AVITAL Omer

AVITAL OMER (B) avital-omer

Givataim, Israele.

Contrabbassista, compositore e arrangiatore, nato da genitori di origine marocchina e yemenita. Ha iniziato a studiare musica a 11 anni presso il locale conservatorio, dove ha studiato anche chitarra classica. Successivamente, si è iscritto alla Talma Yalin, la più importante scuola d’arte del suo paese e qui ha iniziato a interessarsi al jazz. E’ passato al contrabbasso, ha preso la direzione dell’orchestra della scuola e ne ha scritti anche gli arrangiamenti. Nel corso dell’ultimo anno di studi, all’età di 17 anni, ha iniziato a suonare professionalmente, ha lavorato in vari contesti con molti gruppi di generi musicali diversi, si è esibito alla tv, alla radio ed in numerosi festival jazz. Ha fatto parte dell’orchestra dell’esercito israeliano, quindi si è trasferito a New York, nel cui ambiente si è inserito senza difficoltà, è diventato presto un richiesto sideman. Ha iniziato a collaborare con affermati musicisti quali Roy Haynes, Jimmy Cobb, Nat Adderley, Walter Bishop, Al Foster, Kenny Garrett, Steve Grossman, Frank Hewitt, Jimmy Lovelace, Rashied Ali. Molto attivo anche nella scena musicale di New York con i migliori musicisti della sua generazione, tra cui Mark Turner, Aaron Goldberg, Joshua Redman, Jason Lindner, Jeff Ballard, Brad Mehldau, Antonio Hart, Claudia Acuña, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein, Greg Tardy, Myron Walden, Larry Goldings e Ali Jackson, in particolare nel famoso locale Smalls, dove è stato presente fin dalla serata d’apertura nel 1994 e dove si è successivamente esibito molto spesso, sia alla testa di propri gruppi che con bands come la Jason Lindner Big Band, il Charles Owens Quartet e molti altri ancora, è diventato una delle colonne portanti del movimento musicale gravitante intorno a questo celebre locale. A 24 anni ha formato l’Omer Avital Group, composto da basso, batteria e quattro sassofoni, una band in cui si sono avvicendati i batteristi Ali Jackson e Joe Strasser e i sassofonisti Mark Turner, Greg Tardy, Charles Owens, Joel Frahm e Myron Walden. Omer cita tra i musicisti che lo hanno influenzato: Oscar Pettiford, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Scott LaFaro, Eddie Gomez, Charlie Haden e Ron Carter. E’ uno strumentista straordinario, che ha saputo incorporare nel proprio stile svariate influenze etniche assorbite durante la sua formazione, coniugandole con le sue spiccate doti jazzistiche creando uno stile molto personale caratterizzato da grande vigore e drammaticità, per il quale è stato accostato dal critico Ben Ratliff del New York Times a grandi esponenti del contrabbasso come Charles Mingus e William Parker.

Discografia:

Asking No Permission. Asking No Permission.

Gregory Tardy (fl-st) Myron Walden (sa) Charles Owens, Mark Turner (st) Omer Avital (b) Ali Jackson (dr)

Know what I mean? / Lullaby of the leaves / Ballad / Devil head / 12 tribes / Kentucky girl / The field.

(Small’s 0011)

Live At Smalls, New York, 18 Aprile 1996.

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Room To Grow.Room To Grow.

Omer Avital (b) Joe Strasser (dr) Myron Walden (sa) Charles Owens, Grant Stewart (st) Gregory Tardy (st,cl,fl)

Kentucky Girl / It’s Alright With Me / 26-2.

(Smalls 0020)

Live At Smalls, New York, 1997.

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Think With Your Heart. Think With Your Heart.

Joshua Levitt (nay/fl-claps-vc) Myron Walden (sa) Joel Frahm (st) Jimmy Greene (st-ss) Jay Collins (st-ss-fl-bamboo/fl) Greg Tardy (st-cl/b) Omer Avital (b) Daniel Freedman (dr-perc-claps-vc) Marlon Bowden (d)

Redemption song / Flow / Think with your heart / Stella by starlight / Make believe / Andaluz / Marrakesh / Tune in “D” / The journey home / Let it grow.

(Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT104)

New York, 22-23 Settembre 2000.

The Omer Avital / Marlon Browden Project. Browden Project.

Avishai Cohen (tp) Omri Mor (p/el) Omer Avital (b) Marlon Browden (dr)

Marlonious / Third world love story / Browden’s thing / Song and dance – a suite in three grooves, part 1 /Song and dance – a suite in three grooves, part 2 / Waiting / Me and you tonite / Asal / Song and dance – a suite in three grooves, part 2 / Song and dance – a suite in three grooves, part 3.

(Fresh Sound World Jazz FSWJ31)

Gerusalemme, Israele, 13 Luglio 2003.

The Ancient Art of Giving. The Ancient Art of Giving.

Avishai Cohen (tp) Mark Turner (st) Aaron Goldberg (p) Omer Avital (b) Ali Jackson (dr)

Homeland / Night song / Ras Abu Galum (for Elvin Jones) / Arrival / Shimi’s tune / Bass introduction / Yes!

(Small’s 0014)

Live “Fat Cat”, New York, 14 Gennaio 2007.

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Arrival.Arrival.

Omer Avital (b,vc) Jason Lindner (p,p/el,org) Jonathan Blake (dr,perc,vc) Joel Frahm (st,ss) Avi Lebovich (tb,vc) Avishai Cohen (tr,vc)

Song for Amos / Big Time / Third World Love Story / Sea and Sand / Arrival / Faith / Cypresses / Vincent / Song of Thanks / Middle Eastern Sunset / Lilian in the Big Blue

(Fresh Sound)

Luglio 2007.

Free Forever.Free Forever.

Omer Avital (b) Avishai Cohen (tr) Joel Frahm (ss,st) Jason Lindner (p) Ferenc Nemeth (dr)

Simcha / The Shepherd / Bass Solo In C / Free Forever / Piano Interlude / Lindner’s Quest / Trumpet Interlude / Ray of Sunshine

(Smalls)

Marostica, Italia, 18-4-2007.

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Suite Of The East.Suite Of The East.

Joel Frahm (st) Avishai Cohen (tr) Jason Lindner (p) Omer Avital (b) Daniel Freedman (dr)

Free Forever / Suite of the East / Song for Peace / The Mountain Top / Sinai Memories / The Abutbuls / Bass Meditation

(Anzic Rec)

Live At Smalls, New York, 24-4-2012

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New Song.New Song.

Omer Avital (b) Avishai Cohen (tr) Joel Frahm (st) Yonathan Avishai (p) Daniel Freedman (dr)

Hafla / New Song / Tsafdina / Avishkes / Sabah El-Kheir (Good Morning) / New Middle East / Maroc / Ballad For A Friend / Bedouin Roots / Yemen Suite / Small Time Shit

(Plus Loin PL4568)

2014.

Abutbul Music.avital-omer-abutbul-music

Omer Avital (b) Ofri Nehemya (dr) Yonathan Avishai (p) Alexander Levin (st) Asaf Yuria (st,ss)

Muhammad’s Market [7:01] / Three Four [8:35] / Afrik [8:21] / New Yemenite Song [10:24] / Bed-Stuy [7:38] / Bass Hijaz (intro to Ramat Gan) [4:32] / Ramat Gan [7:46] / Ayalat Hen [8:56] / Eser [6:58]

(Jazz Village JV 570114)

8-9 Novemnre 2015.chiusura

AVON CITIES JAZZ BAND.

Gruppo nato nel 1949 per opera del trombettista Geoff Nichols e del clarinettista Ray Bush, sulla base del precedente ”Bristol Avon Cities Jazz Band. Gruppo originato in seno ad un valido West Country influenzato da un autentico stile New Orleans, al rhythm and blues ed alla soul music. La loro musica rompe la monotonia di quella prodotta nei Club londinesi e si afferma in numerosi album per il modo provocatorio come si porge con i suoi intelligenti arrangiamenti e l’alto livello degli assoli.

Discografia:

Avon Cities Jazz Band.

Ray Bush (g-vc) Wayne Chandler (g-bj) Mike Hitchings (mand) Geoff Nichols (b) Basil Wright (wash)

How long blues / Julian Johnson / Lonesome day blues / I don’t know.

(Tempo EXA40) Londra, 30-6-56.

Ray Bush (g-vc) Wayne Chandler (g-bj) Mike Hitchings (mand) Geoff Nichols (b) Basil Wright (wash)

Fisherman’s blues / Hey hey daddy blues / This little light o’ mine / Green corn.

(Tempo EXA50) Londra, 1957.

Avon Cities Jazz Band.

Geoff Nichols (tp) Mike Hitchings (tb-st) Ray Bush (cl) Jan Ridd (p) Wayne Chandler (g-bj) Malcolm Wright (b) Basil Wright (dr)

Shim-me-sha-wabble / Blues for Saturday / Hawaiian war chant.

Londra, 6-10-56.

Greasy rag / Jolly wog / For me and my gal / Jump for joy / Swing out.

(Tempo LAP10) Londra, 21-10-56.

Avon Cities Jazz Band.

Geoff Nichols (tp) Mike Hitchings (tb-st) Ray Bush (cl) Jan Ridd (p) John Phipps (b) Basil Wright (dr)

Save yourself for later / Mama el baion / Wimoweh / Montmartre / Study in sepia / Varsity drag / Goin’ out the way back.

(Tempo TAP18) Londra, 26-4-58.

Avon Cities Skiffle Group. avon-cities-skiffle-group

Ray Bush (g-vc) Mike Hitchings (mand) Geoff Nichols (b) Basil Wright (dr)

Roll ‘em Pete / House of the rising sun / I’m on my way to Canaan / My walking stick.

Londra, 26-4-58.

Geoff Nichols (tp) Mike Hitchings (tb-st) Ray Bush (cl-vc) John Critchinson (p) Wayne Chandler (bj-g) John Phipps (b) Basil Wright (dr)

Upper set / American patrol / While we danced at the Mardi Gras.

(Tempo) Londra, 29-10-60.

Geoff Nichols (tp) Mike Hitchings (tb) Ray Bush (cl) John Critchinson (p) Frank Feeney (bj) John Phipps (b) Basil Wright (dr) Chris Marlowe (vc)

King Porter stomp / Magnolia / Sally / I would do anything for you / Stevedore stomp.

(AoC ACL1099) Londra, 26-11-61.

Bristol Fashion.avon-cities-jazz-band-bristol-fashion

Geoff Nichols (tp) Mike Hitchings (tb-ss) Ray Bush (cl-arm-vc) Dave Collett (p) Frank Feeney (g-bj) Bernie Attridge (b) Chris Pope (dr)

Norwegian wood / Lady of Carlisle / Slood mood / Pullman train / Double concerto / Canon of William Boyce / Bad day at Little Rock / Magnificent seven / Hey Jude / Grandpa’s spells.

(Eclipse ECS2175)

Londra, 31-5-70.

Blue Funk.avon-cities-jazz-band-blue-funk

Geoff Nichols (tp-corno) Mike Hitchings (tb-ss-cl) Ray Bush (cl-sb-arm-vc) Dave Collett (p-vc) Frank Feeney (bj-g) Clive Morton (b) Chris Pope (dr) Sammy Brown (vc)

Stevedore stomp / Blue funk / Aquarius / Machine gun Kelly / Midnight sleigh ride / Pata pata / Godspell / Road to the isle / Mercy, mercy, mercy / Superstar.

(Joy JOYS249) Londra, 21-1-73.

Avon Cities’ Silver Collection. avon-cities-jazz-band-silver-collection

Geoff Nichols (tp-corno) Mike Hitchings (tb-treble recorder) Ray Bush (cl-arm-vc) Dave Collett (p-vc) Clive Morton (b) Chris Pope (dr) White on Black (vc)

St. Thomas / El condor pasa / Sometime later / Bourbon Street parade / We believe in music / Heliotrope bouquet / Hi de ho / South.

(Joys Joys261)

Bristol, Luglio 1974.

Current A/C. avon-cities-jazz-band-current-ac

Geoff Nichols (tp-corno) Mike Hitchings (tb-cl-ss) Ray Bush (cl-sb-arm) Dave Collett (p-vc) Frank Feeney (g-bj) Clive Morton (b) Chris Pope (dr)

Brazilian bounce / Fuse blues / Wabash blues / Ritual fire dance / Life raver / Hell central give me Dr. Caligari / Louisiana / A little 3/4 for God and Co. / Delta dawn.

(Joys Joys262) Londra, Febbraio 1977.

Tempo Fugit. avon-cities-jazz-band-tempo-fugit

Geoff Nichols (tp-corno) Mike Hitchings (tb-ss) John Barton (sa-cl) Frank Fennell (st-ss-cl) Dave Collett (p-vc) Andrew Barrett (g) John Morton (b) Chris Pope (dr)

9:20 special / African song / Cotton tail / Pure and simple / Moondance / Make me a pallet on the floor / Walking shoes / Flight of the foo birds / Tempo fugit / Let me see / Song for my father / Hulot / West Coast swing / Chrome yellow / A different kind of blues.

(AC Jazz ACCD50) Bristol, 21-23 Luglio 1997.chiusura

AXELROD DAN (G)

Los Angeles, 17/4/1936.

Si accosta alla musica da autodidatta, in seguito però ha preso lezioni di armonia e composizione. Nel 1960 ha frequentato l’Università della California, dove è iniziata la sua attrazione per la composizione e l’arrangiamento. Ha scritto per diverse orchestre, tra le quali quella di Benny Carter.

Discografia:

New Axe.dan-axelrod-new-axe

Dan Axelrod, Tal Farlow (g)

Stranger In Paradise / Meteor.

New York, Luglio 1979.

Dan Axelrod (g) Ed Paolantonio (p) Lee Hudson (b) Fred Lite (dr)

Unnatural Axe / Lime / Namely You / Three Little Words / Love Letters / Tristeza.

(Phoenix Jazz LP1003) New York, 26-8-80.chiusura

AXELROD DAVID (ARR)

Los Angeles, CA. 17/4/1936.

Dal 1960 alla direzione della Capitol, con la quale ha vinto diversi Grammy Anward. Ha studiato musica e registrazione da autodidatta, nel 1959 ha lavorato con la Contemporary Records, quindi è entrato nella Capitol, nella quale ha ottenuto fama e successi.

Discografia:

Heavy Axe.david-axelrod-heavy-axe

Oscar Brashear, Allan DeRienzo, Snooky Young (tp) George Bohanon, Dick Hyde (tb) William Green (fl-sa-st) Jackie Kelso (fl-sa-st-sb) Jay Migliori (fl-st-sax/b) Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (sa) Gene Ammons (st) Rudy Copeland (synt) George Duke (p/el-p-synt) Billy Fender, Don Peake, Johnny “Guitar” Watson (g) Jack Shulman (viol-lead) Alexander Neiman, Jerome Reisler, Henry Roth (viol) William Hymason, Gary Nuttycombe (viola) Nat Gershman, Walter Rower (cello) Roy McCurdy (dr) King Errisson (conga) Olga James Adderley (vc) Billie Barnum, Greg Owens, Stephanie Spruill (vc) David Axelrod (arr)

Get up off your knees / Cast your fate to the wind / You are so vain / My family / Mucho chupar / Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing / It ain’t for you / Everything counts.

(Fantasy F-9456) Berkeley, CA, 11-2-74.

Marchin’. david-axelrod-marchin

Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers (tp) Jimmy Cleveland, Dick Slyde Hyde (tb) Jackie Kelso (st-cl-fl) Bill Green (st-eng/hr-fl) Buddy Collette (sa-cl/b-fl-oboe) Michael Wolff (keyb) Dave Pritchard, Arthur Adams (g) Jim Hughart (b,b/el) Earl Palmer (dr) Gene Estes, Jack Arnold (perc)

Wandering star / Spectrum / Jahil / Marchin’ / Dr. T / Threnody for a brother.

(MCA 3199) 1980.chiusura

AXEN BENT (P)

Copenhagen, Danimarca.12/8/1925.

Dal 1949 sino circa il 1958 ha suonato musica molto commerciale. Nel 1960 ha messo su un quintetto di jazz ed è diventato membro del Danish Radiojazzgruppen. Ha registrato con molti musicisti americani di passaggio, con Eric Dolphy nel 1961, con Brew Moore nel 1962, con Don Byas nel 1964. Dal 1967 egli ha lavorato principalmente nei teatri di Copenhagen come direttore e compositore. Probabilmente è uno dei migliori pianisti di jazz di Danimarca del dopoguerra, nello stile si rifà un po’ a Bill Evans.

Discografia:

Bent Axen Trio & Quintet.bent-axen-59

Allan Botschinsky (tp) Bent Jaedig (st) Bent Axen (p) Ole Laumann (b) Finn Fredericksen (dr)

Cosper / What’s New / Message From Oscar / Born Holm.

Copenhagen, 29-12-59.

Allan Botschinsky (tp) Bent Axen (p) Erik Moseholm (b) Bjarne Rostvold (dr)

Autumn Leaves / My heart belongs To daddy / Little Girl Blue / Jordu / Cabin In The Sky / Ssbadulja / Ballad / If I Were A bell.

Copenhagen, 26-2-60.

Now See How You

Copenhagen, 4-3-60.

Let’s Keep The Message.bent-axen-lets-keep-the-message

Allan Botschinsky (tp) Frank Jensen, Bent Jaedig (st) Bent Axen (p) Erik Molbach (b) Jorn Elniff (dr)

To Iskol’ / Things Ain’t What They Used To be / let’s Keep The message / Sivle / Elansky / Mr.Cushmaker / Lady Bird / Star Eyes.

(Debut 133)

Copenhagen, 5-6 Ottobre 1960.

Axen.bent-axen-axen

Bent Axen (p) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Finn Frederiksen (dr)

Jungle Bells / Green Dolphin Street / Heart And Soul / Haig’s / More Peace / The Man I Love / Laverne Walk.

Jorn Elniff (tp) Frank Jensen (st) Bent Axen (p) Eric Molbach (b) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (b) Finn Fredericksen (dr)

To Iskol’Hof / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Ladybird / Let’s Keep The Message / Elansky / Star Eyes / Sivle / Mr.Cushmaker.

(Steeplechase SCC 6003) Copenhagen, 17 Gennaio 1961.

Bent Axen Duo.

Bent Axen (p) Bjarne Rstovold (dr)

Yesterdays / I’ve Got You Under My Skin / Our Dilemma / On Green Dolphin Street.

(Hit HR 711) Copenhagen, 26-6-61.

Bent Axen (p) Erik Moseholm (b) Bjarne Rstovold (dr)

Billy Boy / Loch Lomond / Go Down Mozes / Nobody Knows / Sorte Onje / Eik Ukhnem / La Murcura / Ack Warmland.

(Top Jazz 5007) Copenhagen, 25-7-61.

Waltz For Wicky.bent-axen-waltz-for-wicky

Jens Winther (tp) Niels Husum (ss-st) Bent Axen (p) Thomas Ovesen (b) Michael Axen (dr)

Wicky’s Waltz / Home Alone / E’spania / Saturday Morning / Moving / New Blues / Ballade n.6.

(Olufsen DOC 5069)

Copenhagen, Agosto-Settembre 1987.chiusura

AXTON HOYT (VC)

Duncan, OK. 25/3/1938. – Victor, MT. 26/10/1999.

Baritono dalla voce ruvida, compositore e anche attore, dalla lunga carriera, piena di successi, durata oltre quaranta anni. Figlio di un ufficiale di marina e di una inglese è cresciuto a Jacksonville in Florida. Ancora bambino ha studiato il pianoforte classico ed in seguito la chitarra ed ha composto la prima canzone all’età di 15 anni. Nonostante l’incoraggiamento della madre, egli ha scelto la carriera di atleta, ha frequentato l’ Oklahoma State University e in seguito è entrato nella marina militare. La famiglia si è trasferita a San Francisco e nel 1962 qui ha pubblicato il suo primo album. Ha ottenuto molto successo come cantautore e nel 1969 ha firmato un contratto con la Columbia. E’ stato protagonista di molti spettacoli televisivi, ha ottenuto anche molti successi come attore. Nel 1996 è stato colpito da un ictus ed ha dovuto lasciare l’attività.

Discografia:

Sings Bessie Smith… My way. hoyt-axton-sings-bessie-smith

Teddy Buckner (tp) John Ewing (tb) Caughey Roberts (cl) Chester Lane (p) John Collins (g) Joe Comfort (b) Jesse Sailes (dr) Hoyt Axton (vc)

You’ve been a good ole wagon / Poor man’s blues / Nobody knows you when you’re down and out / J.C. Holmes blues / Jailhouse blues / Black mountain / Long old road / Send me to the electric chair / After you’ve gone / Me and my gin / Blue spirit blues.

(VJ International VJS7306) 1965.chiusura

AYERS KEVIN (VC-G)

Herne Bay, Kent, Inghilterra, 16/8/1945.

Uno dei musicisti rock più piacevoli, anche se è sembrato tecnicamente non molto preparato, probabilmente per il modo scanzonato con il quale ha affrontato ogni impegno, cosa che forse gli ha donato un fascino particolare. Egli è in grado di rendere lirici anche brani banali con la sua voce ricca e carezzevole. Ha trascorso la giovinezza a Majorca e quindi si è trasferito con la madre a Canterbury all’inizio degli anni ’60. E’ entrato nei “Wilde Flowers”e nel 1965 ha fondato i “Soft Machine”, in seguito ha lasciato il gruppo ed ha iniziato a scrivere brani per chitarra. Ha continuato a registrare ed a esibirsi in giro per il mondo.

Discografia:

Third.

Kevin Ayers (vc-g) David Bedford (p) Mike Ratledge (org) Lol Coxhill (ss) Elton Dean (sa) Lyn Dobson (ss-arm) Nick Evans (tb) Hugh Hopper (b) Robert Wyatt (dr)

Stop This Train / Why Are We Sleeping.

Kevin Ayers (vc-g) David Bedford (p) Lol Coxhill (ss) Robert Wyatt (p-arm)

Clarnece In Wonderland.

Kevin Ayers (vc-g)

The Oyster Asnd The Flying Fish.

Kevin Ayers (vc-g) Robert Wyatt (tp-arm)

Hat Song.

(Top Gear Rec.) Maida Vale, Londra, 28-2-70.chiusura

AYERS ROY (VIB-B)

Los Angeles 10/9/1940.

Madre pianista e padre trombonista, a cinque anni ha iniziato a suonare il pianoforte, a nove la chitarra, oltre a fare esperienze con altri strumenti, ha completato i suoi studi alla Jefferson High School e si è perfezionato al Los Angeles City College. Ha debuttato con Phineas Newborn nel 1958, ha registrato con Curtis Amy nel 1962, ha suonato con Teddy Edwards, Leroy Vinegar, Vi Redd. Nel 1963 ha messo su un gruppo con Hampton Hawes, ha suonato con Chico Hamilto, in seguito con Gerald Wilson, con Herbie Mann nel 1966 nel famoso Lighthouse di Hemosa Beach. Ha partecipato al documentario televisivo “Five Faces Of Jazz”, al Newport Jazz Festival del 1967. Ha suonato anche con Stanley Clarke, M’Tume, Brandford Marsalis. Ha avuto una parentesi rockettara con la sua ”Roy Ayers Ubiquity”. Ora è soprattutto un vocalist ed un autore di canzoni commerciali. Vibrafonista che fà parte del piccolo gruppo dell’ultima generazione che si sono interessati di jazz rock e di musica fusion. Solista influenzato da Jackson che unisce spettacolo a melodia.

Discografia:

West Coast Vibes. West Coast Vibes.

Curtis Amy (st-ss) Roy Ayers (vib) Jack Wilson (p) Bill Plummer (b) Tony Bazley (dr)

Ricardo’s dilemma / Sound and sense / Outa sight / Reggie of Chester / Young and foolish.

(Un Artists UAL3325) Los Angeles, 14-6-63.

Roy Ayers (vib) Jack Wilson (p) Victor Gaskin (b) Kenny Dennis (dr)

Donna Lee / It could happen to you / The days of wine and roses / Well you needn’t / Romeo.

(Un Artists UAL3325) Los Angeles, 18-6-63.

Virgo vibes. Virgo vibes.

Charles Tolliver (tp) Joe Henderson (st) Ronnie Clark (p) Roy Ayers (vib) Reggie Workman (b) Bruno Carr (dr)

The ringer / Ayerloom / In the limelight.

Charles Tolliver (tp) Harold Land (st) Roy Ayers (vib) Jack Wilson (p) Buster Williams (b) Donald Bailey (dr)

Virgo Blues (Outside Blues) / Glow Flower.

(Atlantic SD1488) New York, 6-3-67.

Stoned Soul Picnic.Stoned Soul Picnic.

Charles Tolliver (tp-filc) Hubert Laws (fl) Gary Bartz (sa) Herbie Hancosk (p) Roy Ayers (vib) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (dr)

A Rose For Cindy/ Stonel Soul Picnic.

Stesso gruppo, Miroslav Vitous per Carter.

Wave/ For Once In My Life/ Lil’s Paradise/ What The People Say.

(Atlantic SD 1514) 1968.

Roy Ayers (vib) Herbie Hancock (p) Sonny Sharrock (g) Ron Carter (b) Bruno Carr (dr) quartetto di archi diretto da Gene Orloff e sezione di ance diretta da Jerome Richardson.

Emmie (Laury Nyro)

(Atlantic SD1538) Marzo 1969.

Daddy bug. Daddy bug.

Roy Ayers (vib) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Freddie Waits (dr)

This guy’s in love with me / I love you Michelle / Look to the sky.

New York, 11-3-69.

Stesso gruppo con Buster Williams per Ron Carter e Mickey Roker per Waits.

Daddy Bug / Bonita / Native Dancer / Shadow / I Could Only Happen To You.

(Atlantic SD1538) New York, 12-5-69.

Comin’ Home Baby.Comin' Home Baby

Roy Ayers (vib) Sonny Sharrock (g) Miroslav Vitous (b) Bruno Carr (dr)

Unchain my heart / Comin’ home baby / A man and a woman / Scarborough fair.

(Columbia 45PX-2008)

Tokyo, Giappone, 6-7-69.

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All Blues. All Blues

Roy Ayers (vib) Sonny Sharrock (g) Miroslav Vitous (b) Bruno Carr (dr)

If I were a carpenter / All blues.

(Columbia 45PX-2009) Tokyo, 6-7-69.

Roy Ayers (vib) Barry Beckett (keyb) Eddie Hinton (g) David Hood (b) Roger Hawkins (dr) Pat Rebillot (melotron) Armen Halburian (perc)

Slow motion.

(Atlantic SD1692) Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 11-12-69.

Ubiquity. Ubiquity.

Roy Ayers (vib-vc) Harry Whitaker (p) Richie Resnicoff (g) Johnny Williams (el-b) Alphonse Mouzon (d) Jumma Santos (cga) Edwin Birdsong (org,vcl)

Pretty brown skin / Raindrops keep falling on my head / I can’t help myself / The fuzz / Hummin’ / Painted desert.

Stesso gruppo con Bill Henderson per Whitaker.

Love / Can you dig it?.

(Polydor 24-4049) 1970.

He’s coming. He's coming.

Sonny Fortune (ss-fl) Roy Ayers (vib-org-vc) Harry Whitaker (p-org-vc) Sam Brown, Bob Fusco (g) Johnny Williams, Ron Carter (b) Jumma Santos (conga) David Lee, Billy Cobham Jr. (dr) con anche una sezione archi e un gruppo vocale.

He’s a superstar / He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother / Ain’t got time / I don’t know how to love him / He’s coming / We like us Brooklyn baby / Sweet butterfly of love / Sweet tears / Fire weaver.

(Polydor PD5022)

1971.

Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival: Roy Ayers Ubiquity. Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Roy Ayers (vib-perc-vc) Harry Whitaker (p/el-vc) Clint Houston (b) David Lee (dr-perc)

Daddy bug / In a silent way / Move to groove / Ayers monologue / Thoughts / Sketches in red, yellow, brown, black, and white / He gives us all his love / Your cup of tea / Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head.

(Verve 314-531641-2)

Live, Montreux J.Festival, Svizzera, 20-6-72.

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Red Black and Green. Red, Black and Green.

Charles Tolliver (tp) Garnett Brown (tb) Sonny Fortune (ss) Harry Whitaker (p) Roy Ayers (vib-p-org-vc) Bob Fusco, Billy Nichols, David Barron (g) Emir Kassan, Clint Houston (b) Dennis Davis (dr-vc) Billy King, Daniel Benzebuion (perc)

Ain’t no sunshine / Hence forth / Day dreaming / Red black and green / Cocoa butter / Rhythm of your mind / Papa was a rolling stone.

(Polydor PD5045)

1973.

Coffy. Coffy.

Roy Ayers (vib) Richard Davis (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Harry Whitaker (p,p/el) Cecil Bridgewater (flic) Billy Nichols, Bob Rose (g) William King (perc) Garnett Brown, Wayne Andre (tb) Jon Faddis (tr)

Coffy is the color / Priscilla’s theme / King Creole / Aragon / Coffy sauna / King’s last ride / Coffy baby / Brawling broads / Escape / Shinny symbol / Exotic dance / Vittroni’s theme / Making love / King is dead / End of sugarman.

(Polydor 5048)

1973.

Virgo Red. Virgo Red.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

Des nude soul / Virgo red / Brother Louie / Giving love.

(Polydor PD6016)

1973.

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Change Up the Groove.Change Up the Groove

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

The boogie back / Change up the groove / Sensitize / Don’t you worry ‘bout a thing / Fikisha / Mash theme / Feel like makin’ love / When is real real?.

(Polydor 6032)

1974.

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Mystic voyage: Roy Ayers Ubiquity. Mystic voyage

Joe Brazil (ss) Roy Ayers (vib-synt-perc-clavinet-vc) Calvin Brown (g-vc) Byron Miller (b-vc) Chano O’Ferral (conga-bongo) Ricky Lawson (dr) Willie Michael (perc) P. Craig Turner (ARP programmatore) Edwin Birdsong (vc) Chicas (lead-vc)

Brother Green (The disco king) / Mystic voyage / A wee bit / Take all the time you need / Evolution / Life is just a moment (partet 1) / Life is just a moment (parte 2) / Funky motion / Spirit of doo do / The black five.

(Polydor PD6057)

1975.

A Tear to Smile. A Tear to Smile.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

2000 black / Magic lady / Time and space / Ebony blaze / A tear to smile / Miles / Show us a feeling / No question / The way of the world / The old one two.

1975.

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Vibrations. Vibrations.

John Mosley, Lew Soloff (tp) Justo Almario (st) Philip Wood, Greg Phillinganes (keyb) Roy Ayers (vib-keyb-vc) Calvin Banks, Ronnie Drayton, Chuck Anthony (g) William Allen, Byron Miller (b) Steve Cobb, Ricky Lawson, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Dennis Davis, Marvin Sparks (dr) Chano O’Ferral, Chicas, Edwin Birdsong, Janice Fletcher (perc-vc) con anche una sezione di archi.

Domelo (Give it to me) / Baby I need your love / Higher / The memory / Come out and play / Better days / Searchin’ / One sweet love to remember / Vibrations / Movin’ / Groovin’ / Baby you give me a feeling.

(Polydor PD1-6091) 1976.

Everybody Loves the Sunshine. Everybody Loves the Sunshine.

Roy Ayers (vib-p/el-vc) altri musicisti non identificati.

The third eye / People and the world / The golden rod / It ain’t your sign it’s your mind / Keep on walking / Everybody loves the sunshine / Hey uh – what you say come on / Lonesome cowboy / You and me my love / Tongue power.

(Polydor 6070)

1976.

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Lifeline. Lifeline.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

This side of sunshine / Running away / Gotta find a lover / I still love you / Lifeline / Cincinatti growl / Fruit / Sanctified feeling / Together / Stranded in the jungle –

(Polydor 6108)

1977.

.

Starbooty. Starbooty.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

Starbooty / Simple and sweet / Spread it / The five flies / Midnight after dark / Love is love / Can you be yourself / If you wanna see the sunshine.

(Elektra 120)

1978.

.

Let’s Do It. Let's Do It.

Roy Ayers (vib) Harry Whitaker, Armen Donelian (p-keyb) Greg Moore (g) William Allen (b) Bernard Purdie (dr) Merry Clayton, Debbie Burrell, Sylvia Cox (vc) ed altri.

Let’s do it / Melody maker / When is real deal / Sweet tears / You came into my life / Freaky deaky / Kiss.

(Polydor 6126)

1978.

.

Step Into Our Life. Step Into Our Life.

Wayne Henderson (tb) Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

Heat of the beat / For real / Give it to me / Ooh baby / Step into our life / Lovers should always be together / No deposit no return / Take your funky mind to the disco / Swarte.

(Polydor 6179)

1978.

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You Send Me. You Send Me.

Roy Ayers (vib) Carla Vaughn (vc)

You send me / I wanna touch you baby / Can’t you see me / Get on up, get on down / Everytime I see you / Rhythm / And don’t you say no / It ain’t your sign, it ain’t your mind.

(Polydor 6159)

1978.

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Fever. Fever.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musiciti non identificati.

Love will bring us together / Simple and sweet / Take me out to the ball game / I wanna feel it / Fever / Is it too late to try / If you love me / Leo.

(Polydor 6204)

1979.

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No Stranger To Love. No Stranger To Love.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

Don’t stop the feeling / What you won’t do for love / Shack up pack up / It’s up / Slyde / No stranger to love / Don’t let our love slip away / Don’t hide your love.

(Polydor 6246)

1979.

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Prime Time. Prime Time.

Wayne Henderson (tb) Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

You make me feel like / Thank you thank you / Weekend lover / Tell me what you want / Can you dance / It ain’t your sign / Have your way / Million dollar baby.

(Polydor 6276)

1980.

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Love Fantasy. Love Fantasy.

Roy Ayers (vib) Sylvia Striplin (vc) altri musicisti non identificati.

Rock your roll / Betcha gonna / Sometimes believe in yourself / Love fantasy / Sigh / Baby Buba.

(Polydor 6301)

1980.

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Africa Center of the World. Africa Center of the World.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

Africa center of the world / River Niger / I’ll just keep trying / Destination motherland / Third eye / Land of fruit and honey / Mo nise si e / There’s a master plan.

(Polydor 6327)

1981.

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Feeling Good. Feeling Good.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

Our time is coming / Fire up the funk / Let’s stay together / Ooh / Turn me loose / Knock knock / Stairway to the stars / Feeling good.

(Polydor 6348)

1982.

.

Drivin’ On Up. Drivin' On Up.

Roy Ayers (vib) altri musicisti non identificati.

Black family / Fast money / Losts of love / D.C. city / Drive / Everybody / And then we were one / Black family / Chicago.

(Ichiban 1028)

1983.

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In the dark. In the dark.

Grover Washington, Jr. (reeds) Tom Browne (tp) Roy Ayers (vib-mar-vc-synt) Stanley Clarke (synt-dr) Robert Brookins, Rory Kaplan, Dwayne Perdue, Kris Kellow, James Bedford, Russell Ferrante (synt) Paul Jackson, Gregory D. Moore, Jeff Johnson (g) David Metcen (b) Gerald “Sonny” Brown (dr) William Allen (elettronica) Paulinho da Costa (perc) Miki Howard (vc)

In the dark / Sexy sexy sexy / I can’t help it / Compadre / Goree Island / Poo poo la la / Blast the box / Love is in the feel.

(Columbia 39422)

New York, 1984.

You might be surprised. You might be surprised.

Branford Marsalis (st) Roy Ayers (vib-synt-p-arr) Jeff Johnson (g) David Metcen (b) Dwayne Perdue (dr) Canuke Bernard (perc)

Virgo.

(Col 40022) 1984.

Roy Ayers, Jean Carn (vc) David Metcen (b) Donald “Capt Keyboards” Blackman (p/el-vc) Ivy Ray (vc) Dwayne Perdue (dr-dr/machine)

You might be surprised.

(Col 40022) 1984.

Donald “Capt Keyboards” Blackman (synt) Roy Ayers (vc-synt) Jean Carn (vc) Dwayne Perdue (vc-dr-dr/el)

Can I see you.

(Col 40022) 1984.

Branford Marsalis (ss) Roy Ayers (vib-vc) David Robbins (synt) David Metcen (b) Dwayne Perdue (dr) Canuke Bernard (perc)

For you.

(Col 40022) 1984.

Roy Ayers (vib-vc) Philip Field, Philip Field, Dunn Pearson, Joe Norosavage (keyb) Binkey Brice (g) Edward “Tree” Moore (g) Tawatha, Gary “Bone” Cooper, Mtume (vc) Ivy Ray (vc) Carol Robinson, Lynette White Ayers (vc) B.J. Nelson (vc)

Hot / Programmed for love / Night Flyte / Slip n’ slide.

(Col 40022) 1984.

You Might Be Surprised.

Roy Ayers (vib) Branford Marsalis (st-ss) Jeff Johnson (g) David Metcen (b) Canuke Bernard (perc-sint-dr)

Virgo / For You.

(Columbia 492523-2 CD) New York, 1985.

I’m the one (for your love tonight) I'm the one

Bill Saxton (st) Roy Ayers (vib-vc) David Metcen, Dennis Davis, James Bedford (keyb) David Robbins (keyb) Jeff Johnson (g) Tom Roberts, Hughie Nanton (perc) Chandra Currelli (vc) William Allen (rap/vc)

I’m the one / Don’t you ever turn away / Blue summer / I once had your love (and I can’t let go) / I really wanna be with you / Let me love you / Marlon / Word / Crack attack.

(Columbia 40423)

1987.

Fast Money. Fast Money.

Roy Ayers (vib-vc) Zachary Breaux (g) Errol Louis (b) Ben Perowsky (dr) Dwight Gassaway (perc)

Spirit of doo doo / I wanna touch you / Everybody loves the sunshine / Fast money / Battle of the vibes / Can’t you see me / Running away / Don’t stop the feeling.

(Essential! ESMCD017)

“Ronnie Scott’s”, Londra, 27-11-88.

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Wake Up.Wake Up.

David Metcen (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Chuck Anthony (g) William Allen, Harry Whitaker (keyb) Kendall Brown (perc) Roy Ayers, William Allen (vib, vc)

Midnight after dark / Suave / Sweet talk / Spirit of do do ’89 / Crack is in the mirror / You’ve got the power / Mystic vibrations.

(Ichiban 1040)

1989.

Searchin’. Searchin'.

Vastine Wink Pettis (sax-keyb-vc) Roy Ayers (vib-vc) Zachary Breaux (g-vc) Rex Rideout (b-synt-keyb) Dwayne Perdue (dr-vc)

Searchin’ / Yes / You send me / Mystic voyage / Love will bring us back together / Spirit of the do-do / Long time ago / Can you see me.

(Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House JACD021)

Ronnie Scott’s Club, Londra, Maggio 1990.

The Essential Groove – Live. The Essential Groove – Live

Ray Gaskins (reeds) Vastine “Wink” Pettis (reeds-keyb-vc) Roy Ayers (vib-KAT-vc) Martin Adams (keyb) Red Rideout (keyb-b-synt) Zachary Breaux (g-vc) Donald Nicks (b) Denis Davis (dr) Dwayne Perdue (dr-vc)

Everybody loves the sunshine / Hot / Red black and green / Searchin’ / Love will bring us back together / Don’t wait for love / We live in London baby / Long time ago / Poo poo la la.

(Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House JHCD035)

Londra, Maggio 1990, Gennaio 1992 e Gennaio 1993.

Hot. Hot.

Roy Ayers (vib-KAT) Rex Rideout (keyb) Zachary Breaux (g) Donald Nicks (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Cookie Crew (vc)

Can’t you see me / Running away / Love will bring us together / Lots of love / Everybody loves the sunshine / Hot / Pete King / Sweet tears / Philadelphia mambo / We live in London baby.

(Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House JHCD021)

Ronnie Scott’s Club, Londra, Gennaio 1992.

Good Vibrations. Good Vibrations.

Roy Gaskins (reeds) Roy Ayers (vib-vc) Martin Adams (keyb) Zachary Breaux (g) Donald Nicks (b) Dennis Davis (dr)

Everybody loves the sunshine / Easy to move / The mission / Rapped up in your love / X marks the spot / Poo poo la la / Ivory tower.

(Ronnie Scott’s Jazz House JHCD001)

Ronnie Scott’s Club, Londra, Gennaio 1993.

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Naste. Naste.

Harold Paris Robinson, James Moody (ss) Roy Ayers (vib-vc-keyb) William Allen (computer/prog) Mark Adams (keyb) Donald Nicks (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Richard Shade, Wunmi Olaiya (vc) Tynia Canada (vc) John Pressley, Jackie De Veaux, Sandra Howell (coro)

Naste / Mama daddy / Your love / Treasure / Swirl / Fantasy / Ole Jose / Baby set me free / No more trouble / Satisfaction / I like it like that / Last xt / Nonsense.

(Groovetown 66613)

New York, Gennaio-Febbraio 1995.

Spoken Word: Roy Ayers Featuring Bonita Brisker. Spoken Word

Roy Ayers (vib-keyb-vc) Mark Adams (keyb) Donald Nicks (b) Dennis Davis (dr) Bonita Brisker (narr-vc) One Son Lion Ra (rap/vc) Wunmi Olaiya (vc) Richard Shade, John Pressley (vc) Victoria Miles (vc)

I am your mind / Lightning strikes twice / Truth is / You inspire me / Warm vibes / Tomorrow / Do your way / Peace / Everybody loves the sunshine / Do it / Red & orange & blue. –

(AFI-CD TKO 0001)

New York, 1998.chiusura

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