The Stryker / Slagle Band: Bird Flew
The Stryker / Slagle Band
Latest Outlook (Zoho ZM 200703)
Composed by Dave Stryker.
Recorded: New Paltz, NY, June 6, 2006
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
A catchy tune based on "Confirmation" changes. Special guest Joe Lovano's thoughtful solo toys with the rhythm, staccato jabs mixing with overtoned shrieks. Slagle follows insinuatingly in his distinctive free-bop style. Stryker enters blues-inflected with added Wes Montgomery chording. Robust exchanges between spark-plug Hart and the frontline players leads to the theme's satisfying reprise. Stryker and Slagle's over two-decade association continues to enrich us.
Reviewer: Scott Albin