Geoff Anderson

This week the Vinyl Vault features the world beat sound of Bernie Krause’s “Citadels of Mystery.” Recorded in 1975 and released in 1979, it includes the “Machu Picchu Suite” as well as music inspired by Stonehenge. Krause was part of the ground breaking duo of Beaver & Krause which introduced the synthesizer to modern music. After Paul Beaver’s death in 1975, Krause became interested in “bioacoustics” and has since recorded thousands of hours in the natural environment.

“Free in America” by vocalist and keyboard man Ben Sidran is the featured album on this week’s Vinyl Vault. The album was released in 1976, just in time for America’s Bicentennial. Backing musicians include David “Fathead” Newman, the Brecker Brothers, Woody Shaw, Phil Upchurch and more. It also includes the first recorded version of Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind.” Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on "The Night Beat", Tuesday, August 1 at 8:30pm on KUVO/kuvo.org.

 

Vinyl Vault: John McLaughlin - "Music Spoken Here"

Jul 21, 2017

The Vinyl Vault features guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin’s 1982 album on Warner Brothers, “Music Spoken Here.” The backing band features two keyboards as well as bass and drums. Although the accompanists primarily play electric instruments, McLaughlin mainly plays acoustic guitar. It’s inspired and interesting music from a musician who stood side by side with Miles Davis at the birth of fusion. The Vinyl Vault with host, Geoff Anderson on "The Night Beat," Tuesday, July 25 at 8:30pm on KUVO 8.93/kuvo.org.

The Vinyl Vault returns this week with a 1977 album from the band Matrix, entitled “Matrix IX.” This nine piece band sported a six man horn section backed by a driving rhythm section. Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, many of the band’s songs were inspired by literature by authors such as Arthur C. Clark, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lawrence Durrell. Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on The Night Beat, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO/kuvo.org.
 

Review: Jean-Luc Ponty Band - The Atlantic Years Tour

Jun 16, 2017

One thing we learned Tuesday night: Enigmatic Ocean (Atlantic, 1977), violinist Jean Luc Ponty’s fourth album for Atlantic Records, is his favorite. And why not? It made it to number one on the jazz charts in 1977. Plus, it’s pretty good.

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