In the Dark

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Roy Ayers' first session for Columbia updates his signature funk-jazz sensibility for a new generation, and the results are mixed at best. Co-produced with Stanley Clarke, In the Dark embraces synthesizers, drum machines, and hip-hop beats, and while the results could have been far worse, Ayers sounds like a follower, not a leader. While the breakthrough success of Herbie Hancock's landmark "Rockit" proved the creative and commercial viability of rap-inspired electro-funk, Ayers' footing seems unsure. The risqué club hit "Poo Poo La La" mistakes irreverence for relevance, and even more inventive entries like the title track suffer under the weight of the dated, brittle ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Roy Ayers' first session for Columbia updates his signature funk-jazz sensibility for a new generation, and the results are mixed at best. Co-produced with Stanley Clarke, In the Dark embraces synthesizers, drum machines, and hip-hop beats, and while the results could have been far worse, Ayers sounds like a follower, not a leader. While the breakthrough success of Herbie Hancock's landmark "Rockit" proved the creative and commercial viability of rap-inspired electro-funk, Ayers' footing seems unsure. The risqué club hit "Poo Poo La La" mistakes irreverence for relevance, and even more inventive entries like the title track suffer under the weight of the dated, brittle production.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2012
  • Label: Funky Town Grooves
  • UPC: 886919707625
  • Catalog Number: 297

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Dark (5:56)
  2. 2 Sexy, Sexy, Sexy (4:13)
  3. 3 I Can't Help It (4:21)
  4. 4 Compadre (5:14)
  5. 5 Goree Island (5:01)
  6. 6 Poo Poo la La (6:31)
  7. 7 Blast the Box (4:39)
  8. 8 Love Is in the Feel (4:09)
  9. 9 In The Dark (3:50)
  10. 10 Poo Poo La La (4:21)
  11. 11 Love is In the Feel (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Ayers Primary Artist, Marimbas, Vocals, Rap, Vibes, Linn Drum
Miki Howard Vocals
Tom Browne Trumpet
William Allen Linn Drum
Stanley Clarke Linn Drum, Fairlight CMI
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Gerald Brown Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Jeffrey Johnson Guitar
Rory Kaplan Fairlight CMI
Dave Metcen Bass, Linn Drum
Grover Washington Jr. Saxophone
James Bedford Linn Drum, Mini Moog
Gregory Moore Guitar
Dwayne Perdue Cymbals, Drums
Technical Credits
Roy Ayers Arranger, Composer, Producer, Dmx
William Allen Arranger, Composer, Producer
Stanley Clarke Arranger, Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
David Spradley Arranger, Composer
Erik Zobler Engineer
James Bedford Arranger, Composer
Dwayne Perdue Dmx
Argerie Ayers Composer
Maria Triana Remastering
Jerrold Solomon Engineer
Tony Calvert Reissue Producer
George Butler Executive Producer
Randy Mahon Reissue Producer
Emilsam Valasquez Engineer
Dennis Armstead Administration
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