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Guitarist Dave Stryker and Saxophonist Steve Slagle's quartet produces an expert, agile bit of modern jazz on Latest Outlook. This is the music's mainstream in plain view: compact and driving charts filled with tag-team post-bop, early 21st century complexity and a guest spot for saxophonist Joe Lovano." -Greg Buium Down Beat April 2007
This CD by Dave Stryker and Steve Slagle is a five star production. (Assuming 5 is the highest). The composition, the interplay, and the solos are all great." -Jack Wilkins Just Jazz Guitar February 2007
Guitarist Dave Stryker and Saxophonist Steve Slagle have been developing their own group sound for over 20 years. Latest Outlook", their 3rd CD as The Stryker / Slagle Band, follows last year's Live at the Jazz Standard" (Zoho Music). The latest edition of The SSB includes bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Hart who have played with Dave and Steve off and on since the beginning.
Dave Stryker spent over 13 years with Stanley Turrentine, and also worked with Jack McDuff, Kevin Mahogany and Eliane Elias. He has 19 CD's out as a leader, and has been a sideman on over 50 others.
Saxophonist Steve Slagle has released 10 CD's as a leader, and performed as a sideman on countless others. He has played with Machito, Ray Barretto, Charlie Haden, Milton Nascimento, Carla Bley, The Mingus Big Band, and Joe Lovano's Nonet.
Jay Anderson has played bass with Dave and Steve since the 80's and is on several of their CD's. He has 2 CD's out as a leader and has also played with Michael Brecker, Joe Sample, Paul Bley, Bob Berg, Maria Schneider, and Frank Zappa.
Billy Hart is considered one of the greatest drummers today. He has recorded 8 CD's as a leader and has worked with everyone from Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Shirley Horn, Jimmy Smith, and Stan Getz, to McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock.
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