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’s Vinyl Vault features some atmospherics from the band Azimuth which consists of John Taylor on piano and organ, Norma Winstone on vocals and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn. Sometimes compared to minimalist composer Steve Reich, Azimuth certainly sets a mood in a uniquely ECM way. Check it out, the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, December 5 at 8:30pm on KUVO.

This week the Vinyl Vault remembers Mel Martin who passed away on November 17. The featured album will be a 1977 release on Inner City Records entitled “Listen featuring Mel Martin.” It was the first of two Listen albums. This somewhat fusiony release features Andy Narell on steel drums and piano, George Marsh on drums and Dave Dunaway on bass. Martin plays curved soprano sax, tenor sax, flute and piccolo. Join Geoff Anderson on the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO.

The Vinyl Vault this week will feature John Klemmer’s 1975 ABC album “Touch.” Tenor sax man Klemmer also was known for his work with the “Echoplex” which he used throughout this album. Many LA sessions musicians contributed to the album including John Guerin, Chuck Domanico, Dave Grusin, Larry Carlton and, on one cut, George Duke.

Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat, Tuesday, November 21 at 8:30 on KUVO.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature the soundtrack to the 1986 film “Round Midnight.” The movie starred Dexter Gordon in a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor. The soundtrack itself won an Oscar for Best Original Score. Herbie Hancock was the prime mover behind the soundtrack. Besides production credits, Hancock plays on the album as do Dexter Gordon, Freddy Hubbard, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins, Bobby Hutcherson, John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Bobby McFerrin and many more.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature Jade Warrior’s 1978 album “Way of the Sun.” Jade Warrior recorded four albums for Island Records in the 1970s and this is the last of that series. The prior albums explored an ethereal Asian sound, but “Way of the Sun” crossed the Pacific and focused on Latin America and its infectious rhythms. More rhythmically complex than prior Jade Warrior albums, “Way of the Sun” retains the distinctive guitar playing of Tony Duhig and flute work of Jon Field, sometimes evoking the spirit of Santana.

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