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Stryker/Slagle Band Biography
On their latest recording “Routes” guitarist Dave Stryker and saxophonist Steve Slagle explore the routes they’ve travelled and the musical roots they’ve explored in their creative collaboration of several decades with a new expanded band featuring four-horn arrangements by Steve Slagle for French Horn, Tuba/Trombone and Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet.
The Stryker / Slagle Band released five CD’s including “Keeper” which The Village Voice wrote: “Postbop journeymen pull a minor masterpiece out of decades of earnest toil… A-”, and “The Scene” which was voted one of the Top Ten CD’s of 2008 by Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times Magazine, Jazz Improv Magazine, National Public Radio, Newark Star Ledger, and WBGO. Downbeat gave it 4 Stars calling it “A superior snapshot of the contemporary center of jazz”. The group’s ZOHO recording “Live At The Jazz Standard” received 4 Stars in Downbeat Magazine, and “Latest Outlook” was voted one of the Top Ten CD’s of 2007 by JazzTimes Magazine, The Star Ledger, and Jazz Improv Magazine….
Download the Stryker/Slagle Band press release (.pdf)