One of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time -- the sly, funky and spiritual masterpiece He's Coming from 1971 -- really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one's a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk -- and it's straight up wonderful all the way through -- with a groove that's hugely influential to say the least! Includes the amazing track "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", which has a slow sample bassline in the intro that's just incredible -- plus groovy cuts like the spiritual funk classic Jesus Christ Superstar "He's a Superstar", "He's Coming", and "Sweet Tears". The lineup includes Sonny Fortune on soprano sax and flute and Billy Cobham drums and percussion, and the record's co-arranged by Harry Whitaker, who's also on keys and vocals -- with other tracks include "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Ain't Got Time", "I Don't Know How To Love Him", "Sweet Butterfly Of Love" and "Fire Weaver". Amazing stuff, really a beautiful encapsulation of Roy Ayers in peak form! ~Dusty Groove America
Tracklist He's A Superstar He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother Ain't Got Time I Don't Know How To Love Him He's Coming We Live In Brooklyn Baby Sweet Butterfly Of Love Sweet Tears Fire Weaver
Credits Electric Piano, Organ, Vocals - Harry Whitaker Vibraphone, Organ, Vocals - Roy Ayers Backing Vocals - Carol Smiley , Gloria Jones , Victoria Hospedale Bass - John Williams, Ron Carter Congas - Jumma Santos Drums - David Lee, Jr. Drums, Percussion - Billy Cobham Guitar - Bob Fusco, Sam Brown Soprano Sax, Flute - Sonny Fortune Strings - Selwart Clarke Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder
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