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Vinyl Vault — Woody Herman "Herd at Montreux”

The band had to wait until 3:30 a.m. to go on stage, but when they did, they lived up to their name of the Thundering Herd. The Vinyl Vault feature…

Vinyl Vault — Dick Johnson Plays Alto Sax & Flute & Soprano Sax & Clarinet

An album by multi-woodwind man Dick Johnson will be the feature on the next Vinyl Vault. The album, released in 1980 on Concord Records, was entitled “Dick Johnson Plays Alto…

Vinyl Vault — John Lewis "P.O.V"

As pianist and principal composer for the Modern Jazz Quartet, John Lewis was involved in dozens of MJQ albums. But he also recorded many albums under his own name as…

Vinyl Vault — McCoy Tyner, “Trident”

The Vinyl Vault features a 1975 album from McCoy Tyner entitled “Trident.” The album was released on Milestone Records and featured Ron Carter on bass and Elvin Jones on drums.…

Vinyl Vault—The Crusaders, The 2nd Crusade

Europeans launched the Second Crusade against the Middle East in 1147. The band the Crusaders launched “The 2nd Crusade” in 1973 with much better results than the earlier Second Crusade.…

Vinyl Vault — Harry Leahey Trio, "Still Waters"

Guitarist Harry Leahey was one of those overlooked musicians who, nonetheless, was a great player. We’ll hear a 1980 album from him and his trio on the next Vinyl Vault.…

Vinyl Vault—Paula Lockheart with Peter Ecklund (and other friends)

This week’s Vinyl Vault feature is one of those 1970s records with a long list of musical styles all blended into a tasty stew. In 1977, vocalist Paula Lockheart got…

Vinyl Vault — Bill Evans, “Montreux III”

The Vinyl Vault completes a trifecta, of sorts. The featured album will be “Montreux III” by Bill Evans. The Vinyl Vault has previously featured the other two “Montreux” albums by…

Vinyl Vault—Black Nasty, "Talking to the People"

The next time the Vinyl Vault rolls around, it’ll be Independence Day, and the Vinyl Vault will be there to provide some fireworks with the band Black Nasty and their…

Vinyl Vault — Rune Gustafsson, Zoot Sims, “The Sweetest Sounds”

Swedish guitarist Rune Gustafsson got together with American tenor sax player Zoot Sims in late 1978 to record “The Sweetest Sounds.” The album was released the following year on the…

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