Vinyl Vault

Vinyl Vault: "Campus Jazz Festival"

Oct 31, 2017

The Vinyl Vault for Halloween will be a 1959 compilation called “Campus Jazz Festival” presented by Viceroy cigarettes. According to the album cover, the record features “Favorite artists of American college students – selected in national intercollegiate jazz popularity survey.” Despite the popularity of these tunes in 1959, the KUVO library lacks many of them including Benny Goodman: Ciribiribin, Shorty Rogers: Martian’s Lullaby, Jonah Jones: Tin Roof Blues, Erroll Garner: Erroll’s Bounce, Bob Scobey: Shine On Harvest Moon and more.

Vinyl Vault: "The Other Side of Abbey Road" | Oct 24

Oct 22, 2017

This week on the Vinyl Vault it’s George Benson’s 1970 Beatles tribute: “The Other Side of Abbey Road.” The album features covers of most of the songs on that Beatles’ classic, but done up in George Benson jazz style. Highlights include “Come Together,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and “Oh! Darling.” Benson is joined by an all star cast including Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad, Ed Shaughnessy, Ray Barretto, Andy Gonzalez, Sonny Fortune, Freddy Hubbard, Hubert Laws and more.

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.