|Born||April 28, 1960|
|Associated acts||Spyro Gyra|
Scott Ambush is an American musician, best known as the bass player of jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra.
Jazz fusion is a music genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined jazz harmony and improvisation with rock music, funk, and rhythm and blues. Electric guitars, amplifiers, and keyboards that were popular in rock and roll started to be used by jazz musicians, particularly those who had grown up listening to rock and roll.
Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was formed in Buffalo, New York in 1974. The band's music combines jazz, R&B, funk, and pop music. The band's name comes from Spirogyra, a genus of green algae which founder Jay Beckenstein had learned about in college. The band has released over 30 albums and sold over 10 million copies.
He was born April 28, 1960 in Frederick, Maryland to Webster and Jeanette Lofton Ambush. He attended Urbana Elementary School in Urbana, Maryland, West Frederick Middle, and Frederick High School. After high school, he attended the University of Maryland at College Park.While studying psychology during the day, he was introduced to the Washington, D.C. music scene at night. Through word of mouth, he was recommended for the bass job with Spyro Gyra and filled the bass space after audition. He made his studio debut with Spyro Gyra in 1992 on the album "Three Wishes".
Frederick is a city in, and the county seat, of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Frederick has long been an important crossroads, located at the intersection of a major north–south Indian trail and east–west routes to the Chesapeake Bay, both at Baltimore and what became Washington, D.C. and across the Appalachian mountains to the Ohio River watershed. It is a part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of a greater Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. The city's population was 65,239 people at the 2010 United States Census, making it the second-largest incorporated city in Maryland, behind Baltimore. Frederick is home to Frederick Municipal Airport, which accommodates general aviation, and to the county's largest employer U.S. Army's Fort Detrick bioscience/communications research installation.
Urbana is a suburban census-designated place located in Frederick County, Maryland, United States. It lies at the I-270/MD 80 interchange, about 7.5 miles (12.1 km) southeast of Frederick and about 37 miles (60 km) northwest of Washington, D.C. Urbana started to develop around 1999 and as of the 2010 census had a population of 9,175. It is part of the Washington metropolitan area.
Frederick High School (FHS) is a four-year public high school in Frederick, Maryland, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Frederick High is the oldest school in Frederick County, the school's diverse population reflects its surrounding dynamic community. Frederick High School opened in 1891 with girls and boys attending school in different buildings and matriculation occurring after three years. The former facility opened in 1939 and was demolished in 2018, with the current building opening in the fall of 2018. The school serves the city of Frederick along with Governor Thomas Johnson High School and Tuscarora High School.
|Title||Year of Release||Label|
|Dreams Beyond Control||1993||GRP|
|Love and Other Obsessions||1995||GRP|
|Heart Of The Night||1996||GRP|
|Road Scholars (live)||1998||GRP|
|Got The Magic||1999||Windham Hill Jazz|
|In Modern Times||2001||Heads Up|
|Original Cinema||2003||Heads Up|
|The Deep End||2004||Heads Up|
|Wrapped in a Dream||2006||Heads Up|
|Good to Go-Go||2007||Heads Up|
|A Night Before Christmas||2008||Heads Up|
|Down the Wire||2009||Heads Up|
|A Foreign Affair||2011||Amherst Records|
|The Rhinebeck Sessions||2013||Crosseyed Bear|
|Title||Year of Release||Label|
David Alan Samuels was an American vibraphone and marimba player who spent many years with the contemporary jazz group Spyro Gyra. His recordings and live performances during that period also reflect his prowess on the steelpan, a tuned percussion instrument of Trinidadian origin.
Jay Beckenstein is a saxophonist, composer, producer, and co-founder of the band Spyro Gyra. He owned BearTracks Studios in Suffern, New York.
Original Cinema is the twenty-sixth album by Spyro Gyra, released on February 25, 2003. At Billboard magazine, the album peaked at No. 14 on the Jazz Albums chart.
Jeremy Wall is a musician, and along with Jay Beckenstein, was a founding member of the jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra. He contributed to the group as a pianist, producer, and composer. He is currently an assistant professor in the Music Industry department at SUNY Oneonta.
Jean-Paul Gaster is the American drummer for rock band Clutch.
In Modern Times is an album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 2001 by Heads Up International. This album reached No. 2 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.
Good to Go-Go is the twenty-ninth album by Spyro Gyra, recorded and released on June 12, 2007. Many songs on the album have been used on The Weather Channel's Local on the 8s segments. This album has the first appearance of drummer Bonny Bonaparte.
Three Wishes is the sixteenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 1992 by GRP Records.
Dreams Beyond Control is the seventeenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 1993 by GRP Records.
Love and Other Obsessions is the eighteenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 1995 by GRP Records.
Heart of the Night is the nineteenth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 1996 by GRP Records.
20/20 is the twentieth album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 1997 by GRP Records.
Road Scholars is the second live album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 1998 by GRP Records. The final track, "Best Friends," is a studio recording.
Got the Magic is an album by the American jazz group Spyro Gyra, released in 1999 by Windham Hill Records.
The Deep End is the twenty-seventh album by Spyro Gyra, released on May 25, 2004. The album peaked at No. 3 on the jazz album chart at Billboard magazine.
Wrapped in a Dream is the twenty-eighth album by Spyro Gyra, recorded and released in 2006. The album peaked at No. 11 on the jazz album chart at Billboard magazine.
A Night Before Christmas is the thirtieth album by Spyro Gyra, recorded and released in 2008.
A Foreign Affair is an album by American jazz fusion band, Spyro Gyra. The album is the story of five men and their love affair with music. The album contains a Hindi song Khuda sung by Arijit Singh, composed by Sandeep Chowta and co-produced by Chowta and Spyro Gyra. It is the first time a Western group has released a song with lyrics entirely in Hindi.
Mark Stanley is an experimental musician based in Maryland, USA. A multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, his primary instrument is guitar, on which he touches a wide mix of styles, including jazz, psychedelia, post-punk, art rock, avant-pop, and avant progressive rock. As a visual artist he is known as Mark Mason Stanley.
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