It was while recording at Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City on a beautifully hot and sunny day that Roy Ayers would stumble upon the song that arguably defines his career. As the phrase “everybody loves the sunshine” lodged itself in his mind he began to explore and construct vibrant imagery, picturing “bees and things and flowers” as they floated across his mind. As the lyrics spontaneously and joyfully came into focus the musician knew exactly how he wanted the song to sound, envisaging a kaleidoscopic mix of piano, vibraphone, and synthesiser that would evoke the psychedelic pleasures of peak summertime. The result was a song that remains one of the archetypal summer anthems.
Everybody Loves The Sunshine deserves its spot at the very top of his achievements and is a testament to his easy-going innovations. Four decades later we can still feel its heat.
Join us to experience this as never before.
Time and Date: Sunday 23rd February 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AE
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner, Klipschorn Loudspeakers and Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers