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Life: Gerald Wilson and Roy Ayers

Today is an ironic celebration of life, as we mourn the death of the great musician and composer Gerald Wilson, and acknowledge the birthday of the great Roy Ayers.

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Bill Evans – Symbiosis (1974) (Audio)

An unorthodox jazz album from a jazz legend.

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Joe Henderson Quartets – Tetragon (1967)

Joe Henderson is featured as a standout on this album, and he does not disappoint.

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Tony Williams, We Appreciate You (Live w/ Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter & Ron Carter) (1967)

One of the greatest jazz drummers to every play is Tony Williams. Today, we give him the credit he deserves.

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Five Other Dave Brubeck Songs Not Named "Take Five"

In remembering Dave Brubeck, we look at the "other" works of his legendary career.

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Pharaoh Sanders Doesn't Smile

Well, usually he doesn't. But this photograph shows a uncharacteristic side of the great jazzman.

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Lonnie Liston Smith / Curren$y – A Song of Love / 2Much (1976 / 2012)

Curren$y teaches us a lesson on the importance of Lonnie Liston Smith with his newest mixtape, Priest Andretti.

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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.

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Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Carled

Today is our first Beat Submission from the Baby Boomer generation, as we have the well traveled sounds of Carled, representing Denver, Colorado.

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Erroll Garner – Autumn Leaves (1955)

This is what a warm autumn day sounds like, provided by one of its chief architects, jazz pianist Erroll Garner

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Virgo Red (1973) (Audio)

This is one of Roy Ayers' best album, and this article explains why.

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Dave Pike – Jazz For The Jet Set (1966) (Audio)

This is a great look into 60s jazz that specializes in the marimba, Dave Pike.

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70|30 Presents: Brasiliana – Mixed by DJ Haylow (Free Download)

Haylow's newest mix features 120 minutes of bossa nova, jazz, samba, and lounge music for your listening pleasure. Click the banner for the free download, then sit back and relax, and enjoy what Brasiliana has to offer.

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

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

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Abdullah Ibrahim – For John Coltrane (Live) | A Midsummer Night’s Eulogy

Taking a moment out to eulogize one of our most important figures, forty-five years later.

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Rick James feat. Roy Ayers – Throwin’ Down Album (1982) (Audio)

Roy Ayers and Rick James combine for this album that many fans may not know about.

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The Eighties Ladies – Ladies of the 80s (Audio) (1980)

This Roy Ayers produced album is a true gem, and the sound of the Eighties Ladies is one that is still in popular demand.

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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.

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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.

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Ike Quebec – Blue & Sentimental (1961) (Audio)

A classic album by a tenor player that you may not be familiar with. This early 60's Blue Note release stands alone as one of their best.

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