Mix: Roy Ayers 75th Birthday Mix

Gilles Peterson & Roy Ayers

It’s a lovely sunny day here in London and this mix by Gilles Peterson fits with the sunshine vibe.

In honor of Roy Ayers 75th birthday yesterday, Gilles put together this delightful mix of some of his lesser knowns tracks from his insane 50-year catalog.

75th birthday of Mr Roy Ayers with this mix, showcasing some of my favourite tracks from his slightly lesser known material… Well, I mean compared to tracks like Everybody
Loves The Sunshine, Searching, We Live In Brooklyn, Running Away, Love Will Bring Us Back Together…

I also hear new stuff that I hadn’t noticed before when I listen to his music – the track with Jack Wilson that opens the mix up is so heavy and cosmic for its time, and I’d forgotten about the track with Wayne Henderson! There are so many great albums out there including the 2 Virgin Ubiquities BBE put out… We could devote a whole week of radio programmes to Roy, his archive is so large…

He is the key to all things between jazz, soul, disco and hip hop…. Thank you roy for all the music… Gilles Peterson

 

Big shout to Gilles and of course to Mr. Ayers for all the great music.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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