This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Producers include: Roy Ayers, William Allen, Carla Vaughan, Myrmaleah Williams, James Green.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Includes liner notes A. Scott Galloway.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (Universal Mastering Studios East).
Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
Photographer: Tom Copi.
Arranger: Roy Ayers.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roy Ayers collects ten of the soul-jazz pioneer's definitive tracks, including "Don't Stop the Feeling," "Searchin'," "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," and "Running Away." Ayers' lush arrangements and funky rhythms still sound fresh today, particularly on "Coffy Is the Color" and "Love Will Bring Us Back Together"; while compilations such as Evolution: The Polydor Anthology and The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy dig deeper into his body of work, The Millennium Collection is a good introduction to Ayers' proto-acid jazz. ~ Heather Phares