Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity II: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981

Roy Ayers is an iconic figure. With a career spanning over four decades beginning as jazz vibraphonist, expanding into R&B/funk & disco he is now considered one of the prophets of acid jazz. At 63 years old he is a man always decades ahead of his time.

In 2004 BBE released Virgin Ubiquity, the first in a series of unreleased recordings from the prolific Roy Ayers.

“This album unearths some over looked treasures…” Observer Music Monthly
“More than 20 years on you can still feel the heat” The Times/Eye
“…the mystery is why these tracks weren’t released three decades ago” Q
“Splendid” Mojo
“ A glorious compilation” Blues & Soul

Roys’ vault having been opened to label boss BBE Peter Adarkwah has offered up a second albums’ worth of previously unreleased precious gems, ‘Virgin Ubiquity II’. Over a year has been spent carefully restoring a huge quantity of 2inch reels and after an agonising process of elimination the tracks before you were delivered to Jamie Staub who lovingly mixed each retrieved master, giving a lush warmth to the finished album, rarely heard in the modern era.

Roy Ayers has influenced the music of now. He is a classic artist a forward thinker/innovator, a benchmark. His music has been sampled by many and there’s still more to discover about Roy Ayers…

INFORMATION:

TITLE:
Virgin Ubiquity II: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981
ARTISTS:
RELEASE:
Album
FORMAT:
CD
Download
Vinyl
RELEASED:
05/30/2005

PLAYLIST:

05 - Third Time
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06 - Tarzan
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07 - I Like The Way
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08 - Come to Me
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09 - Kwajilori (full vocal)
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10 - Release Yourself
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11 - Touch of Class
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12 - Wide Open - final
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13 - Sunshine (Demo)
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