spyro gyra

  • Go by contemporary jazz band Hiroshima
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    Top Contemporary Jazz Albums – January 1998!

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    Here were the best-selling contemporary jazz albums 35 years ago, according to the January 23, 1988 issue of Billboard magazine! Hiroshima, Go Spyro Gyra, Stories Without Words Pat Metheny…

  • Jay Beckenstein of Spyro Gyra playing saxophone live

    Happy Birthday, Jay Beckenstein!

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    Spyro Gyra co-founder and leader Jay Beckenstein was born on May 14, 1951. The songwriter/saxophonist/producer has been the main man behind the legendary contemporary jazz band’s 30+ albums. He…

  • Flashback: Tom Schuman in 2003

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    Tom Schuman has been the keyboardist for Spyro Gyra since the beginning. He’s been on every recording by the perennial contemporary jazz band and has penned at least 40…

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    Top Contemporary Jazz – July 1990

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    The following were the top-selling contemporary jazz recordings in early July of 1990: Stanley Jordan – Cornucopia Najee – Tokyo Blue Basia – London Warsaw New York Patti Austin…

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    Spyro Gyra – A Night Before Christmas

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    “We’ve always had a yearning to do a record that was kind of a straightahead record – or at least something closer to a straightahead record than what we…