Greg Burk Quartet: Berlin Bright

American pianist Greg Burk teams up with three Berlin-based musicians for a vigorous, multifaceted set that filters blues and bop-based jazz forms through a postmodern lens. Sharing the compositional load equally across nine original tunes, Burk matches refractive dissonance and sensuous contours with Ignaz Dinné’s tightly wound alto and soprano saxophone lines, Jonathan Robinson’s restlessly searching bass work and the expansive, cymbal-splashed drumming of Andrea Marcelli. It’s highly charged music, full of passionate interplay.