The Night Beat

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.

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 features Joe Farrell’s album “Canned Funk.” Released in 1975, this was Farrell’s sixth and final album for the CTI label. The album features Joe Beck on guitar, Herb Bushler on bass, Jim Madison on drums and Ray Mantilla on percussion. Farrell plays tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones along with flute. And of course, the album has one of the more eye-catching covers from the ‘70s.

Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on Tuesday at 8:30pm on KUVO.

The Night Beat with Geoff Anderson

Nov 8, 2016
Photo by MaryLynn Gillaspie

Being a music junkie and working in radio during the '70s resulted in host Geoff Anderson amassing an extensive record collection that he has kept intact to this day. Join Geoff every Tuesday evening at 8pm.

At 8:30pm, during his weekly feature, "The Vinyl Vault,"  - Geoff shares a record from his collection that isn't in the KUVO library.

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