Posts Tagged ‘The Destructive Element’

The Destructive Element on Vallejo Nocturno best of 2013 list

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The Destructive Element on WTJU best of 2013 list

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The Destructive Element on Jazzthetik best of 2013

The Destructive Element on One Man’s Jazz best of 2013

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The Destructive Element on Percorsi Musicali best of 2013

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The Destructive Element on Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches best of 2013

“I’m consistently impressed by this drummer/composer’s ability to build bands that matter, that have something to say. The compositions… seem to be Eisenstadt’s love letters to his collaborators.”

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Golden State and The Destructive Element on jazzrightnow.com best of 2013

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Golden State and The Destructive Element on NPR best of 2013 lists

Thanks to the following critics for including my 2013 releases on their NPR top 10 lists:

The Destructive Element
Alain Drouot #2
George Grella #8
Hank Shteamer #9

Golden State
Howard Mandel #4
Michael Nastos #9 

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The Destructive Element on The Big City blog best of 2013

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The Destructive Element on Avant Music News best of 2013 list

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The Destructive Element on ChristophWagnerMusic best of 2013

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The Destructive Element on Hank Shteamer’s JJA Best of 2013 list

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The Destructive Element on Jazz Prospecting Best of 2013 list

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Jazztimes Destructive Element weblink

“Drop-dead gorgeous.”

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The Destructive Element Jazz Times review

“Drop-dead gorgeous… simple, sophisticated, sublime.”

 

September Trio reviewed at Bird is the Worm

“A down home ambiance that’s tough not to fall for.”

Full review here.

The Destructive Element reviewed in Tomajazz

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The Destructive Element Whole Note review

“Challenging work that rewards close and repeated listening.”

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The Destructive Element Gapplegate review

“A minor masterpiece.”

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The Destructive Element review in Jazzflits (in Dutch)

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Macnie World shout out for The Destructive Element

“Strong band. Marvelous album.” – Jim Macnie

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The Destructive Element Noiself review

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The Destructive Element review at Jazzitis

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The Destructive Element Point of Departure review

“A set of fine and energetically nuanced trio music gently prodded by crisp, dry movement.”

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The Destructive Element NYC Jazz Record review

“Eisenstadt garners as much recognition for his composing as for his instrumental performances… on The Destructive Element he manages to combine both in an expansive expressive delight.” – John Sharpe

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The Destructive Element KZSU review

“…cool but anguished blues.”

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The Destructive Element reviewed at Enola.be

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The Destructive Element reviewed at Cerebral Decanting

“Eisenstadt the drummer coaxes both whispers and clatter from his kit. Plus, every number claims a theme or statement worthy of the trio’s chops, which brings us back to Eisenstadt the composer.”

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The Destructive Element gets 4 1/2 stars on Free Jazz Blog

“Highly recommended.”

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The Destructive Element reviewed again in AAJ

“Celebrated for his musicality and leadership, drummer Harris Eisenstadt is a modernist who dispels preconceived notions…”

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The Destructive Element Jazzwrap review

“Two years ago, I was floored by the self-titled debut session from this trio of New Yorkers, September Trio. Now with their follow up, The Destructive Element, I can say I’m not surprised by their brilliance. It’s just the way they are.”

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The Destructive Element gets 4 stars in Time Out Lisboa

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The Destructive Element AAJ Review

“An unassuming mini-masterpiece.”

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The Destructive Element on Rhapsody.com Top 10 Jazz Releases July 2013

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The Destructive Element Jazzrightnow.com review

“Another interesting, sophisticated, and thoughtful album by one of the new generation’s most adept composers.”

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The Destructive Element gets 4 1/2 stars in AAJ Italy

The Destructive Element gets 4 1/2 stars in AAJ Italy.

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The Destructive Element Jazz Prospecting Review

Harris Eisenstadt September Trio: The Destructive Element (2012 [2013], Clean Feed): Drummer, b. 1975 in Toronto, father was also a drummer; has been prolific since 2002 — AMG lists 14 records, one (looks like) a dupe, but hasn’t logged this one yet. One of the best of those was his 2011September Trio with Ellery Eskelin on tenor sax and Angelica Sanchez on piano. Same group here: Eskelin is superb at stepping around the rhythms, while the pianist burns right through them, adding more along the way. A-

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The Destructive Element gets 4 stars in Audiophile Audition

“vibrant examples of Eisenstadt’s compositional forms.”

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Time Out NY Rhythm in the Diaspora Fest preview

“Drummer Harris Eisenstadt celebrates a handsome new disc by his September Trio, The Destructive Element, as part of a globe-trotting two-night percussion festival. The June 19 bill features Senegalese drum group Sing Sing Rhythms (10pm), as well John Amira’s Afro-Cuban Batá Drum Ensemble, performing Santeria rhythms rarely heard outside a ritual context. The June 20 bill features the September Trio itself—with Eisenstadt, saxist Ellery Eskelin and pianist Angelica Sanchez—presenting its uncommonly reflective and balladic brand of avant-jazz over the course of two sets.”

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The Destructive Element – AMN Pick of the Week

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“The Best Jazz Shows in NYC this Month” – Village Voice

Rhythm in the Diaspora Festival shortlisted for Best Jazz shows in NYC in June by David Adler in the Village Voice. Link here.

The Destructive Element “Highly recommended.” – Emusic

Emusic New Jazz Picks of the Week (link here):

“A skeletal system formed of the blues, but like many Eisenstadt recordings, bones tend to warp and bend and dematerialize in ways not exactly human. But though this does possess many of the avant-garde characteristics of a typical Eisenstadt recording, it permeates a down home ambiance that’s tough not to fall for. Many tracks take the form of ballads, and held in combination with the blues, those were raw materials that Eisenstadt’s trio seemed to relish taking their time shaping, and that’s what gives the album much of its down-home demeanor. Highly Recommended.” – Dave Sumner

 

1st Annual Rhythm in the Diaspora Fest June 19-20 2013, NYC

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

The 1st Annual Rhythm in the Diaspora Festival takes place June 19-20, 2013 at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City. Founded with the intention of presenting the jazz drumming tradition in conjunction with rhythm traditions of the diaspora, the 1st Annual Rhythm in the Diaspora Festival will give listeners the rare opportunity to hear Senegalese and Cuban sacred and secular rhythms, and will invite audiences to make connections between these ancestral rhythm languages and their much younger descendant, the drumset.

 

Press contact: Fully Altered Media

Matt Merewitz  matt@fullyaltered.com

Stephen Buono stephen@fullyaltered.com

 

Wednesday, June 19 – 8:30PM, $20 (incl. 1 drink)

JOHN AMIRA AFRO CUBAN BATA DRUM ENSEMBLE
John Amira, iya; Harris Eisenstadt, itotele; Lorne Watson, okonkolo
For this intimate concert audiences will be treated to a sequence of Santeria salute rhythms to the Orishas rarely heard outside of ritual performance. John Amira is a master drummer with over 40 years experience in his specialty of Haitian and Cuban music. He has performed with top artists (Celia Cruz, Tito Puente); in theater (“A Season In The Congo,” “Shango De Ima”­); in film (“American Gangster”); on T.V., radio, and recordings. He teaches, performs and lectures at universities throughout the US. He is the author of “The Music of Santeria”.

 

Wednesday, June 19 – 10:00PM, $20 (incl. 1 drink)

Soiree Senegalaise featuring SING SING RHYTHMS
Cheikh Tairou MbayeAbdou MbayeBabacar Mbaye

For this special “soiree Senegalaise,” the members of Sing Sing Rhythms will present songs and rhythms from the virtuosic sabar drum repertoire of Senegal. A traditional sabar drum and dance company made up of Wolof griots (keepers of the history) from Medina, Senegal, Sing Sing Rhythms was originally the name of a family group organized by Mbaye Dieye Faye (Youssou N’Dour’s percussionist) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Family members relocated to New York City in the late 1990s and took up their current name.

 

Thursday, June 20 – 8:30PM, $20 (incl. 1 drink) 
HARRIS EISENSTADT SEPTEMBER TRIO, “THE DESTRUCTIVE ELEMENT” – CD RELEASE
Angelica Sanchez, piano;  Ellery Eskelin, tenor sax;  Harris Eisenstadt, drums, comps.

September Trio returns to Cornelia to celebrate the release of “The Destructive Element,” their second album for Clean Feed, recorded in Portugal after a European tour fall 2012. They’ll return to Europe the week after this New York engagement.  “It’s unlikely that there’s ever been a CD quite like this one.” – Stuart Broomer, New York City Jazz Record, re: September Trio’s first recording (Clean Feed, 2011)