Things I knew about Spyro Gyra before picking up the record… Cool name. Generally cool album art. They’re from the 70′s. That’s about it.
But, musically, they just haven’t been on my radar. After listening to this album… I think I know why. They seem to have a tight orbit around planet Cheeze Jazz.
But then… there are tracks like Opus D’Opus and Pygmy Funk… far more funky, less cheesy, well orchestrated and are quite exciting. It’s like the album doesn’t know what it wants to be. It teeters between unbearable smooth jazz and shredding jazz fusion. Just weird.
At least I found a couple tracks I enjoy…