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NEWS: CONTEST

Announcing the Winners of the "Stryker/Slagle Band - Keeper" Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of the "Stryker/Slagle Band - Keeper" Giveaway

Ralph Jungheim, Bob Davis, Bernard Yavitch, Ed Fuqua and Joshua Rebell, Congratulations! You're the lucky winners of the “Stryker/Slagle Band—Keeper“ giveaway. All About Jazz will contact you about claiming your prize. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the contest, and please visit Dave Stryker's site and Steve's Slagle's site for the latest information. Enjoy the music! Your Friends at ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Stryker/Slagle Band - Keeper (2010)

The Stryker/Slagle Band - Keeper (2010)

By Pico

If you has happened to follow this site long enough, you know the drill: The Stryker/Slagle Band puts out a new record, I listen to said new record, then I write about how great it is. Keeper, the newest by the Stryker/Slagle Band that goes on sale tomorrow, offers me no reasons to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Stryker / Slagle Band Release "Keeper" on Panorama

The Stryker / Slagle Band Release "Keeper" on Panorama

In jazz recording parlance a “keeper" is a take that is worth saving—one to be listened to over and over again. It's also a most appropriate heading for the fifth outing by The Stryker / Slagle Band, as it well describes not just the date's title track, but each of the other nine pieces that comprise ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Stryker / Slagle Band: The Scene

Read "The Scene" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Feel-good music may be the best way to describe The Scene by The Stryker/Slagle Band. This quarter presents eight original songs and one cover, all in an upbeat mood. Each song, in some way, is dedicated to brother musicians.

Guitarist Dave Stryker spent more than 13 years with Stanley Turrentine and has worked with Jack ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Stryker / Slagle Band: Latest Outlook

Read "Latest Outlook" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

After last year's Live at The Jazz Standard, the Slagle/Stryker band reconvened in the studio to record a batch of new compositions. The general sound of Latest Outlook is completely different from the previous recording--the leaders are the only two musicians to appear this time around, and the quartet is enhanced by the presence of Joe ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Stryker / Slagle Band: Latest Outlook

Read "Latest Outlook" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Stryker/Slagle Band's two previous recordings, The Stryker/Slagle Band and Live at the Jazz Standard, were energetically received, and Latest Outlook promises more of the same.

Presently, guitarist Dave Stryker and reedsman Steve Slagle are employing bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Hart (tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano joins the band on two of the ...