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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 material with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The resulting album sounds both like an unearthed masterpiece from Ayers' classic period in the Polydor '70s. Learn more about that here.

Over the course of its eight original compositions, written collaboratively by Younge, Shaheed Muhammad & Ayers and recorded at Younge's Linear Labs in Los Angeles, the resulting album sounds both like an unearthed an unreleased album from Ayers' classic period in the 1970s (which produced the oft-sampled 'Red, Black & Green,' 'We Live In Brooklyn, Baby,' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine,' and 'Running Away), as well as something startling, new and unexpected.

Joining Ayers, Younge & Shaheed Muhammad on this musical journey are drummer Greg Paul, vocalists Loren Oden, Joy Gilliam, Saudia Yasmein, Elgin Clark & Anitra Castleberry, as well as Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison of the legendary Spiritual Jazz label Tribe Records.

The 8 tracks on this album testify to the love not only of a legendary musician's legacy, but to the vitality & necessity of this music and these sounds in the present era, a thread that will likely run throughout all of the upcoming releases from Jazz Is Dead Records.

ROY AYERS JID002

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 material with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The resulting album sounds both like an unearthed masterpiece from Ayers' classic period in the Polydor '70s. Learn more about that here.

Over the course of its eight original compositions, written collaboratively by Younge, Shaheed Muhammad & Ayers and recorded at Younge's Linear Labs in Los Angeles, the resulting album sounds both like an unearthed an unreleased album from Ayers' classic period in the 1970s (which produced the oft-sampled 'Red, Black & Green,' 'We Live In Brooklyn, Baby,' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine,' and 'Running Away), as well as something startling, new and unexpected.

Joining Ayers, Younge & Shaheed Muhammad on this musical journey are drummer Greg Paul, vocalists Loren Oden, Joy Gilliam, Saudia Yasmein, Elgin Clark & Anitra Castleberry, as well as Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison of the legendary Spiritual Jazz label Tribe Records.

The 8 tracks on this album testify to the love not only of a legendary musician's legacy, but to the vitality & necessity of this music and these sounds in the present era, a thread that will likely run throughout all of the upcoming releases from Jazz Is Dead Records.

ROY AYERS JID002

686162826339

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Format: CD
Label: JZZD
Rel. Date: 09/24/2021
UPC: 686162826339

Roy Ayers
Artist: Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge
Format: CD
New: in stock $14.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Synchronize Vibration
2. Hey Lover feat Roy Ayers
3. Soulful and Unique
4. Shadows of The East
5. Sunflowers
6. Gravity
7. Solace
8. African Sounds

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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 material with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. The resulting album sounds both like an unearthed masterpiece from Ayers' classic period in the Polydor '70s. Learn more about that here.

Over the course of its eight original compositions, written collaboratively by Younge, Shaheed Muhammad & Ayers and recorded at Younge's Linear Labs in Los Angeles, the resulting album sounds both like an unearthed an unreleased album from Ayers' classic period in the 1970s (which produced the oft-sampled 'Red, Black & Green,' 'We Live In Brooklyn, Baby,' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine,' and 'Running Away), as well as something startling, new and unexpected.

Joining Ayers, Younge & Shaheed Muhammad on this musical journey are drummer Greg Paul, vocalists Loren Oden, Joy Gilliam, Saudia Yasmein, Elgin Clark & Anitra Castleberry, as well as Phil Ranelin & Wendell Harrison of the legendary Spiritual Jazz label Tribe Records.

The 8 tracks on this album testify to the love not only of a legendary musician's legacy, but to the vitality & necessity of this music and these sounds in the present era, a thread that will likely run throughout all of the upcoming releases from Jazz Is Dead Records.

ROY AYERS JID002

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