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Greg Burk: As A River

Read "As A River" reviewed by Don Phipps

Having studied with George Russell and Paul Bley, and performed with Kenny Wheeler, David Murray and Steve Swallow, there is no doubting Greg Burk's bona fides. And with As a River, Burk has fashioned a series of deeply-felt original compositions--15 in all--that would make his mentors proud.

Burk's compositions are edgy and serene, bluesy ...

Take Five With Greg Burk

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About Greg Burk

Following his acclaimed 2016 release Clean Spring on SteepleChase Records, American pianist and composer Greg Burk returns with solo piano As A River--his 12th and most lyrical album to date.

The son of classical musicians, Burk spent his formative years on the jny: Detroit jazz scene, followed by studies ...

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Greg Burk

Pianist/composer/educator Greg Burk has lived, studied, educated and performed around the world. Over the last decade, living and working in Detroit, Boston and now Rome, he has established himself not only as a vital sideman, but also as a leader with the rare ability to combine original compositions with memorable melodies and a desire to push the creative envelope as an improviser. He has been called "an exceptional pianist/composer" (All Music Guide), "a pianist and composer with vigorous, freewheeling ideas that always feel grounded within a well-reasoned structure" (Boston Herald), "a pianist with a gift for melody and a generous touch that makes you want to like him" (LA Weekly), and a musician that "plays with an apparent love and passion for his craft" (AllAboutJazz). Greg grew up in a culturally diverse and musical household

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Greg Burk Expanding Trio: Deep Blue Sky

Read "Deep Blue Sky" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Deep Blue Sky ripropone la sonorità elettrica del sintetizzatore Moog, con scansioni ritmiche tra jazz e funky. Il canone di riferimento, in voga negli anni Settanta, viene talora rinverdito con una dimensione ritmica contemporanea. C'è pure spazio per le sonorità acustiche, magnificamente rivelate dall'aura intimistica ed introspettiva di “Starbright Reverie."

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Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Buenos Aires Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Mark Holston

Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 23-28, 2016

The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival is slowly but steadily becoming one of the elite events of its kind. The recently-concluded 16th edition of the annual series of concerts, clinics and films was more stylistically-expansive than in past years. The six day ...

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Greg Burk: Clean Spring

Read "Clean Spring" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Con questo bel CD il pianista statunitense dimostra per l'ennesima volta la sua classe di compositore e improvvisatore. Probabilmente il fatto di risiedere in Italia ha arricchito di tinte più melodiche un ampio florilegio di tecnica pianistica, che spazia tra scansioni irregolari e rarefazioni improvvise. Composto da sole composizioni originarie, il repertorio proposto ha il merito ...

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Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXI Edizione

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Sant'Anna Arresi (CI)
01-10.09.2016

Per questa trentunesima edizione, il festival Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz ha messo al centro del proprio programma la figura di Frank Zappa. Trattandosi di una manifestazione prevalentemente dedicata all'improvvisazione radicale, la rivisitazione del repertorio zappiano non poteva (non doveva!) limitarsi all'agiografia, al tributo, alla riproposizione ...

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Greg Burk: Clean Spring

Read "Clean Spring" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Pianist Greg Burk has built quite a discography as a leader, including solo albums and his latest, Clean Spring will only further burnish his reputation as a deep player and thinker. In a very real sense, this album is a homage to Burk's mentor Paul Bley, who had an obvious impact of Burk's musical attitude and ...

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Greg Burk Trio: The Path Here

Read "The Path Here" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In The Path Here, quinta incisione per 482 Music, il pianista Greg Burk, americano d'origine ma da anni residente a Roma, ritrova due amici di vecchia data come Jonathan Robinson e Gerald Cleaver. E di vecchia data sono anche alcuni dei brani contenuti nell'album che è una sorta di viaggio a ritroso nel tempo, in un passato ...

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Greg Burk Trio: The Path Here

Read "The Path Here" reviewed by Troy Collins

The Path Here, pianist Greg Burk's fifth release for the adventurous 482 Music label, finds the Rome-based American expatriate revisiting and reinterpreting some of the most engaging compositions of his youthful career, aided by old friends Jonathan Robinson (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums). Previously heard together with tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi on Burk's 2004 quartet release ...