Ubiquity

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 efforts, while mid-tempo instrumentals like "Pretty Brown Skin" and "The Painted Desert" feature evocatively cinematic arrangements and intriguing solos ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517908956
  • Catalog Number: 001236302
  • Sales rank: 65,142

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pretty Brown Skin - Roy Ayers (5:41)
  2. 2 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head - Roy Ayers (4:51)
  3. 3 I Can't Help Myself - Roy Ayers (3:06)
  4. 4 Love - Roy Ayers (4:26)
  5. 5 The Fuzz - Roy Ayers (4:10)
  6. 6 Hummin' - Roy Ayers (3:44)
  7. 7 Can You Dig It? - Roy Ayers (5:52)
  8. 8 Painted Desert - Roy Ayers (4:47)
  9. 9 He Gives Us All His Love - Roy Ayers (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Ayers Ubiquity Primary Artist
Roy Ayers Indexed Contributor, 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
Kevin Reeves Mastering, Remastering
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
David Krieger Art Direction
Hollis King Art Direction
Michelle Birdsong Composer
Eddie Smith & the Hornets Engineer
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