Stoned Soul Picnic
Label: Nature Sounds
Flutist Herbie Mann (that's him on the cover's front bottom left) produced this crossover jazz date for his featured vibraphonist Roy Ayers. Fans that are only familiar with Ayers' later funk work have a new, more daring side of the artist to discover. It says something that Ayers is on equal footing with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Grady Tate and Hubert Laws. Holy smokes, that's a great lineup!