Eddie Harris http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 An Interview With Marty Ehrlich And A Tribute To Cedar Walton http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/interview-marty-ehrlich-and-tribute-cedar-walton <p>Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, September 29 will be &quot;An Interview With Marty Ehrlich and a Tribute to Cedar Walton.&rdquo;&nbsp; University City High School graduate, reed man Marty Ehrlich visits Jazz Unlimited to discuss his career, an open forum at the Regional Arts Commission on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:43:11 +0000 Dennis Owsley 30261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org An Interview With Marty Ehrlich And A Tribute To Cedar Walton The Career Of Bassist Leroy Vinnegar http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/career-bassist-leroy-vinnegar <p>The Jazz Unlimited show for Sunday, July 7 will feature music from “The Career of Bassist Leroy Vinnegar.”&nbsp; Leroy Vinnegar was born in Indianapolis in 1928.&nbsp; He made it to Los Angeles in 1954 and became a fixture on the scene there, working as both a performing artist and a studio musician, playing on over 600 recordings.&nbsp; Vinnegar was know for his big sound and walking bass lines interspersed with “double stops” to provide grace notes and rhythmic interest.&nbsp; During his career he was heard most notably with Shelly Manne, Andre Previn, les McCann, Teddy Edwards, Harold La Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:43:39 +0000 Dennis Owsley 28012 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Career Of Bassist Leroy Vinnegar