vintageblackglamour: So, yes. The usual suspects – the legends you expect – are present and accounted for in my next book, Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters. But! So are the legends you weren’t expecting – like the one and the only Roy Ayers. Composer. Singer. Vibraphonist. Genius. Did you know that he lives in James Baldwin’s old apartment in Harlem? Where else would a genius live?! I had a hard time deciding which chapter to place Mr. Ayers in – Virtuosos? Iconoclasts? Visionaries? I finally decided on Maestros. That’s what I get for trying to categorize a genius.

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