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McClenty Hunter

McClenty Hunter, Jr.: Drummer, Educator, Composer, Arranger. McClenty is a Grammy-nominated drummer who has worked with jazz icons such as Lou Donaldson, Cedar Walton, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Garrett, Buster Williams and Curtis Fuller, among others.


Groove Street

Label: Strikezone Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Groove Street; Overlap; Summit; Infant Eyes; Soulstice; Cold Duck Time; Code Blue; The More I See You; Straight Ahead.


Article: Album Review

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 ...


Brooklyn Calling

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022


The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni

Label: Solid Jackson
Released: 2022
Track listing: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel; Wade In The Water; Night Song; Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child; Mary Had A Baby, Yes Lord; Leaning On The Everlasting Arms; I’ve Been Buked; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Lord, I Want To Be A Christian; I Opened My Mouth To The Lord.


News: Recording

Guitarist Dave Stryker to release 'Prime' with Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter on Strikezone Records

Guitarist Dave Stryker to release 'Prime' with Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter on Strikezone Records

Fresh off their summer tour opening for Steely Dan, guitarist Dave Stryker releases Prime—the first recording featuring his working trio. Along with Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums, Stryker offers eight new compositions and the beautiful standard “I Should Care.” From the burning title track “Prime” to songs penned for his first boss ...


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Wade in the Water

Label: Solid Jackson
Released: 2022
Duration: 7:44


Baker's Circle

Label: Strikezone Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Tough; El Camino; Dreamsong; Everything I Love; Rush Hour; Superstar; Baker’s Circle; Inner City Blues; Love Dance; Trouble (No. 2).


Article: Album Review

Dave Stryker: Baker's Circle

Read "Baker's Circle" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Baker's Circle, guitarist Dave Stryker revisits a format in which he is quite comfortable: an organ-driven rhythm ensemble whose emphasis is on hard-nosed contemporary swing. There is, however, a refreshing exclamation mark this time around in the person of able-bodied tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III, and one more fringe benefit (on three tracks): percussionist Mayra ...


Article: Catching Up With

Dave Stryker: Guitars, Organs & Eight-Tracks

Read "Dave Stryker: Guitars, Organs & Eight-Tracks" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist Dave Stryker grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to New York City in 1980. His big break came when he joined organist Jack McDuff's group for two years, from 1984-85. It was through McDuff that Stryker met tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, who would occasionally sit in. After leaving McDuff, Turrentine asked Stryker to join ...


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