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 13Oct 30Oct 23Sep 25Sep 18

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)