A Tribute To Roy Ayers


Revive Da Live/Revive Music Group have been known to pay tribute to influential musicians.  In 2009 they regularly organized events at 92Y Tribeca recognizing hiphop legends like Q-Tip, DJ Premier, and ?uestlove.  For 2010 they’ll take it back a few decades, paying homageroyayerstribute to a jazz great, Roy Ayers.  On 04.24.10 they present ‘A Tribute to Roy Ayers’ at Aaron Davis Hall at The Harlem Stage with Pete Rock and Robert Glasper’s “The Experiment.”  Full details below:

“Revive Music Group’s tribute to the legendary jazz musician Roy Ayers features an amazing lineup of music pioneers including legendary hip hop producer Pete Rock, jazz trailblazer Robert Glasper’s The Experiment and special guests. Honored Guest Roy Ayers will be there to bask in the glory.  For this very unique event, the featured artists will collaborate in tribute to the extraordinary career of vibraphonist Roy Ayers and his influence and contributions to contemporary urban music.

Featured artist, Pete Rock, has produced many hip hop milestones from Ayers’ source material, inspiration and influence. Revive Music Group is focused on revealing the roots of music culture by uniting two legends, two genre’s of music, two generations and examining the foundations of emerging and established artists.

To bridge the gap, blue note recording artist Robert Glasper & The Experiment featuring Chris Dave on Drums, Derrick Hodge on Bass & Casey Benjamin on Alto/Vocoder will perform sequences between Roy Ayers selections transition them into Pete Rock productions that were created from his musical influence. The live reinterpretations and interpolations of both works serve as the conduit to understanding the harmonic relationship between the past and present.”

Tickets to the event are $25 and on-sale now; tribute begins at 7:30 PM.

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