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Live Jazz From Other New York Venues-Part 1

Jazz Unlimited for March 2, 2014 will be “Live Jazz from Other New York Venues, Part 1.”  Jazz played live is a different animal from jazz recorded in the emotionally sterile confines of a studio.  The energy and emotion reflected back from an audience to the performers brings about better performances.  We continue our survey of New York venues with smaller clubs and Lincoln Center as well as presenting music from clubs that we did not have time for on earlier shows.  We will feature duets between Dick Wellstood and Kenny Davern, Dick Hyman and Roger Kellaway and Joe Lovano and Hank Jones in the first hour.  Other artists featured will be Duke Ellington Trio, the Thelonious Monk Big Band, the 1964 Miles Davis Quintet, the John Handy Quintet, the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, the Jimmy Smith Trio, the Charles Mingus “Epitaph” Big Band, the Charles Tolliver Quartet, the McCoy Tyner Trio, the Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin Quintet, the Grachan Moncur III Quartet, a Charles Mingus live Jam Session, the Hamiet Bluiett Baritone Saxophone Band and the Don Byron Quintet.

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

The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of March 10, 2014.

Here is a video of Joe Lovano (ts) and Hank Jones (p) playing "Body and Soul."  No date or location given.

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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