HARRIS EISENSTADT

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“Harris Eisenstadt, a drummer and composer originally from Toronto, takes a fixer’s approach to music making, looking for ways to fit the pieces together. In his own music especially, he often seems intent on extracting consonance from dissonance or forging ungainliness into grace.” (Nate Chinen, The New York Times). Critics have called him “one of the new generation’s leading composers” (Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz.com), “strong proof that jazz is still young and growing,” (Greg Burk, L.A. Weekly), “vital and increasingly influential” (Glenn Astarita, jazzreview.com) and “one of the most creative and skilled musician/composers incorporating traditional material to create new and vital improvised music” (Robert Iannapollo, AllAboutJazz-New York). The Village Voice’s Jim Macnie adds, “He’s perpetually building new ensembles to suit the variety of music he hears in his head—that’s what composers do.” One of only a handful of drummers equally well known for his work as a composer, Eisenstadt is among the read more...
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Recent DevelopmentsRecent Developments
Songlines 2017
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Canada Day IvCanada Day Iv
Songlines 2015
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Songlines 2012
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Golden StateGolden State
Songlines 2013
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Songlines 2015
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Songlines 2011
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Clean Feed 2017
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HARRIS EISENSTADT Fight or Flight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fight or Flight
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
HARRIS EISENSTADT Jalolu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jalolu
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
HARRIS EISENSTADT The Soul And Gone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soul And Gone
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
HARRIS EISENSTADT The All Seeing Eye + Octets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The All Seeing Eye + Octets
Third Stream 2007
HARRIS EISENSTADT Guewel album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Guewel
World Fusion 2008
HARRIS EISENSTADT Canada Day album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Canada Day
Nu Jazz 2009
HARRIS EISENSTADT Woodblock Prints album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Woodblock Prints
Nu Jazz 2010
HARRIS EISENSTADT September Trio (with Ellery Eskelin, Angelica Sanchez ‎) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
September Trio (with Ellery Eskelin, Angelica Sanchez ‎)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011
HARRIS EISENSTADT Canada Day II album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Canada Day II
Nu Jazz 2011
HARRIS EISENSTADT Canada Day Octet album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Canada Day Octet
Nu Jazz 2012
HARRIS EISENSTADT Canada Day III album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Canada Day III
Nu Jazz 2012
HARRIS EISENSTADT The Destructive Element album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Destructive Element
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
HARRIS EISENSTADT Golden State album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden State
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
HARRIS EISENSTADT Canada Day IV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Canada Day IV
Nu Jazz 2015
HARRIS EISENSTADT Old Growth Forest album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Old Growth Forest
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016
HARRIS EISENSTADT Recent Developments album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recent Developments
21st Century Modern 2017
HARRIS EISENSTADT Harris Eisenstadt's String Quartet music performed by Mivos Quartet : Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harris Eisenstadt's String Quartet music performed by Mivos Quartet : Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2017

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HARRIS EISENSTADT Ahimsa Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ahimsa Orchestra
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
HARRIS EISENSTADT Golden State II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden State II
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
HARRIS EISENSTADT Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day : On Parade in Parede album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day : On Parade in Parede
Nu Jazz 2017
HARRIS EISENSTADT Old Growth Forest II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Old Growth Forest II
21st Century Modern 2019
HARRIS EISENSTADT Canada Day Quartet Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Canada Day Quartet Live
21st Century Modern 2019

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HARRIS EISENSTADT Old Growth Forest

Album · 2016 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Harris Eisenstadt is probably most popular Canadian jazz drummer of younger generation. With no doubt for many listeners his name associates with "Canada Day" series of nu jazz albums first of all, but he has released some avant-garde and third stream music as leader as well.

On Harris' newest album as leader, released on Portuguese Clean Feed label, he plays original compositions with tree renown American advanced jazz artists. With two of them - trombonist Jeb Bishop and bassist Jason Roebke - Eisenstadt already played in same trio (led by Bishop) and even released one album on Polish Not Two label eight years ago.Harris current quartet includes one new member - tenor Tony Malaby, one of brightest contemporary advanced jazz sax player around.

Album's material has been recorded spontaneously in a studio right after two gigs in New York's The Stone. All musicians are true professionals and mostly had some experience playing together, but lot of time has gone from these dates. The material (even if Eisenstadt is stated as composer) is obviously mostly free-improvised, and it's obvious that the quartet isn't a working band.

Despite of all members' professionalism, recorded music contains only a few attractive moments. Most of the time the listener gets quite bulky and not too much inspired jam session,demonstrating how great musicians constantly are loosing their ways. Started from nowhere, the flow of short snippets tries to get the direction or at least to be transformed in better interplay,but generally it never happens. The final impression is that four great musicians must to play the jam they don't have inspiration for.

With no doubt this album's line-up will attract many fans of modern creative jazz, but I afraid only hottest fans will probably find it at least enjoyable.

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