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Vinyl Vault — Monty Alexander Trio, “Full Steam Ahead”

The Vinyl Vault kicks off 2022 with a swingin’ album from Monty Alexander and his trio, “Full Steam Ahead.” The album was released in 1985 on the Concord Jazz record…

Vinyl Vault — Bill Withers, “+’Justments”

Bill Withers is known for his many hit songs that have been covered by a vast array of musicians; tunes like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me” and “Use Me.”…

Vinyl Vault — Modern Jazz Quartet “Blues on Bach”

Jazz players have been influenced by and have covered JS Bach since nearly the beginning of jazz. Improvising jazz artists have spotted a kindred spirit with Bach’s famous variations. The…

Vinyl Vault — Lamont Cranston Band, "El Cee Notes"

The Vinyl Vault gets bluesy this week with a 1978 album from the Lamont Cranston Band and their album “El Cee Notes.” The band is based in the Twin Cities…

Vinyl Vault — Joe Pass / Paulinho da Costa, "Tudo Bem!"

Brazilian music is on tap this week on the Vinyl Vault as we present “Tudo Bem!” a 1978 album from guitarist Joe Pass and percussionist Paulinho da Costa. Vinyl Vault…

Vinyl Vault — Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, "Second Wind"

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s a 70s jazz-rock-funk classic, “Second Wind” by Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express. The album was released in 1972 on RCA Records. It was the…

Vinyl Vault — Keith Jarrett, "Concerts"

This week the Vinyl Vault focuses on solo piano with one of the best, Keith Jarrett and his 1981 triple album, “Concerts.” The album includes concerts recorded on May 28,…

Vinyl Vault — Jon Hassell, "Earthquake Island"

Trumpeter Jon Hassell passed away this past June at the age of 84 leaving a rich and diverse musical legacy. On Tuesday, on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll remember Jon Hassell…

Vinyl Vault — Pat Martino, "We'll Be Together Again"

We lost guitarist Pat Martino on November 1 at the age of 77. He left a rich recorded legacy, and we’ll hear selections from one of his albums on the…

Vinyl Vault — Free Flight, "the jazz/classical union"

Jazz meets Classical music on the Vinyl Vault as we dip into an album called “The Jazz/Classical Union” by the band Free Flight. Released in 1982 on the Palo Alto…

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