John Escreet's Criss Cross debut is one of the singular recordings in the Criss Cross catalog.
Out of Doncaster, England, and a New Yorker since 2006, the 26-year-old pianist-composer deploys the talents of New York first-callers David Binney, who incorporates live electronics into the flow as well as his alto sax, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums.
Synthesizing a broad template of sources into his own sonic vision, Escreet presents a stimulating, kinetic, heady program that solidifies his reputation as a musical groundbreaker rooted in the verities of groove and high craft.
|1.||Exception To The Rule (John Escreet) 6:38|
|2.||Redeye (John Escreet) 2:36|
|3.||Collapse (John Escreet) 6:28|
|4.||They Can See (John Escreet) 3:18|
|5.||Escape Hatch (John Escreet) 8:50|
|6.||Wide Open Spaces (John Escreet) 4:12|
|7.||Electrotherapy (John Escreet / David Binney) 4:25|
|8.||The Water Is Tasting Worse (John Escreet) 6:58|
|9.||Restlessness (John Escreet) 4:00|
|10.||Wayne's World (John Escreet) 10:59|
Total Time: 58:30
Recorded January 19, 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano