Discover: Vinyl Vault


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…

Vinyl Vault: "Live at Montreux" by Ben Sidran

Geoff Anderson

Tune in to this week’s Vinyl Vault will feature “Live at Montreux” by Ben Sidran. Recorded in 1978 and released on the Arista label, the set features an all star…

Vinyl Vault: "Hotel Hello" from Gary Burton & Steve Swallow

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a duet album from Gary Burton and Steve Swallow entitled “Hotel Hello.” The album was released in 1975 in ECM Records. Although only two musicians…

Vinyl Vault: "Life & Times"

Geoff Anderson

Tune in to the Vinyl Vault feature is Billy Cobham’s “Life & Times” released in 1976 on Atlantic records. Alternating intense 70s fusion with funk and some laid back vibes,…

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