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Jazz Unlimited for March 3, 2019, will be “The Compositions and Arrangements of Oliver Nelson.”   Born in St.

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Jazz Unlimited for October 7, 2018 will be “Remembering Randy Weston.”  Pianist Randy Weston, famous for blending African rhythms and sensibility in his work died on September 1 at the age of 92.  We will remember him with his performances as a leader, with his sideman work and with his compositions.  Weston himself, Eric Dolphy, Booker Ervin, Abbey Lincoln, Stanley Turrentine, Cannonball Adderley, George Shearing, Kenny Burrell, Horace Parlan, Roy Brooks and Charles Mingus will perform music on this show.

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Jazz Unlimited for Sunday January 14, 2018 will be “Musicians Named Williams.”  Williams is the third most common surname in this country.  Jazz musicians names Williams have made significant contributions to jazz history.  We will feature music by Clarence Williams, Count Basie with Claude Williams, Sidney Bechet with Johnny Williams, Sandy Williams, Cootie Williams, Rudy Williams, Joe Williams, Mary Lou Williams, Buddy Tate with Jackie Williams, The Jazztet with Tommy Williams, our own Terry Williams, Jimmy Williams, Ptah Williams, Billy Williams, Chauncey Williams, Todd Williams

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Jazz Unlimited for December 13, 2015 will be “The Career of Richard Davis.”  Bassist Richard Davis was born in Chicago in 1930.  In high school, he studied with Captain Walter Dyett.  After college, he worked in dance bands and with Don Shirley.  He got to New York in 1954, playing with the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra.  Davis accompanied Sarah Vaughan from 1957-1960.  During this time, he was building a studio career playing music of many genres.  His studio work included hit records by Laura Nyro (Smile) Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run) and Van Morrison (Astral Weeks

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Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, Oct. 11, is “The Music of Kenny Dorham.”  During his active playing career, flashier contemporaries, such as Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan sadly eclipsed trumpeter Kenny Dorham in the public eye.  This was because of his softer sound, narrower range and a more melodic playing style.