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Tribute To Dave Brubeck and Jazz From Left Coast Clubs-Part 5

Due to music recording copyright laws, the music from this show is no longer available. Music is posted for two weeks after a show airs.

The Jazz Unlimited show for December 16, 2012 will have a tribute to the late pianist, composer Dave Brubeck in the first hour and "Jazz from Left Coast Clubs, Part 5" in the second and third hours.  The Brubeck Tribute will include live versions of "Blue Rhondo A La Turk" and "Take 5," along with collaborations with Gerry Mulligan and Louis Armstrong and a duet between Dave and his long-time saxophonist Paul Desmond.  The music in the second and third hours will feature Carmen McRae, the Ray Brown Trio, Thelonious Monk, Gene Ammons and Richard "Groove" Holmes, Ornette Coleman, Gene Harris and the Phillip Morris All-Stars,  pianist Paul Moer, St. Louisan Clark Terry, Chet Baker and the big bands of Bob Florence, Terry Gibbs and Buddy Rich.  Check out the slide show to find my photographs of some of the artists playing on the show.

Check out this 1961 video of "Take Five." 

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.