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The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 2

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.  In the entire history of jazz, there are only a few soloists who are consistently capable of a great solo in every performance.  Jazz Unlimited will play these musicians over the next few weeks.  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 Desmond, Jim Hall, Ray Brown, Kai Winding, J.J. Johnson, Eroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Phineas Newborn, Jr., Jimmy Smith, Clifford Brown, Lester Bowie, Thelonious Monk, Dave Liebman, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Elvin Jones, Michael Brecker, John McLaughlin, David Murray, Ornette Coleman and Wayne Shorter.

The Slide Shows contains my photographs of some of the artists heard on the August 11 show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of August 19, 2013

The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 2
Jazz Unlimited 8/11/13 Hour 2 Archive
The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 2
Jazz Unlimited 8/11/13 Hour 3 Archive

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Here is a video of the Wayne Shorter "without a net" quartet in Montreal in 2010.  Wayne Shorter (ts, ss) Ddanilo Perez (p) John Patitucci (b) Brian Blade (d)

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Dennis Owsley has broadcast a weekly jazz show for St. Louis Public Radio since April 1983. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and is a retired Monsanto Senior Science Fellow and college teacher. His show, Jazz Unlimited, airs every Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. The show has the largest jazz audience in St. Louis and was named Best Jazz Radio Show in St. Louis for the years 2005-2007 and 2009 by the Riverfront Times. In celebration of his 25 years on the air, January 24, 2008 was proclaimed Dennis Owsley Day" in the City of St. Louis. He is the 2010 winner of the St. Louis Public Radio Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award. Dennis is also a noted photographer, and his exhibit, In the Moment: Photographs of Jazz Musicians, ran from September 23, 2005 to January 21, 2006 at the Sheldon Art Gallery. He is a lifetime student of jazz history and teaches short courses on the subject. Dennis is the author of the award-winning book City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis 1985-1973, published in 2006.

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