Vinyl Vault: "On the Live Side" Ben Sidran, 1986
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 Miller’s “Space Cowboy.” You won’t want to miss this one.
Geoff Anderson has reached the 25-year mark as a KUVO/KVJZ volunteer. For almost all that time he has been on the air Tuesday evenings. Geoff started in public radio in 1976 at KCSU in Fort Collins. After taking a time out from radio to attend law school and start a legal career, Geoff dove back into jazz radio by volunteering at the then fairly new KUVO in 1988. For more on host Geoff Anderson , read his bio here and connect with him on twitter @AndersonKUVO.