The Sunday, June 30, 2013 Jazz Unlimited show will be “Jazz Giants for May and June.” Throughout its history, certain key players have heavily influenced the course of jazz. These Jazz Giants are the ones that lesser players imitate and copy. Jazz Unlimited always plays the Jazz Giants instead of the imitators. Sunday night’s music will feature Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer, Joe “King” Oliver, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Shelly Manne, Freddie Redd, Betty Carter, Woody Herman, Eric Dolphy, Chick Corea, Bud Shank, Bill Holman, Betty Carter and Sun Ra.
Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, April 7 will be the first installment of an eight-week radio documentary on the jazz history of St. Louis. Not only do we have the music, but also we have interviews with the people who made that history. The interviewees for the first installment include St. Louis historian Judge Nathan Young, internationally known ragtime expert Trebor Jay Tichenor, tuba player Singleton Palmer, bandleader Eddie Johnson, trumpeters Clark Terry and David Hines and the great-grandson of the man who started the St.