Sunday, October 09, 2011

Recently on Heliocentric Worlds

StLJN's sibling site Heliocentric Worlds in recent weeks has had some especially choice clips for your entertainment and edification, including rare 1964 video of Aretha Franklin singing and playing piano on a straight-up blues, and an even-more-vintage live clip of vocalese pioneers Lambert Hendricks and Ross scatting their way through Sonny Rollins' "Airegin."

While those two performances are especially eye-opening, the site features a new music video every day, drawing on genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock and experimental. Other recent posts have featured Van Morrison, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Errol Garner, King Curtis and the Kingpins, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Jim Hall Quartet, Fred Wesley and the New JBs, Chaka Khan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Curtis Mayfield, Freddie King, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Roy Hargrove, Don Byron, Buddy Guy, Earl Hines, David Sanborn, Jimmy Rushing, Branford Marsalis, Dave Holland and Steely Dan.

Best of all, you still can see every one of them, plus more than 1,700 carefully curated clips from the astounding archives, simply by pointing your browser to

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