By the end of the decade his total disco immersion was greeted with apprehension at best by critics despite his flourishing commercially. The influence his music has left has grown even broader than the influence of the music he took in, and these ten albums should give you a good notion of how that happened. Flip the LP over, and you get a sextet in repose, though no less energetic.
That said, the stylistic flourishes on this one still lean in their own unpredictable directions, from William S. It made his soul-jazz bonafides powerful enough to go toe-to-toe with whatever the great songwriters and arrangers of soul could concoct at their peaks.
Songwriters, arrangers, and frequent collaborators Edwin Birdsong and William Allen encouraged a sort of prog-funk intermingling that session keyboardist and synth player Philip Woo tweaked into cosmic shape.
In the lates, Ayers toured in Nigeria for six weeks with Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti , one of the African continent's most recognizable musicians. The single was released in July by Arista Records. Ayers has played his live act for millions of people across the globe, including Japan, Australia, England and other parts of Europe. Ayers is known for helping to popularize feel good music in the s, stating that "I like that happy feeling all of the time, so that ingredient is still there.
I try to generate that because it's the natural way I am". In , he appeared on the record Guru's Jazzmatazz Vol. During the s and s, Ayers ventured into house music , collaborating with such stalwarts of the genre as Masters at Work and Kerri Chandler.
The first released several LPs, including Sylvia Striplin's, while the second folded after a few singles. In , Ayers put out a collection of unreleased recordings called Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased recordings — which allowed fans to hear cuts that didn't make it onto the classic Polydor albums from his more popular years.
He has also worked in collaborations with soul songstress Erykah Badu and other artists on his album Mahogany Vibes. A documentary the Roy Ayers Project featuring Ayers and a number hip hop producers who have sampled his music and other people who have been influenced by him and his music has been in development for a number of years.
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