Monday, March 14, 2016

Harris Eisenstadt - Old Growth Forest (2016)

This recording happened the day after two concerts at the New York venue directed by John Zorn, The Stone, in September 2015. Harris Eisenstadt thought it was the right opportunity to revive a forgotten trio with Jeb Bishop and Jason Roebke and to finally accomplish an old purpose: to have a quartet with the addition of Tony Malaby. After the gigs they went immediately to a studio and this is it. With such a reunion of improvisers it wasn’t difficult to arrange things; some written material was prepared only to define a unified identity to the music, and everything else was kept open. No other word would describe better what you’ll discover here: open jazz. An urgent, passionate and vibrant kind of jazz. “Old Growth Forest” HAD to happen, HAD to be. It took 10 years to finally get here, but each moment of this CD sounds like destiny. It’s done and we only hope that they do it again, and again, and again…

Jeb Bishop | trombone
Tony Malaby | tenor saxophone
Jason Roebke | double bass
Harris Eisenstadt | drums & compositions

1. Larch
2. Pine
3. Hemlock
4. Redwood
5. Spruce
6. Fir
7. Big Basin
8. Cedar

All compositions by Harris Eisenstadt, Heresy Music (SOCAN)

Recorded September 2, 2015 by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY | Mixed by Jeremiah Cymerman, October, 2015, NY | Mastered by Luis Delgado
Produced by Harris Eisenstadt | Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul | Design by Travassos | Inside photograph(s) by Peter Gannushkin

Harris Eisenstadt uses Istanbul Cymbals and Regal Tip Brushes.

Thanks to Jeb, Tony, Jason, and the folks at Clean Feed.