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.
Amherst Media began as a leading mail order distributor for all manner of photography-related publications. With the first printing of Basic 35mm Camera Guide, we began our transition into publisher of photography books. In the 25 years since, Amherst Media has become the best source for original, in depth, photographic instruction. From amateur photographers and serious photographers to the world's leading professional photographers, we have something to offer all of them.
Freetime is the fifth album by Spyro Gyra released in 1981.The album hit number 1 on Billboard's jazz albums chart, 29 on the black albums chart, and 41 on the pop albums chart.