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