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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Spyro Gyra  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :
   Love & Other Obsessions



Год издания : 1995

Компания звукозаписи : GRP, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Время звучания : 56:10

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Fusion)      

Produced by Jay Beckenstein

Maybe things were simpler in the Seventies, when the birth of what we now call contemporary jazz or pop instrumental really occurred. Long before anyone gave much thought to what to call it, there was one thing we could count on-the fact that a bunch of solid jazz players from Buffalo with the funny band name could dish it up and make it fun. In an industry where the latest sonic trends emerge and disappear in brief flashes of expectation and disappointment, Spyro Gyra's constantly evolving musical vision has made them the most consistent, popular and enduring of all contemporary jazz ensembles. While their previous effort, the stirring Dreams Beyond Control, aimed for an expansive array of sounds and colors in larger settings, Love & Other Obsessions features a more focused direction and a definite leaning towards more modern R&B and African influences. In an effort to keep things fresh, Beckenstein also chose this time to work with more outside arrangers like Russell Ferrante, Chieli Minucci (of Special EFX), Alex Acuna and Scott Kreitzer, who contributed the collection's two vocal pieces. Vocals aside and despite the revised listing of Dave Samuels as a contributing player rather than full-time group member, Spyro is at its best when doing what it does best-adding a practiced oomph to a picture perfect hummability, darting through a few island paradises, returning to the city for the Big Apple vibe, and improvising and rocking where it counts. Most Spyro Gyra collections get off to a trademark rocking start, but this time out, Beckenstein aimed to begin with a smoother moodswing, full of breezy and even romantic subtleties. The saxman's own "Lost and Found" sets such a tone, and founding member Jeremy Wall keeps the hot silk dripping on "Ariana". Then the real fun begins, highlighted by the hooky, playful, decidedly African meets the Caribbean vibe of "Serengeti" (vintage Samuels, naturally), a soulful strut through the diverse humanity along New York's "Third Street" and the aptly titled "Group Therapy". This one is perhaps the disc's most fascinating work, a spontaneous jam session in which each member of the band works out his musical emotions and aggressions in a fun, free-form setting. Everything goes here, from Tom Schuman's spacy synth soloing to Beckenstein gushing some monstrous soprano licks.

All Music Guide


  Соисполнители :

Jay Beckenstein (Saxophone)
Joel Rosenblatt (Drums)
Julio Fernandez (Guitar)
Scott Ambush (Bass)
Tom Schuman (Keyboards)


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   1 Lost And Found         0:05:12 Jay Beckenstein
   2 Ariana         0:05:09 Jeremy Wall
arranged Chieli Minucci
   3 Serengeti         0:04:56 Dave Samuels
arrangeb By Russell Ferrante & Alex Acuna
   4 Fine Time To Explain         0:04:41 Scott Kreitzer
   5 Third Street         0:04:50 Jay Beckenstein
   6 Group Therapy         0:05:46 Jay Beckenstein / Tom Schuman / Julio Fernandez / Dave Samuels / Scott Ambush / Joel Rosenblat
   7 Horizon's Edge         0:05:03 Jay Beckenstein
arranged By Scott Kreitzer
   8 Lefs Say Goodbye         0:04:33 Scott Kreitzer / Anthony Pompa
   9 On Liberty Road         0:05:55 'For South Africa' - Scott Ambush
   10 Rockin' A Heart Place         0:05:24 Julio Fernandez
   11 Baby Dreams         0:04:42 Tom Schuman

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