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Whether 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 Metheny

Dave’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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  • Happy Holidays! Free download from Eight Track II and Eight Track T Shirts now available! Hello Friends! Hope you’re having a great Holiday season. Eight Track T shirts are now available on this site as well as all my CD’s. You get a free Holiday Single with each purchase. I will be playing at Trumpets for my annual Day-After-Christmas party with Billy Hart and Jared Gold and then will start a week with Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Jazz Standard Dec 28-31. Hope to see you soon! DS To get you in the holiday spirit, download “Oh Tannenbaum” from Eight Track II for free. Click “Purchase” below, then click “Checkout”, then click “Free download”, and the link to download the “Oh Tannenbaum” mp3 file will be shown. Oh Tannenbaum / Eight Track II

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