Morning Dance

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Morning Dance
Morning dance.jpg
Studio album by
Released1979
Recorded1978
GenreJazz fusion, smooth jazz
Length39:36
LabelMCA
ProducerJay Beckenstein, Richard Calandra
Spyro Gyra chronology
Spyro Gyra
(1978)
Morning Dance
(1979)
Catching the Sun
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Morning Dance is the second album by the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra. The album was released in 1979 and was certified gold by the RIAA on September 19, 1979, and was certified platinum on June 1, 1987.[2]

At Billboard magazine, the album reached No. 27 on the Top 200 albums chart, while the song "Morning Dance" reached No. 24 on the Hot 100 songs chart and No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary songs chart.[3]

Track listing and personnel[edit]

  1. "Morning Dance" (Jay Beckenstein) – 4:11
  2. "Jubilee" (Jeremy Wall) – 4:31
    • Jay Beckenstein: alto saxophone
    • Jeremy Wall: electric piano and synthesizers
    • John Tropea: electric guitar
    • Will Lee: bass
    • Steve Jordan: drums
    • Rubens Bassini: congas and percussion
    • Randy Brecker: trumpet solo
    • Dave Samuels: marimba
  3. "Rasul" (Jeremy Wall) – 3:57
    • Jay Beckenstein: soprano and tenor saxophone
    • Jeremy Wall: acoustic and electric piano
    • Rick Strauss: guitar
    • Jim Kurzdorfer: bass
    • Ted Reinhardt: drums
    • John Clark: French horn
  4. "Song for Lorraine" (Jay Beckenstein) – 3:59
  5. "Starburst" (Jeremy Wall) – 4:50
    • Jay Beckenstein: tenor saxophone (intro)
    • Jeremy Wall: electric piano and synthesizers
    • John Tropea: guitar
    • Will Lee: bass
    • Steve Jordan: drums
    • Rubens Bassini: congas, timbales, percussion
    • Michael Brecker: tenor saxophone solo
  6. "Heliopolis" (Jay Beckenstein) – 5:34
    • Jay Beckenstein: alto saxophone, boobams, percussion
    • Jeremy Wall: electric piano and synthesizers
    • John Tropea: guitar
    • Will Lee: Bass
    • Steve Jordan: drums
    • Rubens Bassini: congas, timbales, percussion
    • Dave Samuels: marimba
    • Tom Schuman: Rhodes solo
  7. "It Doesn't Matter" (Chet Catallo) – 4:27
    • Jay Beckenstein: soprano saxophone
    • Tom Schuaman: electric and acoustic piano
    • Chet Catallo: guitar
    • Jim Kurzdorfer: bass
    • Eli Konikoff: drums
    • Suzanne Ciani: synthesizer
    • Jeremy Wall: synthesizer
    • Gerardo Velez: congas
    • Lani Groves, Diva Gray, Gordon Gordy: vocalists
  8. "Little Linda" (Jeremy Wall) – 4:27
    • Jay Beckenstein: alto saxophone
    • Jeremy Wall: electric piano, acoustic piano, percussion
    • Rick Strauss: guitar
    • Jim Kurzdorfer: bass
    • Ted Reinhardt: drums
    • Rubens Bassini: bongos and percussion
    • Dave Samuels: vibraphone
  9. "End of Romanticism" (Rick Strauss) – 5:00
    • Jay Beckenstein: soprano saxophone
    • Jeremy Wall: electric piano
    • Rick Strauss: six and 12–string electric guitar
    • Jim Kurzdorfer: bass
    • Ted Reinhardt: drums
    • Dave Samuels: marimba
    • Tom Schuman: synthesizer solos
    • John Clark: French horn

Horn section[edit]

Strings[edit]

  • Harry Lookofsky: violin
  • Matthew Raimondi: violin
  • Harry Cykman: violin
  • Charles Libove: violin
  • Alfred Brown: viola
  • Charles McCracken: cello

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r69148
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Spyro Gyra - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2017.