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."