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Benny Golson And Sonny Rollins Compositions Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 24, 2019 will be “Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins Compositions Plus New Music.”  The compositions of Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins will be presented in both the keys and strings hour and second hours of Jazz Unlimited with Joe Pass & Les McCann, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Phineas Newborn, Jr., Bill Carrothers, our own Grant Green with Sonny Clark, our own Ken Kehner, Keith Jarrett, Tommy Flanagan, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Gene Harris, Branford Marsalis & Kurt Elling, Dizzy Gillespie Mal Waldron Richard “Groove” Holmes with our own Willie Akins and Junko Onishi.  New Music will be played by Derek Bremel and the Julliard Jazz Orchestra, Eric St. Laurent, Joshua Breakstone, Nigerian vocalist Ola Onabulé, the Willie Jones III All-Stars, our own Todd Mosby, Haruna Fufkzawa, Rez Abbazi and the Chelsea McBride Socialist Night School big band.

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

This is a video of Bill Carrothers (p0 and Bill Stewart (d) playing "The Squirrel's Tale" at the the Marciac Festival 1999.

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.