Roy Ayers is beloved by both original jazz, funk and soul listeners and by hip-hop fans who know him through the colossal number of times he has been sampled. Virgin Ubiquity is a generous portion of funky sound scooped from Ayers’ considerable archives of music that went unreleased at the time.

Vinyl Double LP £22.99 BBE535ALP

180g vinyl reissue 2LP on BBE. Includes sleevenotes by Sean P.

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Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981) by Roy Ayers
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8/10 Jack 27th December 2017

Roy Ayers, what else can I say? His music was very much from his time, but his orchestration, arrangements, vocals, much of his production style, was from the future. The fact that his music remains relevant with modern fans now says a lot about his work. Whether it's an album of R&B duets, or a soundtrack for the next Grand Theft Auto videogame, Roy was there, is there, and always will be there so long as he chooses to be. Virgin Ubiquity is a holy grail for true Ayers (and even current acid jazz and neosoul fans), in both theory and reality.


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