$15 Cover / Start 7:30pm / Doors 7pm
This rare appearance of Maestro Greene, one of the Godfather’s of Free Jazz piano and an ageless stalwart of the growth and expansion of Jazz into the contemporary and avant worlds, will also mark the release of two albums on the French Improvising Beings label: * Compedium (solos, duos & Trios) by Burton Greene, Zither Gods by Eric Zinman.
Greene became part of the nascent free jazz movement, forming probably the first spontaneous composition group with bassist Alan Silva in '63: The Free Form Improvisation Ensemble. He joined Bill Dixon's and Cecil Taylor's Jazz Composers Guild in 1964 and worked with Marion Brown, Rashied Ali, Albert Ayler, Sam Rivers, and Patty Waters among others before moving to Europe in 1969. He currently resides in Amsterdam
Burton Greene, piano
Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, drums
Damon Smith, bass
The first set will be a solo performance by Boston pianist Eric Zinman.
At the forefront of creative music for more than 20 years—studied at the New England Conservatory with Ran Blake, Jimmy Giuffre, and George Russell, in addition to the great Bill Dixon—Eric Zinman’s piano playing is known internationally and has been described as a “fleet and appealing touch”. Rooted in the language of the avantgarde, his vision embraces the role of the piano in the orchestras of the future.
The Creative Music Series (CMS) was established in January, 2015, to showcase the work of adventurous jazz musicians from Out-of-State, presenting them in intimate venues in the Cambridge/Somerville area. My endeavor was a reaction to the apparent lack of invitations being extended to accomplished and even unknown musicians to Boston. CMS has now begun to zero in on Boston based musicians who are creating their own projects with these out-of-town guests and taking these musical risks to find an expression and gain a wider appreciation.