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The Keys And Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for January 27, 2019 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The first hour will feature a number of great drummers playing in small groups without horns.  The groups will be the Herbie Nichols trio with Max Roach, the Red Mitchell cello quintet with Frank Butler, the Renee Rosnes trio with Lewis Nash, the Pat Metheny trio with Roy Haynes, the Dawn Clement Trio with Matt Wilson, the Modern Jazz Quartet with Kenny Clarke and the Hank Jones trio with Elvin Jones.  New music will be heard from Chris Jentsch, Kenny Werner, Angela Verbrugge, Jim Brenen, a Charlie Haden/Brad Mehldau duo, Chip White, the Jeanne Lee/Ran Blakc duo, Brad Whiteley, Dave Young, The Sakato Fuji Kobe Big Band with Alister Spence compositions and Roy Campbell.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians 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.

Here is the Dawn Clement (p) trio with Paul Deardorf (b) and Matt Wilson (d) playing "Monk's Dream" in 2018.

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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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