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Harris Eisenstadt: Old Growth Forest II (Astral Spirits)

The original Stone on Avenue C in downtown New York City is cemented in the avant-garde annals as a launch pad for spontaneous meetings of the deepest musical minds. One such forward-looking crew: Old Growth Forest, a supergroup spearheaded by ace drummer, improviser, and composer Harris Eisenstadt. Back in 2015, the Brooklyn avant-jazz linchpin and … Read More “Harris Eisenstadt: Old Growth Forest II (Astral Spirits)”

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Klang: James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy: Other Doors

James Falzone’s solo clarinet introduction of “These Foolish Things” to Other Doors invites the music to come. His quartet, Klang, includes vibist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy. Joining the foursome are “special guests” cornetist Josh Berman, trombonist Jeb Bishop, sax and clarinet player Keefe Jackson and cellist Fred Lonberg-holm, who also … Read More “Klang: James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy: Other Doors”

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Locksmith Isidore: Jason Stein/Jason Roebke/Mike Pride: Three Kinds of Happiness

Art Lange’s nearly illegible liner notes for Three Kinds of Happiness promulgate copious speculation on the meaning of the music in the third release from Locksmith Isidore, the trio led by Chicago bass clarinetist Jason Stein. A boppish tempo within the first cut, “Crayons for Sammy,” leads to a simple ride through a number of … Read More “Locksmith Isidore: Jason Stein/Jason Roebke/Mike Pride: Three Kinds of Happiness”

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