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Roy Ayers: Roy Ayers: Virgin Ubiquity: Remixed

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Il successo - meritato - delle raccolte del materiale inedito del vibrafonista Roy Ayers della seconda metà degli anni Settanta - i volumi della BBE/Rapster si trovano sotto la denominazione Virgin Ubiquity - porta ora a un naturale esito di remix, con un corposo doppio CD in cui alcuni nomi di punta della scena house e non solo, si cimentano con i grooves del riverito maestro jazz-funk.

Naturale davvero questo esito, dal momento che la direzione dei lavori di Ayers - anche a prescindere da inevitabili differenze di qualità, invero mai eccessive - è sempre sembrata proiettarsi verso una plasticità ritmica transgenerazionale, in cui convergono differenti influenze e altrettante se ne aprono.

Possono così fare riferimento alla musica di Ayers DJs, strumentisti di area nujazz, artisti hip-hop, come bene testimoniato da questo Virgin Ubiquity: Remixed in cui i brani del vibrafonista sono riletti da Kenny Dope dei Masters At Work, Matthew Herbert, Dj Spinna, Basement Jaxx, Vikter Duplaix, King Britt e molti altri.

Qualità media particolarmente alta, con menzione d'obbligo per Dope alle prese con "Holiday", la caldissima resa latin di "Liquid Love" da parte di Aloe Blacc, le due differenti versioni di "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind" che i Basement Jaxx lanciano dentro un'estate senza fine. Le premesse perché venisse fuori un lavoro di remix non scontato c'erano tutte e non sono andate deluse.

Track Listing: CD 1 01. Holiday (Kenny Dope Main Pass); 02. Funk In The Hole (Nicolay); 03. Third Time (Vikter Duplaix Mix); 04. What’s The T? (Kings Of Soul Feelin Soul Mix); 05. Sugar (Joey Negro Mix); 06. Kwajilori (King Britt Scuba Mix); 07. Searching (Yoruba Suite Mix); 08. Liquid Love - Aloe Blacc; 09. I Am Your Mind (Part2); 10. Third Time (Jeremy’s All New Late Night Slide); 11. Touch Of Class (Matthew Herbert Touch Of Ass Mix) CD 2 01. Mystic Voyage (DJ-Marky & XRS); 02. Brand New Feeling (Phil Asher Main Mix); 03. I am your mind (Pepe Bradock Main Mix); 04. Tarzan - Yoruba Soul Mix; 05. Funk In The Hole (Platinum Pied Pipers); 06. Kwajilori (Sir Piers Mix); 07. Touch Of Class (Sean P Classic Touch Mix); 08. Mystic Voyage (Jeremy & Simbad's Crosstown Mix); 09. Tarzan (Âme Remix); 10. Holiday (DJ Spinna Vocal Remix); 11. I Am Your Mind (Basement Jaxx Summer Classix Mix)

Title: Roy Ayers: Virgin Ubiquity: Remixed | Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: BBE Records

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