Geoff Anderson

This week on the Vinyl Vault we feature the 1981 LP from James Blood Ulmer - “Free Lancing,” it was one of three albums Ulmer recorded for Columbia, this one coming shortly after he appeared as a side-man on two of Arthur Blythe’s Columbia albums, “Illusions” and “Lenox Avenue Breakdown.”

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s an album entitled “One Night Stand: A Keyboard Event.” As the title implies, the focus is on keyboards, recorded live. The album features an all-star cast: Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Sir Roland Hanna, George Duke, Ramsey Lewis, Eubie Blake, Bob James, Rodney Franklin and Charles Earland. Those are just the keyboard players. The sidemen include Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, Arthur Blythe, Noel Pointer, Earl Klugh, Hubert Laws, Stanley Clarke and more.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature a 1983 album from vocalist Mark Murphy, “Brazil Song.” Released on the Muse label, the album features the San Francisco based band Viva Brasil. The album includes tunes composed by Brazil’s best: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Ivan Lins. Check out the Vinyl Vault, with Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat on Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO.

Vinyl Vault: "M"

Aug 24, 2017

This week the Vinyl Vault remembers guitarist John Abercrombie who passed away on August 22. We’ll hear several cuts from his 1980 ECM release “M.” The album features Richard Beirach on piano, George Mraz on bass and Peter Donald on drums. The album has that ethereal ECM feel the Abercrombie helped pioneer as well as some straight ahead playing. The Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat, Tuesday, August 29 at 8:30pm on KUVO 89.3/kuvo.org.

This week only, the Vinyl Vault moves to Monday with a 1972 album by flautist Tim Weisberg, “Hurtwood Edge.” The album was his second on A&M Records and has never been released on compact disc. The album features a compact quintet all the way up to a good sized orchestra with players like Bud Shank, Larry Carlton, Max Bennett, David Spinoza, Jim Gordon and many more. The Vinyl Vault, tonight, Monday, August 21  (this week only) at 8:30pm with Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat on KUVO 89.3/kuvo.org.

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