Woody Herman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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 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 Classical Themes In Jazz-Part 1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/classical-themes-jazz-part-1 <p>Jazz Unlimited&nbsp; for October 6 will be &ldquo;Classical Themes in Jazz.&rdquo; There are a lot of connections to jazz from classical music.&nbsp; Most of today&rsquo;s musicians are as well versed in classical music as in jazz.&nbsp; Since the beginning, classical themes have crept into the jazz lexicon.&nbsp; The show will feature themes by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Borodin and Stravinsky, among other composers.&nbsp; The musicians include the John Kirby Sextet, the Nat &ldquo;King&rdquo; Cole Trio, Charlie Ventur Sat, 05 Oct 2013 17:11:39 +0000 Dennis Owsley 30443 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Classical Themes In Jazz-Part 1 Jazz from Newport and Monterey-Part 1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jazz-newport-and-monterey-part-1 <p>Jazz Unlimited Sunday evening, July 14 will have “Music from the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals-Part One”&nbsp;&nbsp; The Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals are the longest running jazz festivals in history.&nbsp; Newport was founded in 1954 and Monterey in 1957.&nbsp; Newport was wracked by riots in 1960, 1970 and 1974, was canceled for a time and moved to New York City for a time in the 1970’s.&nbsp; The riots were caused by drunken young people who were attracted to the festivals when they added popular rock groups to boost attendance.&nbsp; Monterey has run uninterrupted for 55 ye Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:06:06 +0000 Dennis Owsley 28210 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jazz from Newport and Monterey-Part 1