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Roy Ayers Project Update #23: Here and Now

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Roy Ayers Project Update: 70|30

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Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd, with Herbie Hancock (Photo by Francis Wolff)

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.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Dead Horse Beats

A producer by the name of Dead Horse Beats gives us a great interpretation of Roy Ayers’ timeless music.

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 Project & Jazz Heritage Center Preview Screening (San Francisco)

The Jazz Heritage Center and The Roy Ayers Project (70|30) invite you… Roy Ayers Is… A special preview Screening of the Roy Ayers Documentary, currently in progress. There…

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Monev360

Today we have a representative from North Carolina bring a classic boom bap sound to the Roy Ayers Project while sampling a Roy Ayers Classic.

Cruel Summer: The Downside of Musical Piracy

With the recent release of G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer, the problematic nature of musical piracy takes center stage.

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.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission: Alphonse

Check out the young talented producer Alphonse representing Boston, as he turns the smooth Roy Ayers jam into a certified head nodder.

Joe Henderson – Page One (1963)

Joe Henderson’s debut album “Page One” exemplifies the sound of Blue Note jazz in the 1960’s.

Roy Ayers – Feeling Good / Puff Daddy & Mase – Been Around the World (Remix) (1982/1998)

Many hip hop artists have sampled Roy Ayers, but this sample comes from a most unexpected source.

Donald Byrd – Black Byrd (1972)

Recorded in 1972, Donald Byrd’s “Black Byrd” album was ahead of its time in a variety of ways.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission – Jazzy Gentle

Jazzy Gentle is our first submission from Italy, and you will love how he re-edits this Roy Ayers gem.

The Art of Emory Douglas

Emory Douglas’ art is truly one of a kind. Created in the 60’s, but ever so relevant today, his design is nothing less than revolutionary.

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission – DJ Ronski

Check out this weeks beat submission from the talented DJ Ronski, hailing from Trenton, New Jersey.

George Duke / Common – Break My Heart (1974/2007)

Taking a brief look at the intersection of two talent artists at their most exploratory.

McCoy Tyner – Today and Tomorrow (1963) (Audio)

Jazz legend McCoy Tyner has had an illustrious career. Here is a earlier recording from Tyner as a frontman when he was a youthful 23 years old.