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 on the Vinyl Vault we feature the 1981 LP from James Blood Ulmer - “Free Lancing,” it was one of three albums Ulmer recorded for Columbia, this one coming shortly after he appeared as a side-man on two of Arthur Blythe’s Columbia albums, “Illusions” and “Lenox Avenue Breakdown.”

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s an album entitled “One Night Stand: A Keyboard Event.” As the title implies, the focus is on keyboards, recorded live. The album features an all-star cast: Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Sir Roland Hanna, George Duke, Ramsey Lewis, Eubie Blake, Bob James, Rodney Franklin and Charles Earland. Those are just the keyboard players. The sidemen include Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, Arthur Blythe, Noel Pointer, Earl Klugh, Hubert Laws, Stanley Clarke and more.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature a 1983 album from vocalist Mark Murphy, “Brazil Song.” Released on the Muse label, the album features the San Francisco based band Viva Brasil. The album includes tunes composed by Brazil’s best: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Ivan Lins. Check out the Vinyl Vault, with Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat on Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO.

This week only, the Vinyl Vault moves to Monday with a 1972 album by flautist Tim Weisberg, “Hurtwood Edge.” The album was his second on A&M Records and has never been released on compact disc. The album features a compact quintet all the way up to a good sized orchestra with players like Bud Shank, Larry Carlton, Max Bennett, David Spinoza, Jim Gordon and many more. The Vinyl Vault, tonight, Monday, August 21  (this week only) at 8:30pm with Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat on KUVO 89.3/kuvo.org.

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.

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