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Vibrations

Vibrations

by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
     
 
Whenever someone makes the transition from jazz instrumentalist to R&B singer, he/she is bound to be lambasted by jazz purists and denounced as a sellout. Roy Ayers was no exception -- like George Benson, George Duke, and Patrice Rushen, Ayers was frequently attacked by jazz's

Overview

Whenever someone makes the transition from jazz instrumentalist to R&B singer, he/she is bound to be lambasted by jazz purists and denounced as a sellout. Roy Ayers was no exception -- like George Benson, George Duke, and Patrice Rushen, Ayers was frequently attacked by jazz's hardcore in the late '70s for turning away from instrumental jazz and making vocal-oriented soul and funk his main focus. But what didn't interest jazz snobs excited R&B lovers, who found a lot to admire about Vibrations and other Ayers albums from that period. This 1976 LP boasted the moody hit "Searching," which has jazz overtones but is essentially an R&B song, and the title track which has become nothing less less than a funky soul classic. Ayers and his band Ubiquity are also quite appealing on gems that range from the sweaty, driving funk of "One Sweet Love to Remember," "Moving Grooving," "Higher," and "Domelo (Give It to Me)," to mellow quiet storm numbers like "Baby, You Give Me a Feeling" and "Baby, I Need Your Love." With Vibrations, Ayers reminded us that jazz's loss was certainly soul/funk's gain.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517654334
catalogNumber:
001101602
Rank:
55189

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Ayers Ubiquity   Primary Artist
Roy Ayers   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vibes,ARP,Mini Moog
Justo Almario   Tenor Saxophone
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Edwin Birdsong   Vocals,Background Vocals
William Allen   Bass
Chuck Anthony   Guitar
Steve Cobb   Drums
Dennis Davis   Drums
Ronald Drayton   Guitar
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Byron Miller   Bass
Chano O'Ferral   Percussion,Conga
Greg Phillinganes   Electric Piano
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Marvin Sparks   Drums
Philip Woo   Harmonica,Piano,Electric Piano,ARP,Mini Moog
Calvin Banks   Guitar
Janice Fletcher   Background Vocals
John Mosley   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Edwin Birdsong   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Ensemble
William Allen   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Greg Phillinganes   String Ensemble
Hollis King   Art Direction
James Patrick Green   Producer,Engineer

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