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The Keys And Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for October 27, 2019, will present “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.” The Keys and Strings Hour will present selections from a new compilation of the Fred Hersch Trio, Art Tatum, E.S.T., and two duos: Gary Burton & Steve Swallow and Marc Copland & Gary Peacock.  New music will feature a previously unknown recording by John Coltrane, Lazslo Gardony, vocalist Sonia Johnson, Andy Ballantyne, Vaughan Nark, Jeff Denson, our own Lester Bowie’ Brass Fantasy, Mark Sherman, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Trevor Giancola, the German group “Mikropuls” and the British group “The Comet is Coming.”

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

Here is the Fred Hersch Trio of Hersch (p), John Hebert (b) and Eric McPherson (d) playing a medley of "Some Other Time" (Styne) and "We See" (Monk) at the Funchal (Portugal) Jazz Festival, July 2016.

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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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