George Harris, Jazz Weekly

Drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel brings his quartet of Erica Lindsay/ts, Francesca Tanksley/p and UliLanghthaler/b to London for a 2010 gig at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. Siegel uses his sticks, brushes and parts of the drum kit to guide and coax the band to excellent effect. His cymbals create a nice dance on “Meet Me at the Station” while he gets into an Elvin Jones modal mood as Tanksley two fists it on a hard hitting “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me.” Speaking of Coltrane sounds, Lindsay delivers a fiery solo on the master’s “Piece On Earth” while bass and drum fight over the top of the hill, while the brushes dance to the earthy “Crescent Sound,” allowing the team to stretch out to maximum Impulse! power. Some nice hard bop with the ride cymbal gives a blue note signal on “Art’s Message” with a more delicate side allowing Tanksley to flow is delivered on the nice ballad “M. Song.” Strong modal and post bop outing.

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