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by Troy Dostert
An enticing record from four under-recognized jazz veterans, Jeff Siege" Siegel's London Live features drummer Siegel and his long-standing partners pianist Francesca Tanksley and tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, plus new addition bassist Uli Langthaler, for eight expansive, well-played tracks that combine healthy respect for the jazz tradition with a hint of an adventurous edge. The members of the quartet possess decades of experience in the jazz world. Siegel was a member of Sir Roland Hanna's group in the ...read more
by James Nadal
It is appropriate that the opening track on King Of Xhosa, is a hand drum invocation and an introduction in the Xhosa language of South Africa, as that is exactly where the origins and influences of this music came from. Drummer Jeff Siege" Siegel and his quartet are augmented on this recording by Feya Faku, a South African native, on trumpet and flugelhorn, and the one who sets the character of the music. Siegel, an accomplished drummer, leader, ...read more
by David Adler
Drummer Jeff Siege Siegel hails from upstate New York and boasts a number of top-tier sideman credits, including a five-year stint in Roland Hanna's trio. His debut as a leader, Magical Spaces (coproduced by Baikida Carroll), is an all-original quartet affair with Erica Lindsay on tenor, Francesca Tanksley on piano and Danton Boller on bass. These are seasoned, effective players, well-equipped for Siegel's venturesome but fairly straight-ahead material. They start with the upbeat harmonies and charging hard ...read more