Album Details

RELEASE
June 01, 2010
LABEL
Panorama Records
GENRES
Jazz

Album Review

Through many years, guitarist Dave Stryker and saxophonist Steve Slagle have strengthened a partnership based on opposite dialects. Stryker's warm, effusive sound combined with the tart alto of Slagle is not a dish for everyone, but for them it works well. These original neo-bop tracks are steeped in swing and flavored by the slightly sharp tone of Slagle, quite reminiscent of Jackie McLean. At times spiked with angular or off-kilter harmonies à la Thelonious Monk, the title track and "Bailout" set a tone apart from the more fusion-oriented music these two have produced in the past. Stryker's deep blue chords and lines still reflect his time with soul-jazz bands, while Slagle is reaching for that small degree of cutting-edge presence that marks his sound with distinction and a difference.
Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Keeperhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Bailouthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Ruby My Dearhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Came To Believehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Bryce's Peacehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Blue Statehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Sisterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Gold Dusthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Convergencehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Good 4 Uhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/keeper/id370342209?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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