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The Career Of Stan Getz

Jazz Unlimited for May 19, 2019 will present “The Career of Stan Getz.”  Known as “The Sound,” tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was a popular figure in jazz because of his lyrical style.  John Coltrane said of him, “All of would sound like him if we could.”  We will hear Getz in a variety of musical contexts, ranging from big bands to bossa-nova and with a wide variety of musicians.  He will be heard with his own groups, Woody Herman, Ella Fitzgerald, Shorty Rogers & Kai Winding, Cal Tjader, Johnny Smith, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Burton, Herbie Hancock, Herb Ellis, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, the Russell Garcia Orchestra, Al Haig, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins & Don Byas, Teddy Wilson, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, and Kenny Barron.  Vocalese versions of two of his solos will be sung by Kurt Elling ad King Pleasure while John Coltrane will play his composition “Dear Old Stockholm.”

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicianns 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.

This rare video is with Stan Getz and John Coltrane (ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Paul Chambers (b) and Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded in Germany in 1960

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.