Morning Dance

Morning Dance

by Spyro GyraSpyro Gyra


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One of smooth jazz's key acts, Spyro Gyra has influenced countless artists with its buoyant, multistylistic sound, which draws from pop, jazz, R & B, Latin, and Caribbean elements. Spyro Gyra's 1979 sophomore album, MORNING DANCE, represented its first major success and launched the band on a highly successful career that has yet to slow down more than 20 years later. The group's innate joy in performing pervades every note, and the album's blend of styles gives it a kind of kaleidoscopic shimmer. "Jubilee" morphs from a funk rocker into a joyful, flute-accented dance tune, while the catchy "Little Linda" is a breezy, Latin-tinged workout. The spirited workout "Starburst" features a dynamic drum solo, and "Song for Lorraine" features a spiky saxophone attack by group leader Jay Beckenstein.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/1994
Label: Amherst Records
UPC: 0051617800828
catalogNumber: 28008

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spyro Gyra   Primary Artist
Suzanne Ciani   Synthesizer
John Tropea   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone
Rick Strauss   Guitar
Jeremy Wall   Percussion,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Tom Schuman   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
John Clark   French Horn
Gordon Grody   Vocals
Rubens Bassini   Percussion,Conga
Jay Beckenstein   Percussion,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Alfred Brown   Viola
Chet Catallo   Guitar
Harry Cykman   Violin
Diva Gray   Vocals
Lani Groves   Vocals
Harry Lookofsky   Violin,Concert Master
Eli Konikoff   Drums
Kim Kurzdorfer   Bass
Will Lee   Bass
Charles Libove   Violin
Charles McCracken   Cello
Matthew Raimondi   Violin
David Samuels   Marimbas,Steel Drums
Gerardo Velez   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Ted Reinhardt   Drums
Lew Del Gatto   Flute
Steve Jordan   Drums

Technical Credits

Richard Calandra   Producer
Larry Fast   Programming

Customer Reviews

Morning Dance 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Albums by Spyro Gyra
Good songs are:
Morning Dance
It Doesn't Matter

Very Nice example of early smooth jazz