In the Dark [Bonus Tracks]

In the Dark [Bonus Tracks]

by Roy Ayers

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In the Dark [Bonus Tracks]

Roy Ayers' first session for Columbia updates his signature funk-jazz sensibility for a new generation, and the results are mixed at best. Co-produced with Stanley Clarke, In the Dark embraces synthesizers, drum machines, and hip-hop beats, and while the results could have been far worse, Ayers sounds like a follower, not a leader. While the breakthrough success of Herbie Hancock's landmark "Rockit" proved the creative and commercial viability of rap-inspired electro-funk, Ayers' footing seems unsure. The risqué club hit "Poo Poo La La" mistakes irreverence for relevance, and even more inventive entries like the title track suffer under the weight of the dated, brittle production.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2017
Label: Funky Town Grooves
UPC: 0886919707625
catalogNumber: 297
Rank: 23765

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Ayers   Primary Artist,Marimbas,Vocals,Rap,Vibes,Linn Drum
Miki Howard   Vocals
Tom Browne   Trumpet
William Allen   Linn Drum
Stanley Clarke   Linn Drum,Fairlight CMI
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Gerald Brown   Drums
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Jeffrey Johnson   Guitar
Rory Kaplan   Fairlight CMI
Dave Metcen   Bass,Linn Drum
Grover Washington   Saxophone
James Bedford   Linn Drum,Mini Moog
Gregory Moore   Guitar
Dwayne Perdue   Cymbals,Drums

Technical Credits

Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Dmx
William Allen   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Stanley Clarke   Arranger,Producer
David Spradley   Arranger,Composer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
James Bedford   Arranger,Composer
Dwayne Perdue   Dmx
Argerie Ayers   Composer
Jerrold Solomon   Engineer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
George Butler   Executive Producer
Randy Mahon   Reissue Producer
Emilsam Valasquez   Engineer
Dennis Armstead   Administration

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