NY Times Golden State Ibeam preview

“A venturesome drummer and composer, Mr. Eisenstadt likes to walk the line between free-form exploration and meticulous composition. He leads this texture-rich new ensemble — with the clarinetist Chris Speed, the bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck and the bassist Pascal Niggenkemper — in advance of a European tour, playing music from a forthcoming album.”

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Time Out NY Golden State Ibeam preview

“… a band led by Harris Eisenstadt, a drummer-composer who’s always hatching fresh, compelling projects. Here, he presents his lithe chamber-jazz quartet, Golden State.”

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Fall 2014 Golden State and Canada Day NY & Europe concert posters

Golden State review in Whole Note

 ”Every bit as surprising as you might expect.” – Stuart Broomer

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Canada Day and Golden State Bands pages updated

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Vancouver Sun reviews Golden State at Jazz Fest: “not a law firm but a drummer-bandleader…”

“You hear the term “chamber jazz” often, but it best describes what the quartet Golden State performed at The Ironworks on Saturday. Harris Eisenstadt, not a law firm but a drummer-bandleader, had the quartet (drums, bass, clarinet, bassoon) engaging in grooves, disengaging for some free play, then re-engaging. Fresh, pleasant sounds emerged from the stage. If that ain’t chamber jazz, I don’t know what is.”

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3rd in Rising Star, Percussion category, Downbeat 2014 critics’ poll

p.65 of Downbeat August 2014 eedition. Pdf here.

Golden State North America Tour Press

“Pure magic… a rare compositional talent.”   – All About Jazz… re: Ottawa Jazz Fest performance… full  review here.

Georgia Straight (Vancouver) preview here. 

La Scena Musicale Golden State Review

“Drummer Harris Eisenstadt presents here a piano-less quartet with an unlikely combina- tion of flute (Nicole Mitchell) and bassoon (Sarah Schoenbeck, Eisenstadt’s partner), with Mark Dresser on double bass. A Toronto native who has lived in the United States for some time, Eisenstadt has released several discs for the Vancouver label Songlines, This latest offering of his is very much a chamber jazz ensemble working on delicate textures and a fair amount of composed material, but is open to individual or collective improvisations. Seven tracks are presented on this disc lasting not quite 50 minutes, a reasonable run time that makes us want to listen to the music again. This quartet is coming our way in June, minus the flute player, kept home for family reasons. Subbing for her will be Michael Moore on clarinet, an expat now living in Holland, and a fine choice for a replacement, too.” (June 20, 9:00 p.m., Café Résonance) – La Scena Musicale (Montreal)

Aberikula @ Red Hook Jazz Fest 6/8, NY Times, Village Voice, Macnie World previews


NY Times preview here

“10 Best Jazz shows in June” Village Voice preview here

Macnie World preview here