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The Jazz Unlimited Goodbye Show

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday. December 29, 2019 will be “The Jazz Unlimited Goodbye Show.”  There is an old saying that begins with “For everything there is a season…”  For Jazz Unlimited, it is time to go.  I’ve had a good run of over 36 years and now it’s time to retire and play with the grandkids.  I will miss every one of you who has listened over the years.  My wife and I have moved to the Phoenix area and are living a very active life.  The music will be by some of my favorite jazz artists playing some of my favorite music: Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke & Frank Trumbauer, Jelly Roll Morton, Benny Moten, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, the Lighthouse All-Stars, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Lennie Tristano & Lee Konitz, Miles Davis, The Birth of the Cool Band, Bud Powell, Woody Herman, Brown-Roach, Inc., the Miles Davis quintet with John Coltrane & Red Garland, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Carmen McRae, Ornette Coleman, Ahmad Jamal, the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Bill Evans, Art Blakey, the classic John Coltrane Quartet, Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Joe Henderson and Fred Hersch.  This is the last Jazz Unlimited Show.

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

Here is the classis John Coltrane Quartet playing Mongo Santamaria's "Afro Blue" in 1963 on the Ralph Gleason Jazz Show.  John Coltrane (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Reggie Workman (b) and Elvin Jones.

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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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