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The Keys And Strings Hour + New Music

Jazz Unlimited for November 27, 2016 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour + New Music.”  The Quieter Side of Jazz will feature a dozen solo piano players playing a style known as stride piano.  They were recorded over the years from 1921 to 1993.  Some of these pianists are James P. Johnson, Fats Waller and our own Ralph Sutton and his sister, Barbara Sutton Curtis.  New music for November will feature Houston saxophonist Jason Hainsworth, Michel Camilo, Jimmy Greene, Steve Turre, the Liberation Music Orchestra, Stan Getz, Richard Sussman, Roberto Fonseca, Edward Simon, Stanley Cowell, Donny McCaslin and Orrin Evans.

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

The Archive of this show willl be available until the morning of December 5, 2916.

This is the 1983 Liberation Music Orchestra in Berlin with Gary Valente (tb) Jim Pepper (ts) Paul Motian (d) Charlie Haden (b) Michael Mantler (tp) and Carla Bley (p) performing two songs from the Spanish Civil War.

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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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