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Roy Ayers

Arista publish ‘Whitney Houston,’ her eponymous debut album…

‘Whitney Houston’ feat. ‘”Saving All My Love for You’ and ‘How Will I Know’ is her self-titled debut album released on February 14, 1985 by Arista. Track Listing : 1.You Give Good Love (Lala) – 04:36 . 2.Thinking About You (Kashif, Lala) – 05:24 . 3.Someone For Me (Raymond Jones, Freddie Washington) – 04:58 . […]

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The…

Mary J. Blige’s ‘The Breakthrough’ is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records. Track Listing : 1.No One Will Do (Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Clifford Brown Iii, Dave Young, Bunny Sigler) – 04:46 . 2.Enough Cryin (Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Shawn Carter) – 04:20 . 3.About You […]

Motown publish Erykah Badu’s second album : ‘Mama’s Gun’…

Erykah Badu’s ‘Mama’s Gun’ feat. ‘Bag Lady’ is her second studio album rReleased on November 21, 2000 by Motown Records Track Listing : 1.Penitentiary Philosophy (Erykah Badu, James Poyser, A. K. “?Uestlove” Thompson) – 6:09 . 2.Didn’T Cha Know? (Erykah Badu, James Yancey) – 3:58 . 3.My Life (Erykah Badu, James Poyser) – 3:59 . […]

Kedar publish Erykah Badu’s ‘Live’ album (1997)

Erykah Badu’s ‘Live’ is a live concert album released on November 18, 1997 by Kedar. Track Listing : 1.Rimshot (Intro) (Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah) – 03:48 . 2.Other Side Of The Game (Erykah Badu, Bro.Questlove, Richard Nichols, James Poyser, The Roots) – 08:21 . 3.On & On (Erykah Badu, Jaborn Jamal) – 05:25 . 4.Reprise […]

Alicia Keys releases her sixth album : ‘Here’ featuring ‘In…

Alicia Keys’ ‘Here’ is her sixth studio album, released on November 4, 2016 by RCA Track Listing : 1.The Beginning (Interlude) (Alicia Keys) – 01:04 . 2.The Gospel (Mark Batson, Kasseem Dean, Robert Diggs, Jason Hunter, Alicia Keys, Shawn Martin, Corey Woods) – 03:02 . 3.Pawn It All (Mark Batson, Kasseem Dean, Alicia Keys, Harold […]

This week In Jazz Legends (special collaborations) 20

Bobby McFerrin, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Kenny Garrett, Roy Ayers, Oscar D’Leon, Steve Turre, Joe Zawinul, Trilok Gurtu, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Lenny White, Jim Hall, Attila Zoller, Red Mitchell, Daniel Humair, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Grady Tate, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Hermeto Pascoal, Stan Getz, Larry Coryell, […]

Happy Birthday Roy Ayers. ‘Everybody Loves Roy’

This day (September 10, 1940), in Los Angeles, California, is born Roy Ayersa composer and vibraphone player, he began his career in post-bop jazz, helped pioneer jazz-funk in the 1970s and ventured into house and hip-hop during the 2000s and 2010s.

“The Five Faces of Jazz” are on display at Newport Jazz (1967)

August 10, 1967 – “The Five Faces of Jazz” gathers the Herbie Mann Quintet – that is Herbie Mann (fl), Roy Ayers (vb), Chick Anemian (oud), Reggie Workman (b) and Bruno Carr (d) plus Babatunde Olatunji (perc) – , the Luiz Henrique Trio – that is Luis Enrique (g, voc), Don Payne (b) and Don […]

GRP/Verve publish George Benson’s ‘Absolute Benson’ featuring…

George Benson’s ‘Absolute Benson’ is a studio album released on May 23, 2000 by Grp/Verve Records. Track Listing : 1.The Ghetto (Al Eaton, Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Todd Shaw) – 04:56 . 2.El Barrio (George Benson, Kenny Gonzalez, Joe Henderson, Louie Vega) – 03:34 . 3.Jazzenco (Marc Antoine) – 05:48 . 4.Deeper Than You Think […]

Chrysalis Records release Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1’ (1993)

Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1’ is one of the first albums combining a live jazz band with hip hop, released on May 18, 1993 by Chrysalis Records. Track Listing : 1.Introduction- 01:20 . 2.Loungin’- 04:38 . 3.When You’Re Near- 04:02 . [“Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had A Ball)” By Esther Williams & “Povo” […]

Gordy publish Rick James’ ‘Throwin’ Down’ featuring The…

Rick James‘ ‘Throwin’ Down’ is an album featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick as guests and released on May 13, 1982 by Gordy. Track Listing : 1.Dance Wit’ Me (Rick James) – 07:16 . 2.Money Talks (Rick James) – 04:50 . 3.Teardrops (Rick James) – 04:49 . 4.Throwdown (Rick James) – 03:17 . […]

Erykah Badu releases her fifth album : ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return of…

Erykah Badu’s ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)’ feat. ‘Window Seat’ is the fifth studio album released on March 30, 2010 by Universal Motown.. Track Listing : 1.20 Feet Tall (Erykah Badu, Patrick Douthit, Doug Wimbish) – 03:25 . [Sample : ‘My Darling Baby’ By Wood Brass & Steel] . 2.Window Seat (Erykah […]

Everybody Is A Busy Body

From ‘Everybody Calls Me Crazy’ to ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, we have mixed 19 ‘Jazz With a Slice Of Pop‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Everybody‘. It has Wynonie Harris, Brigitte Bardot, Henry Mancini, Trijntje Oosterhuis and many more.