22/04/2016

Spyro Gyra "Freetime" (1981) -Jazz Fusion / Smooth Jazz-


Label : MCA Records


01 - Freetime (Tom Schuman & Eli Konikoff)
02 - Telluride (Jay Beckenstein)
03 - Summer Strut (Jeremy Wall)
04 - Elegy For Trane (Jeremy Wall)
05 - Pacific Sunrise (Tom Schuman)
06 - Amber Dream (Jay Beckenstein)
07 - String Soup (Jim Kurzdorfer)


Produced by Jay Beckenstein & Richard Calandra of Crosseyed Bear Productions for Amherst Records
Assistant Producer : Jeremy Wall
Recorded at Secret Sound Studio, NYC
Engineer : Michael Barry
Assistant Engineer : Steve Baldwin
Mixed at House Of Music, West Orange NJ
Engineers : Michael Barry & Charles Conrad
Assistant Engineer : Julian Robertson
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Master Disc, New York, NY


01 - Freetime

Saxophone : Jay Beckenstein
Fender Rhodes & Synthesizers : Tom Schuman
Guitar : John Tropea
Bass : Will Lee
Drums : Eli Konikoff
Percussion : Gerardo Velez, Crusher Bennett & Jay Beckenstein
Polyphonic Synthesizer : Rob Mounsey & Jeremy Wall
Trumpet Solo : Randy Brecker

02 - Telluride

Alto & Soprano Saxophones : Jay Beckenstein
Fender Rhodes & Piano : Tom Schuman
Guitars : John Tropea & Steve Khan
Bass : Will Lee
Drums : Eli Konikoff
Percussion : Gerardo Velez & Crusher Bennett
Vibraphone : David Samuels
Synthesizers : Rob Mounsey & Jeremy Wall
Backing vocals : Valerie Simpson, Casey Cysik, Rob Mounsey & Will Lee

03 - Summer Strut

Alto Saxophone & Clay Flute : Jay Beckenstein
Fender Rhodes : Tom Schuman
Guitars : John Tropea & Steve Khan
Bass : Will Lee
Drums : Eli Konikoff
Percussion : Gerardo Velez & Crusher Bennett
Marimba : David Samuels
Synthesizer : Rob Mounsey
Guitar Solo : John Tropea

04 - Elegy For Trane

Soprano Saxophone : Jay Beckenstein
Piano : Jeremy Wall
Cello : David Darling
Cymbal : Richard Calandra

05 - Pacific Sunrise

Soprano & Tenor Saxophones : Jay Beckenstein
Fender Rhodes, Piano & Synthesizer : Tom Schuman
Guitar : John Tropea
Bass : Will Lee
Drums : Eli Konikoff
Percussion : Gerardo Velez & Crusher Bennett
Marimba : David Samuels
Synthesizers : Rob Mounsey & Jeremy Wall

06 - Amber Dream

Alto Saxophone : Jay Beckenstein
Fender Rhodes & Synthesizer : Tom Schuman
Guitars : Chet Catallo & John Tropea
Bass : Will Lee
Drums : Eli Konikoff
Percussion : Gerardo Velez
Guitar Solo : Chet Catallo
Backing vocals : Valerie Simpson, Casey Cysik, Rob Mounsey & Will Lee

07 - String Soup

Alto Saxophone : Jay Beckenstein
Fender Rhodes : Tom Schuman
Guitars : Chet Catallo & John Tropea
Bass : Will Lee
Drums : Eli Konikoff
Percussion : Gerardo Velez
Guitar Solo : Chet Catallo
Piano Solo : Richard Tee


Horn Section :
Jay Beckenstein : Alto Sax
Michael Brecker : Tenor Sax
Lew Delgatto : Baritone Sax
Randy Brecker : Trumpet
Alan Rubin : Trumpet
Tom Malone : Trombone
Horns Arranged & Conducted by Jeremy Wall
Background Vocals Arranged by Rob Mounsey