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The Music Of Pat Metheny

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 1, 2015 will be “The Music of Pat Metheny.”   Since the late 1970’s, guitarist Pat Metheny has been a very popular figure in jazz, but he is much more than that.  He is always experimenting with different guitars and ways of playing his instrument.  Over his career, Metheny has played with the most advanced mainstream musicians of his day.  In addition, we will play seven of his compositions by other musicians.  Musicians and groups featured on this show include the Pat Metheny Group, Kurt Elling, Matt Wilson’s Arts and Crafts, the Pat Metheny-Brad Mehldau duo, the Pat Metheny-Charlie Haden duo, Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, the Pat Metheny trio, Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, Gary Burton’s Like Minds, the Joshua Redman Quartet, Judy Niemack, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, the Roy Haynes Trio, the Liberation Music Orchestra, Jaco Pastorius and Ornette Coleman.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of November 9, 2015.

Here is the Pat Metheny Group of  Cuong Vu (tp) Lyle Mays (keyboards) Pat Metheny (g) Steve Rodby (b) Antonio Sanchez (d) Richard Bona (perc) playing "The Gathering Sky" in Tokyo in 2003.

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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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