Spyro Gyra - Point Of View album
Point of View is the thirteenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in June 1989 by GRP Records. At Billboard magazine, the album peaked at No. 120 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Slow Burn (Dave Samuels) – 4:07. Swing Street (Jay Beckenstein) – 5:13. Fairweather (Tom Schuman) – 4:46. The Unknown Soldier (Beckenstein) – 5:16. Hannibal's Boogie (Beckenstein) – 5:59. No Limits (Beckenstein) – 4:41. Carolina (Richie Morales) – 4:34. Riverwalk (Samuels) – 4:29.
The problem is that Spyro Gyra's slower and more impressionistic tunes have always been their most interesting, and the lack of ballads is a fairly big strike against Point of View. Also, the too-concise arrangements - only the woefully misnamed "Swamp Thing" breaks the six-minute barrier, and over half the songs don't even hit five - keeps the group members, who are all fine soloists when they get the opportunity, from breaking out long enough to really build something interesting.
Point Of View is the thirteenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in June 1989 on the GRP label. This album reached on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.
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Spyro Gyra official web site. The first eponymous album Spyro Gyra, self-released in late 1977, reflected these personnel as well as some guests like vibraphone player Dave Samuels, the album attracted the attention of locally based Amherst Records, who re-released the first album with new artwork. The debut album was one of Billboard s Top 40 Jazz Albums of 1978, bronx-born percussionist and drummer Gerardo Velez, who started his career with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, became a regular in the band around this time.
PointOfView " is the thirteenth album by Spyro Gyra from 1989. The album cover shows a lizard climbing from a puddle on the pavement, up to the sidewalk next to a fire hydrant. The puddle mirrors a somewhat bizarre view of what seems like a jungle right behind the hydrant. 1989 ' s Point of View is a much more up - tempo collection than Spyro Gyra had delivered on their last several albums ; only Dave Samuels ' lovely vibes - and percussion - enhanced " Riverwalk " counts as a ballad, and even it has a moderately sprightly tempo.
By: Spyro Gyra (1989, Jazz). More albums from Spyro Gyra: Catching The Sun by Spyro Gyra. Rites Of Summer by Spyro Gyra. City Kids by Spyro Gyra. Carnaval by Spyro Gyra. Got The Magic by Spyro Gyra. Wrapped In A Dream by Spyro Gyra. In Modern Times by Spyro Gyra. The Deep End by Spyro Gyra. View all albums . Point Of View. By: Spyro Gyra (1989, Jazz).
Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Slow Burn (Album Version). 2. Swing Street (Album Version).
Point Of View is a jazz related pop/art song/folk music album recording by SPYRO GYRA released in 1989 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette.
|4||The Unknown Soldier||5:16|
- Bass – Oscar Cartaya
- Drums – Richie Morales
- Engineer [Additional] – Chris Bubacz
- Engineer [Assistant] – Doug Rose
- Engineer, Mixed By – Larry Swist
- Guitar – Jay Azzolina
- Keyboards – Tom Schuman
- Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
- Percussion – Roger Squitero (tracks: A1, B2, B6)
- Producer [Assistant] – Jeremy Wall
- Producer, Saxophone – Jay Beckenstein
- Rhythm Guitar – Julio Fernandez (tracks: A5)
- Synthesizer [Mallet-triggered], Marimba, Vibraphone – David Samuels*
NotesRecorded & mixed at Beartracks Recording Studio, Suffern, N.Y.
Track 6 'No Limits' is a bonus track for CD.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 07673263092
|MCA-6309||Spyro Gyra||Point Of View (LP, Album)||MCA Records||MCA-6309||US||1989|
|256 437-2||Spyro Gyra||Point Of View (CD, Album)||MCA Records||256 437-2||Germany||1989|
|LGXC-6870||Spyro Gyra||Point Of View (LP, Album)||MCA Records||LGXC-6870||Mexico||1989|
|GRP01072||Spyro Gyra||Point Of View (CD, Album)||GRP||GRP01072||Germany||1989|
|670.9061||Spyro Gyra||Point Of View (LP, Album)||MCA Records||670.9061||Canada||1989|