Cadence reviews Recent Developments

HARRIS EISENSTADT [drm] has written and issued a fascinating CD. Comprising 14 sections [41:09] with the longer parts separated by interludes the whole of this work is a very controlled musical adventure made up of seemingly disparate instrumental parts. The use of the various instruments is remarkably integrated into the music. Eisenstadt has managed to make banjo, bassoon, tuba, etc. not exotic in this setting but a nice fit into this tale of many parts. My only complaint is the tale ends on an unfinished note, leaving this listener waiting for more. There really is no extended blowing here but there is improvisation and some minimalism but it is very musical and stays fresh on repeated listenings. Excellent use of 41:09, a piece that would work well in a concert setting.