Geoff Anderson

Host, Tuesday's Night Beat and Substitute Host, All Blues

Geoff Anderson has been a KUVO volunteer for more than 25 years. For almost all that time, he has been on the air Tuesday evenings as the host of The Night Beat with Geoff Anderson. Geoff also regularly fills in as the host for All Blues.

Geoff started in public radio in 1976 at KCSU in Fort Collins. After taking a break from radio to attend law school and start a legal career, Geoff dove back into jazz radio by volunteering at KUVO in 1988 as the station was just starting out.

Geoff is a fan of many types of music and attends concerts around town on a regular basis. He show reviews appear on KUVO's website as well as All About Jazz. Being a music junkie and working in radio during the '70s resulted in Geoff amassing an extensive record collection that he has kept intact to this day.

During his weekly feature, "The Vinyl Vault," on-air every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, Geoff shares a record from his collection that isn't in the KUVO library.

In his spare time, Geoff is a real estate attorney at Sweetbaum, Levin & Sands, PC .

We’ll have some blues this week on the Vinyl Vault with Albert King. We’ll hear a few tracks from King’s 1992 release on the Tomato label, “King Albert.” It’s a high production number, but King’s gritty vocals and searing guitar work are all prominently featured. The Vinyl Vault: tonight at 8:30 on KUVO 89.3 FM, KVJZ 88.5 FM and kuvo.org.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1979 album by guitarist Robben Ford, “The Inside Story.” Ford was a veteran of both blues and fusion bands by the time he recorded this and the music draws heavily from both genres. As a teenager, he played in the straight ahead blues band, The Charles Ford Band with his brothers.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features Ben Sidran, “On the Live Side” which includes the hilarious “Good Travel Agent,” an extended riff on the three key things it takes to play jazz. Hint: the first two are a bad romance and a good travel agent. You’ll have to tune in to learn the third key ingredient.

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s a Duke Ellington album KUVO doesn’t have! Yes, strange, but true, it’s a hole in the KUVO library, but the Vinyl Vault has it and we’ll hear it tonight at 8:30 pm.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features the “Griffith Park Collection,” a 1982 release with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Joe Henderson and Freddie Hubbard. A couple months ago, the Vinyl Vault featured “Echoes of an Era” which is an album by the same band but also features Chaka Kahn on vocals. Immediately after the band recorded “Echoes,” they went right back in the studio and recorded “Griffith Park.” And, like “Echoes,” this one is entirely acoustic.

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