Long before becoming an icon of funk, acid jazz, and R&B, Roy Ayers was a promising young jazz vibraphonist. Originally released in 1967, Virgo Vibes was Ayers’ second album, and his debut for Atlantic. The LP features five cool, funky jazz tracks, featuring musicians such as Joe Henderson, Charles Tolliver, Bruno Carr, Jack Wilson and the mysterious pianist Ronnie Clark (Herbie Hancock playing under a pseudonym). The music is primarily hard bop, infused with the relaxed and sunny vibe that defined Ayers’ stellar career.
1. The Ringer 2. Ayerloom 3. In The Limelight 4. Virgo Vibes 5. Glow Flower 6. Mine Royd 7. Number Seven 8. Untitled