Dave Stryker – As We Are (2022) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Dave Stryker – As We Are (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:54 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Strikezone Records

“It’s my dream project,” Dave Stryker repeats several times in a conversation about his 34th release as a leader, As We Are, on which the guitar master addresses one of the few configurations he hasn’t tackled during 40-plus years in the jazz trenches. Stryker, not predisposed to hyperbole, isn’t exaggerating. How else to describe an opportunity to record a suite of new originals with a band propelled by all-world bass-drum partners John Patitucci and Brian Blade, fleshed out by harmonically erudite pianist Julian Shore’s bespoke string quartet arrangements that include room for a couple of soaring violin solos by the luminous Sara Caswell? Stimulated by the chance to make music together after long isolation, all members interact with crackling, pent-up energy.

01. Dave Stryker – Overture (01:10)
02. Dave Stryker – Lanes (feat. Brian Blade) (06:13)
03. Dave Stryker – River Man (feat. Sara Caswell) (08:58)
04. Dave Stryker – Hope (feat. John Patitucci) (06:28)
05. Dave Stryker – Saudade (feat. Julian Shore) (05:52)
06. Dave Stryker – One Thing at a Time (feat. Julian Shore) (07:17)
07. Dave Stryker – As We Were (feat. John Patitucci) (05:45)
08. Dave Stryker – Dreams Are Real (07:17)
09. Dave Stryker – Soul Friend (feat. Sara Caswell) (06:52)