The Stryker/Slagle Band: Fingers in the Wind

Track

Fingers in the Wind

Group

The Stryker/Slagle Band

CD

The Scene (Zoho ZM20081)

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Musicians:

Dave Stryker (guitar), Steve Slagle (flute).

Composed by Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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Recorded: New Platz, NY, April 15, 2008

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Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

On this masterful rendition of a composition by one of my favorite underrated artists, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Steve Slagle plays the flute with great agility and soulfulness, in the spirit of the departed master. The subtle interplay with Dave Stryker's tender guitar is wonderful and perfectly understated. Slagle employs just the right amount of guttural intonation in his interpretation of this timeless classic, which floats along like a feather caught in a breeze. It's good to hear the next generation finding such fertile ground in the wellspring of the past era's great but sometimes unheralded champions. Slagle has obviously listened well.

Reviewer: Ralph A. Miriello

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