Hello Friends! Happy Fall to you all. I had a great summer of gigs including a West Coast Tour, the Healdsburg Jazz Fest, the Sequoia Room in Northern CA, the Saratoga Jazz Festival as well as the annual Aebersold Jazz workshop…… Some big news! My new CD “Strykin’ Ahead” is available here NOW on my website on CD and Vinyl(!). It features my quartet playing some new originals and my arrangements of some jazz standards. Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and Steve Nelson (the same group from Eight Track II) join me once again.
News Flash: “Strykin’ Ahead” just received 4 Stars in the Nov Downbeat!
“…Overall, the album casts a warm, clear glow, with plenty of cohesive interplay between Stryker, organist Jared Gold, drummer McClenty Hunter, and vibraphonist Steve Nelson. While influenced by many guitarists, Stryker remains true to his own vision. Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell may be touchstones, but Stryker forges his own sound throughout.”
Martin Kasdan / Downbeat Nov 2017
BTW this is also my first Vinyl release, so I hope you will check it out if you dig vinyl. It sounds great!
You can order it right here on the website along with all of my recordings and my book. Just click Buy CD’s Icon. Also please check out my itinerary page for more info on upcoming gigs.. Hope to see you soon! DS
Hope to see you soon- DS