harris eisenstadt




the darts interview


the all seeing eye + octets


“Drummer Harris Eisenstadt is a composer with limbs prodding into spontaneous, post-bop, and neoclassical. He works with the best.” - Greg Burk



Ahimsa orchestra


“… Eisenstadt’s Ahimsa Orchestra, wherein Omid Zoufounoun conducts a 13-piece texture-and-surprise manifestation that includes some of our city's very finest extremists.” - Greg Burk



fight or flight


"Don't miss the septet of drummer Harris Eisenstadt, a young CalArts grad with the talent and drive to make a mark. His excellent crew includes Dave Philipson (bansuri), Ellen Burr (flute), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Mark Weaver (tuba), Bill Casale (bass), and Brad Dutz (mallet percussion), and his compositional/improvisational approach melds the shifting harmonic clouds of early 20th-century Russians with an attention to unusual timbral combinations reminiscent of Gil Evans. He's an extremely sensitive percussionist, too." – Greg Burk



last minute of play in this period


"Much border-pushing improvisational music sounds like work; drummer Harris Eisenstadt makes it fun. He takes his fun seriously, though, or he wouldn't have bothered getting his masters from CalArts and studying with heavyweights like Barry Altschul, John Bergamo, and Wadada Leo Smith. Eisenstadt's expression is loose, rolling, with a flavor of dance (he's studied that, too). Eisenstadt is strong proof that jazz is still young and growing."  - Greg Burk



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