Great live band! And they can definitely rock pretty hard!I've got all five Spyro Gyra SACDs and I'm certainly most happy with these!
Yes, you can label this release smooth jazz, but it can definitely rock pretty hard. Do yourself a favor and turn it up, it's absolutely crankable. The sound quality is excellent and the mix is almost perfect. The panning is not totally aggressive, but when there are additional instruments (percussion, steel drum) or vocals (Jam Up) added, there's not much space left for improvement.
Initially, the material can seem quite interchangeable, however that gets better with repeated listening. Nine smooth points.