Eisenstadt, Harris Quintet / Jalolu
Album: Jalolu   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Eisenstadt, Harris Quintet   Added:Mar 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-09-11 Pull Date: 2005-11-13 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 13 Oct 30 Oct 23 Sep 25 Sep 18
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 25, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
4. Nov 08, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
2. Jan 27, 2006: Memory Select
Ahimsa (Non-Violence) #2
5. Oct 25, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Seruba (Take 1)
3. Nov 11, 2005: Memory Select
6. Oct 21, 2005: Memory Select
Jumpin in (Take 2)

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-09-10
Drummer Eisenstadt manages to produce some unconventional sounds within a free-jazz context. The brass-heavy quintet -- two trumpets and cornet -- makes for lots of loud, bold tones and/or scratchy quiet improvising (the trumpets producing a drier, stiffer sound than a sax when placed in quiet quarters).

Compositions tend to be minimalist, with multiple players carving simple pulses or even one repeated note (N.B. "minimalist" doesn't mean "quiet" -- this is often brash, kicking stuff). That contributes to the fresh sound of the CD but can get on your nerves, too.

1- Jazzy monochrome pulses. Spare at first, gets into a swingy space halfway through. Lots of scribbly improv thorughout.
2- Quiet start builds to improv jam, lots of fast-flowing lines
3- Fast, punchy, dramatic (a climbing-scale theme early on), into an African-influenced jam
4- Quiet swampy sounds, fairly fast pace
5- Lots of fast but spare soloing; bright and jumpy overall
6- Reprise of #2, but more fierce
7- A fairly fast, popping theme
8- Reprise of #5, brighter. First trumpet solo packs more.

Track Listing
1. Boogie on Lenjeno   5. Jumpin in
2. Seruba (Take 2)   6. Seruba (Take 1)
3. Mwindo   7. Ahimsa (Non-Violence) #2
4. Go   8. Jumpin in (Take 2)