While his name may be unfamiliar to most, Asaf Sirkis is a true virtuoso of percussion, a musician whose mastery of the rhythmic principles knows no bounds. Using the hand drums of his Arabic heritage, or playing behind a traditional drum kit emulating the masters of modern jazz, Sirkis is a performer who seems destined to become the new standard of just how magnificent a drummer can be.
On his latest release, The Song Within, Sirkis is joined by his band The Inner Noise, comprised of guitarist Mike Outram and keyboardist/organist Steve Lodder. Together, the trio combines elements of classical composition with modern jazz and progressive rock, performed in improvisational style to create a disc that is as breathtaking as it is beautiful.
While Sirkis’ gets name billing, Lodder’s organ is just as integral to the trio sounds. Unlike most modern day performers, Lodder forgoes the traditional
The Song Within is out now on Sam.