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Burton Greene Masterclass

| New England Conservatory: Pierce Hall

Burton will discusss his long and multi-faceted career, his recent projects and recordings, the techniques he has developed for structuring free improvisations, and his fresh ideas for navigating traditional chord changes. Don't miss it!!!

Free and open to the public.

Originally from Chicago, Burton Greene rose to popularity during the 1960s on New York's free jazz scene, gigging with well-known musicians including Marion Brown, Bill Dixon, Rashied Ali, Albert Ayler, Gato Barbieri, Byard Lancaster, Sam Rivers, Patty Waters, Perry Robinson, Willem Breuker, and many others. He moved to Holland in 1969 and, in the late 1980s, began exploring the Klezmer tradition in his groups Klezmokum (along with Perry Robinson), Klez-thetics, and a more recent group called Klez-Edge with vocalist Marek Balata. Klez-Edge has a recent recording Ancestors, Mindreles, NaGila Monsters (2008) out on John Zorn's Tzadik label. A duet with Perry Robinson, also on the Tzadik label, Two Voices in the Desert was released in January 2009.


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    Artists: Burton Greene