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Roy Ayers

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Los Angeles, United States

Roy Ayers was born on September 10, 1940 in Los Angeles. Thanks to his trombone playing father and piano teaching mother, he became immersed in music from day one and the story goes that he was given his first set of vibe mallets by his hero Lionel Hampton at the age of 5. Constantly performing and recording since the 1960s, he is one of the most famous jazz vibraphonists. He has produced some of the most loved modern soul-jazz records of all time such as, “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”, most influential afro-jazz with musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (Africa - Centre Of The World) and the most seminal jazz-funk, such as “Running Away”. And that’s just the surface. 2004 saw the release of “Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981” which were ‘lost’ sessions tapes that he had discarded. Gilles Peterson described this as the equivalent of finding a lost Beatles album. No doubt this helped him win the Gilles Peterson 2004 Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award. Roy Ayers is ageless and evergreen and as per the title of another one of hits, remember “We All Live In Brooklyn Baby”.

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  • ifnedmerrillwas

    Love. Just about everyone of his cuts makes wanna live in a permanent summer.

    7 May 8:27pm Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    I love Roy Ayers and his Music ...... I always have and it seems as if I always will ...... Running, running, running so far away ....... Of course Everybody, everybody loves the Sunshine .......

    6 May 6:24pm Reply
  • voodoo_rites

    Coffy Is The Color

    2 Apr 2:51pm Reply
  • biomorfo

    love him

    1 Feb 12:18pm Reply
  • RolloSuplex

    Saw him yesterday. The guy still puts on a great show!

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • supatanman420

    should i see him live?

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • xatzi

    boogie!!!!

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ShiningStar911

    Baby, baby, baby Look to the sky.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • PAN_GROT

    Happy Birthday! 10.09.1940.

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • MelloSunshine

    THE MAN

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ted0120

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHcjNLT_vw&feature=related

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ItWasntBo

    LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • amantosunabimiz

    mmmmmmmmmmm

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mw196551

    BIG BIG ROY AYERS FAN ESPECIALLY THIS SONG I GOTTA LISTEN TO IT AT LEAST 1 TIME EVERY DAY SO DEEP SOOTHING RELAXING

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • afu-sake

    pimpin music

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • timmy_vegas

    nice music!

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
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    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • lock2stock

    so smooth

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • elfranchu2xD

    listening everybody loves the sunshine.. over and over again.. and again.. and again

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SunMan24

    Рой рубит не по детски

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
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