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Keys And Strings Hour: Art Tatum & Hiromi/New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, June 22 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour and New Music.”   The Keys and Strings Hour presents the quieter side of jazz, without horns.  Fireworks will not be lacking, however, as we present the music of two virtuoso pianists: Art Tatum and Hiromi.  The New Music segment for June will feature a rare 1959 album by Andrew Hill, Sonny Rollins’ “Roadshows, Vol. 3 and music by Sun Ra, Mike Pope, Tim Warfield, two selections from the Creative Music Studio Archive Selections, Peter Lerner, the Awakening Orchestra, John Escreet, Roscoe Mitchell and two CD’s live at the Deer Head Inn, the longest continually running jazz club in the United States.

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

This Archive of the show will oly be available until the morning of June 30, 2014

Keys And Strings Hour: Art Tatum & Hiromi/New Music
Jazz Unlimited 6/22/14 Hour 2 Archive
Keys And Strings Hour: Art Tatum & Hiromi/New Music
Jazz Unlimited 6/22/14 Hour 3 Archive

Here is a 1954 video of Art Tatum playing "Yesterdays."

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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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