Bruce Eisenbeil: Autumn Light/Elastic Horizon
Autumn Light/Elastic Horizon
Bruce Eisenbeil (guitar)
Inner Constellation Volume One (Nemu 007)
Jean Cook (violin), Nate Wooley (trumpet), Aaron Ali Shaikh (alto sax), Tom Abbs (acoustic bass).
Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York City. September 22, 2004
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
Bruce Eisenbeil's picture should be in the jazz dictionary next to the word 'angular.' A few seconds into “Autumn Light” and your ears are still confused – wondering if the odd, knotty guitar figures intend on allowing other sounds in. The answer appears shortly as bass, drums, horns and violin begin to encircle the guitar, expanding the original thoughts in all directions. While “Autumn Light” is just the start of the 47-minute “Inner Constellations” suite, it's obvious that Eisenbeil's group is locked in to his universe of ideas. The next 44 minutes are quite a ride as well.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski