“A unique voice on the modern jazz scene. A composer of sophisticated smarts, a bandleader who knows how to bring out the unique qualities of the players he gathers about him, and a drummer who has his own way.”
posted on March 25th, 2015 in golden state II
“This is Jazz Today.”
posted on March 15th, 2015 in golden state II
“… jaw-dropping displays of soulfulness…”
Link to full review here
posted on March 12th, 2015 in golden state II
NY Times preview here.
Time Out NY preview here.
posted on March 6th, 2015 in golden state II
posted on March 1st, 2015 in golden state II
From the Jan 23-29 NY Times:
Harris Eisenstadt and Canada Day (Friday and Saturday) A venturesome drummer and composer, Mr. Eisenstadt walks the line between free-form exploration and meticulous composition with Canada Day, with the trumpeter Nate Wooley, the saxophonist Matt Bauder, the vibraphonist Chris Dingman and the bassist Pascal Niggenkemper. The band plays each night at 8 p.m., followed by another group: on Friday it’s the Vinnie Sperrazza Trio (for which there’s a separate listing); on Saturday it will be the Jeff Davis Quartet. At IBeam, 168 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn, ibeambrooklyn.com. (Chinen)
posted on January 23rd, 2015 in Canada Day IV
“The second set—by Brooklyn-based drummer-composer Harris Eisenstadt’s Golden State Quartet, in its European incarnation with partner and bassoon player Sara Schoenbeck, clarinetist Michael Moore and double bassist Pascal Niggenkemper—presented Eisenstadt’s ambitious musical vision. His wise compositions suggest intricate, haunting textures that blur distinction between the composed elements and highly personal, improvised interpretations. Eisenstadt’s assured, non-hierarchical leadership emphasized a delicate balance between subtle, economical polyrhythmic pulse and loose skeletal forms. Exploration of the acoustic instruments’ timbral range and generous freedom enabled each musician to expand on their own unique language.”
Eyal Hareuveni’s All About Jazz review of the full festival here
posted on December 22nd, 2014 in Golden State
Time Out NY
posted on December 8th, 2014 in Canada Day IV
Honored to be one of the drummers David Adler played for the great Nasheet Waits in this month’s Jazz Times. Link here.
posted on December 4th, 2014 in
Link to interview in last fifteen minutes of Belgian radio program “Jazz Rules”
posted on December 1st, 2014 in Canada Day IV, Features