DAVE STRYKER

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Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with 23 CD’s as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” He was voted one of the Top Ten Guitarists in the 2001 Downbeat Readers poll, and a Rising Star for the last 5 years in the Downbeat Critics Poll. His approach combining the jazz burn to a soulful blues feeling is communicating to new fans wherever he plays. His most recent CD “Blue Strike” has made many Best of 2011 lists including WBGO Jazz Radio and Tom Reney/New England Pulic Radio.

Dave Stryker grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to New York City in 1980. After establishing himself in the local music scene, he joined organist
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DAVE STRYKER First Strike album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
First Strike
Hard Bop 1988
DAVE STRYKER Strike Zone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strike Zone
Hard Bop 1991
DAVE STRYKER Guitar on Top album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitar on Top
Hard Bop 1992
DAVE STRYKER Blue Degrees album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Degrees
Hard Bop 1993
DAVE STRYKER Passage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Passage
Hard Bop 1993
DAVE STRYKER Full Moon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Full Moon
Hard Bop 1994
DAVE STRYKER Stardust album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stardust
Hard Bop 1995
DAVE STRYKER Dave Stryker With The Bill Warfield Big Band ‎: Nomad album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Stryker With The Bill Warfield Big Band ‎: Nomad
Big Band 1995
DAVE STRYKER Blue to the Bone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue to the Bone
Blues 1996
DAVE STRYKER The Greeting album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Greeting
Hard Bop 1996
DAVE STRYKER Big Room album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big Room
Hard Bop 1997
DAVE STRYKER All the Way album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All the Way
Hard Bop 1998
DAVE STRYKER Shades of Miles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shades of Miles
Fusion 2000
DAVE STRYKER Changing Times album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Changing Times
Fusion 2001
DAVE STRYKER Blue to the Bone III album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue to the Bone III
Hard Bop 2002
DAVE STRYKER The Stryker/Slagle Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stryker/Slagle Band
Hard Bop 2003
DAVE STRYKER Shades Beyond album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shades Beyond
Hard Bop 2004
DAVE STRYKER Six String Santa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Six String Santa
Hard Bop 2005
DAVE STRYKER Big City album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Big City
Hard Bop 2005
DAVE STRYKER The Chaser album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chaser
Hard Bop 2006
DAVE STRYKER The Stryker / Slagle Band  : Latest Outlook album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stryker / Slagle Band : Latest Outlook
Hard Bop 2007
DAVE STRYKER Dave Stryker Quartet  : Strike Up The Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Stryker Quartet : Strike Up The Band
Hard Bop 2008
DAVE STRYKER The Stryker / Slagle Band : The Scene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stryker / Slagle Band : The Scene
Hard Bop 2008
DAVE STRYKER The Stryker / Slagle Band : Keeper album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stryker / Slagle Band : Keeper
Hard Bop 2010
DAVE STRYKER Dave Stryker Organ Trio ‎: One For Reedus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Stryker Organ Trio ‎: One For Reedus
Hard Bop 2010
DAVE STRYKER Dave Stryker Organ Quartet ‎: Keystone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Stryker Organ Quartet ‎: Keystone
Hard Bop 2010
DAVE STRYKER Blue Strike album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Strike
Hard Bop 2011
DAVE STRYKER Blue to the Bone IV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue to the Bone IV
Soul Jazz 2013
DAVE STRYKER Eight Track album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eight Track
Soul Jazz 2014
DAVE STRYKER Messin' With Mister T album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Messin' With Mister T
Soul Jazz 2015
DAVE STRYKER Eight Track II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eight Track II
Soul Jazz 2016
DAVE STRYKER The Stryker / Slagle Band Expanded : Routes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stryker / Slagle Band Expanded : Routes
Hard Bop 2016
DAVE STRYKER Strykin' Ahead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strykin' Ahead
Hard Bop 2017
DAVE STRYKER Eight Track III album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Eight Track III
Soul Jazz 2019
DAVE STRYKER Eight Track Christmas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eight Track Christmas
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2019
DAVE STRYKER Dave Stryker with Bob Mintzer and WDR Big Band : Blue Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dave Stryker with Bob Mintzer and WDR Big Band : Blue Soul
Soul Jazz 2020

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DAVE STRYKER The Stryker / Slagle Band : Live at the Jazz Standard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Stryker / Slagle Band : Live at the Jazz Standard
Hard Bop 2005

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DAVE STRYKER Eight Track III

Album · 2019 · Soul Jazz
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It’s the lava lamp on the cover which gives an idea to what is inside this album. As one may have surmised it is the third in a series (apparently the current thinking is that it may well be the end of a trilogy, but look at Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), and isn’t a reference to recording but instead is a trip back in time to when cars all had eight-track cartridge machines. Okay, so only those who are a certain age will remember these, but long before I investigated by dad’s jazz records (which he no longer played), I cut my teeth on jazz being played in the car. Here guitarist Stryker is leading Stefon Harris (vibraphone), Jared Gold (organ), McClenty Hunter (drums) and Mayra Casales (congas and percussion) on a trip down memory lane, revisiting songs from the Seventies in his own imitable style.

No vocals, but that doesn’t mean that the guitar is always the sole “voice”, as Harris and Gold all take turns either on their own or joined by one or both of the other melodic players. There is plenty on the album to enjoy, with songs by Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and others. The slowed-down delicate take on “We’ve Only Just Begun” is a masterpiece in restraint, with brushes on the drums, delicate organ support, Stryker allows himself to take the gentle lead in a way that conjures up images of him sat on a stool bathed in a spotlight in an otherwise dark club. This is continued by Harris in the same manner, and overall takes the song in a totally different direction to the original, yet somehow still staying very close indeed – it is a masterful display of restrain and control.

Overall this is a very enjoyable release indeed.

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