Photo by Alex Apt
“…this second recording by Sydney ethno-jazz collective Eishan Ensemble sees the group reach a new level of musical cohesion and exploration. While primarily composed by the group’s leader – Iranian tar virtuoso Hamed Sadeghi – the seven pieces that comprise Afternoon Tea at Six were conceived as a series of stories narrated collectively by the ensemble.” – Songlines UK ****
“It’s the quality of the Sadeghi’s compositions and the opulence of the ensemble sound as much as any soloing that makes the music so enthralling.” – Sydney Morning Herald AUS
Led by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar player and composer, Hamed Sadeghi, the quintet Eishan Ensemble draws on contemporary and classical music traditions of both East and West. Eishan’s repertoire consists predominantly of Sadeghi’s original compositions with diverse improvisatory idioms featured powerfully. Variously described as “Persian chamber jazz” and “Middle-Eastern jazz fusion”, Eishan defies neat labels.
Sadeghi’s psychedelic virtuosity is joined by the individual talents of Pedram Layegh on guitar, Michael Avgenicos on saxophone, Maximillian Alduca on double bass and Adem Yilmaz on percussions to create the layered and sophisticated soundscapes of Eishan.
Formed in 2016 and currently based in Sydney – Australia, Eishan has performed internationally in Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines and Taiwan; and nationally in Australia. Their first album Nim Dong was released late 2018 to critical acclaim.
2020 sees the release of their brand-new album “Afternoon Tea at Six”. Their much anticipated 2020 National, Asian and European tours have now been moved forward to 2021.
Sat Feb 13
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Street Theatre