There are many great acts that have passed the "Sesame Street" threshold, sure, but a new video has surfaced of Herbie Hancock playing to puppets and children alike. And on this episode, kids, he demonstrates the Fairlight Computer Music Instrument synthesizer.
Thanks to Open Culture, we can all revel in the sounds and images of Sachal Studios Orchestra's cover of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” from the orchestra's 2013 'Jazz and All That' album.
Sun Ra was arguably out of his gourd, and yet his idiosyncratic interpretations of jazz, religion and basically anything under the golden sun have marked him as close to an "otherworldly being" as anything like "Afrofuturism" ever had.
As one of the more--er, most--prestigious and distinguished lectures, the latest series comes to us from, yes, Harvard's Norton Lectures. And yet, following in the footsteps of comrade T.S. Eliot and American traditionalist Robert Frost, Herbie Hancock delivered his 6-installment series from the footsteps of the most notable American institution for higher education.