More often than not, the Vinyl Vault features albums released in the 1970s and 1980s, the heyday of vinyl. Vinyl Vault features an album recorded in this century! As we all know, vinyl is back and more and more music is being released on that medium. This week’s Vinyl Vault feature is an example of the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey’s “Winterwood.”

The album was recorded in 2009 but wasn’t released until 2021 on Royal Potato Records. Founding member and bassist, Reed Mathis left the band right after the album was recorded; consequently, it wasn’t released then. Then, as we all know, COVID struck in 2020 giving Mathis the chance to dust off the tapes, remix the album and tee it up for release the next year.

It’s a two-record set featuring 13 tracks. Most of the tunes were band originals, but one of the tunes we’ll hear, “Song of the Vipers,” was written by Louis Armstrong, but the JFJO puts its stamp on this one. Besides Mathis on bass, the band also featured Brian Haas on keyboards and Josh Raymer on drums and percussion.

The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is scheduled to play Dazzle on Tuesday, March 5.

Check them out first on the Vinyl Vault with Geoff Anderson, on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:30 pm on KUVO JAZZ.

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