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. He’s using lots of structure and instrumental texture, cruising through different languages, straight-ahead and free and in between; it’s like a tour of the last 25 years of serious jazz. 2011 saw two releases - The Age We Live In, and Exception To The Rule, followed by 2013’s Sabotage and Celebration, all of which received widespread international critical acclaim. The latest addition to this impressive catalog is 2014's Sound, Space and Structures.
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“A commanding performer who comps and solos with the percussive
flamboyance of Jason Moran (who wrote the recording’s liner notes), Escreet's
imaginative pen brings forth omnivorous music… Cerebral, gutsy, and filled
with personality, Consequences is a discriminating work from a promising
talent and one of the brightest releases of 2008.” —All About Jazz
“Pianist John Escreet's recent debut Consequences signals the
jumpstart of a new voice in jazz.” —Downbeat
“John Escreet, a British jazz pianist in his mid-20s, has no problem
communicating drama. Consequences, his highly accomplished debut,
opens with a half-hour composition The Suite of Consequence that divides
almost imperceptibly into three parts