Vinyl Vault

Vinyl Vault: John McLaughlin - "Music Spoken Here"

Jul 21, 2017

The Vinyl Vault features guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin’s 1982 album on Warner Brothers, “Music Spoken Here.” The backing band features two keyboards as well as bass and drums. Although the accompanists primarily play electric instruments, McLaughlin mainly plays acoustic guitar. It’s inspired and interesting music from a musician who stood side by side with Miles Davis at the birth of fusion. The Vinyl Vault with host, Geoff Anderson on "The Night Beat," Tuesday, July 25 at 8:30pm on KUVO 8.93/kuvo.org.

The Vinyl Vault returns this week with a 1977 album from the band Matrix, entitled “Matrix IX.” This nine piece band sported a six man horn section backed by a driving rhythm section. Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, many of the band’s songs were inspired by literature by authors such as Arthur C. Clark, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lawrence Durrell. Check out the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on The Night Beat, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO/kuvo.org.
 

Vinyl Vault: Egberto Gismonti - "Sol Do Meio Dia"

Jun 16, 2017

This week the Vinyl Vault features a 1978 ECM album from multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti, “Sol Do Meio Dia.” The album was inspired by Gismonti’s sojourn with the indigenous Xingu people of the Amazon. Gismonti recreated their spirit and his experience in the jungle through this music. He was helped out on the album by Colin Walcott, Ralph Towner, Nana Vasconcelos and Jan Garbarek.

The Vinyl Vault with The Night Beat host Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, June 27 at 8:30 on KUVO 89.3 FM/kuvo.org.
 

Vinyl Vault: Jean Luc Ponty - "Individual Choices"

Jun 3, 2017

French violinist Jean Luc Ponty comes through Colorado next week, so this Tuesday, we’ll hear some tunes from his 1983 album, “Individual Choice.” The album marks a bit of a departure from Ponty’s previous sound in that he performs many of the tunes on the album either by himself or with sparse accompaniment. And, in addition to violin, he relies heavily on synthesizer work. When he does invite others to play, he selects some of the best: George Duke on keyboards, Allan Holdsworth on guitar, Rayford Griffin on drums and Randy Jackson on bass.

The Dixie Dregs were primarily classified as a jazz-fusion band, but their musical influences went far beyond a blend of jazz and rock. Folk, country and even classical elements were an important part of their musical milieu. The Vinyl Vault will feature a number of tracks from what many consider their finest album, 1978’s “What If.” Led by guitarist Steve Morse, the album features impeccable and virtuosic playing throughout. The Vinyl Vault hosted by Geoff Anderson on The Night Beat, Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30pm on KUVO 89.3 / kuvo.org.

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