West Coast Vibes [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 Ayers' collaborations with saxophonist Curtis Amy, whose soulful, kinetic contributions beautifully complement Ayers' leads. [This edition contains bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Mighty Quinn
  • UPC: 094635340921
  • Catalog Number: 1107
  • Sales rank: 194,581

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sound and Sense (6:42)
  2. 2 Days of Wine and Roses (3:35)
  3. 3 Reggie of Chester (3:47)
  4. 4 It Could Happen to You (3:14)
  5. 5 Donna Lee (3:12)
  6. 6 Ricardo's Dilemma (5:03)
  7. 7 Romeo (3:03)
  8. 8 Out of Sight (6:26)
  9. 9 Young and Foolish (3:45)
  10. 10 Well You Needn't (3:16)
  11. 11 Now's the Time (5:07)
  12. 12 Perhaps/Cool Blues (3:44)
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Album Credits

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
Mantis Evar Remastering
Arnold B. Horwitt Composer
David Angilello Art Direction
Jerry Roche Reissue Producer
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