Friday, June 5, 2009

Now's the Time: Roy Ayers

When I think of Roy Ayers, much more than funky jazz comes to mind. The Plastic Sax compound is a drug-free environment, but I can't hear Ayers' 1976 sound without being transported back to smoke-filled rooms filled with paranoid lawbreakers. The 68-year-old vibraphonist will play the Juneteenth Family Festival June 13.

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