roy ayers

With a career spanning nearly 60 years, he’s inspired a multitude of artists with his jazz-oriented R&B: a fusion of post-bop and soul that canonized his place in the world of music. He’s one of the most sampled artists of all time, responsible for some of your favorite songs.

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We are in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters all across the country.  We stand with you. All power to the people. A people united will never be defeated.

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Jazz Magazine france:
JID 002

Roy Ayers makes his big comeback accompanied by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad on the album Roy Ayers: Jazz Is Dead 002 scheduled for June 19th.

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Sometimes, it’s DJs and producers digging for rare breaks and samples that help develop a broader sense of jazz history—some of which has yet to be celebrated or just willfully redacted. Through DJ culture, we’re better able to connect the seemingly incongruent links among jazz, disco and dance music in the recorded legacies of Roy Ayers, Brian Jackson and Marcos Valle.

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