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Pianist John Escreet Interviewed at All About Jazz

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John Escreet
Looking forward—moving forward—is an essential quality to pianist John Escreet, a United Kingdom native who moved to the United States, specifically New York City, in 2008 to pursue an education at the Manhattan School of Music. So is achieving a unique sound and approach, both for artistic and practical reasons.

Escreet, age 22 when he moved from England, has been playing music on the modern edge of jazz with artists like David Binney, Ambrose Akinmusire and Tyshawn Sorey—all people who are merging improvisation with a slew of musical influences and creating fresh sounds. There's a lot of that going on in New York City and Escreet is elbow deep in it. He's very keen on forging his own voice, on his instrument and compositionally.

R.J. DeLuke spoke with Escreet around the street date of his latest CD, The Age We Live In (2011), his third album as a leader and second on saxophonist David Binney's Mythology Records. Change is a constant in Escreet's work, and in this inciteful interview, the pianist delves into the processes that have driven his work since arriving in New York City,

Check out John Escreet: Music for This Age, today at All About Jazz!

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