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 21 will feature “The Jazz History of St. Louis, Part 3: World War II and Its Aftermath." The period saw the formation of the George Hudson Orchestra and the early careers of Miles Davis, Clark Terry, Jimmy Forrest, Ernie Wilkins, Charles Fox, Chris Woods, Velma Middleton and Arvell Shaw. Some of the rare recordings include the recording debut of Wendell Marshall, two tunes recorded by Jimmy Forrest at the Bolo Club, a recording by the Tommy Dean Band, a V-disc recording by Clark Terry and His Section Eights, a recording made in St.
The April 14 Jazz Unlimited is the second part of the Jazz History of St. Louis Radio Documentary. The story of the jazz musicians of St. Louis and their relation to St. Louis history will be told in words and music by the people who were a part of that story. The musicians and groups featured in Part Two are Red McKenzie and the Mound City Blue Blowers, Pee Wee Russell, Eddie Johnson and the St. Louis Crackerjacks, Hayes Pillars and the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra, George Hudson, Eddie Randle and the St.