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The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 3

Jazz Unlimited  for Sunday, August 18 will present  “The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 3.”  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 18 are Art Tatum, Slam Stewart, Charlie Christian, Artie Shaw, Buddy DeFranco, Wes Montgomery, Roy Eldridge, Kenny Barron, Regina Carter, Zoot Sims, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Ray Anderson, James Carter, Chris Potter, Dewey Redman, Sonny Rollins and Steve Lacy. John Coltrane

The Slide Show contains my images of some of the artists heard on the August 18 show.

This Archive for the Jazz Unlimited 8/18/13 show will be available until the morning of August 26, 2013.

Below is a video of the John Coltrane quintet playing "Impressions" on German TV in 1961.  Tje group consists of John Coltrane (ts) Eric Dolphy (as) McCoy Tyner (p) Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d).  Coltrane, Dolphy, Tyner and Jones are all heard on the Great Jazz Soloists series.

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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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