Need a moment's respite from the holiday hustle and bustle? Pay a visit to StLJN's sibling site Heliocentric Worlds, where each day there's an online music video posted for your entertainment and edification. Drawing on genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock and experimental, it's a virtual College of Music Knowledge in video clip form.
Recent posts have includes videos featuring performances by Charlie Haden's Quartet West, Bruce Springsteen, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Dave Holland Quintet, Steely Dan, B.B. King, Betty Carter, Greg Osby, Oscar Peterson, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, the Spinners, Van Morrison, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Lambert Hendricks and Bavan, Memphis Slim & Matt Murphy, Erroll Garner, Jack Bruce and Friends, Jim Hall, Charles Lloyd and Joe Henderson.
You can see them all, plus hundreds more carefully curated clips from the astonishing archives, by going to http://heliocentricworlds.blogspot.com/.
Leesa Richards sings at Arts Garage January 28
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