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The Dave Stryker Trio with Bob Mintzer: Groove Street

Read "Groove Street" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

The Dave Stryker Trio with tenor saxophonist Bob Mintzer is a captivating musical escapade. This collaboration not only showcases the talents of the two principals but also the two accompanying players, organist Jared Gold and drummer McClenty Hunter. Right from the initial notes of the opening track “Groove Street," a Dave Stryker original, the band sets itself up for success with Gold's classic organ shuffle as the launching pad. Stryker's guitar sizzles and Mintzer weaves a ...

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The Dave Stryker Trio: Groove Street

Read "Groove Street" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Dave Stryker's latest album, Groove Street, is in fact “The Dave Stryker Trio with Bob Mintzer," a combination that is a sure bet to enhance its merit and heighten its import--a sentiment that is equally true when applied to any album on which the acclaimed tenor saxophonist sits in. Stryker and Mintzer are longtime friends who somehow never recorded together, although Mintzer furnished the arrangements for Blue Soul, Stryker's splendid album with Germany's WDR Big Band. ...

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Dave Stryker: Prime

Read "Prime" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Dave Stryker, a ubiquitous presence on the New York scene (and elsewhere) for more than three decades as a leader or sideman, is also a prolific recording artist with more than 35 albums under his belt (and many more than that as member of various ensembles) in formats ranging from big band to trio. On Prime, he opts for the smaller arrangement, employing his long-time working group (Jared Gold, organ; McClenty Hunter, drums) to perform eight of Stryker's engaging ...

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Recapping The Best of 2022: Part 2

Read "Recapping The Best of 2022: Part 2" reviewed by Michael Ambrosino

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Dave Stryker: As We Are

Read "As We Are" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

One of the few good things about coming late to a party is that you don't have to start the conversation. The guests are there, drinks have been served, and one way or another, a tone—or several—has been set. All you have to do is blend in. Sometimes it is easy. Other times it is not.As We Are is already established near the top of the jazz charts. It has been reviewed, and reviewed very well on All ...

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Alternative Guitar Summit: Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1

Read "Honoring Pat Martino, Volume 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Each year the Alternative Guitar Summit, led by Joel Harrison, presents a concert to honor a living jazz composer/guitarist. That wasn't possible in 2021, however, as venues in and around New York City were shuttered tight by the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, it was clear that the chosen honoree, the great Pat Martino, was gravely ill and might not have another year to live. With that in mind, members of the Summit took their guitars straight to a studio to record ...

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Guitars A Plenty

Read "Guitars A Plenty" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show recent guitar focused album releases from Dave Stryker, Gastón de la Cruz, Greg Amirault, Ken Serio, Oli Astral, and Guillaume Vierset. There's also great improvisation from the band of Alvin Fielder, David Dove, Jason Jackson, and Damon Smith, plus, a track from the debut double album of solo piano from Nick Maclean. Playlist Dave Stryker “Lanes" from As We Were (Strikezone Records) 00:00 Gastón de la Cruz, Valentino Sampaoli, Nahuel Flores Catino “Bosque" from Onirica ...


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