Dexter Gordon http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Tributes to Jim Hall and Chico Hamilton + Dexter Gordon's 90th Birthday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tributes-jim-hall-and-chico-hamilton-dexter-gordons-90th-birthday <p>Jazz Unlimited for February 2, 2014 will be “Tributes to Jim Hall and Chico Hamilton + Dexter Gordon’s 90<sup>th</sup> Birthday.”&nbsp; Hall and Hamilton died in late 2013 after long lives and careers.&nbsp; All three artists featured tonight had their early careers in Los Angeles.&nbsp; We will attempt to play music representative of their careers.&nbsp; The artists featured on this show include Gerald Wiggins, Billie Holiday, Paul Desmond, the Billy Eckstine Big Band, Pat Metheny, Art Farmer, Charles Lloyd, Herbie Hancock, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Baron, Joe Lovano, Chris Pott Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:57:53 +0000 Dennis Owsley 33415 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tributes to Jim Hall and Chico Hamilton + Dexter Gordon's 90th Birthday Winter Holiday Show http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/winter-holiday-show <p>Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, December 22 will be “The Winter Holiday Show.”&nbsp; Each year around the winter solstice, cultures around the celebrate the coming of longer days.&nbsp; In this country, the major celebrations are Hanukah, solstice celebrations, Christmas and Kwanza.&nbsp; We will feature some perennial favorites: Duke Ellington’s version of the “Nutcracker Suite,” Louis Armstrong’s reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” The Modern Jazz Quartet’s version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” Count Basie’s version of “Jingle Bells” and Dexter Gordon’s version of “Have Yourself A Mer Sat, 21 Dec 2013 20:44:26 +0000 Dennis Owsley 32475 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Winter Holiday Show Jazz Artists of History With Major Birthdays In February; Tribute To Donald Byrd http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-artists-history-major-birthdays-february-tribute-donald-byrd <p>Some jazz greats have major birthdays in February.&nbsp; The February&nbsp; Jazz Unlimited show will include reed players John Handy, Buddy DeFranco, Harold Land and Dexter Gordon and many others.&nbsp; In addition we will have a tribute to jazz great Donald Byrd, who passed away February 4.</p><p>Check out my photos of some of the musicians heard on tonight's show.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/jazzunlimited/playlists/022413.pdf">&gt;&gt; Playlist</a></strong></p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:55:34 +0000 Dennis Owsley 9384 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jazz Artists of History With Major Birthdays In February; Tribute To Donald Byrd Jazz From Clubs On The Left Coast-Part II http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-clubs-left-coast-part-ii <p>The Left Coast over the years has been the host to many great jazz clubs.&nbsp; The October 21 show presents jazz recorded in clubs in San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz and Seattle.&nbsp; Some of the clubs are The Jazz Workshop, Yoshi's, Keystone Corner and the Blackhawk in the San Francisco Bay area and Jazz Alley and The Penthouse in Seattle.&nbsp; We feature such musicians as the Ray Brown Trio, the Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Shelly Manne, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Henry Threadgill, John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:55:25 +0000 Dennis Owsley 5431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org