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Greg Burk Trio: Nothing, Knowing

It does Greg Burk no disservice to say his music descends from the line of white-guy progressive pianists that began with Bill Evans. It’s a distinguished bunch–Paul Bley, Keith Jarrett, etc.–and while Burk doesn’t blaze any new formal or stylistic trails, on Nothing, Knowing he works compellingly within the general area staked out by his forebears. While Burk displays little of Jarrett’s gospel/blues feeling, he has a similar fondness for long, complex, run-on lines, and he possesses the requisite dynamic and rhythmic flexibility to make it work.

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