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Jazz From London-Part 2

Dennis C. Owsley
Copyright Dennis C. Owsley
Joe Pass & Herb Ellis-1986

Jazz Unlimited for April 2, 2017 is “Jazz From London-Part 2.”  A lot of exciting jazz was recorded in London by visiting American and other jazz musicians including British musicians and expatriates from other countries.  We will present music from Duke Ellington’s Third Sacred Concert, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillespie, Cleo Laine, Quadrant, Stan Getz. Charles Tolliver, Stan Kenton, Chick Corea & Return to Forever, John McLaughlin, Art Pepper, Thelonious monk, Joe Harriot, Dizzy Gillespie & the United Nations Orchestra, Betty Carter, and a fusion between jazz and Indian music.

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

The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of April 10, 2017.

This is a video of the Mahavishnu Orchestra (John McLaughlin (g) Jerry Goodman (vln) Jan Hammer (keys) Rick Laird (b) Billy Cobham (d)) playing "Meeting of the Spirits" and You Know, You Know" on the BBC in 1972

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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