The Stryker/Slagle Band Releases New CD at The Jazz Standard, Aug. 10
After a successful two-night run at the Jazz Standard in January, The Stryker / Slagle Band decided to strike while the fire was hot and headed back up to bassist Jay Anderson's Mountain Rest Studio in New Paltz, NY to lay down nine new original tracks as well as a cover of Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear." This is the 3rd CD by the same quartet: Dave Stryker (guitar), Steve Slagle (sax), Jay Anderson (bass), and Victor Lewis (drums), that released The Scene to critical success in 2008. Their fifth CD as the Stryker / Slagle Band - Keeper captures the live energy and group dynamics of a band that has been honing their sound for over 20 years, always striving to push the music ahead.
The CD release for The Stryker/Slalge Band will be held Tuesday, August 10th at The Jazz Standard at 116 E. 27th Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues). Sets begin at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.
"A superior snapshot of the contemporary center of jazz," -John McDonough - 4 Stars in Dec. 2008 Downbeat Magazine"One of today's most inspired two-man teams." -David Adler / JazzTimes
"In this era of ever-shifting alliances and endless maleable bands, guitarist Dave Stryker and saxophonist Steve Slagle have achieved, for two decades, a contemporary rarity; a band with a distinct, highly developed sound." -George Kanzler JazzTimes 12/08