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This Friday, June 9th, The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome pianist John Escreet back to our stage. A pianist of impeccable technique and rare versatility, Escreet spans a wide range of idioms even within a single performance. His last two records, The Unknown and Sound, Space and Structures (Sunnyside), feature an exploratory quartet with multi-reedist Evan Parker, bassist John Hébert, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. While the first album featured a series of a short, jam-packed improvisations, the latter featured the group stretching out live for two extended, freely-improvised sets. Check out a sample from The Unknown, below.

At the Gallery this week, Escreet will convene a very different band, featuring saxophonist Seamus Blake and bassist Matt Brewer. With Escreet’s exciting unpredictability, who knows what the top-notch group has in store.

John Escreet plays The Jazz Gallery on Friday, June 9th, 2017. The group features Mr. Escreet on piano, Seamus Blake on saxophone, Matt Brewer on bass, and a drummer to be announced. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.