Stryker, Dave & Steve Slagle

Zoho, 2005CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 11.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This live set featuring guitarist Dave Stryker and Steve Slagle on sax was recorded at New York’s Jazz Standard. Ed Howard (b) and Victor Lewis (d) round out the quartet. Eighty percent of the material is new with Dave’s “Muddy Waters” and Gershwin’s “I Love You Porgy” making up the balance. This group has convened on many occasions and the chemistry is very evident as they glide through all of the changes intuitively. The combination of guitar and sax on the lead lines define the feel of this set notably on “The Chaser”. The other defining moments come on “The Great Divide” where Steve and Dave solo simultaneously without disrupting the listener. We also liked Boogaloo 7″ and “Doubleblue” two that made us wish we were there that night.