Daddy Bug/Virgo Vibes CD (1999)

Artist: Roy Ayers

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Product Overview


Label Collectables Records
SKU 60319741
UPC 090431627327
UPC 14 00090431627327
Format CD
Release Date 9/15/1999
Author Roy Ayers
Associated Artist/Work Kuti, Fela
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work PMJ
Artist Influence Bobby Hutcherson
Artist Influence Cal Tjader
Artist Influence Chico Hamilton
Artist Influence Herbie Mann
Artist Influence Horace Silver
Artist Influence Lionel Hampton
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Sam Cooke
Artist Influence Sly & the Family Stone
Artist Contemporary Bobbi Humphrey
Artist Contemporary Bobby Lyle
Artist Contemporary Cannonball Adderley
Artist Contemporary David Sanborn
Artist Contemporary Dennis Coffey
Artist Contemporary Earl Klugh
Artist Contemporary Fela Kuti
Artist Contemporary Gary Burton (Vibes)
Artist Contemporary George Benson (Guitar)
Artist Contemporary George Duke
Artist Contemporary Gil Scott-Heron
Artist Contemporary Grover Washington, Jr.
Artist Contemporary Hubert Laws
Artist Contemporary Hugh Masekela
Artist Contemporary Jimmy McGriff
Artist Contemporary Kool & the Gang
Artist Contemporary Maze
Artist Contemporary Patrice Rushen
Artist Contemporary Ramsey Lewis
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Laws
Artist Contemporary Shuggie Otis
Artist Contemporary Stanley Turrentine
Artist Contemporary The Blackbyrds
Artist Contemporary The Crusaders
Artist Contemporary The Tony Williams Lifetime (Drums)
Artist Contemporary Wayne Shorter
Artist Contemporary Weather Report
Artist Follower Digable Planets
Artist Follower Erykah Badu
Artist Follower Groove Collective
Artist Follower Guru
Artist Follower Hiroshima (Jazz Group)
Artist Follower Jamie Lidell
Artist Follower Jamiroquai
Artist Follower The Brand New Heavies
Technical Info
Producer Herbie Mann
CatalogID 6273
Lable Name Collectables
Released 06/07/2004
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 71m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00090431627327
Musical Guests
Herbie Hancock
Charles Tolliver
Ron Carter
Reggie Workman
Buster Williams
Sonny Sharrock
Joe Henderson
Harold Land
Album Notes and Credits
2 LPs on 1 CD: DADDY BUG (1969)/VIRGO VIBES (1967).
Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather.
Personnel includes: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Sonny Sharrock (guitar); Buster Williams, Ron Carter (bass); Mickey Rocca, Freddie Waits, Bruno Carr (drums).
Originally released on Atlantic (1538).
Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Joe Henderson, Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Charles Toliver (trumpet); Ronnie Clark, Jack Wilson (piano); Reggie Workman, Buster Williams (bass); Bruno Carr, Donald Bailey (drums).
Originally released on Atlantic (1488).
Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Sonny Sharrock (guitar); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock, Jack Wilson (piano); Donald Bailey , Frederick Waits, Bruno Carr (drums).
Liner Note Author: Leonard Feather.
Arranger: William S. Fischer.
Roy Ayers recorded these sessions in the midst of his four years working with Herbie Mann on some of the flutist's best work. Produced by Mann, the music shows the two sides to the vibist that have been evident throughout his career: one the probing jazz artist, the other a performer with more commercial tendencies. The Virgo Vibes session from 1967 -- with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and trumpeter Charles Tolliver -- opens with its best track, Tolliver's "The Ringer," a piece in the same vein as the advanced hard bop of the trumpeter's big band, Music Inc. Gerald Wilson's "In the Limelight," another highlight, features a strong, imaginative solo from Ayers. Harold Land supplants Henderson on two tracks, including Ayers' "Virgo Vibes," a good medium-tempo extended blues. For the more commercially inclined Daddy Bug from 1969, the leader is joined by pianist Herbie Hancock, bassists Buster Williams and Ron Carter, and other notables, including drummer Freddie Waits. Guitarist Sonny Sharrock is on one track, contributing an innocuous accompaniment part rather than his trademark shredding. William Fischer's arrangements include some effective string and woodwind section work. The tracks are relatively short, notably the title number, a good piece that, unfortunately, trails off too soon. With its supply of better tracks outnumbering the more mundane and an impressive roster of players, there is enough here to sustain listener interest. All of these players, though, have turned in more impressive work elsewhere, including Ayers on Mann's classic fusion release Memphis Underground. ~ Jim Todd
Artist Overview
Though Roy Ayers was originally a pianist, his career took off after he picked up the vibraphone in the 1960s. With his group Ubiquity--which featured heavyweights such as Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter--Ayers made some of the finest jazz/funk fusion records of the 1970s. He worked with Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti in the early '80s and later collaborated with Guru for the first installment of the rapper's JAZZMATAZZ series. His unique style has had a tremendous influence on numerous genres from hip-hop and disco to acid jazz and funk.
Disc 1
1 Daddy Bug
2 Bonita
3 This Guy's In Love With You
4 I Love You Michelle
5 Shadows
6 Emmie
7 Look To The Sky
8 It Could Only Happen With You
9 Ringer, The
10 Ayerloom
11 In The Limelight
12 Virgo Vibes
13 Glow Flower
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