Prelude to Surrender

Though having forsaken the Boston jazz scene for Rome last year, Greg Burk teams up with the one-two punch of Steve Swallow (bass) and Bob Moses (drums) for his first release on Chicago-based indie label 482 Music. Without in any way ignoring the strengths of the trio, the disc’s second track leaves Burk alone at the piano to rewarding result. Labeled “Prelude to Surrender,” Burk does not go gently. More like a very precocious six-year-old, he argues, debates, drags his feet, begs, and promises before eventually consenting to go to sleep.


—MS