|Artists Catalog Vinyl Contact Etc|
|2.||Ballad for Gold|
|3.||Look to the Asteroid|
|4.||Ballad for Sand|
|5.||Walking the Earth|
|7.||Serenity's Distant Dawn|
|8.||Ballad for Water|
|9.||What is This Key In?|
Greg Burk, solo piano.
Burk's fourth release in as many years further documents his trademark synergy of freedom and structure. The all-original program features reinterpretations of previously composed works, organically developed free improvisations and explorations of the non-traditional sound potential of the piano.
"Burk's seemingly paradoxical ability to sound both considered and unfettered is a marvel," wrote AllAboutJazz.com Senior Editor John Kelman of 2005's Nothing, Knowing, featuring Steve Swallow and Bob Moses. Other critics agreed, writing "Burk puts a collage of ideas into each piece" (Jim Santella, Cadence), "he mixes idioms with the finesse of someone decades older" (Bill Shoemaker, PointofDeparture.org), and "Technically, Burk is a complete pianist, and he's intellectually curious enough to exploit the instrument's total sound-making capacity" (Chris Kelsey, JazzTimes).
Musicians: Greg Burk (piano)
"Top 10 2006 (Solo Discs)" — David Adler, JJA
"Recommended New Release" — All About Jazz New York
"This is an excellent solo piano offering" — Downtown Music Gallery
"Chances are taken from the start with \"Paper Piano\", where the rasp and rustle of amended strings provide not only a Cage-like melodic percussion but also a virtual second voice for a duet... Burk is more astringent romantic than dour scientist, and moments of Spanish fire and affectionate chinoiserie lighten the air of instant research." — Randal McIlroy, Coda
"This is truly imaginative keyboard exploration, powerful and probing yet rich and inviting as well." — Donald Elfman, All About Jazz-New York
Cadence Review — Cadence