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Compositions Of Miles Davis/Keyon Harrold Interview/New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, May 25 is in three parts.  The first part is the “Keys and Strings Hour” with Miles Davis compositions played without horns.   We will hear the Mulgrew Miller Trio, the Victor Feldman Trio, the Oscar Peterson trio, the Mary Lou Williams-Brian Torff duo, the Lynne Arriale Trio, the Red Garland Quartet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the Ray Bryant Trio and the Ray Brown Trio.  The second part of the show is an interview with St. Louis trumpeter Keyon Harrold with his own music and that of Clifford Brown, Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard.  The third part of the show is new music with the Charlie Dennard Group, guitarist JC Styles playing the music of Art Blakey, the Bad Plus playing the first part of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” vocalist Catherine Russell, pianist Vijay Iyer, guitarist Mary Halvorson, German pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach and the Primitive Arkestra.

The Slide Show has some of the artists heard on this show.

This Archive of the show will be available until the morning of June 2, 2014.

Jazz Unlimited 5/25/14 Hour 2 Archive
Jazz Unlimited 5/25/14 Hour 3 Archive

Here is a video of the Primitive Arkestra live from the Royal Room in Seattle on November 12, 2013 with "Freedom Thrity Five."  Oleg Ruvinov (tu) Julian Priester and Marc Smason (tb) Rosalynn DeRoos (cl) Matt Sircely (mandolin) Frank Clayton (b) David Haney (d) Nadya Kadrevis (d)

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.