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 .

This week the Vinyl Vault features the world beat sound of Bernie Krause’s “Citadels of Mystery.” Recorded in 1975 and released in 1979, it includes the “Machu Picchu Suite” as well as music inspired by Stonehenge. Krause was part of the ground breaking duo of Beaver & Krause which introduced the synthesizer to modern music. After Paul Beaver’s death in 1975, Krause became interested in “bioacoustics” and has since recorded thousands of hours in the natural environment.

“Free in America” by vocalist and keyboard man Ben Sidran is the featured album on this week’s Vinyl Vault. The album was released in 1976, just in time for America’s Bicentennial. Backing musicians include David “Fathead” Newman, the Brecker Brothers, Woody Shaw, Phil Upchurch and more. It also includes the first recorded version of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on "The Night Beat", Tuesday, August 1 at 8:30pm on KUVO/kuvo.org.

 

The Vinyl Vault returns this week with a 1977 album from the band Matrix, entitled “Matrix IX.” This nine piece band sported a six man horn section backed by a driving rhythm section. Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, many of the band’s songs were inspired by literature by authors such as Arthur C. Clark, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lawrence Durrell. Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on The Night Beat, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO/kuvo.org.
 

The Dixie Dregs were primarily classified as a jazz-fusion band, but their musical influences went far beyond a blend of jazz and rock. Folk, country and even classical elements were an important part of their musical milieu. The Vinyl Vault will feature a number of tracks from what many consider their finest album, 1978’s “What If.” Led by guitarist Steve Morse, the album features impeccable and virtuosic playing throughout. The Vinyl Vault hosted by Geoff Anderson on The Night Beat, Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30pm on KUVO 89.3 / kuvo.org.

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s a 1976 album from drummer Chico Hamilton simply entitled “Chico Hamilton and the Players.” Indeed, this Blue Note album features some great players including Black Arthur Blythe on alto and soprano saxophones, Steve Turre on electric bass and bass trombone, percussionist Abdullah, Will Connell, Jr. on alto sax and a 19-year-old Rodney Jones on guitar. Turre, Jones and Blythe, of course, went on to successful solo careers. This album showcases their talents from a time before they became leaders.

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