Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years

The Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years

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by Spyro Gyra
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/1997
Label:
Amherst Records
UPC:
0051617550129
catalogNumber:
25501
Rank:
5019

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spyro Gyra   Primary Artist
John Tropea   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Michael Brecker   Flute,Horn
Hiram Bullock   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jorge Dalto   Piano
Eddie Gomez   Bass
Bob Malach   Horn
Tom "Bones" Malone   Horn
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer
Tom Scott   Horn
Jeremy Wall   Synthesizer,Electric Piano
Tom Schuman   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Jonathan Abramowitz   Strings
Sanford Allen   Strings
Lamar Alsop   Strings
Manolo Badrena   Percussion
Rubens Bassini   Percussion,Conga
Jay Beckenstein   Horn,Electric Piano,Saxophone
Errol Crusher Bennett   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Horn
Chet Catallo   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Peter Dimitriades   Strings
Julio Fernandez   Guitar
Steve Gadd   Drums
Gary Grant   Horn
Harry Lookofsky   Concert Master
Jerry Hey   Horn
Harold Kohon   Strings
Eli Konikoff   Drums
Kim Kurzdorfer   Bass
Emile Latimer   Percussion
Will Lee   Bass
Jay Levy   Strings
Steve Love   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Guy Lumia   Strings
Marcus Miller   Bass
Richie Morales   Drums
Matthew Raimondi   Strings
David Samuels   Marimbas,Steel Drums
Richard Sortomme   Strings
Kim Stone   Bass
Roberto Vally   Bass
Gerardo Velez   Percussion
Tom Walsh   Drums
Ted Reinhardt   Drums
Larry Williams   Horn

Technical Credits

Eddie Jobson   Synclavier Programming
Jeremy Wall   Arranger
Michael Barry   Engineer
Charlie Conrad   Engineer
Jack Malken   Engineer
Larry Swist   Engineer
Chuck Madden   Engineer

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The Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you were young back in the early 80s, this music will bring back memories of the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and, hopefully, a margarita in your hand. Long before corporate America took over most radio stations and homogenized the hell out of them, this music was around. Somehow it was able to creep into the softer rock stations and catch the ear of many a listener. It had a freshness, a newness that was truly infectious. It eventually became so popular that it created a whole new genre for itself- smooth jazz. Today, since the smooth jazz stations sound like boring muzak, it is refreshing to hear a sound from the past, when this type of music was new. The first four "hits" you will recognize immediately- the shaker song, cafe amore, catching the sun, and morning dance. The other seven songs are just as strong and if you listen for a while, you might find that they become your favorites too. You can’t possibly listen to this CD with out moving your hips, your feet or some other part of your body. The sound quality of this CD is very good. For someone who listened to Spirogyra on a cassette tape while driving around in a car, I think it sounds fantastic. For those of you who had them on vinyl, you may not be as impressed. Overall, I give this album a four and star rating for quality, and an extra half for memories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you were young back in the early 80s, this music will bring back memories of the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and, hopefully, a margarita in your hand. Long before corporate America took over most radio stations and homogenized them to death, this music was around. Somehow it was able to creep into the softer rock stations and catch the ear of many a listener. It had a freshness, a newness that was truly infectious. It eventually became so popular that it created a whole new genre for itself- smooth jazz. Today, since the smooth jazz stations sound like boring muzak, it is refreshing to hear a sound from the past, when this type of music was new. The first four "hits" you will recognize immediately- the shaker song, cafe amore, catching the sun, and morning dance. The other seven songs are just as strong and if you listen for a while, you might find that they become your favorites too. You can’t possibly listen to this CD with out moving your hips, your feet or some other part of your body. The sound quality of this CD is very good. For someone who listened to Spirogyra on a cassette tape while driving around in a car, I think it sounds fantastic. For those of you who had them on vinyl, you may not be as impressed. Overall, I give this album a four and star rating for quality, and an extra half for memories.