Jazz percussionist Pete Siers is soft-spoken and unassuming – but put him behind a drum set, and a hard-swinging, intensely physical, dynamically sensitive drummer emerges. When Pete plays, “straight-ahead, readily apparent musical joy” can be expected, according to the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association. Paul Pearce of Bass World magazine writes that “Pete absolutely ‘sings’ with his drum kit.”
For this chapter of his Flea Circus chronicles, the mighty Pete Siers has paired up with monster pianist Carl Sonny Leyland for an uplifting album of boogie and blues interspersed with old-time melodies, amiably swung and sun. The chemistry between these two master musicians works wonders.
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