I’m just back from a week at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland with the Brazilian Trio (Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, Duduka Da Fonseca) plus Anat Cohen and Brian Lynch. We had a ball. Please check out my itinerary page for upcoming gigs.
Great news: my new CD “Messin’ with Mister T” made #1 on JazzWeek Radio chart and has been in the Top 10 for 10 weeks. It’s also gotten great reviews in Downbeat (4.5 Stars), Jazz Times, Jazziz, Hot House and many others.
You can order it right here on the site, download it at CD Baby, or order it from Amazon.
All the best and hope to see you at Trumpets May 30th! DS
Here are some more nice recent quotes:
“Messin’ With Mr. T” is an overdue, joyous homage to a master… One of the most satisfying records of the year.” 4-1/2 Stars
—-Allen Morrison, DownBeat May 2015
Like Turrentine, Stryker is a perfect combination of accessible grooves, melodic expression, blues feeling and soul… Gospel-like joy throughout.
–Owen Cordle, JazzTimes May 2015
Stryker’s multi-hued playing becomes a combustible force, a link to the blues of McDuff and Turrentine for sure, but also representing the state of the art in jazz guitar evolution… His playing is consummately beautiful, his choice of notes, Wes Montgomery-styled chordal runs, point-perfect solos and serious swing a joy framed by his well-chosen company.
Surging through Stryker’s assorted gifts is his unique strength — a rock-bottom groove rare amid today’s jazz complexity sweepstakes.
–Ken Micallef, New York City Jazz Record May 20105
…Reflects the solid mainstream – modern style and emotionally forthright commitment that has been a hallmark of Stryker’s playing for well over three decades. All ten guests seem inspired by the spirit of Mister T, playing with a direct, visceral feel for the material to produce what is one of the best recent all-star tribute albums.
–George Kanzler, Hot House May 2015
One of the best of the year, you can quote me.
–Bob Porter, WBGO Portraits in Blue