SPYRO GYRA

Pop/Art Song/Folk • United States
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Founded in 1974 by saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra have consistently been one of the commercially successfully pop-jazz groups of the past 30 years. The band became a full-time venture in 1976 and has been touring ever since. Critics love to attack this band's music, which combines R&B and elements of pop and Caribbean music with jazz, but its live performances are often stimulating -- unlike many of its records, which emphasize the danceable melodies.

The roots of Spyro Gyra lay in Buffalo, NY, in 1974. Beckenstein and his longtime friend, keyboardist Jeremy Wall, had been leading a group with a revolving membership; every one of the many members in the band were loosely involved in the local jazz and rock scenes. Around 1974, the group was beginning to gel and cultivate a following. A club owner who wanted to advertise an upcoming appearance by the band asked Beckenstein for
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Vinyl TapVinyl Tap
Amherst Records 2019
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Fast ForwardFast Forward
Grp Records 1990
$9.00
$1.25 (used)
Best ofBest of
Remastered
Amherst Records 1997
$12.87
$3.33 (used)
BreakoutBreakout
Amherst Records 1994
$8.95
$3.22 (used)
IncognitoIncognito
Amherst Records 1994
$10.97
$7.22 (used)
Spyro Gyra: CollectionSpyro Gyra: Collection
GRP Records 1991
$14.43
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FreetimeFreetime
Amherst Records 1994
$9.27
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Stories Without WordsStories Without Words
Amherst Records 1994
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Alternating CurrentsAlternating Currents
Amherst Records 1994
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SPYRO GYRA Discography

SPYRO GYRA albums / top albums

SPYRO GYRA Spyro Gyra album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Spyro Gyra
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1977
SPYRO GYRA Morning Dance album cover 3.50 | 5 ratings
Morning Dance
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
SPYRO GYRA Carnaval album cover 3.00 | 3 ratings
Carnaval
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
SPYRO GYRA Catching the Sun album cover 2.62 | 4 ratings
Catching the Sun
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
SPYRO GYRA Freetime album cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Freetime
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1981
SPYRO GYRA Incognito album cover 3.17 | 3 ratings
Incognito
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1982
SPYRO GYRA City Kids album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
City Kids
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1983
SPYRO GYRA Alternating Currents album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Alternating Currents
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1985
SPYRO GYRA Breakout album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Breakout
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1986
SPYRO GYRA Stories Without Words album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Stories Without Words
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
SPYRO GYRA Rites of Summer album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Rites of Summer
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1988
SPYRO GYRA Point Of View album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Point Of View
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1989
SPYRO GYRA Fast Forward album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Fast Forward
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1990
SPYRO GYRA Three Wishes album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
Three Wishes
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1992
SPYRO GYRA Dreams Beyond Control album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Dreams Beyond Control
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1993
SPYRO GYRA Love & Other Obsessions album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Love & Other Obsessions
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1995
SPYRO GYRA Heart of the Night album cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
Heart of the Night
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1996
SPYRO GYRA 20/20 album cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
20/20
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1997
SPYRO GYRA Got the Magic album cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Got the Magic
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1999
SPYRO GYRA In Modern Times album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
In Modern Times
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2001
SPYRO GYRA Original Cinema album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Original Cinema
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2003
SPYRO GYRA The Deep End album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Deep End
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2004
SPYRO GYRA Wrapped in a Dream album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Wrapped in a Dream
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2006
SPYRO GYRA Good to Go-Go album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Good to Go-Go
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2007
SPYRO GYRA A Night Before Christmas album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
A Night Before Christmas
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2008
SPYRO GYRA Down the Wire album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Down the Wire
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2009
SPYRO GYRA A Foreign Affair album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
A Foreign Affair
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
SPYRO GYRA The Rhinebeck Sessions album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
The Rhinebeck Sessions
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2013
SPYRO GYRA Vinyl Tap album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vinyl Tap
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2019

SPYRO GYRA EPs & splits

SPYRO GYRA live albums

SPYRO GYRA Access All Areas album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Access All Areas
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1984
SPYRO GYRA Road Scholars album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Road Scholars
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1998

SPYRO GYRA demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

SPYRO GYRA Live Concert Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Concert Series
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979

SPYRO GYRA re-issues & compilations

SPYRO GYRA Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collection
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1991
SPYRO GYRA The Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Spyro Gyra: The First Ten Years
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1997
SPYRO GYRA The Very Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best Of
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2002

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