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 .

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.

Geoff Anderson

In 1979, the Dixie Dregs came to my hometown, shortly after the release of their album Night of the Living Dregs (Capricorn, 1979). They were the opening act for Pure Prairie League, a country rock band. The Dixie Dregs’ set was a spectacle. Their smoke generators worked overtime, several flash-explosions punctuated the set. At one point, at the pinnacle of the frenzy, the bass player picked up a long neck beer bottle from atop an amplifier and smashed it over his bald head. Of course it was a prop, but it made for several micro-seconds of horror.

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.

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.

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