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The Keys And Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for May 26, 2019, will present “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  Since today is Miles Davis’s birthday, we will playpresent some of his compositions on the “Keys and Strings Hour” or the quieter side of jazz.  His music will be played by Victor Feldman, Ray Bryant, Harold Mabern, Red Garland, Marc Copland & Gary Peacock and Grant Green.  New music will be played by trumpeter Jason Palmer, guitarist Larry Koonse, marimba player Juan Alamo, pianist Larry Fuller, guitarist Dave Stryker, trombonist Wayne Wallace, bassist Rodney Whittaker, a Belgian pianist named Romain Collin, bassist Jeff Denson, pianist Brittany Anjou, saxophonists Mark Turner and the OGJB Quartet.  Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn will also be featured.

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.

The video is of the Larry Fuller Trio playing "Overjoyed" at Seattle's Jazz Alley in 2017.

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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