The Night Beat

Vinyl Vault Feature

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Check out the Vinyl Vault, TONIGHT! Tuesday 9/27 at 8:30 on the Night Beat with Geoff Anderson on KUVO/KVJZ/kuvo.org.

This week’s Vinyl Vault feature is a 1982 album from Michel Legrand, “After the Rain.” Released on the Pablo Today label, the album features an all-star cast including Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Joe Wilder and Gene Bertoncini. Now 84, Legrand has been known for his film scores, but he has regularly played jazz with many of the greats.
 

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1979 album by guitarist Robben Ford, “The Inside Story.” Ford was a veteran of both blues and fusion bands by the time he recorded this and the music draws heavily from both genres. As a teenager, he played in the straight ahead blues band, The Charles Ford Band with his brothers.

This week on the Vinyl Vault we’ll hear some world music from the band Do’a. The Vault will feature tunes from Do’a’s first and third albums, 1978’s “Light Upon Light” and 1981’s “Ancient Future” both on the Vermont label “Philo.”

Do’a was the brainchild of guitarist Randy Armstrong and flute player Ken LaRoche although their instrumentation goes far beyond those two instruments to include sitar, tabla, recorder, African cowbells, Cameroonian shakers, Mandile wood drums, kalimba, Indian bansri flute, roto-toms, Japanese biwa, Tibetan ting-shaw and many more.

This week on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll hear the 1982 album “Echoes of an Era.” The album features a lineup of first class players including Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. And on vocals…Chaka Khan in her first foray into jazz.

This Tuesday on the Vinyl Vault we’ll pay tribute to the late Horace Silver with a few cuts from his 1975 Blue Note album “Silver ‘N Brass.” The album consists of six original Silver compositions and features a nine piece horn section. Players include Tom Harrell on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, Oscar Brashear on trumpet, Ron Carter and Bob Cranshaw on bass and Al Foster and Bernard Purdie on drums among many more.

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