Drummer Eric Starr is not a purist of any kind, in fact, he has always been interested in genre bending" when it comes to his playing and draws equally from both jazz and rock drumming styles on this album. Along with brother Nelson--both third-generation musicians from Western New York--the duo created The Eric Starr Group (ESG) as a showcase for Eric's music and Nelson's tantalizing vocals and together they bring forth their second album Such Is Life containing elements of traditional, classical, bossa nova and modern jazz with orchestrations from the ETHEL string ensemble for an adventurist touch. As leader ...read more
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