Posts Tagged ‘stone residency’

Poschiavo 50 Big Band on Best Concerts of 2018 list

Poschiavo 50 Big Band on Best concerts of 2018 list at Jazz Right Now. List here

Jazz Trail reviews Poschiavo 50 (Quartet) at The Stone

“The quartet built a mix of fragile and strapping scenarios.”

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The New Yorker previews Stone residency

“Eisenstadt has soaked up idiomatic rhythms in Africa and Cuba, collaborated extensively with such forward-thinking musicians as Yusef Lateef and Wadada Leo Smith, and devoted as much time to composing as he has to drumming. For this residency, he employs his deep-sighted and elastic view of improvised music in settings that are both small-scale (a duet with Graham Haynes on cornet and electronics) and expansive (a large band that finds Eisenstadt conducting rather than behind the drum kit).” – Steve Futterman

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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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Old Growth Forest gig reviewed in NYC Jazz Record

From the October 2015 Ny@Night column:

“To open his weeklong residency at The Stone, drummer Harris Eisenstadt debuted a new quartet, Old Growth Forest, with saxophonist Tony Malaby, trombonist Jeb Bishop and bassist Jason Roebke; it could have been called Deep Dish versus Thin Crust given the Chicago/ New York juxtaposition (though Eisenstadt is Canadian and Bishop is now based in North Carolina). The seven tunes—to appear next year on a Clean Feed release the band would record shortly after the gig—were mostly named for trees found on Wikipedia, Eisenstadt quipped, and were marked by what makes the leader such an interesting composer: an anachronistic concern for melody as well as harmony and a knack for shifting emphases, such that the focus moved around the band like some multi-spatial baton relay. Bishop and Malaby, infrequent partners, made up a compelling frontline, if one excuses the inaccurate hierarchical nomenclature, both capable of forcefulness and subtlety as well as extended techniques and textural diversions, while Eisenstadt countered Roebke’s rhythmic gooeyness with understated commentary. The pieces mostly hovered in the 7-10-minute range, “Spruce” stretching to 15 and “Fir” a spritely 4 to close the set. To belabor the arboreal theme, the tunes had the flexibility of willows swaying in the wind, loping or plodding rhythms contrasted by quirky melodic lines, a horn soloing briefly before being joined by or argued with by the other. One could certainly see the forest for the trees.” – Andrey Henkin 

The New Yorker previews “Aberikula” at The Stone

“On Wednesday, as part of a residency organized by the Canadian drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt, New York’s TILT Brass performs Eisenstadt’s “Aberikula,” a work for brass quartet inspired by the rhythms of Cuban drumming.”

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Village Voice Stone residency preview

“A protean composer of the highest order.” – Brad Cohan

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Stone Residency Preview in Time Out NY



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Jazz Beyond Jazz Feature and Residency Preview

“Subtle and Substantive”

- Howard Mandel

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Jazz Right Now Stone Residency Feature

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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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