George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

Jeff “Siege” Siegel uses his drums and percussion to team up with Erica Lindsay/ts, Francesca Tanksley/p, Rich Syracuse/b, Feya Faku/fh and Fred Berryhill/pec for a collection of originals that mix African exoticism and folk sounds with vintage modal jazz. Clicking tongues and tribal percussion bookend the remaining 11 songs, which include a vintage Coltaneish piece like “Prayer” for Siegel to pulse forward with his ride cymbal while the caravan like grooves create fluid foundations for Faku and Lindsay on the stampeding “Call to Spirits.” The team can boogaloo with the best on “Get Real” and sizzle on a Latin lilt on ”Erica’s Bag.” Galloping like it’s a Serengeti migration dives along with Tanksley’s piano on “Unsung” and gallop on the thrilling title track. This one’s a keeper for fans of classic Impulse! albums.

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