Sound, Space and Struc­tures Sun­ny­side ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - COR­MAC LARKIN

John Escreet has been keep­ing pretty fast com­pany since he re­lo­cated to Brook­lyn from the UK eight years ago. Mu­si­cians such as Dave Bin­ney, Chris Pot­ter and Wayne Krantz are among the best and busiest on the New York scene, but all have found time for the Don­caster-born com­poser’s projects. These have cov­ered the wa­ter­front, from funk to free, sug­gest­ing a in­quis­i­tive mu­si­cian with a wide an­gle lens. For his sixth re­lease, Escreet re­con­nects with his na­tive scene in the shape of free jazz tal­is­man Evan Parker. Pure im­pro­vi­sa­tion has al­ways had a par­tic­u­lar res­o­nance in Bri­tain, and Parker has been its cham­pion since the 1960s. Here, like a pied piper, he leads Escreet’s reg­u­lar trio, with drum­mer Tyshawn Sorey and bassist John Hébert, on a trip to the fron­tier. johne­

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