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An Interview With Marty Ehrlich And A Tribute To Cedar Walton

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, September 29 will be "An Interview With Marty Ehrlich and a Tribute to Cedar Walton.”  University City High School graduate, reed man Marty Ehrlich visits Jazz Unlimited to discuss his career, an open forum at the Regional Arts Commission on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. and a concert at the Kranzberg Arts Center on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m.  Pianist Cedar Walton died August 19 at the age of 79.  He was best known for his work with Art Blakey, the Jazztet and his own Eastern Rebellion.  His best known compositions are “Mosaic,” “Mode for Joe” and “Bolivia.”  Walton will be heard with Art Blakey, The Eastern Rebellion, Sonny Stitt, Judy Niemack, Etta James, Joe Henderson, Blue Mitchell, John Coltrane and Eddie Harris.

The Slide Show has my photos of some of the musicians heard on tonight's show.

This Archive of this show will be available until the morning of October 7, 2013

Jazz Unlimited 9/29/13 Hour 2 Archive
Jazz Unlimited 9/29/13 Hour 3 Archive

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Here is a video of the Marty Ehrlich Rites Quartet playing "Rites Rhythms" in 2010.

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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