For your consideration Grammy voters and NARAS members. The Stryker / Slagle band is in the Grammy list with ROUTES. Keep both eyes and ears to this unique music selection.
The Stryker / Slagle band is in the Grammy list with ROUTES in several categories :
1) Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
The Stryker / Slagle Band Expanded “Routes”
2) Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Steve Slagle – City of Angels
3) Dave Stryker – Routes
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On their latest recording, 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.
The Stryker / Slagle Band is expanded to include some imaginative and innovative 4-horn writing by Steve Slagle in an all-original program penned by Dave and Steve, as well as a Mingus masterpiece.
I sincerely recommend this album “ROUTES” to all JAZZ lovers, radio programmers, critics, fans and followers. Both leaders have a career in common and also their own bands as well as special participation as sidemen in countless projects.
For instance, Slagle collaborates on pianist Bill O’Connell’s Latin Jazz All-Stars Band and with The Charles Mingus Orchestra, … while Dave Stryker has rendered TRIBUTE to one of his first mentors, tenor saxophonist and bandleader STANLEY TURRENTINE – inviting tenor saxophone masters to propel TURRENTINE’S legacy for our newer generations.
The guitarist, has also cut two albums under the title of Eight Track I and II versioning and re-imagining the music he listened to in his youth.
I could label them as Jazzified Rock, Pop, Soul, Funk and R & B Anthems which are really healthy to keep the American Song Book as a whole – fresh, active and alive for listeners either age.
EIGHT TRACK II
Immerse yourself after reading this invitation note in the Songs of The Isley Bros. , Marvin Gaye, John Barry, Prince, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Zombies, James Ingram and Cream, via Stryker Expanded Quartet w drums, B3 organ and vibes.
All these aforementioned recordings are in STRYKER ‘S own label STRIKEZONE
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In my radio show, THE CUBAN BRIDGE @ WWPV 92.5 FM “The Mike” we have made great use of all these re-creations.
Expect some this coming SUNDAY October 23rd from 12 – 3 or maybe 5 pm (if our students Disc Jockeys are not ready yet), in which we will present DUETS, SIBLINGS and Jazz Saxophone Players blowing their horns in the album of Manhattan Transfer, Billy Joel, Nat and Natalie Cole, Carly Simon, Christopher Cross and Gino Vanelli, for just mentioning a few.
Happy end of 2016
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