Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly
Inside Turnabout by the Lupa Santiago & Anders Vestergard Quartet on Drum Voice Records is a nine-track, two-country symposium. Brazilian guitarist Lupa and Swedish drummer Anders have each brought a friend from their home country: sax man Rodrigo Ursaia (Brazil) and bassist Mattia Hjorth (Sweden, where this was recorded). The result is a challenging change-of-pace, 49:23 of left turns, super-cool unexpected rocky bumps in the road (which always seems to occur when a drummer leads or co-leads a band), swirling rhythms and intoxicating solos. The follow-up to their 2015 Lisbon Sessions, Inside Turnabout mixes up salsa and samba in a Latin blender of percolating poly-rhythms that move and groooooooove in true jam-band glory.