Vinyl Vault

As part of KUVO’s celebration of the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald’s birth, the Vinyl Vault will feature “Ella in Rome; The Birthday Concert.” Recorded on April 25, 1958, it wasn’t released until 1988, shortly after the tapes were discovered in Verve’s vaults. At the time of its release, it was thought that the recording was made on Ella’s 40th birthday, but of course, she had turned 41 that day. No matter, she and her band swing!

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature an album from Dutch guitarist Jan Akkerman. Akkerman was a founder of the band Focus which had some commercial success in the 1970s. This 1977 solo album falls mainly in the fusion camp, but features many different twists and turns, keeping the proceedings interesting throughout. Check out the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday at 8:30 with Nightbeat host Geoff Anderson on KUVO 89.3/kuvo.org.

Vinyl Vault: Chick Corea | "Again and Again"

Apr 10, 2017

What’s this? A Chick Corea album that KUVO doesn’t have? Yes, it’s true. But the Vinyl Vault has a copy of “Again and Again (The Joburg Sessions)” and we’ll hear some of it this Tuesday, April 11 - 8:30pm. The album, on the Elektra/Musician label, was recorded in 1982 in South Africa and features Steve Kujala on woodwinds, Carlos Benavent on bass, Don Alias on percussion and Tom Brechtlein on drums. There’s some fine playing all around by this quintet. Check out the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday evenings on KUVO/kuvo.org.

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.

Vinyl Vault: Mike Metheny's "Day In Night Out"

Mar 28, 2017

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature Pat Metheny’s older brother, Mike and his second album, “Day In Night Out.” This hard to find, 1986 MCA Impulse! release features Mike on trumpet and flugelhorn, brother Pat on guitar, Rufus Reed on bass, Dick Odgren on keyboards and Tommy Ruskin on drums. The set features some Mike Metheny original compositions as well as covers of tunes by Charlie Parker, Don Sebesky and others. Join Geoff Anderson for the Vinyl Vault on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 on KUVO/kuvo.org.

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