Stryker may possess the advanced harmonic language that's prerequisite for the contexts that he places himself in, but there is an element of grit and soulful simplicity that also pervades everything he does.
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.