Burton Greene concert tour in the USA in February, 2010
Feb. 10 Trio concert with Ed Schuller and Perry Robinson at Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia St., NYC. 8:30 PM
Feb. 13 Trio with Ed and George Schuller at Bean Runner Cafe in Peekskill, NY, 201 S. Division St. 7:30 PM
Feb. 16 Trio with Ed and George Schuller at Korzo, 657 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 9:30 PM http://www.eurotripbrooklyn.com/
Feb. 19 Solo piano concert: WMUA World of Piano series in Amherst, MA Northhampton Center for the Arts, 17 New South St. 7:30 PM
Feb. 21 Duo Performance with clarinetist Perry Robinson. Repertoire of our recent Tzadik CD Two Voices in the Desert" at Eldridge St. Museum, 12 Eldridge St., NYC. 3PM
Feb. 25 Duo with Perry Robinson for Ars Nova in Philadelphia, PA at Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. 8 PM
Feb. 26 Trio with Brian Groder, Adam Lane at Outpost 186, 186 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA
Narada Burton Greene
Composer, Pianist, Arranger
Jazz, World Music, Klezmer, Electronics, etc.
Burton Greene - LIVE AT GRASLAND: For those who have never listened to Greene's amazing solo keyboard work before, this will be a novel experience. Stylistically, he is definitely jazz, free-form, & o-u-t... by the same token, though, he sounds like Mozart in (many) places. Masterful touch & playful spirit combine to express joy for the player as well as the listener. This is not" jazz, & it's not" classical, per se... it is BURTON GREENE's piano, & there is no in between". Improvijazzation Nation Review by Rotcod Zzaj of BG solo CD on Drimala Records
Basically, the entire recording resembles the way the most dynamic abstract visual art can dazzle the seasoned viewer; Jackson Pollock comes to mind. The swirling musical lines and blatant sound colors are woven together easily and rest comfortably together. Greene evokes ever-changing moods and can sometimes trigger breathlessness in the listener." Lyn Horton review in All About Jazz (2006) Retrospective 1961-2005: Solo Piano, Burton Greene | CIMP Records
Pigeonholing any kind of music puts it into a box." The composition-less free communications music" that Greene and his fellow comrades were committed to, threw open the lid of that box and let the music flow, not from a belligerent standpoint, but with tolerance for other forms of improvisation and jazz. For Greene, all music is a part of an egoless universal scene and forms a primary method of survival for us on the planet... This music comes through as though it were recorded yesterday for today's audiences. And, indeed, it was." Lyn Horton: review of reissue of Bloom In the Commune" recording (1966) on ESP Records in 2008.
Bottom line is: Greene's breadth of scope and expansive mode of attack yields an irrefutably divergent mix... In sum, this is one of those jazz piano solo endeavors that impart an unwavering impression, where virtuoso-like technique and cunning execution coexist in radiant splendor." - Glenn Astarita: Adminon CD Review: Burton Greene Retrospective 1961-2005: Solo Piano January, 2007
Burton Greene was and is a pioneering pianist of the music. He coaxes all kinds of sounds out of the piano, getting inside it and playing it like a harp, percussively assaulting it with a two-fisted heartiness, quieting down for a lyrical moment." GAPPLEGATE.COM review of Bloom In the Commune".
..A tale of wandering came forth from the music; it evoked the sense of walking over distances and occasionally coming upon oases where birds or water might break the monotony of skimming the surface of sand. Desert Wanderers" metaphorically raised the question of what we, as human beings, are searching for, if anything at all." Lyn Horton Review of Burton Greene/ Perry Robinson Duo Concert at Outpost 186, Cambridge, MA April,09 Greene displays a superior talent characterized by maturity, deep feeling, and considerable technical skill. Brothers George Schuller and Ed Schuller are good choices to round out the trio, as George explodes on the opener and again on Burkina Faso Swing" with rousing improvisations, with Ed adding a solid undercurrent throughout. They are in near-perfect synchronicity." Steven Loewy review of Ins & Outs" CIMP CD in All Music Guide, April 2007
This is a remarkable capturing of these compatible three propelling without compromise the wit and passions of Burton Greene on a program of fresh, mostly original music. As the Producer's Notes proclaim, This is Burton for the ages." Downtown Music Review of Burton Greene Trio CD Ins & Outs" with Ed and George Schuller
Greene retains his fiery, pyrotechnic pianism, though he imbues the performance with a sense of elegance, a refined approach where he makes the notes count, whether lushly harmonic or cuttingly vibrant." Troy Collins review of Burton Greene Quintet CIMP CD Sings of the Times" Signal to Noise Magazine, Nov. 2006.
Free jazz pioneer pianist Burton Greene and trumpeter Roy Campbell front this deeply satisfying CIMP release. The disc has an eclectic feel, striking a nearly ideal balance between free improvisation and more structured jazz, while also drawing on some notable world music influences." Derek Taylor review of Burton Greene / Roy Campbell Quartet: Isms Out" CD in All About Jazz, 2005
Greene sounds great as well, foraging over the finely tuned ivories with a self-assurance and acuity ideally suited to the auspicious surroundings. Together the two (Mark Dresser) invest the music with luxuriant swathes of emotion from quiet contemplation leavened with melancholy to vibrantly joyous frivolity." Derek Taylor in All About Jazz: Peace Beyond Conflict" CIMP CD: Duo with Mark Dresser
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