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STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Four from Richard Elliot

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Whether headlining his own show, playing with the Jazz Attack package tour, teamed with trumpeter Rick Braun in the group RnR, or in some other configuration, it seems like saxophonist Richard Elliot has turned up in St. Louis every summer in recent years for a gig of some sort. This time around, he'll be sharing a bill with guitarist and singer Norman Brown on Saturday, June 25 at The Pageant.

To mark the occasion, today we've got four clips of Elliot performing some favorite tunes in his groove-oriented, R&B-flavored style. The first clip up above shows the saxophonist and his band covering Marvin Gaye's “Inner City Blues" at a gig last August in San Antonio. Down below, the second clip has a version of “Who" from the same gig.

The third clip shows Elliot playing the title track of his 2009 CD Rock Steady, a tune made famous, of course, by Aretha Franklin. And just for fun, the fourth clip goes back to the early 1990s, showing Elliot performing the song “Stiletto Heels" on the German TV show Ohne Filter. As this clip demonstrates, Elliot's basic approach to music hasn't changed all that much over the years, but I for one am glad he's not still sporting that mullet or the purple suit...





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This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
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