Thu 19 July 2018 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Barby - Derech Kibuts Galuyot 52, Tel Aviv, From 139 NIS

Roy Ayres, the legend of Soul that was and still is, comes for one performance at Barby!

4 decades of work, 50 albums and countless years of cosmic optimism are concentrated in one of the pillars of the solo / jazz / punk, Roy Ayers. Whether in singing, writing, composing, producing, musical or just inspiring, his presence hovers over a whole musical space.

As he played with Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, he created with Fela Kuti, Sompel by Tribe Cold Quest and Kendrick Lamar and was nicknamed by Erica Badu “King of Neo Soul” – Ayers’ influence on modern music is even greater than the monstrous Vibraphon on which he plays.

Roy Edward James Junior was born in Los Angeles to a pianist and father of a trombonist. He got his first vibraphone sticks when he was 5 years old at the end of Lionel Hampton’s jazz show. At the age of 20, he was an integral part of the Rebbe’s ensemble and shortly afterwards he set out on his own to explore the stylized twilight zone that connects jazz, sol, R & B and disco. In the 1980s, while recording with his ensemble, Ayers joined a different legend – the Nigerian king of aphrodite Fela Kuti, and the two recorded “Music of Manny Colores” – later to be one of the most widely recorded recorded sessions in history.

Unlike the rest of his contemporaries, Roy continues to do his best, does not rest for a moment, and has collaborated in recent years with Robert Glassper, DeRoots, Pete Rock, Taylor DeCreator, Carey Chandler and others. To our delight, Ayers refuses to say goodbye, and in recent years he has performed in some of the most important musical events on the planet – including the Decentel Festival, Sound Wave and Galstenbury.

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