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JT Video Premiere: Greg Spero & Spirit Fingers’ “release”

Live video from L.A.-based keyboardist and company features high-performance postbop with flashes of fusion

Greg Spero (seated) and Spirit Fingers
Greg Spero (seated) and Spirit Fingers (photo by Doug Stratton)

When you go to Greg Spero’s website and click on the Bio tab, this is what you see: i create music. The 33-year-old pianist, composer and producer has been doing just that since early childhood and has performed and recorded within a number of different genres and formats. In addition to his work in hip-hop production and film scores, his credits include the Buddy Rich Big Band, Arturo Sandoval, hit-making pop artist Halsey and Miles alumnus Robert Irving III, an early mentor.

Last month, Spero and Spirit Fingers, the Los Angeles-based quartet for which he serves as bandleader, pianist and chief composer and arranger, released its new eponymous dozen-track collection on Shanachie Records. JazzTimes is pleased to premiere this extended live-video version of the album track “release.” In addition to Spero on piano, Spirit Fingers features Hadrien Feraud (bass), Dario Chiazzolino (guitar) and Mike Mitchell (drums).

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