Spero Plays Nyro

by The Christine Spero Group

Released 02/16/2015
E.C.Spero Productions / Elltone Music
Released 02/16/2015
E.C.Spero Productions / Elltone Music
A heartfelt tribute to one of the greatest pop and jazz songwriters of the 20th century. Laura Nyro's music was covered by the Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbra Streisand, Peter, Paul and Mary and Blood, Sweat and Tears in the 1960s and 70s.
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In a new, one-of-a-kind show, “Spero Plays Nyro,” pianist/singer, Christine Spero and her group keep the magic of Laura Nyro’s music alive while infusing it with their own unique personality. The new Cd, "Spero Plays Nyro" captures the essence of this show. Christine's new piece, "Laura and John ", an homage to Laura and John Coltrane is included. Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter/pianist whose groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, …
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My Spanish Dream

by The Christine Spero Group

Released 2007
Collective Works
Released 2007
Collective Works
Lush vocal harmonies and daring arrangements of the latest Brazilian/Latin inspired pop/jazz by pianist/singer Christine Spero and her group.
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Rave Radio Reviews are starting to come in from around the World!:
"My Spanish Dream" is just that. This is a rich Brazilian/latin/World fusion that makes the "A" list from the very first track. Christine Spero has exceptional writing skills and a voice to match. Gloriously groovy arrangements full of wonderful textures, imagination, and musicality. Spero's song "He Wasn't Always That Way" won the jazz category of the USA songwriting Competition in 2004; and "…
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We Call It Music

by The Christine Spero Group

Released 2001
E.C.Spero Productions
Released 2001
E.C.Spero Productions
A soulful and diverse collection of breathtaking vocal compositions, burning instrumentals, and smooth grooves by the singer, pianist against a backdrop of Latin and jazz rhythms with elements of pop and world.
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Look for the release of "My Spanish Dream" May 2007. Christine is the Winner of the 2004 USA Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category for her song, "He Wasn't Always That Way"! She was also a Finalist in the 2002 Competition for "Caribbean Nights". This competition is the world's leading International Songwriting event! She's being played on XM Radio and other stations.
Airplay list is at www.sonicbids.com/thechristinesperogroup
Her piece,"Therapy" has been published by Ultra …
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The Christine Spero Group
01/15/2015
Laura Nyro

Story

From  our new CD "Spero Plays Nyro"

The Christine Spero Group
01/15/2015
Laura Nyro

Story

Eli's Comin'  From our new CD "Spero Plays Nyro" A Celebration of Laura Nyros Music

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"My Spanish Dream” is a song of longing. Spain is among the places I’d love to see and the visions that I have of it from Spanish literature and music are often on my mind. I hope that the imagery leaves the listener with the same warm feeling I have.

Lyrics

MY SPANISH DREAM (Mi Sueño Español) Music and Lyrics by Christine Spero I lay alone in the dark and the world floats by. I have a map of my hopes and the course I’ll fly. Take me where I’ve never been, Deep in my Spanish dream. Far from the morning star, gypsy caravan. Sound of a sweet guitar, Andalucian. Show me what I’ve never seen, Deep in my Spanish dream. Mysteries hidden behind castle walls, Legends as sweet as the wine... ...festivals! (voices) (piano solo) Let the Boleros of old be my lullaby. Dancers in crimson and gold, Castanets held high. Windmills are more than they seem... Deep in my Spanish dream. Mysteries hidden behind castle walls, Legends as sweet as the wine... ...festivals! (horn solo) Deep in my Spanish dream, deep in my Spanish dream, (repeat) (Yo lo quiero)
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Christine Spero

Lyrics

  DON'T SAY NO   
          words and music copyright by Christine Spero
      
      I think about you a little each day
         and I hope that you know I've been calling,
        Don't you know I've been calling?
      I pass the news up and down the street
           by looking at everyone that I meet...
                 they never know how sweet.
     
    And I'd rather say no to the things I love, just to be with you is enough.
        And I'll never go back to before,
          I'm yours and I don't need any more.
             Love is an open door.

   Imagine a life of living a dream and we're children exploring together,
      that innocent ever.
    Pack it all up and come with me and I'll show you where we can do
       better.... forever.
     
    And I'd rather say no to the things I love, just to be with you is enough.
       And I'll never go back to before.
      I'm yours and I don't need any more.

     (Chorus)
        Don't say no, let your feelings guide you.
        Don't say no, I couldn't make it that way.
        Don't say no, to having me beside you.
        Don't say no.
 
     (Vocal solo)

    (Chorus)
       Don't say no, let your spirit guide you.
       Don't say no, I couldn't make it that way.
       Don't say no, to having me beside you.
       Don'e say no.
    
   (Repeat chorus)

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Story

A journey across the country on mountain bikes by my son, Jake and his college friend, Dave, led me to write “Just So You Know”. They traveled from Buffalo, New York to Burbank, California, pulling 65 lb. trailers to raise money for Cradle Beach, a camp for handicapped children in Buffalo. I lived that trip through Jake’s eyes and in the back of my mind I kept what he told me of his experiences. The vivid pictures he’d leave me with after each phone call home later came out in my song. The riders had to race to make the fireworks at Mount Rushmore on the 3rd of July and I’m sure that their wheels hummed through the marvelous, majestic beauty of the Black Hills in South Dakota. The “moonscape on the earth” is the Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho. I pictured them riding through a sea of lava flows; through weird and scenic landscapes of cinder cones and sagebrush. This song is dedicated to them and their amazing feat.They will be riding with a team of four in June 2007 from Alaska to Argentina to raise money to build a school in Maderas, Nicaragua.(www.bikingforabetterworld.org)

Lyrics

LYRICS TO "JUST SO YOU KNOW" Goodbye, I won't make it hard. In the long run I'll be strong. Besides, we both need this time to find out more. Belong to the rhythm of the road and the wind will take you on. Desire, as the pilgrim makes his way to the shore. And at each new border sign is a picture set in time. When the moment's come and the unspoken race is on... Chorus: Just so you know, my love is true, just so you know. Letting you go is further proof of my devotion. Don't end the song, I'll answer you. When you're alone watch for my sign. Just so you know, I'm ground control while you have loftier things on your mind, on your mind. The time when you called me from the moonscape on the earth There's some, never thought you'd get that far, on wheels. You were hummingbirds, couldn't miss the fireworks, the fields and the old men telling stories at the bar. We were riding in too deep, better find a place to sleep. When the strength dries up and the only thing left is your soul.... (Chorus) Bridge: Night after night I'll be waiting for you and all that I do is watch the view from your eyes. On to the coast as you climb just to see, what the next turn will be. Oh..Oh..Oh..Oh.... (Horn solo) (Repeat bridge) Just so you know, just so you know, just so you know, just so you know. Your mind, your mind, your mind, your mind.....
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Ison TV/Radio in NewCastle, Australia(www.isonliveradio.com) has been playing, "We Call It Music" for five years. 

Radio: (for complete list visit website)
East Coast: WAMC NPR 90.3 FM- Albany, N.Y. WCVF;WAER-Syracuse; WGMC Jazz 90.1 FM- Rochester, New York;
XMRadio, Sirius Radio, "AcousticCafe"; WKZE;
WRHO,WVOF,Ct; WCVF-FM New York WRIP,NY;WDST,Woodstock;WPDH, Poughkeepsie; WHRW 90.5FM Binghamton,NY; WRTC and
WDIT-Hartford, Ct; WWUH Radio-W. Hartford Ct; WICN-Public Radio-Worcester,MA  WRHU-The Jazz Cafe,-Hempstead,NY; WRCU 90.1; WKCR,89.9-Columbia U.NY,NY; KUSP,Pacifica Radio-WPFW 89.3FM-Washington,DC; WOMR 92.1FM- MA;WPKN-Bridgeport,Ct; WMBR-Cambridge,MA;WBRS 100.1FM-Waltham,MA;WERSand WRBB-Boston,MA; WUML-Lowell, MA;WECS-Willimantic,CT;
WESU 88.1FM-Middletown,CT;WKDU 91.7FM-Phila,PA;WRCT 88.3FM-Pittsburgh,PA;WUSR 99.5FM-Scranton,PA; WMEB 91.9FM-Orono,ME;WMHB-Waterville,ME;WMPG-Portland,ME;WRIU-Kingston,RI;WRUV 90.1FM-Burlington,VT;WUMD 89.3-Dartmouth,MA;Lion Radio 90.7FM-University Park,PA; WOMR 92.1FM-Provincetown,MA; WMWM-Salem, MA;WRUW-FM-Ohio;WTCC-Springfield,MA; WPRB FM- Princeton, N.J.
WMPG-Maine

West Coast: Calif-KVMR Radio;
KXPT 97.1 Las Vegas,DMX-Los Angeles
KAOS 89.3fm Olympia Community Radio-Washington; KTSU-Houston,TX;
KRTU-San Antonio;
KYSJ-Coos Bay/Oregon
Santa Cruz,CA; KCLU, Thousand Oaks,CA.; WKRMEL,Carmel,CA ;KALX-Berkeley,CA;KCR-San Diego;KCSB FM-Santa Barabara,CA;KDVS-90.3FM Davis,CA;KSDS FM-San Diego,CA;KEWU 89.1FM-Cheney,WA;KPSU-Portland,OR; KBCS- Bellevue,WA

Southeast: WDNA 88.9 FM-Miami,Fla; Jazz Radio27.7-St Augustine,Fla;Little Rock, Arkansas;WDCE-Richmond,VA;BZOO Homegrown Radio-Jackson,KY;
Georgia- WHCJ 90.3; KSU Owl Radio
KASU-FM Arkansas;  FBCC Radio Louisiana; WGRV-Melbourne,Fla

Midwest: WDCB-Public Radio,IL; KCLU,  KBEM Jazz 88, Minneapolis,MN; KBCS Radio; KCCK 88.3-Cedar Rapids,IA; KABF, 88.1 WYCE-Grand Rapids,MI;  KUMD 103.3-Duluth,MN; WDBX-Carbondale,IL; WDCB Radio 90.9 FM, IL; WSUM-Madison,WI;Free Radio Jackson-Jackson,MI; ASID-Hi Power Radio Michigan
Nebraska-NET Radio; WWSP 89.9/90 FM Wiscon.
Ohio- WVXU-FM; WCBE FM

International:
Europe:
Poland:
JAZZ RADIO FM; Radio Merkury
Turkey:Radyo SDU
Macedonia: 94.1 FM RADIO 2
The Netherlands: Radio Stanavste; Radio RICK FM Uithoorn; BRTO Radio; Dutch Coast Radio; 105.4FM/Alphen Stadt, 103.4 Cable, Jazz and Blues Tour;  Lokale Omroep Hoogeveen
Belgium: Radio TQV
Italy: Animajazz, Radio Incontro; Radio Gold Popular Network
France: Radio G-Angers;Radio Campus; VIRUS DE BLUES; Radio Rennes; Radio Boomerang
Spain: Radio Vilafant; RÀDIO DESPÍ; Radio Contadero;
Luxembourg- Radio ARA and Radio lu
Switzerland-SwissGroove Audio Channel
Denmark-Radio Holstebro
Germany- Alooga Radio;Radio Unerhört Marburg;  Deutschlandradio Kultur
Armenia- City-FM 
Greece- ERT / GREEK RADIO 2 (National) 
U.K- Jazz Syndicate Radio and Real Love Radio; Vibes 90.6 FM
Minsk, Belarus
Hong Kong- Radio 3

Canada:
KFMU 88.1 FM/Hamilton,Ontario; CFBX Radio;CKMN-FM 96,5; Radio DirectX RDX Toronto,
Montreal- Swing2Jazz 101.9 
New Foundland- CKSJ FM

New Zealand:Soundwave FM; World FM

Australia:
ILR Television and Radio; Relax Radio; Jazz Action Productions; PBS FM-106.7; 4CCR, 97.4 M; ISON Live Radio, NewCastle; Progressive Broadcasting Service; Triple H-FM; Valley FM 89.5; Radio 3ZZZ
Country Club Productions Pty ltd; 3CR; TripleU-FM, Nowra, N.S.W; Highlands 100.7FM;  PBS FM-  Progressive Broadcasting Service;  Shoalhaven Community Radio Inc. (New South Wales); Highland FM;Jazz Radio Pty Ltd; The JazzXpress Caravan 94.1FM Jazz Radio Gold Coast Queensland Australia; Cairns FM 89.1; 2TEN FM;  BLU FM 89.1; 2CCR FM 90.5; (Castle Hill NSW); West Gippsland Comm. Radio; 2NVR 105.9 FM; 2 bbb 93.3 FM; 2 NCR 92.9 FM; Radio Logan 101 FM; OKR 97.1 FM; (Victoria); Easy FM 87.6 (Port Broughton);

South America:
IUS Stereo; Emisora Cultural Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento; Universidad Industrial de Santander-
Colombia
Argentina-FM Urquiza 91.7MHZ

Yellowbeat/Japan has been playing "We Call It Music".

Internet:
www.jazzradio247.com (New York)www.smoothjazz.com; www.seriousjazz.org
www.amrap.org-Australia
www.boomerradio.com; Live365.com ( 30 stations) www.jazz88online.org; Smother.net-Manassas,VA
Skyjazz Internet Radio - Ottawa ,Canada
Luver Radio-Berkeley,CA; M3 Radio-New York, NY



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"Spero Plays Nyro"

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"Spero Plays Nyro" A celebration of the music of Laura Nyro. This new project has been bringing a lot of joy to Laura's and our fans. 

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