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Contemporary casual

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Booth,Philip, (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Dec; 2013
ISBN:
0272-572
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
38: Jazz and blues, General, sound recordings, performing groups, jazz and blues, Spyro Gyra, The Rhinebeck sessions
Notes:
After nearly four decades as an entity, what does Spyro Gyra do for album number 30? The Rhinebeck sessions (Crosseyed Bear), assembled during a three-day recording sprint in the titular small town in the Hudson Valley, boasts the trademark Spyro Gyra sound: catchy melodies by founding saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, urgent funk and fusion grooves, nods to Caribbean rhythms. But there's a looser vibe to the music, more of an anything-goes feel than you find in most of the band's tightly arranged and carefully programmed material. The band explains that the effect was purely intentional.