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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead 002: Roy Ayers (2020)

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead 002: Roy Ayers (2020)

Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Jazz Is Dead 002: Roy Ayers (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 172 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 60 Mb | 00:26:05
Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: Jazz Is Dead

In February 2018, Roy Ayers performed four sold out shows in Los Angeles as part of the Jazz Is Dead Black History Month series. It wasn’t until 2020 that fans of Ayers discovered that in addition to those shows, the legendary vibraphone player had also recorded an entire album of new material with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

Roy Ayers - You Might Be Surprised (1985) Expanded Edition, Remastered 2012

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Roy Ayers - You Might Be Surprised (1985) Expanded Edition, Remastered 2012

Roy Ayers - You Might Be Surprised (1985) Expanded Edition, Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 412 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Label: Funky Town Grooves/Sony | # FTG 282, 88691970822 | Time: 01:09:28
Genre: Soul-Jazz, Funk, R&B

When You Might Be Surprised came out in 1985, Roy Ayers wasn't having as many hits as he had enjoyed in the late '70s. Ayers knew that if he didn't want to be accused of sounding dated, he needed to appeal to the urban contemporary tastes of 1985, so on this album he manages to update his approach without being untrue to himself. The production (some of it by James Mtume, some of it by Ayers himself) is high-tech and hip-hop influenced synthesizers and drum machines are prominent, and there are few horns and no strings. But Ayers still sounds distinctive on material that ranges from the clever single Programmed for Love and the funky Can I See You to the playful title song (a duet with singer Jean Carn).

VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 469 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 193 mb
Genre: jazz, bossa nova, R&B, soul, funk

Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire is a 1995 compilation CD released through Verve Records in Germany. This is part of a series of discs released through Mojo Club and features a mixture of funk, bossa nova, soul, and a bit more, primarily taken from the Polygram/Universal library.

Roy Ayers - 2 Studio Albums (1971-1976) [Reissue 2008-2009]

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Roy Ayers - 2 Studio Albums (1971-1976) [Reissue 2008-2009]

Roy Ayers - 2 Studio Albums (1971-1976) [Reissue 2008-2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 539 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve

Ubiquity (1971). Roy Ayers' leap to the Polydor label inaugurates his music's evolution away from the more traditional jazz of his earlier Atlantic LPs toward the infectious, funk-inspired fusion that still divides critics and fans even decades after the fact. Although Ubiquity maintains one foot in Ayers' hard bop origins, the record favors soulful grooves and sun-kissed textures that flirt openly and unapologetically with commercial tastes. Several cuts feature the male/female vocals that would become a hallmark of subsequent Ubiquity efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos that unfurl like psychedelic freak flags…

Roy Ayers - Silver Vibrations (1983/2019)

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Roy Ayers - Silver Vibrations (1983/2019)

Roy Ayers - Silver Vibrations (1983/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 278 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 108 Mb | 00:44:08
Jazz-Funk, Soul | Label: BBE Music

BBE Music continues its long and fertile partnership with vibraphone legend and godfather of neo-soul, Roy Ayers, with the first ever reissue of his 1983 album Silver Vibrations.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Virgo Red (1973) [Reissue 2009]

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Virgo Red (1973) [Reissue 2009]

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Virgo Red (1973) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 242 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517995697)

Despite contributions from an abundance of soul-jazz greats including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Owens, and Garnett Brown, Virgo Red is the most stripped-down and nuanced of Roy Ayers' Ubiquity LPs. Its sinuous funk grooves are first and foremost a showcase for the intuitive interplay of Ayers and electric keyboardist Harry Whitaker, whose Fender Rhodes' fills orbit Ayers' vibes' solos like a planet circling the sun. The material is a crazy quilt of righteously soulful originals and deeply funky covers spanning Leroy Hutson's soul classic "Giving Love" to Stories' soft pop smash "Brother Louie" to absolute treacle like The Poseidon Adventure's "The Morning After" - by all rights it shouldn't work, but as the astrological overtones winding through Virgo Red attest, sometimes the stars align.