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The Career Of Horace Parlan

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, February 18, 2018 will be “The Career of Horace Parlan.”  Pianist Horace Parlan was born in Pittsburgh in 1931. After working in New York as an in-demand musician, he became a permanent resident of Denmark in 1973.  He is best known for his work with Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp and Stanley Turrentine.  In addition, he will be heard with “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin, Clark Terry & Ernie Wilkins, Dexter Gordon, “Rahsaan” Roland Kirk, Chris Woods, Tubby Hayes and his own groups.

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

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of February 26, 2018.

Here is Horace Parlan playing a solo on "Monk's Mood."

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.