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Keys and Strings Hour+Tributes to Paul Horn, Frankie Dunlop and Joe Sample+New Music

The October 26 Jazz Unlimited will be in three parts.  New music by Ahmad Jamal, Jim Hall and Charlie Haden, Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola and Roy Brooks will be heard in the “Keys and Strings Hour” (first hour).  The third hour will also have new music by Dave Douglas and newly discovered live recordings by the Charles Lloyd Quartet with Gabor Szabo and by John Coltrane in which he sings and thumps his chest during his solo on “My Favorite Things.”  The second hour will present tributes to the late reed player Paul Horn, pianist Joe Sample and drummer Frankie Dunlop, all of whom died this past summer.

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

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This is a video of the Ahmad Jamal group heard on this show.  Ahmad Jamal (p) Reginald Veal (b) Herlin Riley (d) and Manolo Badrena (perc) playing "Monument" at Jazz in Marciac in 2014.

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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