Discover: Vinyl Vault


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,…

Vinyl Vault : "Call It Jazz" by Alive!

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features the all-woman band Alive! and their 1981 album “Call it Jazz.” The album was recorded live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.…

Vinyl Vault: "Live" by Jan Akkerman

This week’s Vinyl Vault features some Dutch fusion with guitarist Jan Akkerman and his 1978 album “Live.” Released on Atlantic, the album was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival…

Vinyl Vault: "City Lights" by Dr. John

Geoff Anderson

The Vinyl Vault remembers the late Dr. John by featuring his 1978 album “City Lights.” Released on A&M/Horizon records, the album was recorded in New York City but retained the…

Vinyl Vault: "Fish This Week" by Les McCann

Geoff Anderson

This week the Vinyl Vault will feature a Les McCann double album entitled “Fish This Week.” Released in 1973 on Blue Note Records, the album is actually a compilation of…

Vinyl Vault: "Phantom Navigator" by Wayne Shorter

Geoff Anderson

This week’s Vinyl Vault features a 1987 album from Wayne Shorter, “Phantom Navigator.” Released on Columbia the year after the last Weather Report album came out, Phantom Navigator continues Shorter’s…

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