He's Coming

He's Coming

by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
     
 

He's Coming captures Roy Ayers at the absolute top of his game, masterminding jazz-funk grooves as taut as a tightrope. Profoundly inspired by the Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar (and including a reading of the soundtrack's "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), the album is a deeply felt exploration of Ayers' spiritual andSee more details below

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He's Coming captures Roy Ayers at the absolute top of his game, masterminding jazz-funk grooves as taut as a tightrope. Profoundly inspired by the Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar (and including a reading of the soundtrack's "I Don't Know How to Love Him"), the album is a deeply felt exploration of Ayers' spiritual and social beliefs, celebrating the life and rebirth of Jesus with "He's a Superstar" and its follow-up title cut before delivering the equally impassioned political manifesto "Ain't Got Time to Be Tired," a wake-up call for slumbering revolutionaries. Aided by an exemplary backing unit featuring saxophonist Sonny Fortune, bassist John Williams, keyboardist Harry Whitaker, and drummer Billy Cobham, Ayers channels the intensity of his message into his music, creating the most vibrant and textured music of his career to date. The atmospheric "We Live in Brooklyn, Baby" is an absolute masterpiece, a haunting hybrid of jazz, funk, and soul that exemplifies the Ayers aesthetic at its most far-reaching and inventive.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517966307
catalogNumber:
001255302
Rank:
43479

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Ayers Ubiquity   Primary Artist
Roy Ayers   Indexed Contributor,Organ,Vocals,Vibes
Ron Carter   Bass
Sonny Fortune   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Gloria Jones   Background Vocals
Selwart Clarke   Strings
Billy Cobham   Percussion,Drums
Jumma Santos   Conga
Harry Whitaker   Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Bob Fusco   Guitar
Samuel "Little Sonny" Brown   Guitar
Victoria Hospedale   Background Vocals
Carol Smiley   Background Vocals
Sandy Hewitt   Vocals
Samuel Brown   Guitar
David Lee   Drums
Bob Fusco   Guitar

Technical Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber   Composer
Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer
Bobby Russell   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ed Kollis   Producer
Bill Pratt   Liner Notes
Kevin Reeves   Mastering
Bobby Scott   Composer
Harry Whitaker   Arranger,Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Myrnaleah Williams   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Roselle Weaver   Composer
Katsuji Abe   Art Direction,Cover Design
Emily Jane Manning   Composer
Ed Kolis   Audio Production
Roselle Weaver   Composer

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