Photo by Chris DrukkerWhether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 26 CD’s as a leader to date), co-leading The Stryker/Slagle Band, or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.”
...one of the most joyous feels around. --Pat MethenyDave’s new CD “Messin' with Mister T”, available here, is a celebration of the man he worked with for over a decade -- Stanley Turrentine, “Mister T” -- with ten of the greatest tenor sax players on the scene today. It went to #1 on JazzWeek Radio and stayed in the Top 50 for 20 weeks and has received great reviews including 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat magazine. Dave’s last CD “Eight Track” was #9 for 2014 on the Jazz Week Radio Charts where it stayed for 20 weeks topping off at #3 for 3 weeks. Downbeat magazine picked it as one of the Top CD's of 2014, ran a feature article in the June 2014 issue on Dave, and voted him into the 2014 Downbeat Critics and Readers Poll for the 7th time.
...one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years. --Village Voice
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- Eight Track II #2 on JazzWeek Radio chart for 3 weeks straight! - Hello Friends Eight Track II has held the #2 position on JazzWeek Radio Chart for 3 weeks now. I’m so happy people are digging the new record. If you haven’t got your copy yet you can order it right here on the website. I’ve just come off an incredible month of gigs with my Quartet: LA at the Nate Holden Theatre, The Wes Montgomery Festival in Indy, The Monterey Jazz Fest (standing ovation before the concert ended!), Athens GA, The Savannah Jazz Fest in front of 12,000 people,a sold-out show back home at Trumpets, and a Tribute to Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott at Mist in Harlem. Lots of cool gigs coming up (please check my itinerary page)and more exciting developments on this site including Downloads available for purchase and a free Bonus Holiday Track from the Eight Track Band! Hope to see you at the next gig – all the best Dave Stryker stryker-facebook