Roy Ayers

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2022 (April Edition)

Round 1 of Record Store Day 2022 is upon us. This Saturday, Record Store Day 2022 will take over the… Read More

April 21, 2022

Four Hours and 20 Minutes of Breezy Funk and Spaced-Out Soul Ballads

A properly potent blend of deep funk and soul cuts to score the holidaze. Funk used to be a ba(aaa)d… Read More

April 20, 2022

Stream The 25th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Roots’ ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’

The expanded deluxe version of The Roots' 1995 major label debut features more than a dozen unreleased remixes, edits, and… Read More

June 25, 2021

Exclusive: Roy Ayers, Meshell Ndegeocello, & Robert Glasper to Headline The 2021 BRIC JazzFest

The 2021 BRIC JazzFest will return with an all-virtual event, featuring some of the most talented jazz musicians working. After… Read More

March 3, 2021

Roy Ayers Announces New Collab Album With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Adrian Younge

Roy Ayers JID002 is out on June 15. Roy Ayers is releasing a new album alongside Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian… Read More

June 15, 2020

Lost Roy Ayers Song “Reaching The Highest Pleasure” Surfaces 43 Years Later [Premiere]

The track was discovered among Roy Ayers' Virgin Ubiquity studio session tapes. An unreleased Roy Ayers song that was recorded 43 years… Read More

May 14, 2020

Stream Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s New Album ‘Jazz is Dead 001’ ft. Roy Ayers, Gary Bartz and More

The Midnight Hour duo rallies spiritual jazz giants on their latest project. Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have released… Read More

March 21, 2020

Mixtape Monday: Kassa Overall, Sleep Sinatra, Juga-Naut, Pep Love + More

Kassa Overall, Sleep Sinatra, Juga-Naut, Pep Love and more pull up this Mixtape Monday. Kassa Overall is up first with… Read More

March 2, 2020

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Roy Ayers [Playlist]

Vibes galore from A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Madlib, Large Professor, MF DOOM, and so many more. Of its… Read More

September 10, 2018

Roy Ayers’ 1977 Classic ‘Lifeline’ Reissued On Vinyl

The album is getting reissued in honor of its 40th anniversary. Polydor will be reissuing Roy Ayers' Lifeline on vinyl in August.… Read More

July 21, 2017