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 .

A jazz guy plays with a heavy rock band? That would be the superficial description of Sco-Mule . A deeper examination shows that John Scofield and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes are twin brothers of different mothers. Each possesses a yearning, restless soul, constantly seeking new musical forms and combinations. Each is fearless behind his guitar. And each is possessed of a virtuoso talent and, seemingly, can do whatever he wants. Scofield first came to prominence in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s...

Geoff Anderson hosts The Night Beat with Geoff Anderson , which includes a segment called the Vinyl Vault where Geoff takes a record for a spin. I’ve been listening to, buying and collecting records for well over 50 years. For much of their existence, records were by far the highest quality audio source available with tape was its main competitor. Match a good turntable with a really good cartridge, add numerous 15 inch woofers, hundreds of watts of pure, clean power and…ahh….sonic nirvana....

We’ll have some blues this week on the Vinyl Vault with Albert King. We’ll hear a few tracks from King’s 1992 release on the Tomato label, “King Albert.” It’s a high production number, but King’s gritty vocals and searing guitar work are all prominently featured. The Vinyl Vault: tonight at 8:30 on KUVO 89.3 FM, KVJZ 88.5 FM and kuvo.org.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1979 album by guitarist Robben Ford , “The Inside Story.” Ford was a veteran of both blues and fusion bands by the time he recorded this and the music draws heavily from both genres. As a teenager, he played in the straight ahead blues band, The Charles Ford Band with his brothers. Later he joined Tom Scott and the L.A. Express for a couple albums with that band and some time with Joni Mitchell, including her live album “Miles of Aisles.” The album features...

This week’s Vinyl Vault features Ben Sidran, “On the Live Side” which includes the hilarious “Good Travel Agent,” an extended riff on the three key things it takes to play jazz. Hint: the first two are a bad romance and a good travel agent. You’ll have to tune in to learn the third key ingredient. The album was recorded live in the Twin Cities in 1986 and features Phil Woods and classic rocker Steve Miller (Sidran’s former employer). In fact, the album also features a jazzed up version of...

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