harris eisenstadt

drums
composition

 

 

March 2012

 

canada day north america tour finishes with a recording for songlines at water music in hoboken march 7. busy month of gigs and recordings in and out of town.

 

new site and more updates coming soon.

 

Thanks to the following critics for including me on their Best of 2011 lists:

 

El Intruso Composer of the year: Mark Corroto, Sergio Piccirilli

 

El Intruso Drummer of the Year: Pachi Tapiz, Stuart Broomer

 

Canada Day II: Michael West, Paul Blair, Howard Mandel, Jazz Amuck, CKUT, Minton’s, Avant Music News

 

September Trio: Steve Dollar, Mark F. Turner, Sanford Speaks Blog, Hank Shteamer, Giuseppe Segala, Goddeau

 

 

2011

canada day octet, featuring jason mears, matt bauder, nate wooley, ray anderson, dan peck, chris dingman and garth stevenson recorded in december for 2012 release on 482 Music.

 

canada day quintet and octet were active in december. octet and quintet gigs on the calendar page. gig previews in the village voice and nytimes.

 

excited to be working with a new publicist, stephen buono promotions. all publicity inquiries please email stephen at stephenbuonopromotions dot com

 

convergence quartet toured the uk in november, finishing up at the london jazz festival. gig reviews from cambridge and newcastle.

 

new group chicago chamber played two gigs in october, previewed in the chicago reader.

 

september trio released in august on clean feed. reviews so far in new york city jazz record, touching extremes, all about jazz italy, free jazz, jazz wrap, stash dauber, all about jazz, burning ambulance, spearmint music, mas jazz and time out lisbon. interview about september trio and review at about.com. recommended new release in october's new york city jazz record: "... tremendous cumulative power, testimony to Eisenstadt's gifts as an orchestrator, whether composing or playing percussion."

 

played jazz festival saalfelden in august with jessica pavone's army of strangers.

 

palimpsest, my orchestral piece for the American Composers Orchestra/jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, was read june 5-6 at columbia university's miller theater. reviews at npr's a blog supreme, city arts, and jazz beyond jazz. invited to contribute before , during and after guest blog posts on newmusicbox.org

 

coverage of canada day's performance at the undead festival in new york in june: dark forces swing blind bunches, npr's a blog supreme, birmingham jazz, burning ambulance, ny times, all about jazz, village voice.

 

canada day ll spent most of the summer charting on various college radio charts' top ten, including two weeks at #1 here and here.

 

canada day ll released april 2011 on songlines. editors pick in downbeat, free download at all about jazz, interviews on the songlines site and at fractured compound, feature in the washington city paper here and preview here, spring tour preview in richmond.com, interview and pictures at rva news in richmond, cd review at all about jazz, gig preview and cd review from charlotte, a starred pick in the ny times, cd reviews from jazztimes, point of departure, free jazz, downtown music gallery, gapplegate, something else, jazzwrap, the whole note, metaljazz, in dutch at goddeau and kwadratuur, shout-outs on jim macnie's lament for a straight line here and here, highlighted pick in nytimes for the undead jazz fest in june here, in canada's exclaim!, in ni kantu, again in all about jazz, all about jazz italy and music and more. Signal to Noise says "“The charts effectivelv utilize the luxuriant voicings of the ensemble.” New York City Jazz Record says Canada Day ll is "bound to remain a document of important artists at a crucial, still-early point in their careers."

 

guest post at destination: out for canada day octet's first performance.

 

canada day tours the southeast US in april. details on the calendar - past dates page.

 

delighted to be working with company of heaven as my european booking agent. for all european booking inquiries please contact them at info at company of heaven dot com

 

thanks to the following critics for including woodblock prints on their best of 2010 lists: album of the year and composer of the year in the el intruso critcs poll, wfmu radio, stef gjissels at free jazz blog, album of the year at dark was the night, Clifford allen at ni kantu, guy peters at goddeau, tony verstraete at instajazz, john sharpe at all about jazz, hank shteamer of jazzhouse, time out new york and dark forces swing bind punches, the polish blog jazz alchemist, eyal hereuveni at allaboutjazz

 

2010

 

insightful review by nate chinen in the new york times of canada day's november 29 gig at cornelia street cafe.

 

recorded next canada day album in december for 2011 release on songlines.

 

featured in the travelling light section of the online journal point of departure's december issue.

 

new podcast interview up at taran's free jazz hour.

 

played with wadada leo smith's silver orchestra at an aacm new york concert november 19.

 

selected to write an orchestral piece for the American Composers Orchestra Jazz composers readings next june at columbia university's miller theater. the institute was featured on npr's weekend edition and the official annoucement of composers selected was posted on npr's a blog supreme.

 

recently recorded september trio (with ellery eskelin and angelica sanchez) for clean feed (2011 release). also recorded jessica pavone, nate wooley, and stephen haynes/mario pavone albums in september.

 

9th recording as a leader woodblock prints released july 2010 on the lithuanian label no business. vinyl available by emailing harris at harriseisenstadt dot com or from the label. digital download available from cdbaby.

 

5 out of 5 stars for woodblock prints in free jazz. recommended new release and review in all about jazz new york, reviews also at emusic, paris transatlantic, music and more, the half note, all about jazz, gapplegate, in spanish at el intruso, Dark was the Night, goddeau in dutch, in italian at all about jazz italy, gig preview in the village voice, 3rd ranked jazz album of 2010 at dark forces swing blind punches, and top live show in time out new york for october record release concert. .

 

daily interview streaming at new world radio and long interview posted el intruso in spanish.

 

convergence quartet released june 2010 on the portuguese label clean feed.

 

podcast interview on thejazzsession.com

 

artist feature from february issue of allaboutjazz new york.

 

2009

 

Canada Day turns up on best of 2009 lists including the village voice, all about jazz new york, jazzhouse, wfmu, ni kantu, ckut, dusted, and in portuguese press and time out lisbon.

 

8th recording as a leader, Canada Day, out on Clean Feed. reviews in the new york times, village voice, allmusic, dusted, All About Jazz, Free Jazz, All About Jazz new york, gapplegate, Toronto Life, exclaim, eye weekly, the ottawa citizen, amazon, allaboutjazz again, and a four star review in downbeat.

 

canada day charted in the top ten on canadian jazz/blues college radio for six weeks in the fall, including #1 the week of nov1, and returned to the charts in january .

 

new wordpress site has begun. bear with me on this, it'll be a minute.

 

long interview at all about jazz recently posted.

 

honored to be nominated by the jazz journalists association in the category of up and coming artist of the year for 2009.

 

honored to be included in the rising star, composer category of the 2009 Downbeat Critics Poll.

 

check out the updated visuals page.

 

new long bio at allmusic.com

 

the penguin guide to jazz ninth edition is out and has a long entry on my work. reviews here. order the hard copy here. this incredible volume contains some of the most elegant, thorough writing on jazz you'll find.

 

 

 

 

 

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