Greene, Burton / Live at Grasland
Album: Live at Grasland   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Greene, Burton   Added:Apr 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-05-17 Pull Date: 2004-07-19 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 18 Jul 4 Jun 27 Jun 20 Jun 6 May 23
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 07, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
4. Jun 25, 2004: Memory Select
2. Jul 16, 2004: Memory Select
Gnat Dance
5. Jun 23, 2004: multiple personality disorder
3. Jul 02, 2004: Memory Select
12,733 Shopping Malls
6. Jun 18, 2004: "Live-In Your Ear..." featuring Beatropolis Live In-Studio

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-05-16
Solo piano. Greene shows off plenty of tuneful sensibility in the compositions; the result is lots of classical drama mixed with expert avant-garde splashes a la Cecil Taylor. His playing is robust, with strong, confident notes and strong accents. There's also the occasional playful touch (see the -2:15 mark of #1). His avant-garde chops really show through on #3.

Greene is an American who was part of the free-jazz thing in the '60s but has lived in Amsterdam since then. He hasn't been recording frequently, so this disk is a nice rare treat.

1- A spritely fast recital, chipper but with a polished classical/jazz feel
2- Gentle. Very quiet middle; strong peaceful melody in 2nd half
3- Fast and sometimes crashing. Starts with happy off-balance theme.
4- Cartoonish, a bit goofy
5- Big, grand, mid/slow. With a playful stacatto segment followed by slow splashy playing
6- Minor key, big ballroom feel, very melodic
7- Fast, skittish, strongly played
8- Elegant and dramatic; slow and loud

Track Listing
1. Calistrophy   5. Florida Summer Odyssey
2. In the Footsteps of the ...   6. A Cozy Winter Veggy Soup
3. Sylosophy   7. Gnat Dance
4. 12,733 Shopping Malls   8. Angels