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The Keys And Strings Hour (More Bill Evans) Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited  for  March 25, 2018 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  Jazz Unlimited is still not finished with the music of Bill Evans, so there will be more of it in the “Keys and Strings Hour,” played by Evans himself, Joe Pass and Toots Thielemans.  In addition, the last two hours of the show will feature new music, including a new CD by St. Louisans Dan & Rob Block with Neal Caine, vocals by Dave Tull, Diane Marino, David Murray (!) the Owen Broder Group, Laurence Hobgood and Kurt Elling, Musique Noir, and instrumentals by the George Cotsirillos quartet, Jim Rotundi, The Pierre Dorge New Jungle Orchestra, a Anat Cohen/Fred Hersch duo, the Frank Wagner Trio, solo guitar by Bill Friselll and the Orrin Evans Trio.

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

The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of April 2, 2018

This is a video of the Orrin Evans Trio with with Eric Revis (b) and Karriem Riggins (d) live at the Jazz Standard in 2013 playing an Evans composition called "The Answer."

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.