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The Keys And Strings Hour (Miles Davis Tunes) Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for May 27, 2018 will be  “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The “Keys and Strings Hour” will feature some Miles Davis compositions played by the Turtle Island String Quartet, the Lynne Arriale Trio, Gary Burton, two Ray Brown trios, Mary Lou Williams, Harvie Swartz and the Stanley Clarke Trio with Hiromi.  New music will be heard in the last two hours and will feature two Grant Green discoveries, a David Liebman/John Stowell duet, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, bassist Jeff Denson, the Cookers Quintet with Johnny O’Neal, an Aldean Farrugia/Joel Frahm duet, the Dave Douglas/Joe Lovano group “Soundprints,” Edward Simon, Sara Serpa and the CD “Your Queen Is A Reptile” by the Sons of Kemet.

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

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of June 4, 2018

Here is Soundprints with Dave Douglas (tp) Joe Lovano (ts) Lawrence Fields (p) Linda Oh (b) Joey Baron (d) playing "Spirits" at TSRI in San Diego in 2014.

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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