Over a year within the making, drumming legend Virgil Donati’s much anticipated solo record “In This Life” is destined to set the bar for explorations in rhythm. The album was once produced, written and arranged by Donati, and mixed by Alex Argento. Virgil s drumming has arguably been at the forefront for no less than a decade, and as this record displays, his compositional and orchestration skills are also coming to the fore. Says Donati: Finally these years of playing, I still feel like I ve barely scratched the surface! Virgil has at all times had a propensity towards a contrarian approach to music and to life. Never one to are trying to find approval or security, he has maintained an introspective, independent mind, transcending traditional boundaries, at all times alert of the possibilities beyond the norm. The 10 tracks in this album are affirmation of these principles, and along the way in which, features one of the brightest young musicians bursting onto the scene from all corners of the globe – including Marco Sfogli, Alex Argento, Dennis Hamm, Doug Shreeve, Brett Garsed, Irwin Thomas, Alex Machacek, Paul Sherman, Anthony Crawford, Tom Kennedy, Jeff Babko, Rafael Moreira, Simon Hosford, Evan Marien, Artyom Manukyan, and Ruslan Sirota.