Tag Archives: Dave Stryker

New Releases

Many albums have been released in the last few months so I thought it might be time to present again a list of my favorites.

Dave Stryker - Baker’s Circle


Dave Stryker did it again. He released a great album with his favorite musicians Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums plus Walter Smith III on sax and Mayra Casales on percussion. Perfectly played organ trio+, Dave Stryker never disappoints.


Stewy von Wattenwyl – In the Giants Garden


From Bern, Switzerland (and currently my professor for ear training and jazz theory) comes pianist Stewy von Wattenwyl. The album features his trio with Giorgos Antoniou on bass and Kevin Chesham on drums and presents a perfectly played collection of the jazz piano canon with tunes from Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett and more.


Philippe Lemm Trio – First Steps


Drummer and composer Philippe Lemm leads this piano trio with Jeff Koch and the late Angelo Di Loretto on piano. The album will be released on March 26, but two fantastic songs are already available.  The trio impresses with great melodies and incredible energy.


Charlie Porter – Hindsight


Grammy-winning trumpeter Charlie Porter has released an ambitious album with a great group of musicians like Mike Moreno on guitar, Behn Gillece on vibes and Nick Biello on saxophone. The album contains nine originals from Charlie Porter in various styles from hard bop to rap and gospel and reflects the tumult and uncertainty of the times and thoughts of how we’re going to leave the planet for the next generation. The album convinces with sophisticated compositions and the outstanding playing of Charlie Porter.

Finally a complete playlist with all songs from the four albums

More 2020 Releases

A lot of new albums have been released in the last few months and so I prepared another list of recommendations.

Dave Stryker – Blue Soul


The incredibly productive guitarist Dave Stryker has released a great album with Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band. The sound and style from his Eight Track band has been uplifted with the arrangements by Bob Mintzer. Same spirit but bigger sound and more colors. Another great album by Dave Stryker.

Blue Soul


John Finbury – Quatro


More music from composer John Finbury has been released on this album, mixing contemporary jazz, Latin American and Spanish influences and alternating vocal and instrumental tracks. The album was produced by Latin Grammy winner Emilio D. Miler, and features Magos Herrera on vocals, Chano Domínguez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Antonio Sánchez on drums.



The TNEK Jazz Quintet – Plays The Music Of Sam Jones


The quintet around bass player Ken Miller recorded six Sam Jones plus one Kenny Barron composition on this straight-ahead jazz album. A great swinging rhythm section and two saxophone players in a great performance. The best known song for me was Unit 7 because of a famous Wes Montgomery version. So some more music to discover from Sam Jones.

The Tnek Jazz Quintet Plays The Music Of Sam Jones


Tony Davis – Golden Year


Guitarist and composer Tony Davis has released his debut album on Posi-Tone records. Seven of the eleven songs are original compositions by Tony Davis and with the guest appearances from Steve Davis on trombone, Steve Wilson on alto sax and flute, JK Kim on drums and Alina Engibaryan on vocals the album has a nice variety.

Golden Year

Finally a complete playlist with all songs from the four albums