David Binney

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David Binney is an American alto saxophonist and composer living in New York City.[1]

Biography[edit]

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.[2]

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, 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.[2]

Selective discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

Year Title Label
1989 Point Game Owl/Mesa-Bluemoon
1995 The Luxury of Guessing AudioQuest
1998 Free to Dream Mythology
1998 Lan Xang, Lan Xang Mythology
2000 Lan Xang, Hidden Gardens Naxos
2001 Afinidad Red
2001 South ACT
2002 Balance ACT
2003 A Small Madness Auand
2004 Welcome to Life Mythology
2005 Fiestas de Agosto Red
2005 Bastion of Sanity Criss Cross
2006 Out of Airplanes Mythology
2006 Cities and Desire Criss Cross
2007 Océanos Criss Cross
2009 Third Occasion Mythology
2009 In the Paint Posi-Tone
2010 Aliso Criss Cross
2011 Graylen Epicenter Mythology
2011 Barefooted Town Criss Cross
2013 Lifted Land Criss Cross
2014 Anacapa Criss Cross
2015 Other Colors of Herate
2015 R&B Criss Cross
2016 Lungta Independent
2017 The Time Verses Criss Cross

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As sideman[edit]

With Uri Caine

With Alex Sipiagin

With John Escreet

References[edit]

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

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