Discover: Vinyl Vault

Vinyl Vault: "Lucifer" by Kenny Barron

Geoff Anderson

By the mid-1970s, electronic instruments were becoming more and more common in jazz leaving musicians and audiences divided on the wisdom of their inclusion in what had previously been an…

Vinyl Vault: "Arabesque" by John Klemmer

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features John Klemmer’s 1978 album “Arabesque,” released on the ABC record label. Klemmer, a tenor sax man with a big, fat sound, explores Brazilian and Latin…

Vinyl Vault: "The Fox" - Urbie Green

Geoff Anderson

This week on the Vinyl Vault we’ll hear from trombonist Urbie Green and his 1977 album “The Fox,” released on CTI records. Green’s warm, rich tone and superb style shines…

The Vinyl Vault: "The Sun and Moon Have Come Together"

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features the second album from the little-known band The Fourth Way. The album, “The Sun and Moon Have Come Together,” was recorded live in Berkeley in…

Vinyl Vault: Features the Music of Ben Sidran

Geoff Anderson

Ben Sidran is coming to town on Wednesday, so the Vinyl Vault will feature tunes from some of his albums not in the KUVO library. We’ll hear tracks from 1974’s…

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,…

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