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The Guitar Of Jim Hall. A Tribute To Rich McDonnell And New Music

Jazz Unlimited for February 23 will be “The Guitar of Jim Hall, A Tribute to Rich McDonnell and New Music.” Jim Hall will be featured on the first hour, the “Keys and Strings Hour,” bringing you the quieter side of jazz.  Rich McDonnell, founder of the Max Jazz label died recently and we will honor him with some of recordings from the Max Jazz catalog.  The third hour will be new music for February.  Artists heard on the show will be: the Jim Hall trio, the Red Mitchell quintet, duos between Jim Hall and Pat Metheny, Bill Evans and Ron Carter and the Hampton Hawes quartet.  Music in the second hour will feature Brilliant Corners with Paul DeMarinis and Dave Black, the Jessica Williams trio, Reggie Thomas on a rare vocal, the Peter Martin Quintet, Erin Bode, Mulgrew Miller and Wingspan, Rene Marie, Trio Da Paz with Joe Locke and Asa Harris.  The new music will include Thelonious Monk live in Paris in 1969, the Bobby Hutcherson quintet, a startling reissue by the Count Basie band, the Matt Wilson quartet with John Medeski, a conduction by “Butch” Morris and the Willem Breuker Kollektief.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the artists heard on tonight's show.

This Archive of the show will be available until the morning of March 3, 2014

The Guitar Of Jim Hall. A Tribute To Rich McDonnell And New Music
Jazz Unlimited 2/23/14 Hour 2 Archive
The Guitar Of Jim Hall. A Tribute To Rich McDonnell And New Music
Jazz Unlimited 2/23/14 Hour 3 Archive

Here is a video of the Jim Hall Trio performing "My Funny Valentine" recorded in 2009 with Steve LaSpina (b) and Joey Barron (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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