David Binney | Free to Dream

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Free to Dream

by David Binney

Very lush, beautiful composition and improvisation by some of the jazz worlds best new muscians.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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2. Jalama
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3. Oddman
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4. One Year Ago
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5. Girl of the Southern Sky
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6. Voice of Reason
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7. The Mondello Line
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8. Where the Rain Shines
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9. Free to Dream
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10. I Lie Waiting...
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11. Sea of Allurement
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Acclaimed as a considerable and
highly individual compositional
talent,saxophonist Dave Binney is
one of the most prolificyoung jazz
musicians on the scene today.
Winning praise from critics and
colleagues alike,Dave was
recently singledout by Jazz Times
as one of a handful of "young
players who have created an
alternativejazzscene...all of
whom are playing adventurous,
original music."
Known for his performances with
such prestigious groups as the
big bands of Gil Evans and Maria
Schneider,as well as with Jim
Hall,Bobby Previte and the Cecil
McBee quintet.Dave was also a
co-founder of the hard-edged
quintet "Lost Tribe" and the
open-form collective quartet "Lan
Xang." With these groups and
on his own,he has recorded a
dozen albums as leader or co-leader.
Dave was born in Miami,Florida
and raised in Southern California.
His love of jazz dates back to his
childhood,when the music of
Coltrane,Miles,Bobby Hutcherson,
WayneShorter and many others
was introduced to him by his
parents[along with that of
Milton Nascimento,Jimi Hendrix
and Sly Stone,of course].
He began to study the saxophone
and at the age of 19 moved to
New York City to play gigs and
to study with Phil Woods,Dave
Liebman and George Coleman.
In 1989 Dave was awarded
a grant from the National
Endowment for the Arts to
record his first album."Point
Game",which was released on
the French label Owl Records,
featuringMarvin "Smitty" Smith,
Edward Simon,Adam Rogers
and Lonnie Plaxico.
Since then,Dave's distinctive
saxophone sound and innovative
compositions have been heard
from basement clubs in New York
to jazz festivals in Europe. In
addition to Dave's extensive work
as a leader,he has been sought
after as a sideman,appearing on
record with Medeski,Martin &
Wood and Uri Caine's Mahler
Project.Dave has also appeared
on stage with Aretha Franklin,at
Carnegie Hall,and with Maceo
Parker,to name a few. He has
produced all of his own albums,
in addition to two of the Lost
Tribe releases. Dave started his
record label,Mythology Records,
in 1998.
"Dave Binney possesses one of the most
original minds in contemporary music."
- Stereophile
"Add Dave Binney's dynamic voice on
saxophone and his great writing to the
chorus of creators re-invigorating jazz."
- The Montreal Gazette
"...a strikingly original composer,leader,
conceptualist."
- DownBeat


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John R.

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Heartbreaking, emotional, and so beautiful would be words that best describe this recording by composer/alto saxophonist David Binney. This is released on the Binney-owned Mythology label.

Jazz musicians and fans have been praising Binney's contributions as composer and player for years. After hearing "Free To Dream" it's to argue with them.

When you hear songs like "Goddess," "Jalama," "Girl Of The Southern Sky," and "Where The Rain Shines" you will become a Binney fan and probably actively seek out all of his work.

The musicians on this album are all remarkable, in particular, Edward Simon on piano, Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone, Adam Rogers on classical guitar, Scott Colley on bass, and Jeff Hirshfield on drums to name a few.

If you dig this record then I suggest picking up "Oceanos," "Afinidad," "South," "Welcome To Life," and Joel Harrison's "Harbor." All are excellent.

This is a good place to start exploring the work of master musician.