- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic 1514 (1968)
Description by OLDIES.com:
This Herbie Mann-produced Atlantic release from 1968 features Gary Bartz on alto, Charles Tolliver on trumpet and flugelhorn, Hubert Laws on flute, Herbie Hancock on piano and Grady Tate on drums. Ron Carter plays bass on tracks 1 & 2, and Miroslav Vitous plays bass on tracks 3-6.
- 1.A Rose For Cindy
- 2.Stoned Soul Picnic
- 4.For Once In My Life
- 5.Lil's Paradise
- 6.What The People Say
Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Gary Bartz (alto saxophone); Charles Tolliver (trumpet, flugelhorn); Hubert Laws (flute); Herbie Hancock (piano); Ron Carter, Miroslav Vitous (bass); Grady Tate (drums).
Originally released on Atlantic (1514).
Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Hubert Laws (flute); Gary Bartz (alto saxophone); Charles Tolliver (trumpet, flugelhorn); Herbie Hancock (piano); Grady Tate (drums).
Recording information: 06/20/1968.
Photographers: Lee Tanner; Lee Friedlander.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gary Bartz; Hubert Laws; Ron Carter .
Arranger: Charles Tolliver.
Stoned Soul Picnic dates from the earlier part of Roy Ayers' career as a leader, before he delved heavily into R&B and funk fusions and instead concentrated more on soul-jazz grooves. Ayers leads a septet including such big names as pianist Herbie Hancock, altoist Gary Bartz, bassist Ron Carter, and flutist Hubert Laws. The Laura Nyro-penned title track foreshadows Ayers' later forays beyond the boundaries of pure jazz, and the group keeps the groove percolating nicely throughout, making Stoned Soul Picnic one of Ayers' better jazz-oriented outings. ~ Steve Huey