Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Brownswood Basement Session)

Just a little something to get you in the right mood for the weekend. Watch three minutes of Roy Ayers performing his classic good vibes song “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”, taken from the 1976 LP of the same name.

Roy Ayers will be performing at this year’s edition of the Worldwide Festival, which kicks off next Monday, July 6th.

(via Worldwide)

Seu Jorge & Almaz – The Model (Chapter One)

Director Kahlil Joseph, who already shot the video for Aloe Blacc’s I Need a Dollar, and cameraman Bradford Young are responsible for this nicely photographed images for Seu Jorge & Almaz.

In this video, you can hear three cover-versions taken from their self-titled album: Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves The Sunshine,” Martinho da Vila and João de Aquino’s “Cirandar” and Kraftwerk’s “The Model”.

The album is out on Stones Throw sidekick Now-Again.

(via Friends We Love)

December 4, 2010 Chapter two is called The Model: Oshun and the Dream and it’s online now!

Seu Jorge & Almaz – Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Just as I was beginning to miss some yellow on the front page, I discovered this Roy Ayers cover by Seu Jorge, Brazilian singer, actor and part of the Belafonte crew.

Apparently, Seu and his band Almaz have recorded a 12-inch to be released in mid-June on Now-Again Records. Their self-titled album is due to follow on July 27, 2010.

You can download this track for free from the Now-Again website.

Roy Ayers Live in Cologne

At the age of 68, Roy Ayers feels anything but old when it comes to playing his music in front of an audience. Here’s a nice recording from his recent concert in Cologne, playing a 13 minutes long version of the 1982 classic Our Time Is Coming.

The track was re-recorded in 2001 by Masters at Work and received one of my favourite treatments by the guys of Jazzanova.

(via Ahjaa)