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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harris Eisenstadt: On Parade In Parede

Read "On Parade In Parede" reviewed by John Sharpe

In Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi's acclaimed 1994 novel Pereira Maintains, a critical turning point comes during the central character's stay in the spa town of Parede in Portugal. It's not too much of an exaggeration to suggest a similar advance for drummer Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day in a live date from the same locale. Usually a ...

Angelica Sanchez: Float The Edge

Read "Float The Edge" reviewed by John Sharpe

Pianist Angelica Sanchez has become an in demand side person since her move to NYC from Arizona in 1995, performing with Wadada Leo Smith, Tony Malaby, Kevin Norton, Harris Eisenstadt, and Susie Ibarra, among many others. But her own leadership discography remains slighter than might be expected. Surprisingly Float The Edge represents her first entry as ...

Alexander Hawkins: Unit[e]

Read "Unit[e]" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

With each subsequent release, pianist-composer Alexander Hawkins further cements his place in the top tier of modern, forward-thinking artists. The Oxford, UK native has worked as a leader in nonet, ensemble, quartet, trio and solo formats and is a member of the Convergence Quartet featuring cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, drummer Harris Eisenstadt, and bassist Dominic Lash. ...

Harris Eisenstadt: Recent Developments

Read "Recent Developments" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Canadian native and Brooklyn resident Harris Eisenstadt has built a solid reputation as a composer, matching accolades for his eclectic expertise as a drummer. His passion as a student of the art has taken him to West Africa, where he has studied the music of the Wolof people and Cuba, where he has delved deeply into ...

ARTICLE: HI-RES JAZZ

Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music

Read "Songlines: An Independent Voice for New Music" reviewed by Mark Werlin

The independent Vancouver-based record label Songlines Recordings was established in 1992. Inspired by the contemporary jazz music scene in Vancouver, label founder Tony Reif began recording Canadian, American, Dutch, German and French composer-performers. Over the next two decades, the core group of musicians who recorded frequently for Songlines included Benoît Delbecq, Harris Eisenstadt, Gordon Grdina, Wayne ...

Convergence Quartet: Owl Jacket

Read "Owl Jacket" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Il sodalizio del Convergence Quartet, benchè saltuario, rimane vitale e convincente, come dimostra questo Owl Jacket, che offre un repertorio vario e ben strutturato, arrivando a toccare le corde di un lirismo accorato, come ad esempio nell'iniziale “Dogbe Na Wo Lo," vicina a certe cose del Don Cherry “folklorico."

Una melodia curiosamente affine ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day IV

Read "Canada Day IV" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Giunto al quarto capitolo della serie, il quintetto del batterista /compositore Harris Eisenstadt denominato Canada Day si conferma formazione di assoluto valore, forte di un sound personale e ben definito, dotato di grande pulizia e precisione, dalla chiara progettualità. Ci tornano alla memoria certi combo degli anni cinquanta orbitanti nella galassia del cosiddetto “Cool Jazz," da ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Convergence Quartet: Owl Jacket

Read "Owl Jacket" reviewed by John Sharpe

Owl Jacket forms the fourth release over a nine year period from the Convergence Quartet. At the outset, few would have predicted that it would become a going concern, uniting as it did two unknown young English improvisers in pianist Alexander Hawkins and bassist Dominic Lash and two of the brighter emerging talents on the New ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harris Eisenstadt: Canada Day IV

Read "Canada Day IV" reviewed by Troy Collins

Canada Day has been drummer Harris Eisenstadt's flagship ensemble since its first gig on July 1, 2007--his homeland's national holiday, hence the band name. In the ensuing years the quintet has developed an identifiably cohesive sound that expertly balances avant-garde explorations and in-the-pocket swing, with only one significant personnel change; the bass chair is now filled ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Harris Eisenstadt's "Canada Day IV" Will Be Released On September 4

Harris Eisenstadt's "Canada Day IV" Will Be Released On September 4

Drummer/Composer's Quintet Features Nate Wooley on Trumpet, Matt Bauder on Tenor Saxophone, Chris Dingman on Vibraphone and New Member Pascal Niggenkemper on Bass Canada Day III made many Best of 2012 lists. In the meantime, award-winning drummer Harris Eisenstadt launched a new group, Golden State (with two releases on Songlines). Now Canada Day, his his longest-running band, ...


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