EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE
ROY AYERS UBIQUITY
"I think Roy Ayers makes jazz understandable for people who are not into Thelonious Monk and Coltrane and stuff.
I mean I'm not a trained musician, I do everything by vocals and by ear, and so he brought all that stuff into focus for me.
And he's the master of the vibraphone. And Everybody Loves The Sunshine is just the living summer track.
It's the real leviathan of that age - the fusion of dope-smoking fucking jazzers. It's Central Park on a hot evening. I met him briefly.
There was him and Donald Byrd: "Er, er, I just want to say, er, er, I love you, Roy"
(Jay Kay for the Magazine Q in '99)