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The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for October 28, 2018 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  Duke Ellington’s music retains a strong pull on jazz.  The “Keys and Strings Hour” will present a number of tunes associated with him by ensembles featuring some of the greatest bass players in the music.  They include Ray Brown, Jimmy Blanton, Charlie Haden, Ron Carter, Dave Holland and Red Mitchell.  In last two hours of Jazz Unlimited we will present new music by two Bennies: Green and Wallace, the Marie Goudy 12-Tet, Way North, Scott Routenberg, Peter Nelson, our own Kent Miller, Chris Pasin, John Pittman, Steven Taetz, the Denny Zeitlin/David Friesen duo, the Tiki Collective, Kyle Nasser, Devin Gray, Keith Oxman with David Liebman, Walking Distance with Jason Moran, and Rich Halley.

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

Due to copyright restrictions, the audio from this show is no longer available. Audio links are available for one week after a show airs, starting on the Monday after the show.

The video is "My One and Only Love" played by Roger Kellaway in Japan in 1998.

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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