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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 - Carnaval (1980) {BMG}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 22, 2016
Spyro Gyra - Carnaval (1980) {BMG}

Spyro Gyra - Carnaval (1980) {BMG}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 252MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Crossover Jazz

Carnaval is fantastic collection of songs released by Spyro Gyra. The album was originally released in 1980, the start of their golden years. The cd itself is great. All of the songs are a pleasure to listen to, and have appropriate names for the tracks.Horn parts are an integral part of this record.
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 - Got The Magic (1999) {Windham Hill}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 12, 2016
Spyro Gyra - Got The Magic (1999) {Windham Hill}

Spyro Gyra - Got The Magic (1999) {Windham Hill}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 413MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 159MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz

Still, Spyro Gyra's music has more depth and kick than most of their brothers and sisters in the smooth or contemporary genre. Jay Beckenstein once again delivers some fine saxophone playing, Tom Schuman lays down nice keyboard textures, and guitarist Julio Fernandez enlivens several pieces with his tasty fretwork (and Benson-like scatting on "Sierra"). Got the Magic is full of accessible melodies and polished playing, adding up to a very enjoyable pop-jazz outing.

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {Amherst}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 14, 2016
Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {Amherst}

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance (1979) {Amherst}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 302MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 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 Night Before Christmas (2008) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 18, 2015
Spyro Gyra - A Night Before Christmas (2008) REPOST

Spyro Gyra - A Night Before Christmas (2008)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heads Up HUCD 3145 | rel: 2008 | 325Mb

If there’s one band that pretty much defines the appellation smooth jazz, it would have to be Spyro Gyra. Their combination of slick, inspired musicianship and lighthearted melodies have made them decade-spanning stars. A Night Before Christmas finds saxophonist Jay Beckenstein and company re-inventing Christmas favorites.

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 - 20/20 (1997)  Music

Posted by uff at March 18, 2015
Spyro Gyra - 20/20 (1997)

Spyro Gyra - 20/20 (1997)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
GRP 98682 | rel: 1997 | 405Mb

Artistically, Spyro Gyra hit an all-time low in the mid-1990s. The use of outside arrangers and pop vocalists had proven detrimental, and the band was sounding even more formulaic than usual on banal albums like 1995's Love and Other Obsessions. More self-contained and devoid of adult contemporary singing, 20/20 is a slight improvement. Though Spyro still sounds contrived and is hardly challenging, a few of the songs are somewhat likable, including the moody "The Unwritten Letter" and the angular "Rockaway to Sunset."