Oscar Peterson 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 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 Keys & Strings Hour Plus New Music For April http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/keys-strings-hour-plus-new-music-april <p>The April 27&nbsp; Jazz Unlimited will be&nbsp; “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music for April.” &nbsp;&nbsp;April marks the 115<sup>th</sup> birthday of one of our greatest composers, Duke Ellington.&nbsp; We will hear his music played without horns by Kenny Burrell, Abdullah Ibrahim, Tommy Flanagan, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Smith, Lambert, Hendricks &amp; Ross, Randy Weston and the Modern Jazz Quartet.&nbsp; New music will feature a new, never heard CD of Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson, a trio led by the Unusual pianist Billy Tipton, jazz pioneer Carline Ray, guitarist Terence Brewer, t Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:02:28 +0000 Dennis Owsley 35644 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Keys & Strings Hour Plus New Music For April Piano Duets And New Music http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/piano-duets-and-new-music <p>Jazz Unlimited Sunday, November 19 will feature" Piano Duets and New Music.” Piano duets are somewhat rare in jazz because the of fact that each piano has 88 keys and is simultaneously a solo, a rhythm and a harmony instrument.&nbsp; Each player must listen carefully to the other to avoid a “train wreck” in any one of these three areas.&nbsp; Only the best can do this effectively.&nbsp; The first hour will feature nine duets between Chick Corea &amp; Herbie Hancock, Tommy Flanagan &amp; Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson &amp; Benny Green and others.&nbsp; The second and third hours will feature ne Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:17:00 +0000 Dennis Owsley 31685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Piano Duets And New Music The Career Of Lewis Nash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/career-lewis-nash <p>Jazz Unlimited for October 20 will be “The Career of Drummer Lewis Nash.” Born in 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, Nash was a professional by 1976.&nbsp; He moved to New York in 1981 and has become one of the most recorded drummers in jazz, even surpassing the recordings of Art Blakey and Max Roach, according to the Tom Lord Discography.&nbsp; We will present about five percent of his recorded output on Jazz Unlimited.&nbsp; Nash is a drummer for all styles and seasons, being equally at home in styles that range from swing to bebop, hard bop, free bop and structured abstract improvisation.&nbsp; W Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:14:57 +0000 Dennis Owsley 30794 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Career Of Lewis Nash The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 2 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/great-jazz-soloists-part-2 <p>Jazz Unlimited for Sunday evening, August 11 will be “The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 2.” A great jazz solo is awe-inspiring, exciting, emotional and always tells a story.&nbsp; In the entire history of jazz, there are only a few soloists who are consistently capable of a great solo in every performance.&nbsp; Jazz Unlimited will play these musicians over the next few weeks.&nbsp; The artists for August 11 will be Joe “King” Oliver, Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Johnny Hodges, Stuff Smith, Pee Wee Russell, Serge Chaloff, Paul Desmon Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:38:33 +0000 Dennis Owsley 28899 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 2