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Bruce Eisenbeil - Michael Attias - David Taylor - Jay Rosen: Opium

Read "Opium" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

New York City based electric guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil treads upon paths similarly founded by the likes of Joe Morris and the grand master of improvised free-jazz type guitar, Derek Bailey. Eisenbeil primarily centers his craft within trio and here, quartet settings. With this effort, everyone shares the limelight. Soloing opportunities abound as the guitarist and saxophonist ...

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Bruce Eisenbeil - Michael Attias - David Taylor - Jay Rosen: Opium

Read "Opium" reviewed by Nicholas Sheets

Opium, the latest CIMP (Creative Improvisational Music Project) release to be led by the New York-based guitarist, Bruce Eisenbeil, is a mesmerizing album. It is as subtle, dynamic and unpredictable as a chemistry experiment. The Opium quartet is anchored by an unusually dark-timbred horn combination consisting of David Taylor on bass trombone and Michael Attias on ...

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Eisenbeil / Attias / Taylor / Rosen: Opium

Read "Opium" reviewed by Derek Taylor

The year 2001 was a banner annum for Bruce Eisenbeil. Increased attention through a high profile gig with living legend Milford Graves at the Vision Festival and a pivotal role in Cecil Taylor's workshop ensemble earlier in the year cocked more critical ears in his direction and this latest release on CIMP is sure to continue ...