CANADA DAY SOUNDTRACK PROVIDED BY CANADA DAY
Harris Eisenstadt has a couple of new ways to celebrate July 1. His Canada Day outfit is cagey in its blending of out and in, and it’s filled with soloists expert at pithy declaration. Listen to trumpeter Nate Wooley on “The Magician of Lublin,” vibraphonist Chris Dingman on “The Ombudsman 4.” They’re from new discs on the 482 Music and Songlines labels. The Octet version of the group, responsible for “The Ombudsman Suite,” moved through a very deliberate and very wise set at the Red Hook Jazz Festival a couple weeks ago. There are moments when it seems Eisenstadt’s band would have fit perfectly into the late-period Blue Note era that generated just gems as Andrew Hill’s Point of Departure and Bobby Hutcherson’s Dialogue.