Ubiquity

Ubiquity

by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
     
 
Roy Ayers' leap to the Polydor label inaugurates his music's evolution away from the more traditional jazz of his earlier Atlantic LPs toward the infectious, funk-inspired fusion that still divides critics and fans even decades after the fact. Although Ubiquity maintains one foot in Ayers' hard bop origins, the record favors soulful grooves and sun-kissed

Overview

Roy Ayers' leap to the Polydor label inaugurates his music's evolution away from the more traditional jazz of his earlier Atlantic LPs toward the infectious, funk-inspired fusion that still divides critics and fans even decades after the fact. Although Ubiquity maintains one foot in Ayers' hard bop origins, the record favors soulful grooves and sun-kissed textures that flirt openly and unapologetically with commercial tastes. Several cuts feature the male/female vocals that would become a hallmark of subsequent Ubiquity">Ubiquity">Ubiquity">{|Ubiquity efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos that unfurl like psychedelic freak flags. The crack supporting cast including bassist {|John Williams, keyboardist {|Harry Whitaker">Ubiquity efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos that unfurl like psychedelic freak flags. The crack supporting cast including bassist {|John Williams">Ubiquity">Ubiquity">{|Ubiquity efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos that unfurl like psychedelic freak flags. The crack supporting cast including bassist {|John Williams, keyboardist {|Harry Whitaker, and drummer Alphonso Mouzon proves equally effective on high-energy numbers like "Can You Dig It" and the {|Nat Adderley">John Williams">Ubiquity">Ubiquity">{|Ubiquity efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos that unfurl like psychedelic freak flags. The crack supporting cast including bassist {|John Williams, keyboardist {|Harry Whitaker">Ubiquity efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos that unfurl like psychedelic freak flags. The crack supporting cast including bassist {|John Williams">Ubiquity">Ubiquity">{|Ubiquity efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos that unfurl like psychedelic freak flags. The crack supporting cast including bassist {|John Williams, keyboardist {|Harry Whitaker, and drummer Alphonso Mouzon proves equally effective on high-energy numbers like "Can You Dig It" and the {|Nat Adderley-penned "Hummin' in the Sun," which point the way to the mind-expanding funk Ayers would perfect across the sessions to follow. An outstanding record.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517908956
catalogNumber:
001236302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Ayers Ubiquity   Primary Artist
Roy Ayers   Vocals,Vibes
Bill Henderson   Electric Piano
Alphonse Mouzon   Drums
John Williams [composer]   Electric Bass
Edwin Birdsong   Organ,Vocals
Richie Resnicoff   Guitar
Jumma Santos   Conga
Harry Whitaker   Electric Piano

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer
Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer
Edwin Birdsong   Arranger,Composer
Michael Levy   Executive Producer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Gene McDaniels   Composer
Joe Zawinul   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ed Kollis   Producer,Audio Production
Tony May   Engineer
Nat Adderley   Composer
David Krieger   Art Direction
Hollis King   Art Direction
Michelle Birdsong   Composer
Eddie Smith & the Hornets   Engineer

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