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The Career of Steve Swallow

Please join me tonight on Jazz Unlimited from nine p.m. to midnight on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU for “The Career of Steve Swallow.”  Electric bassist Steve Swallow’s 57-year career has included long associations with George Russell, Jimmy Giuffre, Gary Burton, Art Farmer, and John Scofield.  Since 1980, he has been musically and romantically associated with Carla Bley.  In addition, we will hear him with Stan Getz, Stephane Grappelli, Chick Corea, the Liberation Music Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Bobby Pervite & Bump, Thelonious Monk, Conjure, Adam Nussbaum, and on a Kenny Davern recording that is very difficult for traditional jazz fans

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

Tge Archive of this show will be available until the morning of February 12, 2018.

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The video is a performance by Carla Bley (p) and Steve Swallow (el-b) of a piece called "Lawns."  The Time and Date were not specified.

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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