compact unit that gushes with artistic expressionism while providing
an abundance of good-natured fun along the way. "
Bill Horvitz, Steve Adams, and
Harris Eisenstadt are critically recognized as among the finest instrumentalists
and composers on the American Jazz/New
Music scene. Their unique original compositions combine most types of 20th
century music one could name - from jazz and blues to rock, classical,
and world music. The band moves with fluid grace between tight compositions
and improvised solo and ensemble work, communicating with a telepathic
rapport. Driving swing, lyrical ballads, and funky grooves all contribute
to an exciting performance that moves the head, heart, and soul.
The band has been performing since
1992, presenting concerts throughout the United States and in Canada.
The Bill Horvitz Band has released two CDs, Dust Devil, on
the Music and Arts label (#993) and The Disappearance on
Evander Music (018)
Saxophones and Flutes
Steve Adams is a multi-woodwind
virtuoso and improviser par excellence, whose inimitable sense
of melody, rhythm, and harmony reveals a personally eloquent musical
conception. Adams blends a remarkable flexibility of phrase and
technique with a firmness of execution and manifest originality.
His playing runs the emotional gamut from strutting self-confidence
to emotional vulnerability, with everything thats honest
in between. Adams composes and plays all the saxophones and flutes.
He is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Music in Boston,
a former member of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet, and now
resides in Oakland, CA where he plays with the ROVA Saxophone Quartet,
hailed as "one of the most daring ensembles of any instrumentation
to emerge in recent years," by Downbeat Magazine. He
has written music for four productions at the California Shakespeare
Festival and has performed with Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor,
Sam Rivers, David Holland, John Zorn, and Ted Nugent, as well as
many other jazz, rock, classical, dance, and theater groups.
Eisenstadt is a drummer / percussionist / composer based
in Los Angeles. He attended the California Institute of the
Arts on merit scholarship (MFA, 2001), The New School for
Social Research (1997), and Colby College (BA, 1998).
teachers have included Barry Altschul, John Bergamo, Big
Black, Pat Brancaccio, Vinny Golia, Gerry Hemingway, David
Johnson, Joe Labarbera, Beatrice Lawluvi, Alfred Ladzekpo,
Kobla Ladzekpo, John Mizner, David Mott, Steven Nuss, Adam
Rudolph, Ira Sadoff, Aron Serfaty, and Wadada Leo Smith.
has performed and / or recorded with Steve Adams, Ralph Alessi,
Gregg Bendian, John Bergamo, Big Black, Eric Boeren, John
Butcher, Daniel Carter, Alex Cline, Nels Cline, Mark Dresser,
John Edwards, Simon H. Fell, Bruce Fowler, Vinny Golia, Bill
Horvitz, Achim Kaufmann, Peter Kowald, Munyungo Jackson,
Yusef Lateef, Anne LeBaron, Bennie Maupin, Torsten Muller,
James Newton, Kevin Norton,Larry Ochs, Tim Perkis, David
Philipson, Jon Raskin, Sam Rivers, Adam Rudolph, William
Roper, John Russell, Paul Rutherford, Amit Sen, Elliot Sharp,
Wadada Leo Smith, David Stackenas, Miroslav Tadic, Pat Thomas,
Mark Trayle, Dwight Tribble, Biggi Vinkeloe, Michael Vlatkovich,
Cuong Vu, Phil Wachsmann, and Joe Williamson among many others.
was the drummer in the BH Band from 1992 until 2002. He
is the drummer on both the cds Dust Devil and The Disappearance.]
Sabella is an all-round master of creative percussion,
capable of setting the earthiest of grooves, even as
he moves the music into new worlds of multiple-rhythm
and improvisational freedom.
Sabella has a fine sense
of ensemble cooperation; his ability to interact as the music
develops is uncanny.
His fluid, subtle, and assertive style drives and complements
the music in appropriate measure. Sabella has been drumming
since he was 7 years old and has performed in every context
imaginable, from punk bands--including Indoor Life--blues
and jazz groups, to improvised-music ensembles, pit orchestras,
and on film soundtracks. He has played with James Montgomery,
John Zorn, Shelley Hirsch, Arto Lindsay, Derek Bailey, Greg
Goodman, John Tchicai, Nels Cline, ROVA Saxophone Quartet,
J.A. Deane, Vinny Golia, Ikue Mori, George Lewis, and John
Oswald. Sabella recently composed and performed on Broadway
the music for world-reknowned playwright Sam Shepard's States
of Shock. Previously, he has written music and played
for three other world premieres of Sam Shepard's work.