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Live Jazz From Other New York Venues-Part 2

The Sunday, March 9 Jazz Unlimited show will be  “Live Jazz from Other New York Venues, Part 2.”  Jazz played live is a different animal from jazz recorded in the emotionally sterile confines of a studio.  The energy and emotion reflected back from an audience to the performers brings about better performances.  We conclude our survey of New York venues with smaller clubs and Lincoln Center as well as presenting music from clubs that we did not have time for on earlier shows.  The musicians feature include trumpeter Bobby Hackett with trombonist Vic Dickenson, the Art Tatum Trio, Sarah Vaughan with Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie with Bobby Hackett and Mary Lou Williams, Don Byas with Thelonious Monk in 1941, the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Lennie Tristano quartet with Lee Konitz, the Stanley Turrentine Quintet with Grant Green, vocalist Rene Marie, the Christian McBride Quartet, the Charles Mingus Big Band with Honi Gordon on vocal, Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Chucho Valdes, the Gil Evans Orchestra, the Dave Holland Quintet, the Workd Saxophone Quartet, Medeski, Martin & Wood, the Anthony Braxton Quartet with Marty Ehrlich and a Hamiet Bluiett group at the Wildflowers Festival.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of the artists heard on this show.

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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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