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Performer: Spyro Gyra
Genre: Jazz
Title: Point Of View
Country: US
Released: 1989
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1545 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1185 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1817 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 186

Point of View is the thirteenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in June 1989 by GRP Records. At Billboard magazine, the album peaked at No. 120 on the Top 200 Albums chart. Slow Burn (Dave Samuels) – 4:07. Swing Street (Jay Beckenstein) – 5:13. Fairweather (Tom Schuman) – 4:46. The Unknown Soldier (Beckenstein) – 5:16. Hannibal's Boogie (Beckenstein) – 5:59. No Limits (Beckenstein) – 4:41. Carolina (Richie Morales) – 4:34. Riverwalk (Samuels) – 4:29.

The problem is that Spyro Gyra's slower and more impressionistic tunes have always been their most interesting, and the lack of ballads is a fairly big strike against Point of View. Also, the too-concise arrangements - only the woefully misnamed "Swamp Thing" breaks the six-minute barrier, and over half the songs don't even hit five - keeps the group members, who are all fine soloists when they get the opportunity, from breaking out long enough to really build something interesting.

Point Of View is the thirteenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in June 1989 on the GRP label. This album reached on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.

Spyro Gyra official web site. The first eponymous album Spyro Gyra, self-released in late 1977, reflected these personnel as well as some guests like vibraphone player Dave Samuels, the album attracted the attention of locally based Amherst Records, who re-released the first album with new artwork. The debut album was one of Billboard s Top 40 Jazz Albums of 1978, bronx-born percussionist and drummer Gerardo Velez, who started his career with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, became a regular in the band around this time.

Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Slow Burn (Album Version). 2. Swing Street (Album Version).

Dave Love, Founder – Heads Up Records.

Spyro Gyra is a jazz fusion group which formed in 1974 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Since their formation, the band has released 25 albums have been been nominated for 12 Grammys. The band's lineup has seen many changes, with only saxophonist Jay Beckenstein and keyboardist Tom Schuman remaining from the original lineup. Members as of 2008: Jay Beckenstein - saxophones Tom Schuman - piano, keyboards Julio Fernandez - guitars Scott Ambush - bass Bonny Bonaparte - drums, percussion.

Point Of View is a jazz related pop/art song/folk music album recording by SPYRO GYRA released in 1989 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette.


A1 Slow Burn
A2 Swing Street
A3 Fairweather
A4 The Unknown Soldier
A5 Hannibal's Boogie
B1 No Limits
B2 Carolina
B3 Riverwalk
B4 Swamp Thing
B5 Counterpoint
B6 Gotcha


  • Bass – Oscar Cartaya
  • Drums – Richie Morales
  • Engineer [Additional] – Chris Bubacz
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Doug Rose
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Larry Swist
  • Guitar – Jay Azzolina
  • Keyboards – Tom Schuman
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Percussion – Roger Squitero (tracks: A1, B2, B6)
  • Producer [Assistant] – Jeremy Wall
  • Producer, Saxophone – Jay Beckenstein
  • Rhythm Guitar – Julio Fernandez (tracks: A5)
  • Synthesizer [Mallet-triggered], Marimba, Vibraphone – David Samuels*


Recorded & mixed at Beartracks Recording Studio, Suffern, N.Y.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 022925643728

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MCA-6309 Spyro Gyra Point Of View ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records MCA-6309 US 1989
LGXC-6870 Spyro Gyra Point Of View ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records LGXC-6870 Mexico 1989
GRP01072 Spyro Gyra Point Of View ‎(CD, Album) GRP GRP01072 Germany 1989
670.9061 Spyro Gyra Point Of View ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records 670.9061 Canada 1989
GRP-9812 Spyro Gyra Point Of View ‎(CD, Album) GRP GRP-9812 US 1989