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 "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!

Vinyl Vault: "Stuff"

Mar 12, 2018

The featured record on the Vinyl Vault this week will be the first album from the band Stuff. Simply entitled “Stuff,” the album was released in 1976 on Warner Brothers Records. The band consisted of many top flight studio musicians including Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale on guitars, Steve Gadd on drums, Richard Tee on keyboards, Gordon Edwards on bass and Christopher Parker on drums. Their sound was quite similar to the Crusaders’ sound of that era. Check out Stuff on the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, Tuesday, March 13 at 8:30pm on KUVO Jazz.

Throughout his career, Robert Plant has been interested in music from all over the world. Starting with the blues that originated in the deep south of the U.S., he has explored the sounds of Europe, Asia, Africa and all over America. The last couple of times through Denver, he employed Juldeh Camara, a North African musician who played various obscure stringed and percussive instruments. For this tour, Camara has been replaced by Seth Lakeman, primarily a fiddler, but one of those guys who can play about anything with strings.

This week’s Vinyl Vault will feature Ramsey Lewis’ 1974 Columbia release, “Solar Wind.” It’s a jazz-funk recording featuring guitar work and production on some tracks by Steve Cropper of Stax Records and Booker T and the MGs fame. The album was released just before his big hit “Sungoddess” and has some of that same vibe, but with a more stripped-down production. Check out the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:30pm on http://kuvo.orgKUVO JAZZ.

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