Roy Ayers

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27094 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".

Roy Ayers - Soulful Vibes (2013)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 29, 2017
Roy Ayers - Soulful Vibes (2013)

Roy Ayers - Soulful Vibes (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 389 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk, Soul | Label: Universal | Catalog Number: 06007 5341923

A cool collection of work from one of our favorite artists ever – literally one of the guys whose music was so great. The package brings together a really hip assortment of Roy Ayers' best work for Polydor in the 70s – really incredible tracks that merge together jazz, soul, and funk at a level that nobody else can touch – not just the sum of the parts, but a sublime fusion that's completely Ayers-like, and which has gone onto inspire countless other folks over the years – even though nobody else can ever do it this well! The track selection is great – way hipper than the usual best-of on Roy – and titles include "And Don't You Say No", "Moving Grooving", "Come Out & Play", "Magic Lady", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "Vibrations", "Tear To A Smile", "When Is Real Real", "Together", "He's A Superstar", and "He Gives Us All His Love".
Jazz Legends: Roy Ayers - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, London (2004)

Jazz Legends: Roy Ayers - Live at the Brewhouse Theatre, London (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 500 kb/s, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Quantum Leap | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 15 Mar. 2004 | Runtime: 85min. | 4,21GB (DVD5)

Once one of the most visible and winning jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and '80s, Roy Ayers' reputation s now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline (1977) [Reissue 2007]  Music

Posted by SuniR at Jan. 14, 2017
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline (1977) [Reissue 2007]

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline (1977) [Reissue 2007]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 327 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 128 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Soul | Label: Polydor / Verve Records, PD-1-6108/#:0602517448230 | 2007 | 00:49:35

One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". The CD comes with extra bonus with the 12" version of "Running Away".
Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine 1976 (Super Deluxe Edition 2016)

Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine 1976 (Super Deluxe Edition 2016)
Label: U-5 | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:21 min | 117 mb
Soul, Funk, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

By 1976, vibraphone legend Roy Ayers and his group Ubiquity’s music had become dirtier, funkier, and more repetitive. Yet it was still in turns mellow and soothing. The outfit were square pegs that refused to fit in any holes that suggested straightforward jazz, soul or disco. Unbelievably, Everybody Loves the Sunshine was Roy Ayers’ 14th album, but it was the one that really struck a chord in the UK. Much of this was to do with its title-track, a woozy, off-kilter tribute to the summer. Piano dribbles out over lazy ARP synthesiser flourishes. As the tempo seems as enervated as the sweltering day the song describes, Ubiquity’s massed vocals joyously state the obvious: “Folks get down in the sunshine / Folks get brown in the sunshine / Everybody loves the sunshine.” Few records make you feel so pleasantly exhausted. The more conventional ballad Keep on Walking follows a similar groove; it can be seen as a direct influence on British funk ensembles such as Light of the World.
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) ~ 433 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soul-Jazz, Funk, R&B | Label: Funky Town Grooves/Sony | # FTG 282, 88691970822 | Time: 01:09:28

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).
Roy Ayers - Good Vibrations (Live at Ronne Scott's Club) (1993) {RSJH}

Roy Ayers - Good Vibrations (Live at Ronne Scott's Club) (1993) {RSJH}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 487MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Jazz, Jazz-Funk

In May 1990 Roy Ayers made his firsl appearance al Ronnie Scott's club in London's Frith Street, and a very sucessful debut it was. The sound of his band on that two week stay can be heard on JHCD 013 "Searchin", which was one of the first releases on the Ronnie Scott's Jazz House label in May 1991. At the beginning of the 90's Roy was, and indeed still is, a heavily featured artist in London's jazz dance clubs, where his own 'classics' from the 70's and 80's are constantly on the turntables as well as his earlier recordings being sampled on releases by a number of other artists.

Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Aug. 29, 2016
Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)

Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)
Jazz, Funk/Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Artwork-300dpi (PNG) | 62:54 Min | 548,65 Mb
Label: Groovetown/BMG Music (EC) | Released: 1995, May, 23

Here is a great soulful funky album with Roy Ayers from the mid 90's, and he have a special guest invited to these sessions too, I'm talking of the fantastic James Moody that play some soprano sax, even if Harold Paris Robinson is the mayor sax player on the album, yeah everyone that like soul gonna enjoy this album too a lot, and it is fantastic to hear that Roy Ayers really could make some great music in the 90's too when a lot of 60's and 70's musicians really trap themself in the 90's machinery, yeah listen to this album and you'll understand what I mean with great soul of the 90's. The nasté ending on No More Trouble should be that way so it ain't nothing wrong with the file at all.
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:42 minutes | 1,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Roy Ayers has a unique claim to fame as attracting a huge number of hip hop, rap, and R&B artists to sample his work. This album's title track has been used by a long list of celebrity artists, including Mary J. Blige, Common, and Mos Def. The album peaked at #51 on the US Top 200 Billboards.
Roy Ayers - West Coast Vibes (1963) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]

Roy Ayers - West Coast Vibes (1963) {2011 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 97 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2011 United Artists Jazz / Liberty / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50121 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Straight-ahead Jazz / Soul Jazz / Vibes

A holy grail of jazz – Roy Ayers' first album as a leader, and a near-lost session that's simply sublime! The record was cut at the same time that Roy was working in LA with pianist Jack Wilson – and it's got an approach that's a bit similar to some of the Wilson/Ayers sessions for Atlantic, Blue Note, and Vault – but with a marked difference here in the presence of Curtis Amy, who plays some incredible tenor and soprano sax on the session – arcing out over the modal lines set up by the vibes and piano, and shading in the record with a much deeper sense of soul! Amy plays on about half the album's tracks – all of which are standout modal tunes that preface the MPS/Saba sound by a number of years, and which we'd easily rank as some of the greatest jazz recorded anywhere in the 60s.