Friday, October 01, 2010

Everybody Loves The Sunshine

With soul-jazz legend Roy Ayers performing tonight in San Francisco, I thought it would only be fitting to end the week with one of my favorite tracks from the vibraphonist, in "Hey Uh-What You Say Come On". This funky, mostly instrumental gem, was featured on Ayer's breakthrough 1976 album "Everybody Loves The Sunshine". This album starts to represent the time that the notable jazz artist started to slightly move away from his earlier jazz sound and lean more on his soulful side, writing a number of solid dancefloor gems including "Running Away", "Get On Up, Get On Down", "Fever", and "Black Family" among many others. When I first saw Ayer's perform a few years ago, he focused his set around many of his more uptempo classics, maintaining a high level of energy among his band and the crowd. That being said, I'm very much looking forward to seeing his performance tonight and seeing what route he chooses to go and songs he chooses to play. Regardless, it should be a great performance and one that I'm very much looking forward to seeing. Enjoy your weekend!

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Hey Uh-What You Say Come On

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daniel viborg said...

With soul-jazz legend Roy Ayers performing [last night] in San Francisco...

...While I was at work. I'll be over here quietly sobbing. And really enjoying the song you shared.