This week on From the Vault, we celebrate we celebrate the life of Al Jarreau, who had a connection with Pacifica beginning in 1968 that held strong until his death on February 12, 2017. There is no one better to help weave Jarreau's early beginnings than Pacifica host Julio Martinez - musician, writer and host of KPFK's Arts in Review, a program centered around theater, music, cabaret and dance. Martinez was Jarreau's musical partner in the early years, from 1967 to 1975.
Woven into the rich narrative by Martinez, we'll hear rare live performances of Love Not Now, A Day in the Life, Better than Anything, Lovely Lady Light Up, Something to Lose, and Wonder Well.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.