Roy Ayers Virgo Red

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Verve

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.85
4 stars out of 5 -- "Roy Ayers worked in the jazz-funk sphere, but the dreamy, West Coast ambience of his music had a different feel altogether."

Tracks:

  • 1.Brother Louie
  • 2.Virgo Red
  • 3.I Am Your Mind
  • 4.The Morning After
  • 5.Love From the Sun
  • 6.It's So Sweet
  • 7.Giving Love
  • 8.Des Nude Soul

Product Description:

Personnel: Roy Ayers (vocals, organ, vibraphone, percussion); Chano O'Ferral (vocals, congas, bongos); Harry Whitaker (piano, electric piano, organ); David Johnson (bass instrument); Dennis Davis (drums, percussion).
Arrangers: Roy Ayers; Bert de Coteaux.
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's 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 fill-ins orbit Ayers's 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 Info:

  • Sales Rank: 72,742
  • UPC: 602517995697
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
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