Vinyl Vault

Vinyl Vault: "Gnu High"

Jun 15, 2018

This week’s Vinyl Vault feature is a 1976 album from flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler entitled “Gnu High.” This ECM release features Keith Jarrett on piano, Dave Holland on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. This was the first of a long string of albums Wheeler recorded for ECM. Unlike many ECM albums that tend to be somewhat spacey and ethereal, this one is pretty lively and contains some excellent playing and soloing by all members of the crew. Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1982 release from flute man Dave Valentin. The album is entitled “In Love’s Time” and features Marcus Miller, Dave Grusin, Crusher Bennett, Jorge Dalto, Buddy Williams and more. Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 only on KUVO Jazz.

This week’s Vinyl Vault goes back to the 1940s, with the help of updated technology. “The Direct Disc Sound of the Glenn Miller Orchestra” was recorded in 1977 with direct-to-disc technology that provided the highest fidelity achievable before the advent of digital technology. The band was the official touring group sanctioned by Glenn Miller Productions, Inc. and had been playing the original Miller arrangements nightly for quite some time before the recording session.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature a 1987 album from the Oscar Peterson Four entitled, “If You Could See Me Now.” Recorded in 1983 and released four years later, the album features Joe Pass on guitar, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Martin Drew on drums. The quartet sweetly swings its way through Miles Davis’ “Weird Blues” as well as some Peterson originals and some standards like “Limehouse Blues” and “If I Should Lose You.” Join Geoff Anderson for the Vinyl Vault, this Tuesday at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

This week, the fundraiser edition of the Vinyl Vault will feature the 1978 album from Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, “Secrets.” The album features all the sophisticated grooves and insightful social commentary Scott-Heron was well known for. Tracks like “Angel Dust,” “Madison Avenue” and “Better Days Ahead” are as relevant now as they were 40 years ago.

Join Geoff Anderson on the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.