Roy Ayers Project

Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation, Vol. 4 (Download)

Our gift to our people is the fourth installment of our beat submission compilation. We present The Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation, Volume 4.

WildFlower: From Skylark, to Creative Source, to Estelle

There are few songs that have impacted many different eras and genres like “Wild Flower”. Read to find out what makes this particular version special.

Vinyl Fridays: Our Analog Journey Through Sound

One of our writers, Hayling, explains how he and his select group of friends are keeping the spirit of vinyl alive, as well as developing an in depth understanding to what they’re listening to.

Cruel Summer: The Downside of Musical Piracy

With the recent release of G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer, the problematic nature of musical piracy takes center stage.

Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1981) (Live) (Video)

Check out the late great Grover Washington Jr. in this 1981 performance in Philadelphia.

Digable Planets – 9th Wonder (Video & Remixes) (1994)

Overlooked by mainstream media, this profound single is one that incorporated art, music, and message.

Cal Tjader – Soul Sauce (1965) (Audio)

Listen to one of Cal Tjader’s most popular releases, and hear why he’s one of the greats.

70|30 Presents: Brasiliana – Mixed by DJ Haylow (Promotional Video)

DJ Haylow is releasing his first mix in two years, and this one comes equipped with a promotional video to help you understand where his new project is coming from.

Abdullah Ibrahim – For John Coltrane (Live) | A Midsummer Night’s Eulogy

Taking a moment out to eulogize one of our most important figures, forty-five years later.

“Songs for Women” and Other Interesting Stories

Of all the conversation surrounding artist Frank Ocean, it always goes back to the music.

Herbie Mann – Impressions Of The Middle East (1967) (Audio)

This 1967 album by Herbie Mann features a young Roy Ayers as one of his sidemen.

Shirley Scott – Superstition (1973) (Audio)

In a male dominated genre, Shirley Scott is a force behind the organ, and her album ‘Superstition’ might be the funkiest of them all.

Roy Ayers – Africa: Center of the World (1981) (Audio)

This is a transitional album of Roy Ayers that focuses on his connection with the motherland.

John Coltrane – On Green Dolphin Street (Live) (1960) (Video)

This rare footage shows some of the greatest names in jazz performing one of the most greatest jazz tunes.