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 .

As part of KUVO’s celebration of the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth, the Vinyl Vault will feature “Ella in Rome; The Birthday Concert.” Recorded on April 25, 1958, it wasn’t released until 1988, shortly after the tapes were discovered in Verve’s vaults. At the time of its release, it was thought that the recording was made on Ella’s 40th birthday, but of course, she had turned 41 that day. No matter, she and her band swing!

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature an album from Dutch guitarist Jan Akkerman. Akkerman was a founder of the band Focus which had some commercial success in the 1970s. This 1977 solo album falls mainly in the fusion camp, but features many different twists and turns, keeping the proceedings interesting throughout. Check out the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday at 8:30 with Nightbeat host Geoff Anderson on KUVO 89.3/kuvo.org.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features Joe Farrell’s album “Canned Funk.” Released in 1975, this was Farrell’s sixth and final album for the CTI label. The album features Joe Beck on guitar, Herb Bushler on bass, Jim Madison on drums and Ray Mantilla on percussion. Farrell plays tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones along with flute. And of course, the album has one of the more eye-catching covers from the ‘70s.

Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on Tuesday at 8:30pm on KUVO.

This week the Vinyl Vault remembers the late Larry Coryell who passed away on February 19, 2017. We’ll hear selections from four of his 1970s albums, both electric and acoustic: “Aspects” with his band The Eleventh House (1976); “Twin House,” acoustic guitar duets with Philip Catherine (1977); “Back Together Again” with Alphonse Mouzon and others (1977) and “Tributaries” acoustic guitar trio with John Scofield and Joe Beck (1979).

Foundation: the base upon which something is built. From houses to skyscrapers, foundations are essential. They must be solid, strong and most of all, immovable. A funk foundation? That, too, must be solid and strong. But immovable? No, quite the opposite. A funk foundation supplies the movement, the locomotion, in a word: the groove.

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