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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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Article: Radio

Mauricio Farfan, Steve Khan, Alex Garcia, Erik Escobar, John Escreet

Read "Mauricio Farfan, Steve Khan, Alex Garcia, Erik Escobar, John Escreet" reviewed by Len Davis


Latin infused fusion from Mauricio Farfan, Steve Khan, Erik Escobar and Alex Garcia's AfroMantra. Plus John Escreet, Lost Tribe and Gene Lake. Playlist Mauricio Farfan “Simbiosis" from Travesia (M F Latin Music) 00:00 Steve Khan “Heard" from Subtext (Tone Centre) 12:05 Alex Garcia's AfroMantra “Coltranesque" from This Side of Mestizaje (Afro Mantra) 17:59 Erik ...

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News: Special Offers

Whirlwind Recordings Announces 5x Customer-Voted New Vinyl Reissues: Jensen Sisters, Paul Jackson, City Of Poets (Jason Palmer & Cedric Hanriot), John Escreet & Mike Gibbs

Whirlwind Recordings Announces 5x Customer-Voted New Vinyl Reissues: Jensen Sisters, Paul Jackson, City Of Poets (Jason Palmer & Cedric Hanriot), John Escreet & Mike Gibbs

Exciting news for vinyl fans: Whirlwind Recordings announced (in January) five brand-new reissues of celebrated back-catalog releases, available on LP for the first time. The new reissues come from a range of artists, featuring releases many customers have requested on LP for some time. The first five all ship in May 2021—look out for more reissues ...

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Onramp Of Heaven Dreams

Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Realize; Light Size Dreams; Early In The Morning; Highway Dreams; A Day With You; Oblique Song; Resurrection Now; A Place Inside; Break Light; So Long Frank Lloyd Wright.

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

All About Jazz is celebrating John Escreet's birthday today! 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, ...

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Article: Album Review

Olivier Le Goas & Reciprocity: Onramp Of Heaven Dreams

Read "Onramp Of Heaven Dreams" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


A blindfolded spin of French drummer Olivier Le Goas & Reciprocity's Onramp Of Heaven Dreams says the spirit of guitarist Pat Metheny is hanging around. The lineup—guitar, piano, bass and drums—mirrors that of Metheny's early ECM Records such as Watercolors (1977) and American Garage (1979), and the disc's title itself nods to Metheny's Offramp (ECM Records,1982). ...

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Article: Interview

Whirlwind Recordings: Celebrating 10 years

Read "Whirlwind Recordings: Celebrating 10 years" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


This year London-based label Whirlwind Recordings is celebrating its 10th anniversary and looking back at a decade, during the course of which the label has grown to become an important brand in the jazz scene and beyond, with over 140 top-tier albums released under its name so far. The distinguished mark, which Whirlwind has established over ...

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Article: Live Review

Antonio Sanchez & Migration al Roma Jazz Festival

Read "Antonio Sanchez & Migration al Roma Jazz Festival" reviewed by Serena Antinucci


Antonio Sanchez & Migration Auditorium Parco della Musica Roma Jazz Festival 4.11.2019 “Alcune persone sognano mondi di fantasia, io sogno muri." (Jean René, in arte JR) Per Kikito non esistono regole quando si parla di barriere, di confini protettivi. Sette anni, di Tecate (Messico) è il protagonista dell'installazione mobile ...

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News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

Jazz Musician of the Day: John Escreet

All About Jazz is celebrating John Escreet's birthday today! 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... ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019" reviewed by John Kelman


Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Various Venues Montréal, Canada June 27 -July 1, 2019 Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de ...


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