SCCD 31755 Dave Stryker "Blue to the Bone IV”
Dave Stryker’s music is deeply rooted in blues, having performed with Jack McDuff in the 80s and Stanley Tarentine in the 90s. Dave’s special blend of jazz and blues culminated first time in 1996 in the form of “ Blue To The Bone I ” (SCCD 31400). Since then the project has become a popular on-going series.
The fourth addition features Stryker’s regular organ trio (Jared Gold on B-3 and McClenty Hunter on drums).
“ There are solid solos from all hands throughout the album,…. Based on the personnel and the feeling of these performances, I'd like to catch this group live”. (Owen Cordle – JazzTimes on Blue To The Bone III SCCD 31465)
“ As great as the first set was, it's without hesitation that I deem this new one a valiant leap forward. …..They, along with the charts and an elation that the blues almost paradoxically provide, make for an end product that is indeed greater than the sum of the parts”. (C. Andrew Hovan-AAJ on Blue To The Bone II SCCD 31524)
1. Blue Strut (Dave Stryker)
2. Workin' (Dave Stryker)
3. For The Love Of You (Isley Brothers)
4. Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson)
5. Big Foot (Dave Stryker)
6. Blues For Brother Jack (Dave Stryker)
7. Shades Ahead (Dave Stryker)
8. Fun (Nat Adderley)
9. Soul Power (James Brown)