Rome-based pianist Greg Burke in his 5th 482 Music release with Jonathan Robinson on bass and thumb piano and Gerald Cleaver on drums, a beautiful jazz trio album with delightfully innovative and catchy compositions.
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Label: 482 Music
Catalog ID: 4821077
Squidco Product Code: 15451
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded on January 26th, 2009 at Millenium Studios, Rome.
Greg Burk-piano, washint
Jonathan Robinson-bass, thumb piano
Gerald Cleaver-drums, percussion
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1. Song For Iaia 4:59
2. Look To The Asteroid 6:47
3. Winter Always Ending 2:40
4. Blues In O 6:30
5. Child's Dance 5:31
6. Lost TIme / Tonos 9:03
7. BC 5:14
8. Forward Leaping 4:20
9. Serenity's Distant Dawn 7:07
10. Ropes 2:23
11. I Left My Gun In Detroit 6:09
12. Stars Shine Still 2:29
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"On his 5th release for 482 Music, the Rome-based pianist travels forward into his past, reuniting with old friends Gerald Cleaver and Jonathan Robinson, and revisiting several of his compositions in a relaxed and melodic album that is his most immediately accessible.
"Frankly this is my dream trio." Burk says. "I've known and have been playing with these guys for almost 20 years. Gerald and I go back to the days when we lived in Detroit and it was all swing all the time; I feel right at home playing that way, or really any way, with Gerald. Jonathan is living in Berlin and often comes to Italy to play with me, and vice-versa. We've done tours in Europe and gigs in Boston and NYC when I was living in Boston. This is the trio that recorded Carpe Momentum for Soul Note, with Jerry Bergonzi as a guest."
Burk has been praised as "a startlingly original improviser" (All About Jazz), "a confident, measured and thoughtful writer" (Cadence) and "a pianist and composer with vigorous, freewheeling ideas that always feel grounded in a well-reasoned structure" (Boston Herald). "-482 Music
• Show Bio for Gerald Cleaver
"Gerald Cleaver (born May 4, 1963) is an African-American jazz drummer from Detroit, Michigan. Cleaver's father is drummer John Cleaver Jr., originally from Springfield, Ohio, and his mother was from Greenwood, Mississippi. Gerald had six older siblings. Cleaver joined the jazz faculty at the University of Michigan in 1995. He has performed or recorded with Joe Morris, Mat Maneri, Roscoe Mitchell, Miroslav Vitou , Michael Formanek, Tomasz Sta ko, Franck Amsallem and others.
Under the name Veil of Names, Cleaver released an album called Adjust on the Fresh Sounds New Talent label in 2001. It featured Maneri, Ben Monder, Andrew Bishop, Craig Taborn and Reid Anderson and was a Best Debut Recording Nominee by the Jazz Journalists Association. Cleaver currently leads the groups Uncle June, Black Host, Violet Hour and NiMbNl as well as working as a sideman with many different artists."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Cleaver_(musician))
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