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Vinyl Vault—The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "Hot Number"

This week the Vinyl Vault takes a blues excursion with a 1987 album from The Fabulous Thunderbirds entitled “Hot Number.” This was the band’s sixth album and was released on…

Vinyl Vault—Basie & Zoot

Count Basie may be best known for his swinging big bands and all the recordings laid down by that unit. However, William “Count” Basie also recorded many small group sessions,…

Vinyl Vault—Gong, "Shamal"

The Vinyl Vault features a jazz rock/progressive rock mash-up in the form of the 1975 album “Shamal” by the band Gong. The album was released on Virgin Records and drew…

Vinyl Vault—Pat Metheny Group, “Live on Tour”

The Vinyl Vault, fundraiser edition, will feature a live album from the Pat Metheny Group, “Live on Tour.” The album was recorded in June 1979 when the Pat Metheny Group…

Vinyl Vault—Chico Hamilton and the Players

September 20 is the 100th anniversary of percussionist Chico Hamilton’s birth. To mark the occasion, the Vinyl Vault will feature a 1976 album from him entitled “Chico Hamilton and the…

Vinyl Vault—Lenny White, "Streamline"

Next time on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll hear a 1978 album from Return to Forever drummer Lenny White entitled “Streamline.” The album was released on the Elektra label and was…

Vinyl Vault—"Tirami Su"

By 1987, Al Di Meola had established himself as one of the hottest guitarists in jazz. So, with nothing else to prove in that department, Di Meola was free to…

Vinyl Vault—"Getting There"

John Abercrombie will provide the next Vinyl Vault feature with his 1988 album, “Getting There.” The album was released on the ECM label and featured a rhythm section that was…

Vinyl Vault—"With Love," The Monty Alexander Trio

This week on the Vinyl Vault, Arturo Gómez will host for a vacationing Geoff Anderson. His Vinyl Vault feature will be a rare Monty Alexander Trio recording from 1971: "With…

Vinyl Vault—Grover Washington, Jr. "Reed Seed"

This week’s Vinyl Vault feature will be an album from sax man Grover Washington, Jr. entitled “Reed Seed.” Released in 1978 on Motown, this was Washington’s last album before switching…

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