Spyro Gyra release their twenty-sixth album ‘Original Cinema’ (2003)

Spyro Gyra‘s ‘Original Cinema’ is their twenty-sixth album released on February 25, 2003 by Heads Up Records.

Track Listing : 1.Bump It Up (Julio Fernandez) – 04:53 . 2.Extrovertical (Jay Beckenstein) – 06:21 . 3.Dream Sequence (Jay Beckenstein) – 05:02 . 4.Party Of Seven (Joel Rosenblatt, Bette Sussman) – 04:51 . 5.Big Dance Number (Jay Beckenstein) – 03:27 . 6.Close-Up (Julio Fernandez) – 03:47 . 7.Film Noir (Jay Beckenstein) – 06:11 . 8.Cape Town Love (Beckenstein) – 05:17 . 9.Handheld (Scott Ambush) – 04:01 . 10.Funky Tina (Julio Fernandez) – 05:17 . 11.Getaway (Jeremy Wall) – 04:11 . 12.Calle Ocho (Jay Beckenstein) – 05:30 . 13.Flashback (Jay Beckenstein) – 03:38

Musicians : Spyro Gyra – Band . Jay Beckenstein – Saxophone . Tom Schuman – Keyboard . Julio Fernández – Guitar . Joel Rosenblatt – Drum . Scott Ambush – Bass . Dave Samuels – Vibes . Andy Narell – Steel Drums . David Charles – Percussion On (1 – 11) . Marc Quiñones – Percussion On (10 – 12) . Mino Cinelu – Percussion On (2 – 4 – 7 – 8)

Production : Produced By Jay Beckenstein . Eric Carlinsky – Engineer . J.P. Sheganoski – Engineer . Scott Hull – Mastering . Michael Bishop – Mastering

Recorded 2002.

Released On February 25, 2003 By Heads Up Records.

(Source Spyro Gyra‘s ‘Original Cinema’ | Official Website)

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JazzTimes
…many people view them as just another radio-friendly group. Putting out CDs slanted to that audience might have something to do with the perception, but with Original Cinema, saxophonist/leader Jay Beckenstein sought to create a recording that dispelled the notion. […]

SA-CD.net
Few albums have that special magic that draws me in like a magnet; this album did that for me. In the end, the fact that Spyro Gyra no longer plays jazz-fusion as they once did really did not matter. This great album will help everyone forget all of that quickly, except for diehard fusion folks that probably stopped listening to their music once they changed their style anyway. […]

allmusic
While their performance still tilts more toward easy listening than searing fusion, there’s a bit more punch than usual in the upbeat tracks. […]

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