Happy Birthday Stevie. Roy from the Vaults

The man who got me started into music turns 70 today. Happy birthday Stevie Wonder!

Roy Ayers "Reaching The Highest Pleasure"

Another essential artist for this writer is Roy Ayers. A new track has been found while digging through his older material for the re-release of the 2003 album “Virgin Ubiquity”, which featured unreleased material from his amazingly fruitful period 1976-1981 and which was also crowned with various remixes. Remember “I Am Your Mind”, remixed by Pépé Bradock? Still in love with it. But anyway, “Reaching The Highest Pleasure” is pure Roy Ayers class from 1977. Crisp and clear vibes, fat and thick and hipnotic bass line, and a mellow, soulful groove that really has become one of his trademarks. A true gem and a reminder why Roy is truly one of the giants.

In other news, we are currently preparing the re-opening of our business this Friday and we hope to have the chance to stage concerts again soon. In the meantime, your favorite terrace is open until further notice.

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