Vinyl Vault

Vinyl Vault: "Grazing Dreams"

Oct 16, 2017

This week’s Vinyl Vault goes for that ethereal ECM sound with Collin Walcott’s 1977 album “Grazing Dreams.” The album features Don Cherry on trumpet and wood flute, John Abercombie on electric and acoustic guitars and mandolin, Palle Danielsson on bass, Dom Um Romao on percussion as well as Walcott on both sitar and tabla. The album draws on elements world  music and puts them in an improvisational context. The Vinyl Vault, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO.

This week the Vinyl Vault goes digital in honor of Monk’s 100th birthday. Monk recorded several albums for the Columbia label from 1962 through 1968. In 2001 Columbia released a three CD retrospective entitled “The Columbia Years/ ’62 – ’68.” The set contains a number of previously released Monk gems hitherto unheard on KUVO including an extended version of “In Walked Bud,” originally on the “Underground” album. So it may not be vinyl, but it’s rare Monk!

Vinyl Vault: "Now That I've Got Your Attention"

Oct 3, 2017

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1981 album by keyboardist/vocalist Lesette Wilson entitled “Now That I’ve Got Your Attention.” Released on the Headfirst record label, the music on the album is an energetic mix of jazz and R&B. Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on the Night Beat Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30pm on KUVO.

This week on the Vinyl Vault we feature the 1981 LP from James Blood Ulmer - “Free Lancing,” it was one of three albums Ulmer recorded for Columbia, this one coming shortly after he appeared as a side-man on two of Arthur Blythe’s Columbia albums, “Illusions” and “Lenox Avenue Breakdown.”

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s an album entitled “One Night Stand: A Keyboard Event.” As the title implies, the focus is on keyboards, recorded live. The album features an all-star cast: Herbie Hancock, Kenny Barron, Sir Roland Hanna, George Duke, Ramsey Lewis, Eubie Blake, Bob James, Rodney Franklin and Charles Earland. Those are just the keyboard players. The sidemen include Ron Carter, Bobby Hutcherson, Arthur Blythe, Noel Pointer, Earl Klugh, Hubert Laws, Stanley Clarke and more.