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We’re joined this episode by Tom Schuman, keyboard player for iconic jazz fusion outfit Spyro Gyra. Tom talks on his career in and outside of that band, and we shoot the breeze on the music industry more broadly and Tom’s recent retirement from Spyro Gyra.
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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):
Wally Schuman playing bass with the Dick Fadale Quartet
Tom speaks on his reasons for retirement from Spyro Gyra after 49 years amd handing over the reins to Chris Fischer
Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance
Spyro Gyra – Catching the Sun (live)
On evolving as a keyboard player
On mind-altering substances and music
The Rhinebeck Sessions – Wishful Thinking
The Rhineback Sessions – Who Knew
Tom’s picks for new Spyro Gyra listeners:
Tom’s solo work and the working relationship with the iconic Slide Funkshin and Schu Thomas
Tom’s go-to keyboards
Breakfast with Count Basie
Tag a keyboard player: Chris Fischer
Desert Island Discs: Heavy Weather – Weather Report, My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis, The Trio – Oscar Peterson, Light as a Feather – Return to Forever / Chick Corea, Sunday at the Village Vanguard – Bill Evans.
Thanks to our supporters for this episode: Brother Paul Brown , Musicplayer.com forums, Tammy Katchur’s Musical Stew and Radio Grande
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