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Tributes to Nancy Wilson And Richard Henderson Plus The Music of Woody Shaw

Jazz Unlimited for January 6, 2019, will be “Tributes to Nancy Wilson and Richard Henderson plus the Music of Woody Shaw.”  Song Stylist Nancy Wilson and St. Louis champion of jazz passed away within two days of each other in December, 2018.  We will pay tribute to them in the first hour with Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, John Hicks and Gene Ammons.  The second and third hours of Jazz Unlimited will be concerned with the music of trumpeter Woody Shaw.  He will be heard with his own quintet, his Concert Jazz Ensemble and big Band along with Woody Herman, Horace Silver, Dexter Gordon, Larry Young, McCoy Tyner and Joe Zawinul.

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

Due to copyright restrictions, the audio from this show is no longer available. Audio links are available for one week after a show airs, starting on the Monday after the show.

The video has Jackie MacLean:as, Woody Shaw:tp,Baster Williams:b,Blly Higgins:dr,Ceder Walton:p playing "Cool Struttin'" Live at Blue Note Mt.Fuji Jazz Fes in 1986

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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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