Spirit Fingers is a group that shuns the term supergroup, feeling that it puts limitations on their desire to improvise collectively.
The sound traces in part to early classic fusion bands like Chick Corea’s Return to Forever and some of John McLaughlin’s work but the elements of hip-hop, pop, and dazzling polyrhythms make for a more contemporary stew.
They avoid the clichés that marked fusion of the ‘70s and ‘80s keeping their sound fresh throughout and interspersing guest spots to keep it even more varied.
This is just beautiful music, filled with the telepathic interplay among the members, augmented by terrific guest spots. It’s a “must hear.
-Jim Hynes (Glide Magazine)
released June 12, 2020
Greg Spero: Piano
Dario Chiazzolino: Guitar
Max Gerl: Bass
Mike Mitchell: Drums
Braxton Cook (track 2)
Judi Jackson (tracks 4, 5, 11, 12)
Bubby Lewis (track 7)
Greg Ward (track 8)
Jonathan Scales (track 10)
Producers: Greg Spero, Makaya McCraven
Mixing engineer: Greg Spero
Executive Producer: Mark Cavanagh
Recorded at: Tiny Room Studios, The Dock LA
Recording engineer: Chris Moreno
Assistant Engineer: Oscar Parea, Tim Gamache, Christian Hefley
Cover photo and design: Spencer Porter
Greg Spero is a Yamaha artist
Mike Mitchell is a DW artist
Dario Chiazzolino is a DVMark / D’Angelico artist
how did I miss this release? I'm just finding out about it over a year later. listened to the samples. then immediately purchased CD/digital. I'll sleep by my mailbox. hard to pick a favorite track. they all sound good. but I'll start with Interregnum. great album!!! steevocrag