by Peter Aaron
Also a composer and music educator, Siegel has performed with Sir Roland Hanna, Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Jack DeJohnette, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, Sheila Jordan, Helen Merrill, Mose Allison, Dave Douglas, Lee Shaw, and numerous other jazz giants. King of Xhosa, the third album studio album by Siegel’s quartet, fuses straight-ahead post-bop with deeply spiritual South African stylings. Collaborating with the leader on the recording are South African trumpet master Feya Faku saxophonist Erica Lindsay, pianist Francesca Tanksley, bassist Rich Syracuse, and percussionist Fred Berryhill.
This clip from the session shows the recording of the track “Prayer”:
The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet will perform at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, New York, on January 21 at 8pm. For ticket price and more information, call (845) 658-9048 or visit http://rosendalecafe.com/.