Geoff Anderson

Host, Tuesday's Night Beat and Substitute Host, All Blues

Geoff Anderson has been a KUVO volunteer for more than 25 years. For almost all that time, he has been on the air Tuesday evenings as the host of The Night Beat with Geoff Anderson. Geoff also regularly fills in as the host for All Blues.

Geoff started in public radio in 1976 at KCSU in Fort Collins. After taking a break from radio to attend law school and start a legal career, Geoff dove back into jazz radio by volunteering at KUVO in 1988 as the station was just starting out.

Geoff is a fan of many types of music and attends concerts around town on a regular basis. He show reviews appear on KUVO's website as well as All About Jazz. Being a music junkie and working in radio during the '70s resulted in Geoff amassing an extensive record collection that he has kept intact to this day.

During his weekly feature, "The Vinyl Vault," on-air every Tuesday at 8:30 PM, Geoff shares a record from his collection that isn't in the KUVO library.

In his spare time, Geoff is a real estate attorney at Sweetbaum, Levin & Sands, PC .

The week the Vinyl Vault will feature a 1984 album from violinist Jean Luc Ponty, “Open Mind.” Ponty lays down a synthesized rhythmic bed on many of the tracks to which he adds many incendiary violin solos. He’s joined on two tracks by Chick Corea and by George Benson on another. Join Geoff Anderson for the Vinyl Vault, Tuesday, July 24 at 8:30pm on KUVO Jazz.

This week on the Vinyl Vault we’ll hear some classic fusion from Tom Scott and the L.A. Express on their debut and eponymous album. Released in 1973, Tom Scott put together a fusion super group for the record. It features Joe Sample on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, Max Bennett on bass and John Guerin on drums. This was also around the time the band was recording and touring with Joni Mitchell, appearing on her albums “Court and Spark,” “Miles of Aisles” and “Hissing of Summer Lawns.” Join 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 the Vinyl Vault brings the funk with a 1977 album from keyboardist Patrice Rushen, “Shout It Out.” This was the last album she recorded for the Prestige label before signing with Elektra, a label that glammed her up, changed her sound and resulted in a whole lot more record sales. Unfortunately, it also moved her sound far from the jazz world. On “Shout It Out,” Rushen gets funky in a jazzy and soulful way and the arrangements leave plenty of space for her excellent keyboard work.