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The Compositions Of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Jazz Unlimited for June 16, 2019, will present “The Compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim.”  Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim was the one who brought bossa nova to the international scene in the early sixties.  He was much more than a composer of pleasant melodies.  Jobim’s compositions will be played and sung by himself & Elis Regina, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, our own Herb Drury, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Cannonball Adderley, our own Sherry Drake, Paul Desmond, the Great guitars, Kevin Mahogany, Branford Marsalis & Kurt Elling, Elvin Jones, Chet Baker, Stanley Jordan, Luciana Souza, the Trio Da Paz, Tamir Hendelman, Fred Hersch and Archie Shepp.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

Here are Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim Singing "The Waters of March" in Portuguese in 1974.

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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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