West Coast Vibes

West Coast Vibes

by Roy Ayers
     
 

While working in Los Angeles in support of pianist Jack Wilson, Roy Ayers befriended the respected jazz critic and producer Leonard Feather, a relationship that ultimately yielded the vibist's first recording contract; Ayers' rare debut session, West Coast Vibes, remains the purest musical expression…  See more details below

Overview

While working in Los Angeles in support of pianist Jack Wilson, Roy Ayers befriended the respected jazz critic and producer Leonard Feather, a relationship that ultimately yielded the vibist's first recording contract; Ayers' rare debut session, West Coast Vibes, remains the purest musical expression of his long career, with none of the commercial overtures of his landmark fusion efforts for Polydor. For listeners more familiar with latter-day jazz-funk efforts like He's Coming or Everybody Loves the Sunshine, the warm, contoured tones of Ayers' vibes will come as a revelation. Then as now, his approach to percussion is completely unique, and it's fascinating to hear him operate in such conventional jazz contexts minus the gimmickry of later dates. Most impressive are the LP's collaborations with saxophonist Curtis Amy, whose soulful, kinetic contributions beautifully complement Ayers' leads.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2006
Label:
Mighty Quinn
UPC:
0094635340921
catalogNumber:
1107

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Performance Credits

Roy Ayers   Primary Artist,Vibes
Curtis Amy   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Russ Freeman   Piano
Carmell Jones   Trumpet
Vi Redd   Alto Saxophone
Jack Wilson   Piano
Tony Bazley   Drums
Kenny Dennis   Drums
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Richie Goldberg   Drums
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass

Technical Credits

Roy Ayers   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer,Producer
Jack Wilson   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Benny Golson   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Arnold B. Horwitt   Composer
David Angilello   Art Direction
Jerry Roche   Reissue Producer

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