Morning Dance

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Morning Dance
Studio album by Spyro Gyra
Released March 1979
Genre Jazz fusion, smooth jazz
Length 39:36
Label MCA
Producer Jay Beckenstein, Richard Calandra
Spyro Gyra chronology
Spyro Gyra
Morning Dance
Catching the Sun
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Morning Dance is Spyro Gyra's most commercially successful album,[citation needed] released in summer 1979. The song "Morning Dance" was a major hit (Billboard #24 pop, #1 adult contemporary) in summer 1979.[citation needed]

Track listing and personnel[edit]

  1. "Morning Dance" (Jay Beckenstein) - 4:11
  2. "Jubilee" (Jeremy Wall) - 4:31
  3. "Rasul" (Jeremy Wall) - 3:57
  4. "Song for Lorraine" (Jay Beckenstein) - 3:59
  5. "Starburst" (Jeremy Wall) - 4:50
  6. "Heliopolis" (Jay Beckenstein) - 5:34
  7. "It Doesn't Matter" (Chet Catallo) - 4:27
  8. "Little Linda" (Jeremy Wall) - (4:27)
  9. "End of Romanticism" (Rick Strauss) - 5:00


  • Jay Beckenstein - tenor, alto and soprano saxophones
  • Jeremy Wall - electric piano, synethesizers on all except "It Doesn't Matter" and "Song for Lorraine", percussion on "Little Linda"
  • Tom Schuman - keyboards on all except "It Doesn't Matter" and "Song for Lorraine", rhodes solo on "Helipolis"
  • John Tropea - electric and acoustic guitar on "Jubilee", "Starburst" and "Morning Dance"
  • Chet Catallo - guitar on "It Doesn't Matter" and "Song for Lorraine"
  • Jim Kurzdorfer - bass on all except "Jubilee", "Starburst" and "Heliopolis"
  • Will Lee - bass on "Jubilee", "Starburst" and "Heliopolis"
  • Ted Reinhardt - drums on all except "Jubilee", "Starburst", "Heliopolis" and "It Doesn't Matter"
  • Rubens Bassini - congas and percussion on all except "Rasul", "Song for Lorraine", "It Doesn't Matter" and "End of Romanticism"
  • Dave Samuels - marimba and steel drum on all except "It Doesn't Matter", "Starburst" and "Song for Lorraine"
  • Gerardo Velez - percussion on "Song for Lorraine" and congas on "It Doesn't Matter"
  • Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone solo on "Starburst"
  • Randy Brecker - trumpet solo on "Jubilee"
  • Tom Malone - trombone
  • Lewis del Gatto - flutes
  • John Clark - French horn on "End of Romanticism" and "Rasul"
  • Lani Groves, Diva Grey, Gordon Grody - vocalists on "Song for Lorraine"
  • Rick Strauss - electric and 12-string guitar on "End of Romanticism", "Rasul" and "Little Linda"
  • Suzanne Ciani - synthesizers on "Song for Lorraine" and "It Doesn't Matter"
  • Steve Jordan - drums on "Jubilee", "Starburst" and "Heliopolis"

Horns arranged and conducted by Jeremy Wall except "Heliopolis" by Jay Beckenstein


Strings arranged and conducted by Jeremy Wall