Dennis Owsley http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Jazz History of St. Louis-Part 3: World War II and It's Aftermath http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-history-st-louis-part-3-world-war-ii-and-its-aftermath <p>Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, July 20 will feature “The Jazz History of St. Louis, Part 3: World War II and Its Aftermath."&nbsp; The period saw the formation of the George Hudson Orchestra and the early careers of Miles Davis, Clark Terry, Jimmy Forrest, Ernie Wilkins, Charles Fox, Chris Woods, Velma Middleton and Arvell Shaw.&nbsp; Some of the rare recordings include the recording debut of Wendell Marshall, two tunes recorded by Jimmy Forrest at the Bolo Club, a recording by the Tommy Dean Band, a V-disc recording by Clark Terry and His Section Eights, a recording made in St. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Dennis Owsley 25565 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Jazz History of St. Louis-Part 3: World War II and It's Aftermath The Jazz History of St. Louis-Part 2: The Great Depression And The Beginning of World War II http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-history-st-louis-part-2-great-depression-and-beginning-world-war-ii <p>The July 13 Jazz Unlimited show is the second part of the Jazz History of St. Louis Radio Documentary.&nbsp; The story of the jazz musicians of St. Louis and their relation to St. Louis history will be told in words and music by the people who were a part of that story.&nbsp; The musicians and groups featured in Part Two are Red McKenzie and the Mound City Blue Blowers, Pee Wee Russell, Eddie Johnson and the St. Louis Crackerjacks, Hayes Pillars and the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra, George Hudson, Eddie Randle and the St. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Dennis Owsley 25366 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Jazz History of St. Louis-Part 2: The Great Depression And The Beginning of World War II The Jazz History Of St. Louis-Part 1: The Ragtime Era And The Roaring Twenties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-history-st-louis-part-1-ragtime-era-and-roaring-twenties <p>Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, July 6 will be the first installment of the ten-week radio documentary on the jazz history of St. Louis.&nbsp; Not only do we have the music, but also we have interviews with the people who made that history.&nbsp; The interviewees for the first installment include St. Louis historian Judge Nathan Young, internationally known ragtime expert Trebor Jay Tichenor, tuba player Singleton Palmer, bandleader Eddie Johnson, trumpeters Clark Terry and David Hines and the great-grandson of the man who started the St. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Dennis Owsley 25077 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Jazz History Of St. Louis-Part 1: The Ragtime Era And The Roaring Twenties Remembering Horace Silver http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/remembering-horace-silver <p>Please join me Sunday night, June 29 on Jazz Unlimited from nine to midnight for “Remembering Horace Silver.”&nbsp; Pianist, composer, bandleader and jazz giant Horace Silver died at the age of 85 on June 28.&nbsp; He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1928,&nbsp; Horace’s father was from the Cape Verdean islands and he had an affinity for those rhythms and Latin rhythms all his life.&nbsp; He was one of the architects of the style known as hard bop and his major pianistic influence was Bud Powell.&nbsp; Silver’s first major job was with Stan Getz in 1950.&nbsp; He signed with Blue Note Re Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:31:01 +0000 Dennis Owsley 37540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Remembering Horace Silver Keys And Strings Hour: Art Tatum & Hiromi/New Music http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/keys-and-strings-hour-art-tatum-hirominew-music <p>Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, June 22 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour and New Music.”&nbsp; &nbsp;The Keys and Strings Hour presents the quieter side of jazz, without horns.&nbsp; Fireworks will not be lacking, however, as we present the music of two virtuoso pianists: Art Tatum and Hiromi.&nbsp; The New Music segment for June will feature a rare 1959 album by Andrew Hill, Sonny Rollins’ “Roadshows, Vol. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 20:39:47 +0000 Dennis Owsley 37408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Keys And Strings Hour: Art Tatum & Hiromi/New Music Jam Sessions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jam-sessions <p>The June 15 Jazz Unlimited show will be “Jam Sessions.”&nbsp; Jam sessions have been going on since the music started.&nbsp; They can be contests where individual players test themselves against other players.&nbsp; They can be situations in which an instrumentalist can try out new ideas and techniques.&nbsp; They can be auditions for jobs with a certain bandleader and they can be situations where the musicians are having fun and experiencing higher-level communication than just talking.&nbsp; Jam session records belong to a subset of jazz recordings. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:54:52 +0000 Dennis Owsley 37176 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jam Sessions The Music Of Shorty Rogers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/music-shorty-rogers <p>Jazz Unlimited for June 8 will feature “The Music of Shorty Rogers.”&nbsp; &nbsp;Trumpeter, composer arranger Shorty Rogers was born Milton Rajonsky in 1924 I Great Barrington, Massachusetts.&nbsp; He was involved in drum and bugle corps at an early age.&nbsp; Following graduation from high school, he became a professional musician, working with Will Bradley, Red Norvo and Woody Herman.&nbsp; Moving to Los Angeles, he worked with Stan Kenton and joined the Lighthouse All-Stars.&nbsp; Rogers was one of the architects of the “West Coast Jazz” style and for the 1950’s was known as an avant-gar Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:25:25 +0000 Dennis Owsley 36814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Music Of Shorty Rogers The Career Of Tommy Flanagan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/career-tommy-flanagan <p>Jazz Unlimited for June 1, 2014 will be “The Career of Tommy Flanagan.”&nbsp; One of the most respected pianists in jazz, Tommy Flanagan was born in 1930 in Detroit.&nbsp; By the age of 15, he was playing professionally, doing his school homework backstage between sets.&nbsp; At the urging of his fellow Detroiter, Kenny Burrell, Flanagan moved to New York in 1956.&nbsp; In that year, he appeared on 13 jazz albums.&nbsp; In his career, he was heard on 401 recording sessions, recording 50 albums as a leader.&nbsp; He has five Grammy Nominations to his credit.&nbsp; Flanagan was Ella Fitzgeral Sat, 31 May 2014 17:32:37 +0000 Dennis Owsley 36625 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Career Of Tommy Flanagan Compositions Of Miles Davis/Keyon Harrold Interview/New Music http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/compositions-miles-daviskeyon-harrold-interviewnew-music <p>Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, May 25 is in three parts.&nbsp; The first part is the “Keys and Strings Hour” with Miles Davis compositions played without horns.&nbsp;&nbsp; We will hear the Mulgrew Miller Trio, the Victor Feldman Trio, the Oscar Peterson trio, the Mary Lou Williams-Brian Torff duo, the Lynne Arriale Trio, the Red Garland Quartet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the Ray Bryant Trio and the Ray Brown Trio.&nbsp; The second part of the show is an interview with St. Sat, 24 May 2014 17:11:52 +0000 Dennis Owsley 36437 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Compositions Of Miles Davis/Keyon Harrold Interview/New Music The Pacific Jazz Record Label http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pacific-jazz-record-label <p>The Sunday, May 18&nbsp; Jazz Unlimited show will feature music from&nbsp; “The Pacific Jazz Record Label.”&nbsp; Founded by Richard Bock and drummer Roy Harte in the early 1950’s in Los Angeles, the Pacific Jazz and World Pacific record labels documented the West Coast Jazz Scene from the cool jazz to the soul jazz eras until it was sold in 1967.&nbsp; This show features the music of Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Joe Pass, the Chico Hamilton Quintet, the Bud Shank/Laurindo Almeida group that preceded the bossa nova craze of the early 1960’s, Jimmy Rowles, John Lewis, Bill Perkins, Richie Kamu Fri, 16 May 2014 02:30:00 +0000 Dennis Owsley 36035 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org