The Soul and Gone
(482 Music) (2005)
Harris Eisenstadt (drums, compositions), Jason Roebke (bass), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Jeff Parker (electric guitar), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Jason Mears (alto saxophone)
"...one of the finest American creative jazz releases of 2005."
NOTES AND INFO
"Last May LA-based drummer Harris Eisenstadt came to Chicago to play with three different lineups of musicians from our strong new-jazz scene. While this kind of ad hoc collaboration is par for the course in improvised music, apparently these one-off engagements left him wanting more. Five months later he returned to record an album with a cross section of the same people--vibist Jason Adasiewicz, trombonist Jeb Bishop, and bassist Jason Roebke--as well as guitarist Jeff Parker and LA reedist Jason Mears. But instead of just leading the group in a free-for-all blowing session, Eisenstadt brought along a variety of complex compositions filled with contrapuntal devices, dense harmonies, and crosscutting lines. On the sextet's forthcoming debut on the 482 Music label, they come together with remarkable precision, delivering wildly energetic performances with unexpected harmonic detail." — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader Critic's Choice