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Vinyl Vault — Remembering Ramsey Lewis

We lost Ramsey Lewis on September 12, 2022. A beloved jazz star for years, Lewis recorded dozens of albums and had numerous hits. The Vinyl Vault remembers Ramsey Lewis with…

Vinyl Vault — Perigeo

Perigeo has alternatively been described as jazz-rock fusion and as progressive rock. The fact is that the band melded all those influences into an elegant, intricate mixture that still sounds…

Vinyl Vault — Louie Bellson, "Louie Bellson Jam"

It’ll be a swingin’ time on the next Vinyl Vault when we dip into an album titled “Louie Bellson Jam.” The album was released in 1979 on Pablo records and…

Vinyl Vault—Alphonse Mouzon, “Mind Transplant”

Drummer Billy Cobham is coming to town later this month and that brought to mind other drummers from Cobham’s heyday in the 70s. One of those, who was also trekking…

Vinyl Vault — Dave McKenna, “This is the Moment”

The Vinyl Vault features the great pianist Dave McKenna (1930 – 2008) and his album, “This is the Moment.” This one was recorded and originally released in 1959, but the…

Vinyl Vault — "Root Down" Jimmy Smith Live!

The Vinyl Vault gets down to the roots of Soul Jazz with a 1972 album on Verve Records from master organist Jimmy Smith entitled “Root Down, Jimmy Smith Live!” The…

Vinyl Vault — Johnny Taylor, “Wanted One Soul Singer”

The Vinyl Vault brings some soul to Tuesday night when we feature Johnny Taylor’s “Wanted One Soul Singer.” The album was released on Stax records in 1967 and was his…

Vinyl Vault: Count Basie, Joe Turner, Eddie Vinson, "Kansan City Shout"

The Vinyl Vault features the Count Basie band with two of the 20th Century’s premier blues shouters, Joe Turner and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, and their 1980 Pablo album “Kansas City…

Vinyl Vault — Jukka Tolonen, "Crossection"

Next up on the Vinyl Vault, it’s Finnish fusion from guitarist Jukka Tolonen and his 1975 album “Crossection.” The album was released on Janus Records, a division of Chess Records,…

Vinyl Vault — Patrice Rushen, "Shout It Out"

Things will get funky on the next Vinyl Vault which will feature the third album from keyboardist Patrice Rushen entitled “Shout It Out.” It was her last album on the…

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