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Stryker, Dave / Eight Track Christmas
Album:Eight Track Christmas Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stryker, Dave Added:11/2019
Label:Strikezone 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-11-28 
Reviewed: 2019-11-28
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Guitarist Stryker and his merry band of musicians have put their collective minds to a program of Christmas songs and have given all the songs a hip interpretation that keeps the spirit of Christmas alive and swinging. There is an eclectic mixture of genres of Christmas compositions, ranging from the traditional to a couple of the more current seasonal offerings,
If You Like: Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ This Christmas (4:58) – organ starts> uptempo jam> vibes solo> guitar solo> organ solo> uptempo jam> fade
*2/ What Child Is This (5:11) – organ/vibes start> uptempo jam> guitar solo> vibes solo> organ solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
3/ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (5:09) – full band starts> midtempo jam> guitar solo> vibes solo> organ solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
*4/ Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (4:08) – guitar starts> slow tempo jam> vibes solo> guitar solo> slow jam> slow fade
***5/ Soulful Frosty (4:11) – drums start> uptempo funky jam> guitar solo> vibes solo> uptempo jam> organ solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*6/ Christmas Time Is Here (5:27) – organ starts> slow tempo jam> guitar solo> vibes solo> organ solo> slow jam> slow fade
**7/ Sleigh Ride (3:46) – drums/organ starts> fast tempo jam> organ solo> guitar solo> vibes solo> drum solo> fast jam> crescendo end
8/ Blue Christmas (6:08) – organ starts> slow tempo jam> guitar solo> organ solo> slow jam> slow fade
9/ We Three Kings (5:35) – drums start> uptempo jam> guitar solo> organ solo> vibes solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
10/ O Tannenbaum (5:25) – drums/organ start> uptempo jam> guitar solo> vibes solo> organ solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.This Christmas 6.Christmas Time Is Here
2.What Child Is This? 7.Sleigh Ride
3.God Rest Ye Merry Gentlelue Christmasben 8.Blue Christmas
4.Happy Xmas (War Is Over) 9.We Three Kings
5.Soulful Frosty 10.O Tannenbaum