Vinyl Vault

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s a 1976 album from drummer Chico Hamilton simply entitled “Chico Hamilton and the Players.” Indeed, this Blue Note album features some great players including Black Arthur Blythe on alto and soprano saxophones, Steve Turre on electric bass and bass trombone, percussionist Abdullah, Will Connell, Jr. on alto sax and a 19-year-old Rodney Jones on guitar. Turre, Jones and Blythe, of course, went on to successful solo careers. This album showcases their talents from a time before they became leaders.

The Vinyl Vault will feature a 1979 album from Ian Carr’s Nucleus entitled, “Out of the Long Dark.” British trumpeter Ian Carr was a leader in a number of movements in the 50s, 60s and 70s including being a bebop pioneer in his youth, a collaborator with Eric Burdon and John McLaughlin in R n B, a proponent of free jazz and a leader in British fusion with his band Nucleus. Carr, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 75, was also interested in the written word, being a co-editor of the Rough Guide to Jazz. He also wrote biographies of Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett.

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.

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