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Bill Evans – Symbiosis (1974) (Audio)

An unorthodox jazz album from a jazz legend.

Henry Franklin – The Skipper (1972) (Audio)

Henry Franklin may have an ordinary, common name, but his sound is anything bu

Alexis Davis – Closer to Ubiquity (2013) (Download)

In a Roy Ayers Project exclusive, the collective of Alexis Davis gives us a free download of their latest tribute to Roy Ayers.

RAMP – Come Into Knowledge (Produced by Roy Ayers) (1977) (Audio)

An album that has lived many lives, today we appreciate RAMP’s land mark album, Come Into Knowledge.

The Roy Ayers / Kim Kardashian Connection

6 degrees of separation works for everything, and when you connect these two, it is proof that everything is connected in one way or another.

Roy Ayers – Hummin' / Kendrick Lamar – Celebration (1971/2009)

Kendrick Lamar is the best thing to happen to Hip Hop in many years, and in this example he uses Roy Ayers as his inspiration.

Smokey Robinson – Quiet Storm (Groove Boutique Remix f/ Roy Ayers) (2007)

In 2007, Motown opened up its vault to an elite group of DJs and producers to flip a few classics. Contributers included ?uestlove & James Poyser (producing under…

10 Years Later: Reassessing Electric Circus

Ten years later, we provide an alternative opinion on one of the most scrutinized albums of all-time.

Robert Glasper – Dillatude (Audio)

Robert Glasper is a tremendous talent, and when he is inspired by another tremendous talent, you can imagine that the result is on another level.

Kano San – Everybody Loves the Sunshine (Roy Ayers Cover) (Download)

Japanese musician Kan Sano gives us an excellent cover of the classic Roy Ayers tune.

The Influence of People’s Instinctive Travels And Paths Of Rhythm

We all know the greatness of A Tribe Called Quest, but they’re influence on hip hop is immeasurable.

Thundercat – Walkin’ (Video) (2011)

Reliving the enigmatic debut of Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner, one frame at a time.

Om’Mas Keith – Mistérios (Video) (2011)

In the spirit of everything Brasil, here is a reintroduction to the brief, but timeless era of Tropicália, courtesy of Sa-Ra’s Om’Mas Keith.

Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce (1965) (Audio)

Listen to one of Cal Tjader’s most popular releases, and hear why he’s one of the greats.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – A Tear To A Smile (Audio) (1975)

Roy Ayers’ fusion sound is best exemplified in this 1975 release.

Columbia Nights – Make Some Room (Audio)

Columbia Nights reexamines a lost gem from the Sade songbook.

Herbie Mann – Impressions Of The Middle East (1967) (Audio)

This 1967 album by Herbie Mann features a young Roy Ayers as one of his sidemen.

Johnny Hammond – Gears (1975) (Audio)

Although the record cover doesn’t look the part, this album is filled with samples by contemporary artists, and it is brought to you by the great organists Johnny Hammond.

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs – Be A Father To Your Child (1991) (Video)

Ed O.G. and Da Bulldogs give a thoughtful message over a classic Roy Ayers sample.

David Axelrod – Seriously Deep (1975)

David Axelrod is an extremely unique musician, and this 1975 album is unlike any other Axelrod album for many reasons.