Discover: Vinyl Vault


Vinyl Vault: "Imaginary Voyage" by Jean Luc Ponty

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features an old favorite, Jean Luc Ponty’s 1976 album “Imaginary Voyage.” This was one of the earlier of a long string of fusion albums Ponty released…

Vinyl Vault: "We Keep On" by Embryo

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault explores the early fusion of the German band Embryo and their album recorded in 1972, “We Keep On.” The Germans were joined by American jazz reed…

Vinyl Vault: "Spanish Blue" by Ron Carter

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault, Fundraiser Edition, features a 1975 album from Ron Carter entitled “Spanish Blue.” Released on the CTI label, the album features four tracks, three written by Carter…

Vinyl Vault: "Back From the Gig" by Booker Ervin

Pete Simon

The Vinyl Vault features Booker Ervin's "Back From the Gig." This is a Blue Note "twofer" the first part of which is also attributed to pianist Horace Parlan ("Happy Frame…

Vinyl Vault: "Unorthodox Behaviour" by Brand X

Geoff Anderson

The Vinyl Vault will feature the first album from the fusion group Brand X, “Unorthodox Behaviour.” Yes, it was a British band; you can tell by that extra “u.” However,…

Vinyl Vault: "A Little New York Midtown Music" by Nat Adderley

Geoff Anderson

This week, the Vinyl Vault will feature “A Little New York Midtown Music” by Nat Adderley. Released in 1979 on the Galaxy label, the album featured Johnny Griffin on tenor,…

Vinyl Vault: "Raw Root" by Harold Alexander

Geoff Anderson

Harold Alexander’s album “Raw Root” will be the feature on this week’s Vinyl Vault. Flute and sax man Alexander released the album in 1974 on Atlantic Records. His sidemen include…

Vinyl Vault: "Stanley Clarke"

Geoff Anderson

This week the Vinyl Vault goes back to 1974 for some classic fusion with the album “Stanley Clarke.” It’s the second solo album from the acclaimed bassist, released around the…

Vinyl Vault: "Happy Children" by Osibisa

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features World Beat pioneers Osibisa and their 1973 album “Happy Children.” The music on the album combines traditional African beats and drumming with more contemporary elements…

Vinyl Vault: "But Beautiful" by Sam Most

Geoff Anderson

Leonard Feather called him, “probably the first great jazz flutist.” He was talking about Sam Most and we have one of his albums on the Vinyl Vault this week. “But…

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