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Meditations On Peace and Quiet

Jazz Unlimited for December 25, 2016 will be “Meditations on Peace and Quiet.”  This year has been loud, stressful and certainly not peaceable.  Some people are even seeking counseling after what we as a nation have been through.  This time of year is for family and friends coming together to celebrate the several traditions of the season and hopefully to heal our selves.   The meditations will be played by Stanley Cowell, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Charlie Haden & Hank Jones, Art Pepper, James P. Johnson, Brad Mehldau & Pat Metheny, Bill Evans, Thomas Marriot, McCoy Tyner, the Liberation Music Orchestra, Geri Allen, Roger Kellaway, Saxophone Summit, Jim McNeely, Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan, Abdullah Ibrahim, the Sackville All-Stars, the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Keith Jarrett and the Turtle Island String Quartet.

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

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of January 2, 2017.

Here is a video of Roger Kellaway (el-p) and Eddie Daniels (cl) playing Duke Ellington's "Creole Love Call at "World Headquarters."  The date is unknown.

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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