Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline (1977) [Reissue 2007]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 327 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 128 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Soul | Label: Polydor / Verve Records, PD-1-6108/#:0602517448230 | 2007 | 00:49:35
One of Roy Ayers' best-remembered albums of the 70s – a sublime blend of mellow numbers and some of his more club-oriented grooves of the time – all wrapped together with a genius that we can only describe as Ayers-like! The album's a beautiful example of the balance that Roy was striking in his work at the time – because alongside some of the more upbeat, catchy numbers, there's other tracks that are a fair bit more laidback, and almost abstract at times – a wonderful extrapolation of that sensitive Ayers blend of jazz and soul, with key emphasis on the vibes and keyboards. Titles include the massive groover "Running Away" – which you'll recognize from a key sample history over the years – and club cuts "Cincinnati Growl", "Fruit", "Sanctified Feeling", and "Stranded In The Jungle" – plus the more laidback cuts "Gotta Find A Lover", "I Still Love You", "Lifeline", and "This Side Of Sunshine". The CD comes with extra bonus with the 12" version of "Running Away".