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John Escreet

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Over the course of his career, John Escreet has earned a reputation as one of the most active and diverse pianist/composers working in jazz and improvised music. His prolific output is reflected over the course of 6 diverse and critically acclaimed albums - the most recent being Sound, Space and Structures which partners his working Trio (with John Hébert on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums) with the iconic free-jazz saxophonist Evan Parker. Bursting on to the scene with his 2008 debut album Consequences, Escreet quickly earned a reputation as one of the most exciting new pianist/composers to have emerged in recent years, with Downbeat magazine proclaiming “John Escreet’s recent debut Consequences signals the jumpstart of a new voice in jazz." Similar praise followed for his 2010 sophomore release Don’t Fight The Inevitable, of which the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff said “… on an ambitious second album, the pianist John Escreet seems to be thinking about where jazz can go next

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Polarity

Label: Orenda Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Age of Snakes; A Paper Tiger; Walking Shadows; War Money; On Summoning The Will; Ikigai; Tidal Mirror; Minotaur.

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Article: Album Review

Dan Rosenboom: Polarity

Read "Polarity" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


On this album, trumpeter Dan Rosenboom and his quartet engage in a free-wheeling session which comes off as a modern update of Wayne Shorter releases such as The All-Seeing Eye (Blue Note, 1966). He engages in playful genre-crossing and experimentation here which incorporate the sensibilities of hip-hop and ambient music as well as modern jazz.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Adam Nitti, Matteo Mancusco, David Binney and Ollie Usiskin

Read "Adam Nitti, Matteo Mancusco, David Binney and Ollie Usiskin" reviewed by Len Davis


Bassist Adam Nitti, Italian guitarist Matteo Mancusco, MAMOGI with Mohini Dey, Israeli guitarist Nilli Brosh with Virgil Donati and Japanese bassist Tetsuo Sakurai. Jazz from Ray LeVier, David Binney and John Escreet and Indian Pianist Lydian Nadhaswaram. UK drummer Ollie Usiskin with his latest Trio Zone completes the hour.Playlist Adam Nitti “Antisocial Media" from ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Loop Doctors, John Escreet, John Hadfield and Pat Metheny

Read "Loop Doctors, John Escreet, John Hadfield and Pat Metheny" reviewed by Len Davis


Funky fusion from the Loop Doctors led by Hungarian drummer Peter Szendofi, Unit 1 with bassist Mark Egan, pianist John Escreet and drummer John Hadfield. Saxophonist Adam Larson and the Jimi Prasad Orchestra with trumpeter Avishai Cohen. Ollie Usiskin from Trio Zone and the new one from Pat Metheny Dream Box. The new single from J3PO ...

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Article: Album Review

Dan Rosenboom: Polarity

Read "Polarity" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Recently, Los Angeles-based trumpeter Dan Rosenboom has been experimenting with somewhat freer and edgier realms of improvisation, giving doomy metal influences a go on Trio Subliminal 2 (Orenda Records, 2022), and indulging high-energy trio interplay with plenty of delay effects and other sonic manipulation on Refraction (Orenda Records, 2021). Not to mention the opulent The Complete ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Favourite Recordings of 2022

Read "Favourite Recordings of 2022" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


From an extended all-ECM special last show to close 2022 to this week's favourite shows of 2022 to open a new year. And let me wish you a healthy and productive 2023 while I have the floor. I've picked out music from a goodly number of my favourite releases out of an awful lot of great ...

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Seismic Shift

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: Study No. 1; Equipoise; Outward and Upward; RD; Perpetual Love; Digital Tulips; Seismic Shift; Quick Reset; The Water Is Tasting Worse.

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Article: Live Review

Dan Weiss Trio at Bop Stop

Read "Dan Weiss Trio at Bop Stop" reviewed by John Chacona


Dan Weiss Trio Bop Stop at the Music Settlement Cleveland, OH December 11, 2022 Are we living in a golden age of the piano trio? The recorded evidence from 2022 would suggest that we are. Piano trio recordings by John Escreet, Fred Hersch, Aaron Parks, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Marta Sanchez, Matthew Shipp ...

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Article: Year in Review

Mark Corroto's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

Read "Mark Corroto's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Year end “Best of" lists are curious beasts. If you asked me last week, I would have listed Wadada Leo Smith's The Emerald Duets (TUM) and John Hébert's Sounds Of Love (Sunnyside) as the best releases of the past year. And most definitely when you inquire next week, I'll certainly tell you to add JD Allen's ...


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