Golden State II AMN pick of the week

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Canada Day Ibeam residency NY Times preview

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)

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Golden State AAJ review from Music Unlimited 28 Fest

“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

NY Times & Time Out NY previews for Canada Day gig @ Sound it Out series

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Adler plays Eisenstadt for Waits’ Jazz Times Before & After

Honored to be one of the drummers David Adler played for the great Nasheet Waits’ in this month’s Jazz Times. Link here.

Interview on Belgian radio program “Jazz Rules”

 

Link to interview in last fifteen minutes of Belgian radio program “Jazz Rules”

German and Belgian concert reviews from Canada Day November 2014 European Tour


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Feature at Radio Sefarad (in Spanish)

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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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