Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity
once said that Roy Ayers was the second most influential
black musician behind James Brown.There may be some disagreement on
that, but you cannot get away from the fact that the guy is
undoubtedly a musical legend.
latest album from the master of soulful vibes is in fact a
collection of unreleased recordings from 1976 through 1981.
fact that they sound so fresh is not just down to production
wizardry but more importantly the talent of a genius that was given
his first vibraphone by Lionel Hampton.
the Africa 70 version of ‘Searching Full ‘for real quality music
that transcends compartmentisation of genre. Ayers sometimes gets
criticised for his lacklustre lyrics,check the consciousness of
‘Green and Gold ‘and you know that the man likes the rythmn
first but can make you ponder when he wants too as well.
album is perfect for the winter blues as it sounds like one massive
studio jam. Definitely a milestone release with the promise of more
to come.Now what was that about being the second most