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Vinyl Vault — Phineas Newborn, Jr., “Here is Phineas”

The Vinyl Vault features piano virtuoso Phineas Newborn, Jr. and his first album, “Here is Phineas.” Released in 1956 on Atlantic Records, the record immediately placed Newborn in the upper…

Vinyl Vault — Ben Sidran in the '70s

Pianist, singer and composer Ben Sidran’s career spans 60 years (so far) and he even has a new album, “Swing State,” this week on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll look back…

Vinyl Vault — The Joe Pass Trio, "Live at Donte's"

Next time on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll hear the guitar virtuosity of Joe Pass playing in a trio format with the album “Live at Donte’s.” The album was recorded in…

Vinyl Vault — Jean Luc Ponty, "Enigmatic Ocean"

The Vinyl Vault features a fusion classic from French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his 1977 album “Enigmatic Ocean,” released on Atlantic Records. Shortly after its release, it reached number…

Vinyl Vault — Zoot Sims, "The Swinger"

We’ll hear an album from the great tenor sax player, Zoot Sims. The album is “The Swinger,” recorded in 1980 and released the following year on Pablo Records. The album…

Vinyl Vault — Boogaloo Joe Jones, "No Way!"

The Vinyl Vault features a 1971 album from guitarist Boogaloo Joe Jones entitled “No Way!” Jones lives up to his nickname on this Prestige release with a program of generally…

Vinyl Vault — Plas Johnson, "The Blues"

Saxophonist Plas Johnson worked as a session musician for many decades playing everything from rock and soul to pop and jazz. He didn’t just play on other people’s albums, but…

Vinyl Vault — Billy Cobham, Crosswinds

Drummer Billy Cobham just announced the post-COVID resumption of the Crosswinds Project tour. What better excuse to feature his 1974 fusion classic, “Crosswinds” on the Vinyl Vault? The album was…

Vinyl Vault — Scott Hamilton, "Tenorshoes"

This week on the Vinyl Vault, we’ll have some sophisticated swing from tenor sax man Scott Hamilton. We’ll hear his 1980 album on Concord Jazz Records entitled “Tenorshoes.” Vinyl Vault…

Vinyl Vault — John Abercrombie Quartet, “Arcade”

Vinyl Vault ventures back to ECM-land with a 1979 album from the John Abercrombie Quartet entitled “Arcade.” During a career spanning over 40 years, guitarist Abercrombie recorded over 70 albums,…

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