Vinyl Vault

This week, the Vinyl Vault gets deep into the blues with a 1970 album from British blues band Savoy Brown entitled “Raw Sienna.” The album was the last Savoy Brown album to feature lead vocalist Chris Yolden, who left the band shortly after this album was recorded. “Raw Sienna” saw Savoy Brown incorporating jazz elements into their sound, but still retaining a solid blues foundation. Join Geoff Anderson and check out “Raw Sienna” Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

Vinyl Vault: Nights at the Keystone

Apr 16, 2018

This week's Vinyl Vault selection is the 1985 release, Dexter Gordon: Nights at the Keystone. As we continue our Jazz Appreciation Month celebration, one our Tuesday spotlight venue is the Keystone Korner located in San Francisco. Tune in to Vinyl Vault on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30pm with Douglas Dinsmoor who is subbing for Geoff Anderson.

Vinyl Vault: The Dixie Dregs

Apr 7, 2018

The Dixie Dregs are back together and touring again. The band’s heyday was in the late 70s and early 80s when they honed a unique jazz-rock sound with a little bit of country and classical and a dose of humor thrown in. The band was known for its pyrotechnic live shows and virtuosic musicianship. The current tour, with the original line-up lands in Boulder this weekend for shows this Friday and Saturday nights. And, because the Vinyl Vault sports several Dixie Dregs albums, we’ll hear from some of them this Tuesday.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature "Fluid Rustle" a 1979 ECM release from bassist Eberhard Weber. The album is notable, among other reasons, because it was the major label debut of Denver’s own Bill Frisell. Frisell appears not only on guitar but balalaika as well. Gary Burton appears on vibes and marimba. Norma Winstone and Bonnie Herman provide wordless vocals and round out the ensemble. Described as atmospheric, haunting, gorgeous and infinitely soothing, the album progresses through many mood swings and features some great playing by the entire cast.

This week, it’s a Vinyl Vault favorite with the Widespread Depression Orchestra and their 1981 album “Time to Jump and Shout.” This nine piece band specialized in reviving music from the 1930s and 40s, often taking songs popularized by big bands and rearranging them for their smaller, yet powerful ensemble. The band featured Mike LeDonne on piano. LeDonne later switched to organ and has enjoyed a successful recording and performing career. Check out the Widespread Depression Orchestra Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz. It swings!