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Eisenstadt, Harris / Golden State
Album:Golden State Collection:Jazz
Artist:Eisenstadt, Harris Added:01/2014
Label:Songlines Recordings 

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Add Date:2014-01-17 Pull Date:2014-03-21 Charts:Jazz
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 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 13, 2014:Rebop
What Is A Straw Horse, Anyways?
4.Feb 20, 2014:Rebop
Especially Preposterous Assertions
2.Mar 06, 2014:Rebop
Especially Preposterous Assertions
5.Feb 13, 2014:Rebop
Sandy
3.Feb 27, 2014:Rebop
What Is A Straw Horse, Anyways?
6.Feb 07, 2014:One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish: The Taxonomical Project of Theodor Geisel
Especially Preposterous Assertions

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2014-01-07 
HARRIS EISENSTADT: Golden State
Songlines, 2013

AVANT-JAZZ – Eisenstadt, a prolific, restlessly inventive drummer, leads a unique quartet with flute (Nicole Mitchell), bassoon (Sara Schoenbeck), and bass (Mark Dresser). There’s a nice mix of freedom and unity here as the music expands outwards or contracts into a neat (if lopsided) little ball, and the reed/flute textures give it a chamber feel. It’s all pretty good, and highly unconventional.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 5, 6

1. 5:37 – staccato rhythm, tight flute/bassoon, quartet drifts apart into a void
2. 5:08 – chamber intro; bass goes out, then lumpy quartet groove, 3-note riff
3. 8:49 – relaxed start, bass kicks it into midtempo roll, stutter, stroll, and drive
4. 4:38 – jabbing bass/drums, furtive flute and bassoon have bold solos
5. 8:55 – fluttering intro falls into creaking improv, then lovely melodic calm
6. 6:22 – pretty tune over walking bass, bassoon gets wild in the middle
7. 7:50 – knotty solo bassoon, slow trudge, open bass solo, vibrant quartet

[ Fo ] - 7 January 2014

Track Listing
1.What Is A Straw Horse, Anyways? 4.Unless All The Evidence Is In
2.It Is Never Safe To Be 5.Sandy
3.Dogmatic In Any Case 6.Especially Preposterous Assertions
 7.Flabbergasted By The Unconventional