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Ubiquity

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Download links and information about Ubiquity by Roy Ayers. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 39:52 minutes.

Artist: Roy Ayers
Release date: 1971
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 39:52
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Pretty Brown Skin 5:41
2. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 4:51
3. I Can't Help Myself 3:06
4. Love 4:26
5. The Fuzz 4:10
6. Hummin' 3:44
7. Can You Dig It? 5:52
8. Painted Desert 4:43
9. He Gives Us All His Love (With Randy Newman) 3:19

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With Ubiquity, Ayers explored the limits of his sound and the full range of his taste in material. His boldest maneuver was to feed his vibraphone through a distortion pedal. The sounds on “Pretty Brown Skin” and “The Fuzz” were enough to send traditional jazz critics running for the hills. In retrospect, it sounds amazing—something of a cross between a really dirty clavinet and Jimi Hendrix’s unruly Stratocaster. It was ugly and aggressive but also tapped into the vibraphone's African roots. Like many of his peers, Ayers was interested in the theme of freedom and tried to embody the concept in his creative choices. The warm, milky funk of “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Love," and “Painted Desert” reflect the growing changes in African-American culture, which was becoming more urbane with each passing year. Meanwhile, the Randy Newman collaboration “He Gives Us All His Love” proved that Ayers’ tastes were far from orthodox. No matter what he attempted, he always made it sleek and stylish.