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New Year's Eve and Its Aftermath

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, January 1, 2017 will be “New Year’s Eve and Its Aftermath.”  New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration around the world and intoxicants are used very liberally.  New Year’s Day finds more of the population than usual suffering the effects of over-indulgence.  Music appropriate to this thought will be presented by the following artists: Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, Johnny Hodges, Erroll Garner, Joe Henderson & the Wynton Kelly Trio, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, “Groove” Holmes & Gene Ammons, Gene Harris, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Cab Calloway, Ralph Sutton, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Howard McGhee & Teddy Edwards, Andrew Hill, Lou Donaldson, Booker Ervin, Ruth Brown & the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, John Scofield, Ray Charles and the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra.  Happy New Year!

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

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of January 9, 2017.

Here is a rare video of Booker Ervin (ts); Pony Poindexter (as); Nathan Davis (fl); Ted Curson (tp); Kenny Drew (p); Jimmy Woode (b); Edgar Bateman (d) playing "Milestones."  From the personnel, I am guessing the video was made in Europe in 1966.

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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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