Dave Stryker – Blue To The Bone IV (SCCD 31755)

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 … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Blue Strike (SCCD 31729)

C. Andrew Hovan of AllAboutJaz once observed, “ What has marked all of Stryker's previous SteepleChase sides has been his penchant to not repeat formats or ideas. Each session sports a different group of musicians and the material covers new ground .” Mr. Hovan’s observation proves true here on Stryker’s latest recording of mesmerizing organ quintet with repertoire raging from Michael Jackson to Clifford Brown together with his originals. “( Stryker) combines tradition and modernity in equal balance, arranges with skill and imagination, teases optimum performances from associates with good-natured relish, and plays the blues with deep felt conviction .” (Mark Gardner – from the linernotes) 1. Joy Spring (Clifford … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Keystone (SCCD 31702)

Dave Stryker expands his organ trio of SCCD 31679 “One For Reedus” with the addition of Stephen Riley on tenorsax (and Quincy Davis -drums replacing Steve Williams) here on his latest album. Stryker turned this time-tested traditional swinging formation into a cooking 21 st century version. On Stryker’s 2008 release “Strike Up The Band” (SCCD 31637), Owen Cordle of JazzTimes commented, “…. A fine album, it catches Stryker building long, cliché-free solos. ….The title track sets a high artistic standard for the album, with everyone in a thoughtful frame of mind .” 1. Keystone (Dave Stryker)2. Can't Buy Me Love (John Lennon / Paul McCartney)3. Sentinelese (Dave Stryker)4. Lady Sings … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – One For Reedus (SCCD 31679)

One For Reedus , Dave Stryker’s first recording for the label since the 2003 set “Strike Up The Band” (released in 2008) is also Dave’s return to a format that was so much part of his musical development on moving to New York in the early 1980s – the guitar/organ/drums combination. The Dave Stryker Organ Trio has been a working band for the past several years. This album is dedicated to the band’s great drummer Tony Reedus who passed away early 2009, who was very much involved in this project. “ The album has a definite polish: Nils Winther's production is of a very high quality, and each of the … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Strike Up The Band (SCCD 31637)

1. Strike Up The Band (George Gershwin)2. The Message (Xavier Davis)3. Airegin (Sonny Rollins)4. I Love You (Cole Porter)5. What Is This? (Dave Stryker)6. Peace Song (Andy McKee)7. Blues Strut (Dave Stryker)8. Saints And Sinners (Dave Stryker) UPC/EAN: 716043163724 … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Shades Beyond (SCCD 31559)

This is a sequel to Stryker’s highly successful nine-piece band Miles tribute “Shades of Miles” (SCCD 31480). With a smaller ensemble (quintet) this time the music originally inspired by Miles Davis took on a life of its own. About “Shades of Miles” (SCCD 31480), Bob Protzman of St Paul Pioneer Press wrote, “Even with the recent massive reissuing of Miles’ recordings form the late 1960s and early 70s, this is an album very much worth hearing.” And Derek Day of JazzReview, “ A convincing record, one that breathes new life into a tried and tested formula….” 1. Easy Does It (Steve Slagle)2. Petals (David Berkman)3. Persimmon (Dave Stryker)4. Two Twenty … Continue reading

Doug Raney, Dave Stryker, Freddie Bryant – Jam Session Vol. 10 (SCCD 31555)

The 10 th of SteepleChase’ ongoing series of Jam Sessions finds three ace guitarists in creative, competitive but friendly atmosphere of recording studio. On earlier Jam Session series, Chris Parker of CD Reviews commented, “… a varied programme skilfully played by all concerned …. .” and Derek Taylor of All About Jazz wrote, “… The Danish SteepleChase imprint has long recognized the fertile dynamics of jam sessions, fronting the resources for many in its roster of players to convene in just such supportive surroundings …” 1. Seven Come Eleven (Benny Goodman/Charlie Christian)2. Nardis (Bill Evans)3. My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker)4. Orchid (Dave Stryker)5. Sippin' At Bells (Miles Davis)6. The … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Blue To The Bone II (SCCD 31465)

1. Rockin' in rhythm (Duke Ellington)2. Goin' to New Orleans – introduction (Dave Stryker)3. Goin' to new Orleans (Dave Stryker)4. Sittin' on top of the world (Howlin' Wolf)5. 24 for Elvin (Dave Stryker)6. Mystery street (Dave Stryker)7. The squeeze (Dave Stryker)8. Mood (Dave Stryker)9. Mug shot (Steve Slagle) UPC/EAN: 716043146529 … Continue reading

Dave Stryker – Blue To The Bone III (SCCD 31524)

SCCD 31524 Dave Stryker/Blue To The Bone III 1. Stan's shuffle (Stanley Turrentine)2. Complicity (Dave Stryker)3. Crazy house (Steve Slagle)4. If 6 was 9 (Jimi Hendrix)5. For Jack & T (Dave Stryker)6. Going home (Dave Stryker)7. So long Eric (Charles Mingus)8. Soulful Mr. Timmons (James Williams)9. Doin' the bone (Dave Stryker) UPC/EAN: 716043152421 … Continue reading