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John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration

Read "John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Doncaster born pianist John Escreet recorded this exhilarating modern jazz record in his adopted home of New York on 7 November 2012 informed, he has said in a recent interview, by two events. The first, Hurricane Sandy, was responsible for his incarceration in his Brooklyn apartment for long enough to write and fine tune the material ...

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John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration

Read "John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration" reviewed by Andrew Luhn

Since his move to New York in 2006, English-born pianist John Escreet has achieved widespread recognition for his adventurous compositions and his seemingly restless creativity. On Sabotage and Celebration, Escreet augments an already formidable quintet with strings, brass, guitar, and vocals, making it his most ambitious and creative work yet.

Escreet composed most ...