Charlie Parker http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The Career Of Charlie Parker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/career-charlie-parker <p>Jazz Unlimited for December will be "The Career of Charlie Parker.”&nbsp; Saxophonist Charlie Parker is one of the most important musicians of the 20<sup>th</sup> century in any genre.&nbsp; His phrasing and use of advanced harmony changed music in ways that are being still explored today.&nbsp; Parker’s music was not a revolution from the swing styles of music and when playing with such players, fit elegantly into what they were doing.&nbsp; His favorite “licks” or short phrases are heard everywhere, for example, in film music and bluegrass violin music.&nbsp; In addition to Parker, Jay Mc Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:56:15 +0000 Dennis Owsley 32272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Career Of Charlie Parker Tribute To Frank Wess/Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 2 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tribute-frank-wesslive-jazz-carnegie-hall-part-2 <p>Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, November 17 will be “A Tribute to Frank Wess and Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 2.” &nbsp;Frank Wess, who brought the flute into the big band lexicon in 1954 with Count Basie, died October 30 at the age of 91.&nbsp; We will celebrate his career and also listen to live music from Carnegie Hall that spans the years 1943 to 2005.&nbsp; In addition to Wess, some of the artists featured during this show include Joe Newman, Count Basie, the Wess-Edison Orchestra, Kenny Burrell, Hank Jones, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, John Lewis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke El Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:12:08 +0000 Dennis Owsley 31458 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tribute To Frank Wess/Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 2 Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-jazz-carnegie-hall-part-1 <p>Jazz Unlimited Sunday, November 10&nbsp; will be “Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 1.”&nbsp; While Carnegie Hall opened in 1881, jazz was not heard there until 1938, when Benny Goodman had the first jazz concert.&nbsp; Since then many jazz concerts have been held there and some were recorded.&nbsp; In the years since 1938, Carnegie Hall has hosted three of John Hammond’s “Spiritual to Swing” concerts with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian, Big Joe Turner and Lester Young; Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts with Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Flip Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:54:12 +0000 Dennis Owsley 31283 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Jazz From Carnegie Hall-Part 1 The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 1 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/great-jazz-soloists-part-1 <p>On the August 4, 2013 edition of Jazz Unlimited, we begin a four part series highlighting the great jazz soloists.&nbsp; A great jazz solo is awe-inspiring, exciting, emotional and always tells a story.&nbsp; In the entire history of jazz, there may be less than 140 soloists who are consistently capable of a great solo in nearly every performance.&nbsp; We will hear some of them spotlighted tonight.&nbsp; The musicians featured include Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw. Sun, 04 Aug 2013 13:49:07 +0000 Dennis Owsley 28791 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 1