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Escreet, John / Sabotage And Celebration
Album:Sabotage And Celebration Collection:Jazz
Artist:Escreet, John Added:Jan 2014
Label:Whirlwind Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-01-02 Pull Date:2014-03-06 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 16Feb 9Feb 2Jan 26Jan 19Jan 12

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 25, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
He Who Dares, Axis Of Hope
4.Feb 06, 2014:Rebop
Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
2.Mar 07, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
He Who Dares, Axis Of Hope
5.Jan 31, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
3.Feb 13, 2014:Rebop
Laura Angela
6.Jan 30, 2014:Rebop
Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-02 
JOHN ESCREET: Sabotage and Celebration
Whirlwind, 2013

POSTMODERN JAZZ – Daring piano in an ambitious setting. At the core this is a quintet date with some stellar names (David Binney & Chris Potter on saxes), but there is also a string section, extra brass at key moments, and even a vocal trio on track 7. Escreet, originally from Britain but now based in New York, writes complex, acrobatic melodies as he flirts with free-jazz, chamber sounds, postbop and more.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 7

1. 2:12 – introduction: slow, swaying strings in a rising arc, leads into…
2. 7:46 – …strings set up fast complex horns, optimistic quintet, bright solos
3. 11:40 – suspenseful intro… and a chaotic explosion! Runs free for a while, spiraling piano solo eventually gets FAST, bop sax guides it home
4. 7:29 – mostly fragile, but with heavy-handed outbursts, rhythmic end section
5. 5:35 – circular but soulful groove, with guitar & Rhodes keyboard, hot sax
6. 8:41 – thumping, postmodern: odd chords, hopping saxes, bold piano solo
7. 9:21 – calm, uplifting, very lyrical start; ethereal wordless vocals bridge into a cinematic drive with harpsichord, strings & soprano sax solo

[ Fo ] - 2 January 2014

Track Listing
1.Axis Of Hope 4.The Decapitator
2.He Who Dares 5.Laura Angela
3.Sabotage And Celebration 6.Animal Style
 7.Beyond Your Wildest Dreams