Hippest ever Christmas jazz Dave Stryker – EIGHT TRACK CHRISTMAS: Readers who follow our reviews regularly will know that I fell in love with Dave Stryker’s superb jazz guitar works long, long ago… his latest release is (absolutely) the hippest ever Christmas jazz CD you’ll ever hear… though I couldn’t find any LIVE videos from the new album, here’s an excellent video that puts you right there in the studio with Dave…
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NOW – the seasonal songs on his new album are unlike any renditions of Christmas songs you’ve ever heard, particularly on tunes like “What Child Is This?“… Dave’s guitar is joined by Stefon Harris-vibes, Jared Gold-organ, McClenty Hunter-drums and Steve Nelson doing vibes for “O Tannenbaum”, and it’s just the kind of piece that makes the season come ALIVE; Jared’s organ is mighty, mighty mellow on this one, too! Massive airplay is about to happen for this one!
You may not think of Christmas as being in the “azure zone”, but when you listen to the 6:08 “Blue Christmas“, you’ll know beyond any shadow of a doubt that it’s part of the season… ultra-cool performance, to be sure.
It wasn’t difficult (at all) to make my choice for personal favorite of the ten songs offered up for your Christmas jazz enjoyment… “Soulful Frosty” will give you chills up & down your spine… again, Jared’s organ meshes perfectly with every note Dave puts down for your ears!
I give Dave & his crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this fine holiday album. Get more information about Dave at his Dave Stryker website. Rotcod Zzaj
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