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11:47 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Vinyl Vault: Do'a 1978/1981 Albums

This week on the Vinyl Vault we’ll hear some world music from the band Do’a. The Vault will feature tunes from Do’a’s first and third albums, 1978’s “Light Upon Light” and 1981’s “Ancient Future” both on the Vermont label “Philo.”

Do’a was the brainchild of guitarist Randy Armstrong and flute player Ken LaRoche although their instrumentation goes far beyond those two instruments to include sitar, tabla, recorder, African cowbells, Cameroonian shakers, Mandile wood drums, kalimba, Indian bansri flute, roto-toms, Japanese biwa, Tibetan ting-shaw and many more.

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3:30 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Vinyl Vault: "Echoes of an Era" 1982

This week on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll hear the 1982 album “Echoes of an Era.” The album features a lineup of first class players including Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. And on vocals…Chaka Khan in her first foray into jazz.

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5:23 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Vinyl Vault: "Silver 'N Brass" Horace Silver 1975

This Tuesday on the Vinyl Vault we’ll pay tribute to the late Horace Silver with a few cuts from his 1975 Blue Note album “Silver ‘N Brass.” The album consists of six original Silver compositions and features a nine piece horn section. Players include Tom Harrell on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Ron Carter and Bob Cranshaw on bass and Al Foster and Bernard Purdie on drums among many more.

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5:15 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Pianist-Composer-Bandleader Horace Silver Has Passed at Age 85

Credit Photo Mosaic Records

NPR has reported and family sources confirm the death of modern Jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver.  He was 85.  Following considerable sideman experiences in his home state of Connecticut and New York City with Stan Getz, Milt Jackson and Miles Davis, Silver became a co-leader, along with drummer Art Blakey, of the Jazz Messengers.

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3:22 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

June CD of the Month: Theo Croker Afro Physicist"

At the age of only 29, Theo Croker not only has the chops to be an outstanding trumpeter, he also has imaginative music concepts, the love of many different styles of music, compositional skills and the music education that has given him a solid foundation to build on, oh yeah-one more thing-he has the genes as he is the grandson of the hall of fame trumpeter & vocalist, Grammy® winner,  Adolphus “Doc” Cheatham.  Theo is from Leesburg, Florida, when he was 11 years old he spent a summer with his granddad

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