Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra - The Best Of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years (1997)

Spyro Gyra - The Best Of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, artworks - 530 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 168 MB | 01:12:50
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion | Label: Amherst Records

This compilation covers the years 1977 to 1987, when Spyro Gyra was blazing new ground, blending jazz and pop elements in an original way that would eventually help define the emerging genre of smooth jazz. It touches on the band's Buffalo, New York, origins with "Shaker Song," recalls its first great success with "Morning Song," and documents the emergence of saxophonist Jay Beckenstein as an outstanding studio producer. Along the way, it also features the various musicians who have contributed to the group through the years. The original keyboard player Jeremy Wall contributes several compositions, including the touching "Autumn of Our Love" and the joyous "Summer Strut."

Spyro Gyra - Spyro Gyra (1978) {MCA}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 31, 2016
Spyro Gyra - Spyro Gyra (1978) {MCA}

Spyro Gyra - Spyro Gyra (1978) {MCA}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 272MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Spyro Gyra is the first album by the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra, released in 1978. The cover shows a picture of DNA in a galaxy in space. This was the group's only record released on Amherst.
Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {JVC 1st Japanese Pressing 1984}

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {JVC 1st Japanese Pressing 1984}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 344MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 168MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Morning Dance is Spyro Gyra's most commercially successful album, released in summer 1979. The song "Morning Dance" was a major hit (Billboard #24 pop, #1 adult contemporary) in summer 1979. The album cover of Morning Dance had concept origination, design and art direction by Peter Corriston.

Spyro Gyra - A Foreign Affair (2011) {Amherst} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 12, 2015
Spyro Gyra - A Foreign Affair (2011) {Amherst} [Repost]

Spyro Gyra - A Foreign Affair (2011) {Amherst}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 439MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz

Over 35 years into one of contemporary jazz fusion's most extraordinary evolving musical journeys, Spyro Gyra entered the 2010s where they began – on their own indie label, Amherst Records, on which they released their self-titled debut in 1978. Driven by the melodic, jazzy, and increasingly global-minded vision of saxophonist and founder Jay Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra have undergone various personnel changes throughout the years while becoming serial world travelers.

Spyro Gyra - Catching The Sun (1980)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 11, 2015
Spyro Gyra - Catching The Sun (1980)

Spyro Gyra - Catching The Sun (1980)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BMG, 74321 20262 2 | rem: 1990 | 250Mb

Catching the Sun is one among many similar-sounding but highly popular albums by premier fusion ensemble Spyro Gyra. The group's songs usually contained catchy melodies, prominent backbeats, and some room for improvisational expression, although it was limited and required quick bursts rather than expansive statements. They were and still are near the top in the light jazz and fusion field.

Spyro Gyra - In Modern Times (2001)  Music

Posted by uff at March 6, 2015
Spyro Gyra - In Modern Times (2001)

Spyro Gyra - In Modern Times (2001)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heads Up HUSA 9061, SACD Red Book layer | rel: 2001 | 445Mb

When you consider that 1979 was the year that launched Spyro Gyra onto the pop charts with their number one hit "Morning Dance," for what was essentially a new style of jazz, their achievements seem all the more astounding. With the release of In Modern Times, the group commemorates 25 years of recording and a move to Heads Up International with this fresh, new collection. The enhanced CD, complete with a video and biography, features the talents of its co-founder, Jay Beckenstein, on saxophones, Tom Schuman on keyboards, Julio Fernandez on guitars, Scott Ambush on bass, and Joel Rosenblatt on drums. The 12 original concepts written by members of the group, the inimitable Chuck Loeb, and co-writers Jeremy Wall and Phil Magallanes, keep the listening interesting, sweet, and real.

Spyro Gyra - Down The Wire (2009)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 16, 2014
Spyro Gyra - Down The Wire (2009)

Spyro Gyra - Down The Wire (2009)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Heads Up HUCD3154 | rel: 2009 | 475Mb

Creatively, Spyro Gyra have certainly had their ups and downs over the years. Leader/saxophonist Jay Beckenstein and his colleagues have recorded some real gems along the way, but they have also recorded their share of boring, forgettable "elevator muzak." Thankfully, there isn't an iota of "elevator muzak" to be found on Down the Wire, which is among the studio albums that captures the sort of energy and vitality Spyro Gyra are known for projecting on-stage. There are no misguided attempts to emulate Kenny G, Richard Elliot, or Najee on this 2009 release; Down the Wire is a legitimate fusion album – accessible and melodic, but risk-taking, edgy, and faithful to jazz' improvisatory spirit.

Spyro Gyra - Good to Go-Go (2007) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at May 29, 2014
Spyro Gyra - Good to Go-Go (2007) REPOST

Spyro Gyra - Good to Go-Go (2007)
Fusion | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heads Up HUCD 3127 | rel: 2007 | 530Mb

Thirty-one years and 27 albums in (not including compilations), urban contemporary jazz unit Spyro Gyra are playing with the funky inspiration and clever melodic and rhythmic invention that have made them synonymous with the genre, but that they haven't displayed on their own recordings for some time. This is not to say the quintet have ever been completely off their game. They know what they do, and do it extremely well – they can make smooth and groove-oriented records all day long – but the sheer edge and shifty, even knotty melodic ideas on "Good to Go-Go" feel adventurous in contrast to the records they've made since the beginning of the decade where they've fused smooth jazz to some Caribbean, Spanish, and other kinds of world music as well as written and recorded with pop vocalists.

Spyro Gyra - Rites Of Summer (1988) (MCA} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 27, 2014
Spyro Gyra - Rites Of Summer (1988) (MCA} [Re-Up]

Spyro Gyra - Rites Of Summer (1988) (MCA}
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

1998's Rites of Summer is the album on which Spyro Gyra once and for all abandons every pretense toward being anything other than a slickly commercial instrumental pop outfit with occasional feints toward the smoothest of smooth jazz. As always with Spyro Gyra, the slower and more impressionistic tunes are much more interesting than the upbeat songs.

Spyro Gyra - The Rhinebeck Sessions (2013)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 30, 2013
Spyro Gyra - The Rhinebeck Sessions (2013)

Spyro Gyra - The Rhinebeck Sessions (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 399MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

In April 2013, Spyro Gyra entered a recording studio in Rhinebeck, NY, a small town in the Hudson Valley. Jay Beckenstein and his band set out to do something that they had never done before in their nearly forty year history – improvise with each other over three days and in the process write and record an entire new album. Beckenstein concedes, “It was a bit of a gamble but we’re lucky to have a loyal fan base who are probably going to be interested in what we’re doing. I was also fairly confident that whatever came out of it would be pretty close to the way we have approached our live shows for years.”