CORNELIA STREET CAFE
29 Cornelia Street, NYC, New York 212-989-9319
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village
1 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, V, F to West 4th St.
Burton Greene Trio
Sunday, Jan 7, 2007, 8:30PM, $10 + $6 minimum
featuring Ed Schuller, bass; George Schuller, drums; and special guest Russ Nolan, soprano and tenor sax
This is a new group, although the players know each other and have been friends for years. The idea of the piano trio is to present jazz which emcompasses a wide history of the jazz piano literature. We play inside", outside", up and down", for that matter.. The group members have vast experiences in all kinds of jazz forms.. from the 1940's and '50's until the present avant improvised music. Along the way there are ethnic quotes from Balkan and other native folk sources, and a distinct feeling for the classics as well. Come down and hears us.. You'll be surprised!
Burton Greene has been on the jazz scene since 1962 first in New York, and then in Europe since the early 70's. He's one of the creators of the NYC downtown n sound". His early 60's group the Freeform Improvisation Ensemble with Alan Silva was a trail blazer for the free improv groups that followed. Burton was an original member of the Jazz Composers Guild in 1964. Since that time he has over 40 recordings of his music in a wide range of contexts, solo to large ensemble, acoustic and electronic musics. Burton spends a lot of time in New York these days, matriculating from his home on a houseboat in Amsterdam. Reviewer Derek Taylor in a recent issue of All About Jazz writes Burton Greene ranks as one of the seasoned survivors in creative improvised music. Like a handful of his ESP (Records) peers he's still at it after all these years, plugging away at his craft and creating chameleonic music along the way... Greene sounds great as well, foraging over the finely tuned ivories with a self-assurance and acuity ideally suited to the auspicious surroundings."
About the CD Ins & Outs:
BURTON GREENE TRIO - Ins and Outs (CIMP 345; USA) Featuring Burton Greene (piano), Ed Schuller (bass) and George Schuller (drums). This is the second of a 3-CD Burton Greene project recorded over a three- day period. The first set was a quintet date (CIMP 339); this is a trio with the dynamic Schullers providing the rhythm support and offering impressive features of their own. 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." Recorded Aug. 19, 2005
Like Burton Greene last quartet disc for CIMP, 'Isms Out', this one is one of the year's most remarkable offerings." -- Cadence
...this session succeeds in whetting the appetite for its forthcoming siblings and shows Greene a musical synergist still imbued with something important to say." -- Bagatellen
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