Roy Ayers to release first studio album in 18 years

Roy Ayers has a new studio album on the way, his first since 2002.

Out on June 19th, Roy Ayers: Jazz Is Dead 2 is a collaboration with US producer Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, formerly of legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Younge and Muhammad run the label Jazz Is Dead, which is releasing the eight-track LP.

The album, which was recorded at Younge’s Linear Labs studio in Los Angeles, also features the likes of drummer Greg Paul and vocalists Loren Oden, Joy Gilliam, Saudia Yasmein.

Listen to the first single, “Synchronize Vibration,” and check out some photos from the studio sessions.

01. Synchronize Vibration

02. Hey Lover

03. Soulful And Unique

04. Shadows Of The East

05. Sunflowers

06. Gravity
07. Solace

08. African Sounds

Jazz Is Dead will release Roy Ayers: Jazz Is Dead 2 on June 19th, 2020.