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Greg Burk Trio: Checking In

Greg Burk’s Checking In (Soul Note) consists of 10 of the pianist’s compositions and includes veteran drummer Bob Moses and bassist Jon Robinson. Burk’s pianistic style is personal and generally does not display obvious influences, although the opener “Sun Up” is Tynerish and “Acorn Yellow” has an introductory bass line similar to Chick Corea’s “Sea Journey.” Burk’s performances here show that he has a genuine melodic sense without reference to Tin Pan Alley and show tune melodic tendencies, and “6 Ways” and “Serena” are particularly lyrical and expressive.

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