Access All Areas (Spyro Gyra album)

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Access All Areas
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Live album by Spyro Gyra
Released June 1984
Genre Jazz, fusion
Label MCA
Producer Jay Beckenstein, Richard Calandra
Spyro Gyra chronology
City Kids
(1983)
Access All Areas
(1984)
Alternating Currents
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Access All Areas is the eighth album and first live album by Spyro Gyra, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shaker Song" (Jay Beckenstein) – 7:14
  2. "Serpent In Paradise" (Beckenstein) – 5:56
  3. "Heliopolis" (Beckenstein) – 11:49
  4. "Harbor Nights" (Beckenstein) – 7:04
  5. "Conversations" (Tom Schuman) – 8:30
  6. "Schu's Blues" (Schuman) – 4:46
  7. "Morning Dance" (Beckenstein) – 5:37
  8. "Islands in the Sky" (Jeremy Wall) – 6:29
  9. "Sea Biscuit" (All Members) – 6:03
  10. "Latin Streets" (Jorge Dalto, Gerardo Velez) – 8:24

The track "Old San Juan" originally opened the album, but it was not included on the CD due to a lack of space.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jay Beckenstein – Yamaha soprano, alto and tenor saxophones
  • Tom Schuman – Yamaha CP-70, Memory Moog, Multi-Moog, Yamaha GS-2, ProphetV, Moog Liberation and DynaRhodes
  • Chet Catallo – Gibson 335, Gibson 347, and a Gibson classical guitar
  • Kim Stone – Fender Jazz Bass, an Aria electric bass and a 100-year-old 3/4 scale acoustic bass
  • Eli Konikoff – custom Yamaha drum kit with Zildjian cymbals
  • Dave Samuels – Musser Pro 55 vibraphone and a custom Musser 250 marimba
  • Gerardo Velez – Latin Percussion congas, timbales and hand-held percussion instruments

References[edit]