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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.

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Brooklyn Calling

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022

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The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni

Label: Solid Jackson
Released: 2022

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Wade in the Water

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

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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).

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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 ...

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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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Dave Stryker: Eight Track Christmas

Read "Eight Track Christmas" reviewed by Jack Bowers


No, you needn't scour the woods searching for an eight-track tape player (good luck with that). Guitarist Dave Stryker's Eight Track Christmas refers not to outmoded recording / playback equipment but to his Eight Track Band (actually a quartet) and its album of songs for the 2019 holiday season. As those who've heard the group perform ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker

Read "We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


It's Christmas all over again, so deck the halls, break out the eggnog and get ready for a proliferation of holiday albums. As with any and every year, there are plenty of new jazz releases that fall into this most festive category and saturated market. Some lean solely on popular favorites, sticking close to the templates ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dave & McClenty's Road Trip, More Newk, A Vault Deep Dive & More

Read "Dave & McClenty's Road Trip, More Newk, A Vault Deep Dive & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Getting you revved up for Dave Stryker & McClenty Hunter visiting southern Louisiana (October 22nd at Chorum Hall in Baton Rouge; Oct 23rd at the Sandbar @ UNO and Oct 24th at Snug Harbor in New Orleans). Our Sonny Rollins celebration continues with tracks from Sonny Rollins + 4 (with Clifford Brown & Max Roach). And ...


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