Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra are an American jazz-funk band from Buffalo, formed in 1977.

Members: Jay Beckenstein (saxophone, lyricon), Jeremy Wall (piano, keyboards, percussion, 1977-81), Jim Kurzdorfer (bass, 1977-79), Tom Walsh (drums, percussion, 1977-78), Umbopha Emile Latimer (percussion, 1978-79), Dave Samuels (vibraphone, 1978-93), Tom Schuman (piano, synthesizer, 1980-present), Gerardo Velez (percussion, 1984-88), Kim Stone (bass, 1984-87), Chet Catallo (guitar, 1984-85), Eli Konikoff (drums, 1984), Richie Morales (drums, 1985-91), Julio Fernandez (guitar, 1985-88, 1992-present), Oscar Cartaya (bass, 1988-91), Jay Azzolina (guitar, 1989-?), Marc Quinones (percussion, 1990-?), Joel Rosenblatt (drums, 1992-?), Scott Ambush (bass, 1992-?)

Discography:

  • Spyro Gyra (1977)
  • Morning Dance (1979)
  • Carnaval (1980)
  • Catching the Sun (1980)
  • Freetime (1981)
  • Incognito (1982)
  • City Kids (1983)
  • Access All Areas (live, 1984)
  • Alternating Currents (1985)
  • Breakout (1986)
  • Stories Without Words (1987)
  • Rites of Summer (1988)
  • Point of View (1989)
  • Fast Forward (1990)

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