The Night Beat with Geoff Anderson

This week the Vinyl Vault brings the funk with a 1977 album from keyboardist Patrice Rushen, “Shout It Out.” This was the last album she recorded for the Prestige label before signing with Elektra, a label that glammed her up, changed her sound and resulted in a whole lot more record sales. Unfortunately, it also moved her sound far from the jazz world. On “Shout It Out,” Rushen gets funky in a jazzy and soulful way and the arrangements leave plenty of space for her excellent keyboard work.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature a 1987 album from the Oscar Peterson Four entitled, “If You Could See Me Now.” Recorded in 1983 and released four years later, the album features Joe Pass on guitar, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Martin Drew on drums. The quartet sweetly swings its way through Miles Davis’ “Weird Blues” as well as some Peterson originals and some standards like “Limehouse Blues” and “If I Should Lose You.” Join Geoff Anderson for the Vinyl Vault, this Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

This week, the fundraiser edition of the Vinyl Vault will feature the 1978 album from Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, “Secrets.” The album features all the sophisticated grooves and insightful social commentary Scott-Heron was well known for. Tracks like “Angel Dust,” “Madison Avenue” and “Better Days Ahead” are as relevant now as they were 40 years ago.

Join Geoff Anderson on the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

This week, the Vinyl Vault gets deep into the blues with a 1970 album from British blues band Savoy Brown entitled “Raw Sienna.” The album was the last Savoy Brown album to feature lead vocalist Chris Yolden, who left the band shortly after this album was recorded. “Raw Sienna” saw Savoy Brown incorporating jazz elements into their sound, but still retaining a solid blues foundation. Join Geoff Anderson and check out “Raw Sienna” Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

Vinyl Vault: Nights at the Keystone

Apr 16, 2018

This week's Vinyl Vault selection is the 1985 release, Dexter Gordon: Nights at the Keystone. As we continue our Jazz Appreciation Month celebration, one our Tuesday spotlight venue is the Keystone Korner located in San Francisco. Tune in to Vinyl Vault on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30pm with Douglas Dinsmoor who is subbing for Geoff Anderson.