David Binney uses a language in his compositions that is instantly recognizable, Dignity, is the powerful opener of his album Barefooted Town.
David Binney- alto saxophone Ambrose Akinmusire- trumpet Mark Turner- tenor saxophone David Virelles- piano
Eivind Opsvik- bass Dan Weiss- drums
Looking at the personnel involved in the record, I just need to say one simple word: WOW!
Track Listing: All of Time; Graylen Epicenter; Equality at Low Levels; Everglow; From This Far; Terrorists and Movie Stars; Same Stare, Different Thought; Home; Any Years Costume; Waking to Waves.
Personnel: David Binney: alto and soprano saxophones, vocal; Gretchen Parlato: vocal; Ambrose Akinmusire: trumpet; Chris Potter: tenor saxophone; Craig Taborn: piano; Wayne Krantz: guitar; Eivind Opsvik: bass; Brian Blade: drums (1-4, 6, 8-10); Dan Weiss: drums (1, 5, 6, 9, 10); Kenny Wollesen: percussion, vibes; Rogerio Boccato: percussion; Nina Geiger: vocal harmony (10).
When something impresses us – we tend to overuse adjectives which are words that can make us feel closer to what has touched us that much. The bigger the awe, the longer and more exquisite the adjectives – Tineke Postma and Greg Osby had once a mentor-mentee relationship – both and the rest of the band would make me adjectivate senselessly if I were one of those insanely impressed people who tend to overuse adjectivation in cases such as this one! This is a great modern music album!
Track Listing: Sea Skies; Facets; Source Code; Where I’m From; Nine Times A Night; Bottom Forty; Melo; Body And Soul; Pleasant Affliction
Personnel: Tineke Postma: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone; Greg Osby: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone; Matt Mitchell: piano, rhodes; Dan Weiss: drums; Linda Oh: bass.