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Spyro Gyra – Original Cinema (2003) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Spyro Gyra – Original Cinema (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:34 mins | Scans included | 4,14 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,24 GB

A slightly sharper edge surfaces in Spyro Gyra’s second effort for the Telarc-affiliated Heads Up label. While their performance still tilts more toward easy listening than searing fusion, there’s a bit more punch than usual in the upbeat tracks. Frontman Jay Beckenstein cultivates a slightly grittier sound by concentrating largely on tenor sax, while a trio of guest percussionists adds dimension to the beat on several numbers, especially the festive “Cape Town Love.” The tour de force performance is probably “Flashback,” largely because Beckenstein goes it alone, blowing some eloquent, Wayne Shorter-style lines against his own more than serviceable pre-recorded piano accompaniment. The filmic theme, reflected in the titles of several tracks, is more affectation than substance; in truth, Original Cinema extends rather than detours from the path laid down for a quarter century by this smooth jazz juggernaut.

01. Bump It Up
02. Extrovertical
03. Dream Sequence
04. Party of Seven
05. Big Dance Number
06. Close-Up
07. Film Noir
08. Cape Town Love
09. Handheld
10. Funky Tina
11. Getaway
12. Calle Ocho
13. Flashback



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