Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Drop What You Are Doing, and Go To The Nearest Record Store to Buy Roy Ayers' "Virgin Ubiquity-unreleased recordings 1976-1981.
10. Roy Ayers is the premier vibraphonist of the late 20th and 21st centuries. His career spans forty years, during which he has maintained consistent popularity across generations, and throughout the world.
8. Lionel Hampton, another master of the vibraphone, literally passed a personal torch to Ayers, creating a lineage of impeccable talent, and cultivating an amazing artistic gift. At a Hampton concert Ayers attended when he was five, Hampton gave Ayers his first set vibe mallets.
7. "Searching", "The Third Eye", "Everybody Loves the Sunshine", "Running Away", "We Live in Brooklyn, Baby", "Red, Black, & Green", Coffy is the Colour.
6. He is the embodiment of positive, creative energy at its zenith, and at the youthful age of 63, he shows no signs of slowing down.
5. Just think what kind of madness this project could spawn--unreleased gems from: Stevie Wonder Outervisions, Earth, Wind, & Fire October, The Commodores, Straw House, Marvin Gaye, Before the Dance. . .
3. Over the past two years, since Ayers revealed to BBE label boss Peter Adarkwah that he had "hundreds" of tapes of unreleased material in storage, Adarkwah has worked with Ayers to put together an exceptional collection of lost gems from Ayers' richest creative period.
2. Roy Ayers is THE reason "acid-jazz", "funk-jazz", "nu-jazz" exist.
1. Look, at this point, if you don't know by now, you'd better ask somebody.