Stryker, Dave

Strikezone, 2020CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 84
Score Chart

O’s Notes: One of our favorite jazz guitarists is Dave Stryker. He enlists the support of the powerful and prestigious WDR Big Band under the direction of arranger Bob Mintzer. Bob also contributes tenor sax solos on three selections notably “Stan’s Shuffle”. Blue Soul extends Dave’s 8-Track series with jazzy arrangements of “What’s Going On”, “When Dove’s Cry” and “Trouble Man”. We also enjoyed “Shadowboxing”, one of a few Stryker originals. The large ensemble is a force of precision, never overwhelming, and injecting all of the right accents.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services