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Vinyl Vault — Dave McKenna, “This is the Moment”

The Vinyl Vault features the great pianist Dave McKenna (1930 – 2008) and his album, “This is the Moment.” This one was recorded and originally released in 1959, but the…

Vinyl Vault — "Root Down" Jimmy Smith Live!

The Vinyl Vault gets down to the roots of Soul Jazz with a 1972 album on Verve Records from master organist Jimmy Smith entitled “Root Down, Jimmy Smith Live!” The…

Vinyl Vault — Johnny Taylor, “Wanted One Soul Singer”

The Vinyl Vault brings some soul to Tuesday night when we feature Johnny Taylor’s “Wanted One Soul Singer.” The album was released on Stax records in 1967 and was his…

Vinyl Vault: Count Basie, Joe Turner, Eddie Vinson, "Kansan City Shout"

The Vinyl Vault features the Count Basie band with two of the 20th Century’s premier blues shouters, Joe Turner and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, and their 1980 Pablo album “Kansas City…

Vinyl Vault — Jukka Tolonen, "Crossection"

Next up on the Vinyl Vault, it’s Finnish fusion from guitarist Jukka Tolonen and his 1975 album “Crossection.” The album was released on Janus Records, a division of Chess Records,…

Vinyl Vault — Patrice Rushen, "Shout It Out"

Things will get funky on the next Vinyl Vault which will feature the third album from keyboardist Patrice Rushen entitled “Shout It Out.” It was her last album on the…

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…

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