Burton Greene

Bloom in the Commune

Pianist Burton Greene was part of the first wave of free jazz experimentation in the early 1960s, having played with Albert Ayler, Alan Silva, Cecil Taylor, Marion Brown, Patty Waters and numerous others. This CD release features five pieces, all of which are characterized by Greene's bracing style and penchant for fusing genres, Originally released as ESP 1024, “Bloom in the Commune” has been digitally remastered and includes bonus interviews with Burton and ESP-Disk’ founder, Bernard Stollman.


Burton Greene: piano, piano harp, percussion
Marion Brown: alto saxophone
Henry Grimes: bass
Dave Grant: percussion
Frank Smith: tenor
Tom Price: persussion

Track Listing

1.Interview: His early band/his first ESP recording1:562.Cluster Quartet12:073.Ballade II10;354.Bloom in the Commune8:035.Taking it out of the ground13:046.Interview: Recap of session (Bernard Stollman)1:137.Recap of session (Burton Greene)0:468.Interview: How he got involved with ESP0:579.Interview: The music scene1:5710.Interview: Music is life5:2011.Interview: The mindset of that time3:5712.Interview: Albert Ayler at Slugs' Saloon3:02

All compositions Syndicore Music BMI.


All interviews conducted by Michael D. Anderson from MDA Music inc. Digital Restoration: Douglas McGregor. Cover Photo: Guy Kopelowicz. Graphic Design: Peov.

Press Quotes

"As with so many of the early ESP albums, this is not one to be missed" - Marc Medwin, All About Jazz

"Augmented with audio interviews and including Greene's original liner essay, this reissue is a welcome addition to the growing ESP archiving catalog" - Clifford Allen, Signal To Noise


ESP 1024 remastered with interviews


ESP 1024

Musicians: Burton Greene / Marion Brown / Henry Grimes / Dave Grant / Frank Smith / Tom Price

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  • Product Code: ESP4038
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