Posts Tagged ‘Canada Day IV’

Canada Day IV reviewed at Musique Machine

“The best of the conventional and the avant garde.”

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Canada Day IV reviewed at Multi Kulti

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Canada Day IV & Songlines feature at AAJ

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Canada Day IV reviewed at Freejazz blog

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Canada Day IV back at #1 on Earshot radio charts (Canada)

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Canada Day IV & Golden State II on Earshot Best of 2015 list

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Canada Day IV on Acoustic Levitation 2015 list

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Canada Day IV & Golden State II Italian radio feature

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Canada Day IV on CKUT best of 2015 list

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Canada Day IV on NYCJR, Honorable Mention Best of 2015

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Golden State II & Canada Day IV on WWOZ (New Orleans) best of 2015 lists

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Canada Day IV on Hullworks 2015 Critics Poll

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Canada Day IV on Elsehwere (New Zealand) Best of 2015 list

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track from Canada Day IV in Downbeat holiday playlist

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Canada Day IV back at #1 on Canadian campus jazz radio

Chart here… 7th week on charts, 5th at #1

Canada Day IV reviewed in Neue Zurcher Zeitung (CH)

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Canada Day IV gets 4 stars in All About Jazz Italy

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Canada Day IV & Golden State II on Jazzrightnow Best of 2015 list

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track from Canada Day IV on Downbeat December playlist

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Canada Day IV reviewed in La Scena Musicale (Canada)

“Eisenstadt avoids all drumming displays to better enhance his sidemen’s contributions…. A contemporary jazz of the first order.” – Marc Chenard

Canada Day IV on Howard Mandel’s Best of 2015 list

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Canada Day IV #1 on Canadian jazz radio for 4th week in a row

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Canada Day #1 on Canadian jazz radio for 3rd week in a row

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Canada Day IV reviewed at CKUT

“A masterpiece of modern jazz.”

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Canada Day IV on Purojazz radio (in Spanish)

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Canada Day IV 2nd week at #1 on Canadian jazz radio

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Canada Day IV debuts at #1 on Canadian jazz radio

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Canada Day reviewed at Jazz Weekly

“Subtle in thought and deed.”

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Canada Day IV reviewed in The Whole Note

“Eisenstadt’s compositions keep inviting the band members to further invention while anchoring them in often complex designs that reference his interests in African and Cuban rhythmic patterns.” – Stuart Broomer

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4 1/2 stars in Downbeat for Canada Day IV

**** 1/2 stars for Canada Day IV

Link to Downbeat December 2015 online issue here . Review on p.80

Canada Day IV reviewed at Gapplegate

“An outstanding voice in the new jazz, a formidable talent that needs to be heard.”

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Canada Day IV reviewed in Dusted Magazine

 

While the name of this ensemble invites you to think first of geography, it’s a bit misleading. Only drummer/composer/bandleader Harris Eisenstadt comes from Canada; the rest are US citizens, all currently based in or near New York. But while this combo benefits from the myriad connections that saxophonist Matt Bauder, trumpeter Nate Wooley, bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, and vibraphonist Chris Dingman have established in their own and other people’s bands, the character of Eisenstadt’s compositions ensure that you’ll never mix this record up with Bauder’sNightshades or Wooley’s (Sit In) The Throne Of Friendship despite exploring a similar intersection of ‘60s jazz forms and contemporary instrumental approaches. Eisenstadt is hardly the first jazz musician to honor Wayne Shorter—a few years back he did an album of Shorter’s compositions—but he’s unique in the way he emulates Shorter’s embrace of elusiveness. Oftentimes it’s the instrument that pulls back that defines a passage as much as the featured soloist, and the vulnerable quiver more than the muscular statement that establishes a piece’s mood. And Eisenstadt’s own playing is showcased more in the way he manages the surges and surfaces behind the other players than in foregrounded statements. His subtlety is not going to bowl you over, but it exerts a gravity that’ll pull a listener right in.  - Bill Meyer

 

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Canada Day IV reviewed in Cadence

HARRIS EISENSTADT has produced a very fine recording in CANADA DAY IV  using a well rehearsed quintet. Well rehearsed is not meant to be derogatory in that it’s stale or perfunctory. Rather, in this case I mean it’s delivered as seamless units [7 originals by Eisenstadt] perfectly set as compositions to offset the quintet’s improvisations. The offset between the percussion/bass against the horns works very well; Dingman’s incandescent vibes at times can in effect set a vertiginous wall creating sort of compartments for the music to move episodes forward. Eisenstadt has, with the exception of Niggenkemper, managed to keep this group together for almost a decade and they make fine music together. Bauder and Wooley are continually interesting and if Niggenkemper is the one to finally fill the bass chair he is a good choice, as he covers well the range from strict time to more avant sounds. The leader speaks of the air [they] let into the music and thats another important element here. A rewarding and challenging listen.

Canada Day IV reviewed in Textura

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Canada Day IV reviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air

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Step Tempest Canada Day IV review

 

“….continues a streak of impressive recordings.”

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Canada Day IV & Golden State II reviewed at El Intruso


“A
 talented musician, in full artistic maturity, with the will to continue on his creative way.” – Sergio Piccirilli

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Canada Day IV Downtown Music Gallery review

 

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“This disc gets better each time I listen to it.” – Bruce Gallanter

Canada Day IV NYCJR “Recommended New Release” & Review


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“It’s not every drummer with a touch that refined.” – David ADler

 

 

Canada Day IV reviewed at All About Jazz

 

“A magnanimous but engaging bandleader… exceptional…” – Troy Collins

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El Intruso on Stone Res & Canada Day IV

“The current year is shaping up as one of the most fertile and prolific of his career.”

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

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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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Canada Day and Golden State Bands pages updated

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NY Times preview for Canada Day Residency

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Time Out NY previews Canada Day 5/21-24 Brooklyn residency

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