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Unknown Mahavishnu Orchestra Video Unearthed

Unknown Mahavishnu Orchestra Video Unearthed

An investigative reporter, doing research for a book about an aspect of the Beatles, has discovered a long-forgotten and very rare professionally produced video performance of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The video was literally on its way to the trash bin to be lost forever when Paul Larosa eyed it amongst a treasure trove of musical memorabilia ...

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STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Fall 2014 Jazz Preview, Part 3



It's the third chapter of our Fall 2014 video preview of jazz and creative music performers coming to St. Louis, and today we'll cover the touring acts that will be in town during the first part of November. (You can find part one of the fall jazz preview here, and part two here.) 

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Ben Webster: London, 1964

In December 1964, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster was at London's Marquee Club to film the BBC's Jazz 625. Webster was joined by Stan Tracey (p), Rick Laird (b) and Jackie Dougan (d). Saxophonist and London club owner Ronnie Scott appears on A Night In Tunisia. Here's the clip. A special thanks to Jimi Mentis in Athens... ...

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STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Fall 2014 Jazz Preview, Part 2

Today, it's part two of StLJN's video preview of the touring jazz and creative music performers who will be playing in St. Louis this fall. You can find part 1, which covered the month of September, here. The first videos up above feature trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, who will be ...

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STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Fall 2014 Jazz Preview, Part 1

This week, StLJN presents the first part of our video preview of the fall 2014 season of jazz and creative music in St. Louis. Today's installment covers the touring bands and musicians visiting during the month of September. First up is a clip featuring Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy winning new music vocal ensemble, performing Pulitzer ...

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STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: 2014 Fall Jazz Preview, Part 1

This week, StLJN presents the first part of our video preview of the fall 2014 season of jazz and creative music in St. Louis. Today's installment covers the touring bands and musicians visiting during the month of September. First up is a clip featuring Roomful of Teeth, the Grammy winning new music vocal ensemble, performing Pulitzer ...

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Jim Henson's "Drums West" Animation

Watch How Jim Henson Animated Jazz With Tiny, Dancing Strips of Paper Before he achieved fame with the Muppets, Jim Henson, a skilled animator as well as a puppeteer, was making all sorts of innovative work out of his home studio, in Bethesda, Md. Around 1961, he made the papercut animation above, which visualized jazz drummer ...

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Seven Women Who Could

After my post on Wanda Stafford yesterday, I wandered onto YouTube in search of more women in jazz. Here are six instrumentalists who could more than hold their own: Here's Beryl Booker on piano...   Here's Hazel Scott with Charles Mingus on bass and Rudy Nichols on drums, circa 1955.   Here's Mary Lou Williams in ...

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STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: New Orleans Piano with Tom McDermott

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring pianist Tom McDermott, a St. Louis native now living in New Orleans who's coming back home to play this coming Thursday, August 14 at the Tavern of Fine Arts. (The events page on hHis website also shows a gig on Wednesday, August 13 at Joe's Cafe, ...

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STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Summer 2014 Jazz Film Festival

It's summertime, when the livin' is allegedly easy, and yr. humble editor needs a brief respite from the usual blogging routine. So today, in keeping with a venerable tradition that we just made up a couple of years ago, we're bringing back StLJN's online summer festival of jazz-related films, featuring a whole day's worth of documentaries ...


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