Vinyl Vault

Europa Jazz | Vinyl Vault

Oct 27, 2014

This week's Vinyl Vault will feature an Italian-pressed LP from the I Gigante del Jazz series. The record itself dates from 1981, but the music was recorded in '69 and gathered from a few source materials, including alternate takes from "Sundance" and the "Is Sessions", both produced by the great Sonny Lester. Musicians include Chick Corea, Woody Shaw, Hubert Laws, Bennie Maupin and Woody Shaw, Dave Holland, and Horace Arnold.

The Vinyl Vault - Nick Drake

Oct 21, 2014

Written by English singer-songwriter Nick Drake around 1969, the song "Riverman" has since been covered by a dozen or so jazz artists - including Andy Bey, Claire Martin, Brad Mehldau and Lee Ritenour, and Kurt Elling, among others - despite Drake never being classified as a jazz artist, though he certainly drew heavily from the jazz influences of his time.

We’ll have some blues this week on the Vinyl Vault with Albert King. We’ll hear a few tracks from King’s 1992 release on the Tomato label, “King Albert.” It’s a high production number, but King’s gritty vocals and searing guitar work are all prominently featured. The Vinyl Vault: tonight at 8:30 on KUVO 89.3 FM, KVJZ 88.5 FM and

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’s Vinyl Vault features Ben Sidran, “On the Live Side” which includes the hilarious “Good Travel Agent,” an extended riff on the three key things it takes to play jazz. Hint: the first two are a bad romance and a good travel agent. You’ll have to tune in to learn the third key ingredient.