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Vinyl Vault — Best of Passport

Coming up next week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s the Best of Passport. Passport is a fusion band from Germany that started in 1971 and gained most of its notoriety…

Vinyl Vault — Roberta Flack, "Quiet Fire"

The Vinyl Vault goes back to 1971 with Roberta Flack’s third album “Quiet Fire,” a release on the Atlantic record label. The album features one Flack original composition and the…

Vinyl Vault — Cowboy Jazz, “That’s What We Like About the West”

Hey buckaroos, the Stock Show’s in town and that means it’s time to put a little twang into our swing on the Vinyl Vault. We’ll hear the first album from…

Vinyl Vault — Dorothy Ashby, "The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby"

When most jazz fans think of jazz harp, they usually think of Alice Coltrane. However, Dorothy Ashby of Detroit was instrumental in bringing the harp into the jazz realm. Next,…

Vinyl Vault — Monty Alexander Trio, “Full Steam Ahead”

The Vinyl Vault kicks off 2022 with a swingin’ album from Monty Alexander and his trio, “Full Steam Ahead.” The album was released in 1985 on the Concord Jazz record…

Vinyl Vault — Bill Withers, “+’Justments”

Bill Withers is known for his many hit songs that have been covered by a vast array of musicians; tunes like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me” and “Use Me.”…

Vinyl Vault — Modern Jazz Quartet “Blues on Bach”

Jazz players have been influenced by and have covered JS Bach since nearly the beginning of jazz. Improvising jazz artists have spotted a kindred spirit with Bach’s famous variations. The…

Vinyl Vault — Lamont Cranston Band, "El Cee Notes"

The Vinyl Vault gets bluesy this week with a 1978 album from the Lamont Cranston Band and their album “El Cee Notes.” The band is based in the Twin Cities…

Vinyl Vault — Joe Pass / Paulinho da Costa, "Tudo Bem!"

Brazilian music is on tap this week on the Vinyl Vault as we present “Tudo Bem!” a 1978 album from guitarist Joe Pass and percussionist Paulinho da Costa. Vinyl Vault…

Vinyl Vault — Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, "Second Wind"

This week on the Vinyl Vault, it’s a 70s jazz-rock-funk classic, “Second Wind” by Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express. The album was released in 1972 on RCA Records. It was the…

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