David Binney

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David Binney (born 2 August 1961)[1] is an American alto saxophonist and composer.[2]

David Binney
Born (1961-08-02) 2 August 1961 (age 59)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSaxophone
Years active1990–present
LabelsMythology, ACT, Criss Cross
Associated actsLost Tribe, Lan Xang, Uri Caine,
Websitedavidbinney.com

BiographyEdit

Binney was born in Miami, Florida, and was raised in Carpenteria, California. From his parents, who loved music, he heard albums by John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Jimi Hendrix. He took saxophone lessons in Los Angeles. When he was nineteen, he moved to New York City and studied with saxophonists George Coleman, Dave Liebman, and Phil Woods. A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts helped him record his first album, Point Game (Owl, 1991). In the 1990s, he started his own label, Mythology Records.[3]

He has been of several bands, including Lost Tribe, Jagged Sky, Lan Xang, the Gil Evans Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and Medeski Martin & Wood. He has also worked with Adam Rogers, Alex Sipiagin, Ben Monder, Ben Perowsky, Bill Frisell, Bobby Previte, Brian Blade, Cecil McBee, Craig Taborn, David Gilmore, Donny McCaslin, Edward Simon, Eivind Opsvik, Jacob Sacks, James Genus, Jim Black, Jim Hall, Kenny Wollesen, Leni Stern, Lonnie Plaxico, Mark Turner, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Nate Wood, Scott Colley, Steven Bernstein, Thomas Morgan, Tim Lefebvre, Wayne Krantz.[3]

DiscographyEdit

  • Point Game (Owl, 1990)
  • The Luxury of Guessing (AudioQuest, 1995)
  • Free to Dream (Mythology, 1998)
  • Afinidad with Edward Simon (Red, 2001)
  • South (ACT, 2001)
  • Balance (ACT, 2002)
  • A Small Madness with Jeff Hirshfield (Auand, 2003)
  • Welcome to Life (Mythology, 2004)
  • Fiestas de Agosto with Edward Simon (Red, 2005)
  • Bastion of Sanity (Criss Cross, 2005)
  • This Life with Mario Franco (Tone of a Pitch, 2006)
  • Cities and Desire (Criss Cross, 2006)
  • Out of Airplanes (Mythology, 2006)
  • Oceanos with Edward Simon (Criss Cross, 2007)
  • In the Paint with Alan Ferber (Posi-Tone, 2009)
  • Third Occasion (Mythology, 2009)
  • Aliso (Criss Cross, 2010)
  • Barefooted Town (Criss Cross, 2011)
  • Graylen Epicenter (Mythology, 2011)
  • Lifted Land (Criss Cross, 2013)
  • Anacapa (Criss Cross, 2014)
  • R&B with Adam Rogers (Criss Cross, 2015)
  • The Time Verses (Criss Cross, 2017)
  • Zinc City with Manuel Engel (Metonic, 2018)

With Lan Xang

  • Hidden Gardens (Naxos, 2000)

With Lost Tribe

As sidemanEdit

With Uri Caine

With Scott Colley

With John Escreet

  • Consequences (Posi-Tone, 2008)
  • Don't Fight the Inevitable (Mythology, 2010)
  • Exception to the Rule (Criss Cross, 2011)
  • The Age We Live In (Mythology, 2011)
  • Sabotage and Celebration (Whirlwind, 2013)

With Joel Harrison

  • Free Country (ACT, 2003)
  • So Long 2nd Street (ACT, 2004)
  • Harbor (HighNote, 2007)
  • The Wheel (Intuition, 2008)
  • Urban Myths (HighNote, 2009)
  • Multiplicity: Leave the Door Open (Whirlwind, 2014)

With Donny McCaslin

  • The Way Through (Arabesque, 2003)
  • In Pursuit (Sunnyside, 2007)
  • Perpetual Motion (Greenleaf, 2010)
  • Casting for Gravity (Greenleaf, 2012)
  • Fast Future (Greenleaf, 2015)
  • Beyond Now (Motema, 2016)

With Miles Okazaki

  • Mirror (2006)
  • Generations (Sunnyside, 2009)

With Samo Salamon

  • Ela's Dream (Splasc(h) Records, 2005)
  • Government Cheese (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2006)

With Edward Simon

  • La Bikina (Red, 2011)
  • Sorrows & Triumphs (Sunnyside, 2018)

With Alex Sipiagin

  • Images (TCB, 1998)
  • Equilibrium (Criss Cross, 2004)
  • Destinations Unknown (Criss Cross, 2011)
  • Balance (Criss Cross, 2015)

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G., [1] AllMusic. Retrieved 27 January 2019
  2. ^ Fordham, John (26 May 2011). "David Binney: Graylen Epicenter – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G. "David Binney | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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