Roy Ayers

Born 10 October 1940.
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Roy Ayers - Archive interview with Gilles Peterson

Recorded in 2004, funk pioneer Roy Ayers speaks to Gilles Peterson about his musical work in the 1970s.

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Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940) is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology

    Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology 2003

    Reviewed by Greg Boraman
    ...these unashamed party grooves will always get the dancers up on their feet and...
  2. Review of You Send Me

    You Send Me 1978

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Another accomplished performance from multi-talented jazz-funker.
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