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The Career Of Brad Mehldau

Jazz Unlimited for September 8, 2019, presents “The Career Bred Mehladau.”  One of today’s major piano players, Brad Mehldau, was born in Jacksonville in 1970 and was recording by 1991.  Over his career, he has recorded with a variety of artists and is also interested in nineteenth century German Romanticism, and electronic music.  We will hear him with his own trios, Joshua Redman, Warren Wolf, Lee Konitz & Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Jimmy Cobb, Dayna Stephens, Charles Lloyd, Michael Brecker and Wayne Shorter.

The Slide Show has my phoographs of Some of the artists heard on tonight's show.

Here is Joshua Redman (ts) and Brad Mehldau (p) playing Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" in Vienna in 2010.

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.