10
APR
LEOMIND
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
10
APR
WILD CHILD
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
10
APR
THE WICKEED
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
10
APR
DJ FLASH
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
17
APR
AUSGANG
@ Botanique - Bruxelles (report du 15/03)



ROY AYERS

Once one of the most visible and winning jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and '80s,  'Roy Ayers' reputation’s now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. A tune like 1972's "Move to Groove" by the Roy Ayers Ubiquity has a crackling backbeat that serves as the prototype for the shuffling hip-hop groove that became, shall we say, ubiquitous on acid jazz records; and his relaxed 1976 song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" has been frequently sampled. Yet Ayers' own playing has always been rooted in hard bop: crisp, lyrical, rhythmically resilient. His own reaction to being canonized by the hip-hop crowd as the "Icon Man" is tempered with the detachment of a survivor in a rough business. "I'm having fun laughing with it," he has said. "I don't mind what they call me, that's what people do in this industry."

After being featured prominently on Mann's hit Memphis Underground album and recording three solo albums for Atlantic under Mann's supervision, Ayers left the group in 1970 to form the Roy Ayers Ubiquity, which recorded several albums for Polydor and featured such players as Sonny Fortune, Billy Cobham, Omar Hakim, and Alphonse Mouzon. An R&B-jazz-rock band influenced by electric Miles Davis and the Herbie Hancock Sextet at first, the Ubiquity gradually shed its jazz component in favor of R&B/funk and disco. Though Ayers' pop records were commercially successful, with several charted singles on the R&B charts for Polydor and Columbia, they became increasingly, perhaps correspondingly, devoid of musical interest.

In the 1980s, besides leading his bands and recording, Ayers collaborated with Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, formed Uno Melodic Records, and produced and/or co-wrote several recordings for various artists. As the merger of hip-hop and jazz took hold in the early '90s, Ayers made a guest appearance on Guru's seminal Jazzmatazz album in 1993 and played at New York clubs with Guru and Donald Byrd. Though most of his solo records had been out of print for years, Verve issued a two-CD anthology of his work with Ubiquity and the first U.S. release of a live gig at the 1972 Montreux Jazz Festival; the latter finds the group playing excellent straight-ahead jazz, as well as jazz-rock and R&B.

Next concert

16
May
ROY AYERS
@Mithra Jazz - Liège

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Agenda

10
Apr
LEOMIND
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
10
Apr
WILD CHILD
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
10
Apr
THE WICKEED
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
10
Apr
DJ FLASH
@ Palais des Congrès - Liège
17
Apr
AUSGANG
@ Botanique - Bruxelles (report du 15/03)
25
Apr
EVA
@Saint Louis festival - Namur
25
Apr
EKANY
@ Loft 58 - Bruxelles
16
May
ROY AYERS
@Mithra Jazz - Liège
16
May
EKANY
@ Loft 58 - Bruxelles
23
May
JAMES DEANO
@ Soviet Fun Fest - Fleurus
23
May
LORD & HARDY
@ Reflektor - Liège
28
May
EDDY APE
@Botanique - Bruxelles (report du 13/03)
28
May
MOJI & SBOY
@Face'tival - Nice (report du 19/03)
30
May
PIERPOLJAK
@ Primitive Music - Liège (report du 28/03)
30
May
WILD CHILD
@ The Block #4 - Liège (report du 27/03)
31
May
BLACK M
@ Cirque Royal - Bruxelles (report du 13/03)
12
Jun
LARRY
@ Botanique - Bruxelles (report du 13/03)
12
Jun
MOJI & SBOY
@ Botanique - Bruxelles (report du 13/03)
19
Jun
LYNA
@WACOLOR - Wavre
21
Jun
INDOCILE & Mr. CLASIK
@ Soviet Muzik Party - Fleurus
26
Jun
FALLY IPUPA
@ Couleur Café - Bruxelles
27
Jun
LILA IKE
@ Couleur Café - Bruxelles
28
Jun
MR EAZI
@ Couleur Café - Bruxelles
28
Jun
DUB INC
@ Couleur café - Bruxelles
10
Jul
DINOS
@ Les Ardentes - Liège
11
Jul
MOJI & SBOY
@ Les Ardentes - Liège
12
Jul
CHINESE MAN
@ Les Ardentes - Liège
12
Jul
BURNA BOY
@ Les Ardentes - Liège
12
Jul
LEFA
@ Les Ardentes - Liège
17
Jul
KALASH
@ Dour Festival
17
Jul
GROUNDATION
@ OLT Rivierenhof - Anvers
17
Jul
ISHA
@ Dour festival
18
Jul
BLACK M
@ Francofolies de spa - Spa
18
Jul
SOPRANO
@ Francofolies de spa - Spa
18
Jul
FALLY IPUPA
@ Francofolies de spa - Spa
20
Jul
DJ FLASH
@ MPA FESTIVAL - Dampicourt
20
Jul
LEOMIND
@ MPA FESTIVAL - Dampicourt
23
Jul
BAGNOLS REGGAE FESTIVAL
@ Bagnols-sur-Cèze - France (du 23 au 26 juillet)
31
Jul
KOFFEE
@ Esperanzah Festival
01
Aug
INNA DE YARD
@ Esperanzah Festival
02
Aug
FEMI KUTI
@ Esperanzah Festival
02
Aug
DOPE SAINT JUDE
@ Esperanzah Festival
02
Aug
CELINE BANZA
@ Esperanzah Festival
21
Aug
STYLO G
@ Bomboclat Festival - Zeebrugge
22
Aug
MR EAZI
@ Bomboclat Festival - Zeebrugge
28
Aug
LARRY
@ Les Solidarités - Namur
28
Aug
EDDY APE
@ Les Solidarités - Namur
28
Aug
THE WICKEED
@ Scène sur Sambre - Thuin
29
Aug
DUB INC
@ Les Solidarités - Namur
30
Aug
EVA
@ Yes2DayLand - Aywaille
30
Aug
LEFA
@ Yes2DayLand - Aywaille
05
Sep
ISHA
@ Ancienne Belgique - Bruxelles (report du 14/03)
19
Sep
MOJI & SBOY
@ L'Entrepôt - Arlon (report du 20/03)
22
Sep
YASIIN BEY (MOS DEF)
@ De Roma - Anvers ( (Mos Def Black on both sides 20th Anniversary) - SOLD OUT
29
Sep
PROTOJE
@ Het depot - Leuven (report du 26/04)
29
Sep
LILA IKE
@ Het depot - Leuven (report du 26/04)
02
Oct
GREEN MONTANA
@ Nuits Botanique - Bruxelles (report du 05/05)
02
Oct
DINOS
@ Nuits Botanique - Bruxelles (report du 05/05)
03
Oct
UMAN
@ Journée et nuit de l'Architecture - Tournai (report du 04/04)
30
Oct
ARES 2 (Sport)
@ Forest National - Bruxelles (report du 03/04)
05
Nov
GROUNDATION
@ Het depot - Leuven
13
Nov
ALEX M.O.R.P.H
@ Trance Palace - Palais 12 - Bruxelles
13
Nov
JOHN O'CALLAGHAN
@ Trance Palace - Palais 12 - Bruxelles
13
Nov
MARKUS SCHULZ
@ Trance Palace - Palais 12 - Bruxelles
13
Nov
OMNIA
@ Trance Palace - Palais 12 - Bruxelles
13
Nov
SANDER VAN DOORN
@ Trance Palace - Palais 12 - Bruxelles
13
Nov
FERRY CORSTEN
@ Trance Palace - Palais 12 - Bruxelles
24
Nov
FEMI KUTI
@ Het depot - Leuven (report du 26/03)
24
Nov
MAX LE DARON
@ Het depot - Leuven - Support act Femi Kuti (report 26/03)
13
Mar
DANAKIL
@ La Madeleine - Bruxelles



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