Eight Track Christmas

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 30 CD’s as a leader to date), 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.” He was recently voted once again into the 2019 Downbeat Readers and Critics Polls for the 10th time.

Eight Track Christmas is here! (Just click the link).  Eight Track III was #1 for 6 weeks (!) on the JazzWeek Radio chart and received great reviews including 4 Stars in Downbeat.  His previous CD “Strykin’ Ahead” stayed on the JazzWeek radio chart for 25 weeks, reaching #3 and was picked as one of the Top CD’s of 2017 in Downbeat and many other lists. His previous CD “Eight Track II” went to #2 on the JazzWeek Radio chart staying on the chart for 20 weeks and received 4 Stars in Downbeat. “Messin’ with Mister T” 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 received great reviews including 4 1/2 stars in Downbeat magazine. *JUST IN: Dave Stryker’s Jazz Guitar Improvisation Method Vol. 3 book is now available here.

Fresh off the success of Eight Track III (6 Weeks at
#1 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart), Dave Stryker
and his Eight Track Band decided to make a
Christmas album for all the listeners who have
enjoyed and supported the music. Dave says: “It’s
crazy to be arranging and recording Christmas
music in the middle of summer, but I think I was able to put my stamp on this batch of holiday favorites and make a pretty hip record along with the always-groovin’ Stefon Harris, Jared Gold, and McClenty Hunter. We put our ‘Eight Track’ vibe on these tunes!”

Released November 1, 2019Dave Stryker-guitar
Stefon Harris-vibraphone
Jared Gold-organ
McClenty Hunter-drums and percussion
Steve Nelson-vibraphone (track #10)Produced and Arranged by Dave Stryker for Strikezone Records
Episode #199

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