Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers was conceived in Los Angeles on September 10, 1940. His trombone-playing father and his piano-teaching mother were instrumental in his musical upbringing. At the age of 5, he received his first set vibraphone mallets from Lionel Hampton, his idol. He is a jazz vibraphonist who has been performing and recording continuously since the 1960s. Some of his most beloved records include “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”, the most popular afro-jazz album with musician Fela Anikulapo–Kuti (Africa Centre Of The World), and “Running Away”. This is just the beginning. 2004 saw the publication of “Virgin Ubiquity 1976-1981”, which was a collection of ‘lost’ session tapes that he had previously discarded. Gilles Peterson described it as “Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981”, which was a collection of ‘lost’ sessions tapes that he had discarded. This was no doubt what helped him win the Gilles Peterson 2004 Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award. Roy Ayers is timeless and ageless. As the title of another hit song suggests, “We All Live In Brooklyn Baby” is Roy Ayers’s catchphrase. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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