Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Roy Ayers - Stones Soul Picnic (1968)

Artist: Roy Ayers
Album: Stoned Soul Picnic
Format: mp3 (320k/s)
Size: 227 & 91 MB (scans)
Label: Atlantic (Master, 2005)
Total time: 38:40

Stoned Soul Picnic dates from the earlier part of Roy Ayers' career as a leader, before he delved heavily into R&B and funk fusions and instead concentrated more on soul-jazz grooves. Ayers leads a septet including such big names as pianist Herbie Hancock, altoist Gary Bartz, bassist Ron Carter, and flutist Hubert Laws. The Laura Nyro-penned title track foreshadows Ayers' later forays beyond the boundaries of pure jazz, and the group keeps the groove percolating nicely throughout, making Stoned Soul Picnic one of Ayers' better jazz-oriented outings.- by Steve Huey, AMG


1. A Rose For Cindy (Roy Ayers) 9:01
2. Stoned Soul Picnic (Laura Nyro) 2:53
3. Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 8:02
4. For Once In My Life (Ronald Miller/Orlando Murden) 3:55
5. Lil's Paradise (Charles Tolliver) 6:37
6. What The People Say (Edwin Birdsong) 8:10


Roy Ayers (Vibes)
Gary Bartz (Alto Saxophone) - 1,2
Charles Tolliver (Trumpet and Flugelhorn) - 1,2
Hubert Laws (Flute) - 1,2
Herbie Hancock (Piano)
Ron Carter (Double Bass) - 1,2
Grady Tate (Drums)
Miroslav Vitous (Double Bass) - 3-6

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