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The Keys And Strings Hour + New Music

Jazz Unlimited for October 23, 2016 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour + New Music.”   The “Keys and Strings Hour” or jazz without horns will present some compositions of Thelonious Monk played by Tal Farlow, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Joe Pass, Organ Monk, Chick Corea, Jacky Terrasson and Chick Corea & Hiromi.  New music for October will include St. Louis’ own Sidney Street Shakers, Bill Evans, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & What’s Next, our own Chris Cheek, Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family, the Clayton Brothers, Scott Texier, Anthony Branker, the John Stowell/Michael Zilber Quartet and Tom McCormick.

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 October 31, 2016.

This is a video of Greg Lewis (Organ Monk), Reginald Woods (ts), Ron Jackson (g) and St. Louis Own Jeremy Clemons (d) playing a medley of Thelonious Monk compositions at the 2012 Jazz Journalists Awards Gala.

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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