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The Brecker Brothers

Jazz Unlimited for January 13, 2019, will present “The Brecker Brothers.”  The Brecker Brothers, saxophonist Michael and trumpeter Randy have forged highly successful careers playing in a wide range of styles as performing jazzmen and studio musicians.  We will hear them with their own groups, Horace Silver, Lynne Ariale, Don Grolnick, Kevin Mahogany, McCoy Tyner, Conrad Herwig, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Paul Bollenback, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Saxophone Summit, the Mingus Big Band and Lew Tabackin.

The Slide show presents 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 presents the Brecker Brothers playing "Some Skunk Funk" in Barcelona in 1992 with Dennis Chambers on Drums, Mike Stern on Guitar, and James Genus on bass, and George Whitty on keyboards.

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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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