The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers - Ramblin' (Clear Blue Vinyl/Limited Edition/Bonus Track) [PRE-ORDER]


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The expected street date for this release is February 23rd, 2024. All orders will ship around this date.
  • FRIDAY MUSIC PRESENTS THE MEETING OF TWO JAZZ FUSION GIANTS - JACK WILSON & ROY AYERS
  • CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH THEIR LONG OUT OF PRINT "RAMBLIN'" MASTERWORK
  • FIRST TIME EVER CLEAR BLUE VINYL PRESENTATION
  • PRODUCED BY JACK LEWERKE (JACK WILSON)
  • MASTERED BY JOE REAGOSO (WEATHER REPORT, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, TOMMY BOLIN, BILLY COBHAM) FROM THE VAULT RECORDS TAPES
  • FEATURES THE 1966 JAZZ HIT "RAMBLIN'"
  • MORE HIP SELECTIONS INCLUDE: "STOLEN MOMENTS" "PENSATIVA" "IMPRESSIONS"
  • BONUS TRACK: LEE MORGAN'S "THE SIDEWINDER"
  • FEATURED MUSICIANS: JACK WILSON, ROY AYERS, VARNER BARLOW & MONK MONTGOMERY

    Track List

    Side 1:

    1. Ramblin'
    2. Stolen Moments
    3. Kilo
    4. Impressions

    Side 2:

    1. The Sandpiper, Pt. 1 
    2. The Sandpiper, Pt. 2
    3. The Sandpiper, Pt. 3
    4. Pensativa
    5. The Sidewinder

    Additional Details

    Six decades ago, the West Coast Jazz community was truly turning out some incredible recordings thanks to multi-instrumentalists like Jack Wilson (piano) and Roy Ayers (vibes). Both gentlemen had already been cutting some wonderful sides for Atlantic Records and Vault Records and solidifying reputations as young lions into the ever growing jazz music market. As their musical partnership developed, 1966's "Ramblin'" would soon become one the first jazz fusion projects that would gain acceptance not just with jazz connoisseurs, but with a pop audience. Much like Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith and The Jazz Crusaders were all enjoying at this time.

    Jack had already gained a major reputation playing major stints with jazz greats like Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson, Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt, you name it... Jack was on the scene. Roy Ayers got his early break playing with jazz brilliance like Curtis Amy, Gerard Wilson, and eventually became a star very early on with the help of Atlantic's prime jazzman Herbie Mann.

    The ingredients were really correct for the recipe that would soon become "Ramblin'" for these two jazz giants. The opening title tracks starts it all, Monk Montgomery's bass work (Wes Montgomery's brother) and Varner Barlow's drum hits put this track into a major groove, that sets the session into full gear. Roy and Jack play off of each other's hooks and then the party begins.

    Stellar covers of Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" and John Coltrane's "Impressions" made the album a much welcomed gift to the ears of jazz and underground radio programmers as the Lp began to receive acclaim in the music world.

    Side Two covers an entire suite in three parts of Johnny Mandel's classic "The Sandpiper" Friday Music is very pleased to offer for the first time on vinyl in many years The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers' 1966 classic "Ramblin'" Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Weather Report/Billy Cobham/Jeff Beck) from the Vault Records tapes, this incredible Lp will also be pressed on super limited edition Clear Blue Vinyl, further enhancing your listening experience.

    As an added bonus, this amazing album will also feature a stunning bonus track of the long out of print Vault Records single "The Sidewinder", which was written by the late great Lee Morgan.

    *Friday Rights Management, LLC

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