Black History Month: Seven Minutes of Funk
The Whole Darn Family, Seven Minutes of Funk, sample songs, cover songs, August Moon, Tyrone Thomas, Amherst Records

Black History Month: Seven Minutes of Funk A Brief Introduction To Black History Month Black History Month, an annual celebration honoring the achievements of African Americans and the integral role they play in U.S. history, has been formally recognized by the acting President every February since 1976. Its roots actually trace back September 1915, after […]

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Ascension by Ernie Watts with Gamalon

Ascension by Ernie Watts with Gamalon It’s #WellnessWednesday so take a few minutes to improve your mental wellness with a little relaxation, some great saxophone, and two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts! Here’s #ErnieWatts with #Gamalon and “Ascension” off their 1989 release “Project: Activation Earth.”

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Jazz Appreciation Month

Over 40 years. Over 5,000 shows. Over 30 albums recorded. Over 10 million albums sold. The numbers don’t lie…and what better way to honor Jazz Appreciation Month than by celebrating the heritage and history of Spyro Gyra! Discover four decades of their exceptional jazz music here!

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Spyro Gyra Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club – March 5th – 10th

A Show For The Ages Who was lucky enough to catch the amazing Spyro Gyra at the Blue Note Jazz Club, NY last night? If you missed out, there’s still time to catch them live! They’ll be performing nightly shows at 8pm and 10:30pm through March 10th. Visit http://bit.ly/SpyroGyra_BlueNote to get your tickets! New to the […]

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In Memoriam: One Year Later

One year ago we lost an important member of the Amherst Records Family: founder and owner, Leonard Silver.   Formed in the late 1970’s by Leonard Silver, Amherst Records has a variety of releases including Spyro Gyra, Glenn Medeiros, Doc Severensen and The Tonight Show Band, Jackie DeShannon, David LaFlame, Solomon Burke, and more.   […]

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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Today is a day to celebrate everything women have achieved and to remember that gender inequality is still pervasive around the world. For International Women’s Day 2018, Amherst Records wanted to celebrate all the women that inspire us. The women in our catalog cover a wide range of genres including pop, rock, […]

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