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Relationships

Jazz Unlimited for June 10, 20218 will be “Relationships.”   Relationships are tricky things.  Most successful relationships start with strong loving families and hopefully, lessons are applied to our relationships with our neighbors, our world and our romantic partners, but sometimes things go bad.  We will explore the gamut of relationships from good to bad to the commercial.  The musicians exploring relationships on this show will be Abdullah Ibrahim, Ahmad Jamal, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Gene Harris, our own Eric Warren. Bobby Watson, our own Ernie Wilkins, Claudia Acuña, Randy Weston, Ella Fitzgerald, the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Beaver Harris, Count Basie, our own Kim Portnoy, Dexter Gordon, our own Grant Green, Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hartman, Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis.

The Slide Show contains images of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Audio archive of this show will be available until the morning of June 18, 2018.

This is a 2o11 video of Ahmad Jamal (p) James Cammack (b) Herlin Riley (d) and Manolo Badrena (perc) playing "One."

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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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