Nabil Ayers: iMy Life in the Sunshine: Searching for My Father and Discovering My Family/i (Viking)

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Jazz Times

By A.D. Amorosi Nabil Ayers didn’t need to write a memoir about what rarely existed between him and his biological father, composer/vibraphonist Roy Ayers, to connect with making music. The general manager of 4AD Records, Ayers founded Sonic Boom Records, co-founded the Control Group, played drums in the Replacements’ Tommy Stinson’s solo ensemble, and has written extensively about music of all stripes for GQ and The New York Times. His autobiography rhapsodizes in loving detail about everything from the joys of working with St. Vincent to witnessing Nirvana’s live debut of “Smells Like Teen S…

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