Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BURTON GREENE – Mountains (Live Recording, LP-1971)

Label: Button-Nose Records – 01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album; Country: Netherlands - Released: 1971
Style: Free Improvisation, Free Jazz
Live recording released on Button-Nose in Netherlands in 1971.
Vinyl Rip

Deep avantgarde, rare Dutch free jazz LP from 1971. A very intriguing album, I emphasize the parts "Ascent" and "Descent" and solo piano composition "Now Music" (side B).

A1 Mountains.... Expression 1 / piano, flute and cello (22:15)
     I Prologue
     II Ascent
     III Descent
     IV Aftermath
B1 Now Music / piano solo  (20:04)

Burton Greene – piano
Tom Moore – flute, cello

Pianist Burton Greene was born June 14, 1937 in Chicago. Following a brief stay in San Francisco he moved to New York in the early ‘ 60s and quickly became part of the nascent free jazz movement, playing with Alan Silva in the Free Form Improvisation Ensemble. He was a member of the Jazz Composers ’ Guild, worked with Marion Brown, Rashied Ali, Albert Ayler, Sam Rivers, and Patty Waters among others before moving to Europe in 1969. He currently resides on a houseboat in Amsterdam, the city where he has lived since 1970. Burton has recorded for no less than fifteen labels, including ESP-Disk ’ , Columbia, Button Nose, Cat Jazz, CIMP, and BVHaast, and his latest solo release, “ Live at Grasland, ” is available from Drimala Records.

This is an excellent album. Enjoy!

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  1. BURTON GREENE – Mountains (Live Recording, LP-1971)
    Vinyl Rip – MP3@320+Cover


  2. impossible to find this one - I think it's based on Mountain at Woodstock where there is a tibetan buddhist temple - I know this might be rude but could you upgrade this to flac ?

    1. Maybe once. For now, really do not have time, this is an old post when I worked exclusively MP3/320, I would have to start all over again ...

  3. Thanks to Corvimax's recent post I was directed to this, thank Vitko