Eisenstadt, Harris / Canada Day Octet
Album:Canada Day Octet Collection:Jazz
Artist:Eisenstadt, Harris Added:Aug 2012
Label:482 Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-08-05 Pull Date:2012-10-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 30Sep 16Sep 9Sep 2Aug 26Aug 12

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 29, 2016:Rebop
The Ombudsman 2
4.Sep 04, 2012:Rebop
The Ombudsman 2
2.Sep 25, 2012:Songs: Cantan
The Ombudsman 2
5.Sep 01, 2012:Feral Jazz/Pop Frenzy
The Ombudsman 4
3.Sep 15, 2012:Feral Pop Frenzy
The Ombudsman 2
6.Aug 28, 2012:Rebop
The Ombudsman 4

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-08-01 
482 Music, 2012

AVANT-MODERN JAZZ – This expanded, five-horn version of drummer Harris Eisenstadt’s Canada Day (normally a quintet) maintains the group’s playful spirit but also really enhances the lopsided nature of their tunes: they shuffle and slump, often melting into a soft ooze, but then the vibes will point the band in a more upbeat direction and everything suddenly stretches out or strikes like a snake.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5

1. 14:21 – drum-banging intro met by weary horns; lumpy trombone solo in a heavy, slow-churn groove; spiky sax solo; paranoid improv at end
2. 9:00 – almost catchy, with prodding horns, tense solos and snappy drums
3. 9:27 – harsh buzzing into relaxed, abnormal melody; tense solos, quiet end
4. 7:52 – feels a bit like a reggae or Ethiopian jazz; riding on a vibraphone riff
5. 5:51 – lyrical but glum, with some nice horn harmony and a dreamy air

[ Fo ] - 1 August 2012

Track Listing
1.The Ombudsman 1 3.The Ombudsman 3
2.The Ombudsman 2 4.The Ombudsman 4
 5.Ballad For 10.6.7