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 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.

This week on the Vinyl Vault it’s The Cornelius Bumpus Quartet with their 1983 album “Beacon.” Bumpus played saxophone for the Doobie Brothers during the last few years that band was actively recording albums. After the Doobies broke up, Bumpus formed his own band to play jazz and “Beacon” was the second of three albums he released as a leader. Later, in the 1990s, Bumpus joined Steely Dan and toured with that group for several years before his death in 2004. The Vinyl Vault, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO.

 

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Night Beat host Geoff Anderson shares a review of Eliane Elias's second set at DazzleJazz on November 19, 2015.

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