For his fourth Criss Cross leader date, alto saxophonist-composer David Binney convenes his primary New York working quartet of the 00s (pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Dan Weiss), adds to the mix guitar hero Wayne Krantz, with whom he works frequently in an electronica-oriented group, and augments the proceedings with several appearances by British pianist-composer John Escreet, a frequent partner in recent years.
The leader plays with deep emotion and the concision of an old master; it's as strong a date as any in Binney's now sizable discography.
|1.||Aliso (David Binney) 7:57|
|2.||A Day In Music (David Binney) 7:56|
|3.||Toy Tune (Wayne Shorter) 8:53|
|4.||Strata (David Binney) 9:16|
|5.||Teru (Wayne Shorter) 5:01|
|6.||Fuchsia Swing Song (Sam Rivers) 6:30|
|7.||Bar Life (David Binney) 5:59|
|8.||Think Of One (Thelonious Monk) 7:46|
|9.||Africa (John Coltrane) 13:58|
Total Time: 73:23
Recorded November 2, 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano