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Badd Kitti pays tribute to Roy Ayres, one of the GOATs of Jazz Funk, and the Father of Neo-Soul. The hour features a brief retrospective of his incredible nearly 60 year career, including new music from Ayres, who at 80 years young, has released his first new album in nearly 20 years, ‘JID002’.
JID002 (Jazz is Dead 002) is the second of the Jazz is Dead series produced by Adrian Younge, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of Tribe Called Quest. The album features Ayres, but is really a collaborative effort between Ayers and Younge/Muhammad, which pays homage to the groundbreaking and influential sound, which inspired Neo-Soul.
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