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The Keys And Strings Hour And New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday. June 25, 2017 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour + New Music.”  This edition of Jazz Unlimited will be in two parts.  The quieter side of jazz will feature vibes and guitars with Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola, Victor Feldman, Ralph Towner & Gary Burton, Jim Hall & Ron Carter, Joe Pass, Quadrant, the Trio Da Paz & Joe Locke, Dan Rubright & Steve Schenkel, Milt Jackson and Pat Metheny.  New music will represent the noisier side of jazz with new recordings by the Bill Evans 1960 trio, the John McLean/Clark Sommers Band, Rene Rosnes, Christian Sands, Jaco Pastorius & the Word of Mouth Big Band, Gerald Clayton, Erroll Rakipov, and the New Vision Sax Ensemble.

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

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of July 23, 2017.

This video of the Trio Da Paz [Romero Lubambo (g) Nilsson Matta (b) Daduka Da Fonseca (d)] playing P'Ro Flavio at JazzBaltica in 2007.

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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