David Binney, alto saxophone

Eivind Opsvik - bass

Gerald Cleaver - drums

 

Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “players who have created an alternative jazz scene…all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.”

David’s distinctive sound and innovative compositions have been heard around the world. In addition to his extensive work as a leader, he has recorded with Medeski, Martin & Wood, Uri Caine’s Mahler Project and hundreds of others. He has appeared on stage with Aretha Franklin, at Carnegie Hall, and with Maceo Parker. He has produced all of his own 22 albums, and many others including two of the Lost Tribe releases, Scott Colley’s “The Architect of the Silent Moment”, eight Donny McCaslin releases including the highly acclaimed Casting For Gravity, Fast Future and Beyond Now.

He also put together and produces the band that became the band on David Bowie’s Blackstar.

He has won the Downbeat Critics Poll three different times in the alto saxophone category.