carries Me This Way -- Firehouse 12 -- 2013
    OGJB Quartet -- "GS #2" -- Bamako -- TUM -- 2016
     
    Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra -- "Intersection" -- Justin Time -- rel. 2013
    John Yao's Triceratops -- "Three Parts As One" -- How We Do -- See Tao -- 2018  (N)
     
    Wayne Shorter -- "Pay As You Go" -- Second Genesis -- Vee Jay -- 1960
     
    Look for it in the KBCS on-line audio archive, where you can hear it any time in the next two weeks:
     

     

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  20. This week on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS, we heard several new releases, and works by artists who are appearing soon in Seattle's Earshot Jazz Festival (dates and venues noted below).  Here is the playlist for the October 28 program, which you can hear in its entirety in the KBCS on-line audio archive, any time in the next two weeks:
     
    Bill Anschell - "Faster Than the Speed of Mildew" -- More to the Ear Than Meets the Eye -- Origin -- 2006
    [Bill Anschell Standards Trio, in the Seattle Jazz Showcase, Nov. 2, Town Hall Forum]
    Jim Snidero -- "Dad Song" -- Waves of Calm -- Savant -- 2018  (N)
    Chick Corea Trio -- "Work" -- Trilogy 2 -- Concord Jazz -- 2016  (N)
    [Chick Corea with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 6, Benaroya Hall]
     
    Egberto Gismonti -- "Lundu #2" -- Musica de Sobrevivencia -- ECM -- 1993
    Egberto Gismonti -- "Um Anjo" -- Zigzag -- ECM -- 1995
    [Egberto Gismonti, Oct. 30, Town Hall]
    Eric Revis -- "Rye Eclipse" -- Sing Me Some Cry -- Clean Feed -- 2016
    [Eric Revis, Bennie Maupin & Nasheet Waits, Oct 30, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute]
     
    Bennie Maupin Quartet -- "Escondido" -- Early Reflections -- Cryptogramophone -- 2008
    [Eric Revis, Bennie Maupin & Nasheet Waits, Oct 30, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute]
    Karl Berger & Jason Kao Hwang -- "Beyond Reach" -- Conjure -- True Sound -- 2014  (N)
    Jeff Parker Trio -- "Freakadelic" -- Bright Light in Winter -- Delmark -- 2011
    [Amendola vs. Blades, with Jeff Parker, Skerik & others, Nov, 6, The Triple Door]
     
    Scott Amendola Trio -- "Tudo de Bom" -- Lift -- Sazi -- rel. 2010
    Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet -- "Don't Wanna" -- Husky -- Hyena -- 2004
     
    [Amendola vs. Blades, with Jeff Parker, Skerik & others, Nov, 6, The Triple Door]
    Brian Groder Trio -- "Spanglin'" - Luminous Arcs -- Latham -- 2018  (N)
     
    Flat Earth Society -- "Mutt" -- Cheer Me, Perverts! -- Crammed Discs -- rel. 2009
    [Flat Earth Society, Nov. 1, Town Hall Forum]
    Bogna Kicinska -- "Sen Pasterecki" -- The Maze -- Surca Music -- rel. 2014
    Pat Battstone & Giorgia Santoro -- "Beyond the River Banks" -- Dream Notes -- Leo -- 2019  (N)
     
    Gordon Grdina Quartet -- "Benbow" -- Cooper Park -- Songlines -- 2018  (N)
    Whit Dickey Tao Quartet -- "Ellipse:  Passage Through" -- Peace Planet & Box of Light -- AUM Fidelity -- 2019  (N)
     
    For information about Earshot Festival events, and to purchase tickets, visit www.earshot.org.
     

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  21. On "Straight, No Chaser" on October 21st, we paid tribute to Ginger Baker (1939-2019) and listened to several artists who will be appearing soon in Seattle as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.  Dates and venues are noted below.  Here is the complete October 21 playlist:
     
    Ginger Baker Trio -- "Straight, No Chaser" -- Going Back Home -- Atlantic -- 1994
    Ginger Baker and the DQ20 -- "Ginger Spice" -- Coward of the County -- Atlantic -- 1999
     
    Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller -- "116th and Congress" -- Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game -- Royal Potato Family -- rel. 2019  (N)
    [Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller's Parlour Game, Oct. 24, Town Hall Forum]
    Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom -- "Hoarding the Pod" -- Otis Was a Polar Bear -- Royal Potato Family -- rel. 2016
    Jenny Scheinman -- "Moe Hawk" -- 12 Songs -- Cryptogramophone -- 2004
     
    Avishai Cohen -- "Ferrara Napoly" -- Inroducing Treveni -- Anzic -- rel. 2010
    Avishai Cohen -- "Behind the Broken Glass" -- Into the Silence -- ECM -- 2015
    [Avishai Cohen Quartet, Oct. 29, Seattle Art Museum]
     
    Marilyn Crispell Trio -- "Flight of the Bluejay" -- Storyteller -- ECM -- 2003
    Marilyn Crispell -- "Axis" -- Vignettes -- ECM -- 2008
    Marilyn Crispell, Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake -- "Destiny 3" -- Destiny -- Okka -- 1996
    [Dreamstruck, with Marilyn Crispell, Joe Fonda & Harvey Sorgen, Oct. 26, Chapel Performance Space]
     
    Tyshawn Sorey -- "Seventeen" -- Oblique-1 -- Pi -- 2011
    Tyshawn Sorey -- "Template" -- Alloy -- 2014
    [Tyshawn Sorey Quintet, Oct. 25, Town Hall Forum]
     
    Jamie Saft Quartet -- "Hidden Corners" -- Hidden Corners -- Rare Noise -- rel. 2019
    John Coltrane -- "Blue World" -- Blue World -- Impulse! -- 1964  (N)
    Odean Pope -- "Little Miss Lady" -- Odean's List -- In and Out -- 2008
     
    Poncho Sanchez -- "Giant Steps" -- Trane's Delight -- Regime 72  (N)
     
    You may listen to a streaming version of this show, and even jump ahead or back as you listen, any time night or day on the KBCS website.  Bookmark this URL, or save it to your Desktop, or to your Home Screen -- and treat yourself to some great jazz whenever it suits you:
     
    Also, have you heard my other KBCS program, "The NIght Bus"?  It features a striking variety of musical styles and sources.  Check it out any time here:

     

     

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  22. Here is the music played on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS on Monday, October 14:
     
    Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery -- "Jingles" (Take 8) -- The Alternative Wes Montgomery -- Riverside -- 1961
    Eric Dolphy Septet -- "Serene" -- Paris '64 -- Hi Hat
    Sonny Clark Trio -- "Junka" -- Sonny Clark Trio -- Bainbridge
     
    Ryan Keberle & Catharsis -- "Fooled and Pushed Apart" -- The Hope I HOld -- Green Leaf -- 2018  (N)
    Present Quartet -- "Walkabout" -- Routes, Paths, Courses -- pfMentum -- 2018  (N)
    Pneuma -- "Bow Down / The Wind Will Take Us" -- Who Has Seen the Wind? -- Songlines -- 2017  (N)
     
    Francis Coletta & Jonas Tauber -- "Vasile" -- Port Said Street -- Origin -- 2010
    Kevin Sun -- "The Middle of Tensions, Part V" -- The Sustain of Memory -- Endectomorph Music -- 2019  (N)
    Avishai Cohen -- "Wings" -- Arvoles -- RazDaz -- 2019  (N)
    Dan Tepfer -- "Goldberg Variations, Variation 4" -- Goldberg Variations / Variations -- Sunnyside -- 2011
     
    Cecil Taylor -- "Second Act of A, Part 3" -- The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor -- Prestige -- 1969
     
    Steve Lehman Trio + Craig Taborn -- "Curse Fraction" -- The People I Love -- Pi -- 2019  (N)
    Joe Lovano -- "Rare Beauty" -- Trio Tapestry -- ECM -- 2018
    Ralph Alessi -- "Oxide" -- Imaginary Friends -- ECM -- 2018
     
    Jason Kao Hwang -- "Inscribe" -- Sing House -- Eunonymus -- 2015
    Rez Abbasi -- "Wedding Preparation" -- A Throw of Dice -- Whirlwind -- 2017  (N)
     
    Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- "The Ragman and the Junkman Ran from the Businessman They Laughed and He Cried" -- Natural Black Inventions:  Root Strata -- Atlantic -- rel. 1971
     
    Look for it in the KBCS audio archive:
     
    You can also hear my other KBCS program, "The Night Bus," in the archive, and feast on a surprising variety of musical styles and languages:
     
    Both programs are stored in the archive for two weeks, where you can hear them any time from anywhere.
     

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  23. Most of the music we heard this week on "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS featured artists who will appear in the 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival, which runs through November 6.  Dates and venues for those artists are listed below.  Visit www.earshot.org  for festival details and tickets.  Meanwhile, check out the program in the KBCS audio archive:  https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/
     
    While you're in the archive, look for my other KBCS program, "The Night Bus," a smorgasbord of diverse musical styles.  Programs are stored at:    https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/night-bus/.  
     
    Here is the October 7 playlist for "Straight, No Chaser" on KBCS:
     
    Jaki Byard -- "Send One Your Love" -- The Magic of 2 -- Resonance -- 1982
    Orrin Evans -- "As Is" -- Freedom -- PosiTone -- 2010
    Orrin Evans -- "Tsagli's Lean" -- The Evolution of Oneself -- Smoke Sessions -- 2014
    [Orrin Evans Trio with Jeff "Tain" Watts, Oct. 11, Town Hall Forum]
     
    Julian Lage -- "Look Book" -- Modern Love -- Mack Avenue -- rel. 2018
    Julian Lage --  "Tomorrow Is the Question" -- Love Hurts -- Mack Avenue -- 2018
    [Julian Lage Trio, Oct. 12, Columbia City Theatre]
    The Westerlies -- "Ruddy Ducker" [incomplete] -- The Westerlies -- Songlines -- 2016
    [The Westerlies, with the Gerald Clayton Quartet, Oct. 8, Triple Door]
    Jeff "Tain" Watts -- "M'buzai" -- Watts -- Dark Key -- 2008
    [Jeff "Tain" Watts with the Orrin Evans Trio, Oct. 11, Town Hall Forum]
     
    Kneebody -- "Coat Rack" -- Kneebody -- Green Leaf -- rel. 2005
    [Kneebody, with Trio Subtonic, Oct. 9, Nectar Lounge]
    Myra Melford's Crush -- "Dance Beyond the Color" -- Dance Beyond the Color -- Arabesque -- 1999
    Fay Victor Ensemble -- "Big Bag" -- Absinthe & Vermouth -- Green Ave. Music -- 2013
    [Fay Victor & Myra Meford, with Afro-Electric, Oct. 12, Town Hall Forum]
     
    Darius Jones -- "The Fagley Blues" -- Book of Mae'bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) -- AUM Fidelity -- 2011
    Darius Jones -- "Cry Out" -- Man'ish Boy -- AUM Fidelity -- 2008
    [Darius Jones:  (1) Cafe Racer, Oct. 13; (2) Chapel Performance Space, Oct. 14; (3) with Seattle Modern Orchestra & Wayne Horvitz, Town Hall Forum, Oct. 15; and (4) with Stas THEE Boss, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, Oct. 16]
    Aaron Parks -- "Beatrice" -- First Romance -- Keynote -- 1999
    [Aaron Parks' Little Big, Oct. 16, Columbia City Theatre]
     
    Wally Shoup Trio -- "The Slammer" -- Fusillades & Lamentations -- Leo -- 2002
    Wally Shoup, Toshi Makahara & Brent Arnold -- "Convergence for Three" -- Confluxus -- Leo -- 2003
    Wally Shoup / Dave Abramson Duo -- "Ambulance Chaser" -- Good Curse -- R&M -- 2008
    [Wally Shoup, with various ensembles, Oct. 10, The Royal Room]
     
    Cecile McLorin Salvant -- "Nothing Like You" -- Dreams and Daggers -- Mack Avenue
    [Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio, Oct. 18, Town Hall]
    Chucho Valdes -- "Begin to Be Good" -- Chucho's Steps -- 4 Quarters -- 2009
    Chucho Valdes -- "Abdel" -- Border-Free -- Jazz Village -- 2012
    [Chucho Valdes Jazz Bata, Oct. 17, Town Hall]
    Fabian Almazan -- "The Elders" -- Rhizome -- Artist Share
     

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  24. If you listen to the Sept. 30 edition of "Straight, No Chaser" in the KBCS audio archive -- at https://www.kbcs.fm/programs/straight-no-chaser/  -- this is the music you'll find there:
     
    Al Belletto Big Jazz Band -- "Jazznocracy" -- Jazz Fest:  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- Smithsonian Folkways -- 2000  (N)
    Donald Byrd -- "If I Love Again" -- Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill -- Blue Note -- 1956
    Wayne Shorter -- "Down in the Depths" -- Introducing Wayne Shorter -- Vee Jay -- 1959
     
    Troy Roberts -- "Jack the Sipper" -- Days Like These -- Vandoren -- 2017  (N)
    Peterson Kohler Collective -- "M & M Blues" -- Water Colors -- Origin -- 2018  (N)
    Tineke Postma -- "Crazy Stuff" -- The Traveller -- Etcetera -- 2009
     
    Jimmy Bennington, Steve Cohn & Ed Schuller -- "Back to You" -- New Jersey Freebie -- Slam -- 2014  (N)
    Paul Bley -- "E.D.T." -- [Paul Bley & Gary Peacock]  Mindset -- Soul Note -- 1992
    Jayna Nelson -- "Star Seed" -- Bloom of Creation -- Sunjump -- 1999
     
    John Yao's Triceratops -- "Doin' the Thing" -- How We Do -- See Tao -- 2018  (N)
    [Michael] Vlatkovich Tryyo -- "Black Triangles Yellow Corn and Pink Medicine Drops" -- Pershing Woman -- pfMentum -- 2010
    Signal Problems -- "Made for TV, Pt. 2" -- Signal Problems -- pfMentum -- 2013
     
    Dave Douglas -- "Rose and Thorn" -- Devotion -- Greenleaf -- 2018  (N)
    Baikida Carroll -- "Flamboye" -- Marionettes on a High Wire -- OmniTone -- 2000
    Michel Portal -- "Lanterne Helvete" -- Birdwatcher -- Sunnyside -- 2006
     
    William Parker & Stefano Scodanibbio -- "II" -- Bass Duo -- Centering -- 2008
    J D Allen -- "Ursa Major" -- Barracoon -- Savant -- rel. 2019  (N)
     
     
     
     
     

     

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