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“… casts a spell all its own… astonishing power and convulsive impact…”  John Shand, SMH ★★★★½

“… casts a spell all its own… astonishing power and convulsive impact…”  John Shand, SMH ★★★★½

“… casts a spell all its own… astonishing power and convulsive impact…”  John Shand, SMH ★★★★½

“… casts a spell all its own… astonishing power and convulsive impact…”  John Shand, SMH ★★★★½

Eishan Ensemble is a rare attempt in fusing contemporary Persian classical music with modern jazz. While being seemingly disparate traditions, the modal systems of both allows for a flawless combination, as evidenced by the fine compositions on this debut recording.

 

Although Sadeghi is the sole composer, and as such his instrument takes the foreground for the most part, each piece is beautifully augmented by the rest of the ensemble.  Songlines UK ★★★★½

Eishan Ensemble’s excellent performance at Venue 505 in Surry Hills blended Persian and Western musical traditions in an exciting and impressive way. Their music does not fit into any customary genre but Persian infused jazz could be one label.

Hamed’s stage presence is a driving force of this power and dynamism. Even though Hamed is just sitting on a chair as he plays the emotion and energy of his performance creates this fantastic stage presence.

 

It was a highly enjoyable performance.  Sydney Arts Guide

While improvisation is central to the band’s conception, it’s the quality of Sadeghi’s​ compositions and the opulence of the ensemble sound as much as any soloing​ that makes the music so enthralling. John Shand, SMH ★★★★½

Eishan Ensemble master Middle-Eastern jazz fusion in Nim Dong, with sounds that invigorate and excite the listener. Pete Overell, Everything is Noise

Hamed’s Iranian classical music background and contemporary jazz knowledge come face to face on this album… there is great beauty to behold in there. Scott Murphy, Heavy Blog is Heavy 

It’s a rare kind of dignified music. Everything is tightly controlled, stately, intensely evocative. Nim Dong is an elegant suite of Persian chamber jazz. Bob Baker Fish, Cyclic Defrost

The perfect opportunity to indulge your senses in a beautiful ethnojazz musical experience. Namely, this one. ‘Nim Dong’ by the Eishan Ensemble, an affair with the tar, that quintessential Middle-Eastern fretted instrument (you’ll know it the second you hear it), world percussion, double bass, clarinet and many other musical cameos.

 

Composed by multi-instrumentalist Hamed Sadeghi, this is an album that flawlessly transports you to an exotic world thousands of miles away, holding your hand with a slightly familiar jazz sensibility without playing to musical tropes you’d expect from either genre. Overdrive Magazine 

A mix of simplicity and complexity is exactly what this album exemplifies. Tucker Mcgee, Scene Noise 

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