May 31, 2014
The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet revisits its favorite local performance spot by popular demand. The quartet, featuring Erica Lindsay on tenor saxophone, Francesca Tanksley on piano, Otto Gardner on bass, and Jeff “Siege” Siegel on drums; last appeared locally two years ago. Formed in 2004, the group has performed four successful European tours and released two CDs together. They play original music of the band members; music that is reflective of their combined experiences working with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman, Sir Roland Hanna, Baikida Carroll, Oliver Lake, Dave Douglas and several others.
“Many groups tend to be strong in one or two areas, but lacking in others; the musicians might be great soloists but not have strong writing skills. Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel’s quartet manages to be accomplished across the board and [their CD] ‘Live in Europe’ is a portrait of a stellar group of musicians and writers at their best.” –Karen Hogg, http://AlbanyJazz.com
“It’s not just ‘magic’ on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Siegel’s straight-ahead session merits at least 5 stars.” –Jim Santella, Cadence Magazine
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