Virgo Red

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Despite contributions from an abundance of soul-jazz greats including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Owens, and Garnett Brown, Virgo Red is the most stripped-down and nuanced of Roy Ayers' Ubiquity LPs. Its sinuous funk grooves are first and foremost a showcase for the intuitive interplay of Ayers and electric keyboardist Harry Whitaker, whose Fender Rhodes' fills orbit Ayers' vibes' solos like a planet circling the sun. The material is a crazy quilt of righteously soulful originals and deeply funky covers spanning Leroy Hutson's soul classic "Giving Love" to Stories' soft pop smash "Brother Louie" to absolute treacle like The Poseidon Adventure's "The Morning After" -- by all...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Despite contributions from an abundance of soul-jazz greats including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Owens, and Garnett Brown, Virgo Red is the most stripped-down and nuanced of Roy Ayers' Ubiquity LPs. Its sinuous funk grooves are first and foremost a showcase for the intuitive interplay of Ayers and electric keyboardist Harry Whitaker, whose Fender Rhodes' fills orbit Ayers' vibes' solos like a planet circling the sun. The material is a crazy quilt of righteously soulful originals and deeply funky covers spanning Leroy Hutson's soul classic "Giving Love" to Stories' soft pop smash "Brother Louie" to absolute treacle like The Poseidon Adventure's "The Morning After" -- by all rights it shouldn't work, but as the astrological overtones winding through Virgo Red attest, sometimes the stars align.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 602517995697
  • Catalog Number: 5003261
  • Sales rank: 88,915

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Brother Louie (6:08)
  2. 2 Virgo Red (2:58)
  3. 3 I Am Your Mind (6:13)
  4. 4 The Morning After (4:37)
  5. 5 Love from the Sun (2:43)
  6. 6 It's So Sweet (4:23)
  7. 7 Giving Love (4:26)
  8. 8 Des Nude Soul (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Ayers Ubiquity Primary Artist
Roy Ayers Indexed Contributor, Organ, Percussion, Vocals, Vibes
Seldon Powell Baritone
Garnett Brown Trombone
Dennis Davis Percussion, Drums
Gordon Edwards Bass
Jerry Friedman Electric Sitar
Willie Michael Baritone
Chano O'Ferral Bongos, Conga, Vocals
Harry Whitaker Organ, Piano, Electric Piano
Leslie Carter Baritone
David Johnson Bass
Denise Bridgewater Vocals, Baritone
Argerie Ayers Baritone
William Hawes Guitar
Technical Credits
Roy Ayers Arranger, Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Leroy Hutson Composer
Wayne Garfield Composer
Al Kasha Composer
Eddie Kramer Engineer
Joe D. Reaves Composer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
William Salter Composer
Jerry Schoenbaum Producer, Audio Production
Bert de Coteaux Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Hollis King Art Direction
Carl Clay Composer
Katsuji Abe Art Direction
James Patrick Green Engineer
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