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 a 1982 release from flute man Dave Valentin. The album is entitled “In Love’s Time” and features Marcus Miller, Dave Grusin, Crusher Bennett, Jorge Dalto, Buddy Williams and more. Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 only on KUVO Jazz.

This week’s Vinyl Vault goes back to the 1940s, with the help of updated technology. “The Direct Disc Sound of the Glenn Miller Orchestra” was recorded in 1977 with direct-to-disc technology that provided the highest fidelity achievable before the advent of digital technology. The band was the official touring group sanctioned by Glenn Miller Productions, Inc. and had been playing the original Miller arrangements nightly for quite some time before the recording session.

This week the Vinyl Vault brings the funk with a 1977 album from keyboardist Patrice Rushen, “Shout It Out.” This was the last album she recorded for the Prestige label before signing with Elektra, a label that glammed her up, changed her sound and resulted in a whole lot more record sales. Unfortunately, it also moved her sound far from the jazz world. On “Shout It Out,” Rushen gets funky in a jazzy and soulful way and the arrangements leave plenty of space for her excellent keyboard work.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature a 1987 album from the Oscar Peterson Four entitled, “If You Could See Me Now.” Recorded in 1983 and released four years later, the album features Joe Pass on guitar, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Martin Drew on drums. The quartet sweetly swings its way through Miles Davis’ “Weird Blues” as well as some Peterson originals and some standards like “Limehouse Blues” and “If I Should Lose You.” Join Geoff Anderson for the Vinyl Vault, this Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

This week, the fundraiser edition of the Vinyl Vault will feature the 1978 album from Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, “Secrets.” The album features all the sophisticated grooves and insightful social commentary Scott-Heron was well known for. Tracks like “Angel Dust,” “Madison Avenue” and “Better Days Ahead” are as relevant now as they were 40 years ago.

Join Geoff Anderson on the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.