Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features some atmospherics from the band Azimuth which consists of John Taylor on piano and organ, Norma Winstone on vocals and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn. Sometimes compared to minimalist composer Steve Reich, Azimuth certainly sets a mood in a uniquely ECM way. Check it out, the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, December 5 at 8:30pm on KUVO.

The Vinyl Vault this week will feature John Klemmer’s 1975 ABC album “Touch.” Tenor sax man Klemmer also was known for his work with the “Echoplex” which he used throughout this album. Many LA sessions musicians contributed to the album including John Guerin, Chuck Domanico, Dave Grusin, Larry Carlton and, on one cut, George Duke.

Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat, Tuesday, November 21 at 8:30 on KUVO.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature Jade Warrior’s 1978 album “Way of the Sun.” Jade Warrior recorded four albums for Island Records in the 1970s and this is the last of that series. The prior albums explored an ethereal Asian sound, but “Way of the Sun” crossed the Pacific and focused on Latin America and its infectious rhythms. More rhythmically complex than prior Jade Warrior albums, “Way of the Sun” retains the distinctive guitar playing of Tony Duhig and flute work of Jon Field, sometimes evoking the spirit of Santana.

Vinyl Vault: "The Other Side of Abbey Road" | Oct 24

Oct 22, 2017

This week on the Vinyl Vault it’s George Benson’s 1970 Beatles tribute: “The Other Side of Abbey Road.” The album features covers of most of the songs on that Beatles’ classic, but done up in George Benson jazz style. Highlights include “Come Together,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and “Oh! Darling.” Benson is joined by an all star cast including Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad, Ed Shaughnessy, Ray Barretto, Andy Gonzalez, Sonny Fortune, Freddy Hubbard, Hubert Laws and more.

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.”