Roy Ayers Ubiquity celebrate the 45th anniversary of their seminal 1975 album ‘Mystic Voyage’. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, ‘Mystic Voyage’ has been sampled countless times in Hip Hop over the years and was one of the foundations of the burgeoning Jazz-Funk scene which developed in the mid to late 1970’s.
Roy Ayers started his career in the 1960’s joining the touring band of Herbie Mann. After going solo in the early 1970’s he has released over 30 albums, composed the soundtrack for ‘Coffy’, a 1973 Blaxploitation film starring Pam Grier, toured and recorded with Fela Kuti, produced and released artists such as RAMP, Sylvia Striplin, Bobbi Humphrey, Eighties Ladies and is cited as a major influence by Pharrell Williams and Erykah Badu.
Compere and DJ for the London show at the 02 on April 17th is broadcaster, DJ and record collector Gilles Peterson who has played a pivotal role in supporting forward thinking underground music over the past 30 years.
Classic Roy Ayers albums Virgin Ubiquity and Virgin Ubiquity II are currently being repressed for the first time since 2006, with brand new sleeve notes written by Sean P. Both are now available to pre-order.
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