Jazz guitarist Dave Stryker is preparing to release his new studio album "Blue Soul" on June 5th through Strikezone Records. On this album, Stryker teams up with musician/composer Bob Mintzer and the WDR Big Band for this new set of covers and originals. Dave Strkyer begins with the smooth jazz flow of Marvin Gaye's "Trouble Man," as he quickly portrays his work on the strings, leading the way for the band to follow. Stryker also takes on another Marvin Gaye classic, "What's Going On," in which Mintzer lends a hand in the reconstruction of the song. The energy picks up with a pair of swinging original compositions "Came To Believe" and "Blues Strut," before plucking his way through Prince's "When Doves Cry." Dave Stryker finishes his new release with another great, upbeat original piece titled "Shadowboxing," which will get the juices flowing, before closing with the steady romp of Stanley Turrentaine's "Stan's Shuffle." To find out more about Dave Stryker and his latest release "Blue Soul," please visit davestryker.com.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Jana Herzen has teamed up with world-renowned jazz bassist Charnett Moffett for a new album of covers and originals titled "Round The World." It features eleven tracks, beginning with the smooth, sultry, smoking jazz groove of "Sweetheart (Waitress In A Doughnut Shop)," before opening up to the sweet, light-hearted melody of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." The first original that appears on the album is "On The Outside," which allows Jana to pace the song with her stellar guitar work, supported by the steady bass work of Moffett. The duo try to jazz up the famous Beatles' ballad "Blackbird," before returning to more familiar ground with built-up excitement of Jana's original "Bali Dream." They finish of the album with the beautiful grace of "Part Of The Wild" and the emotional cover of the children's classic "Rainbow Connection." To find out more about the newest collaboration between Jana Herzen and Charnett Moffett, please visit janaherzen.net.