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David Binney: Third Occasion

Read "Third Occasion" reviewed by J Hunter

The cool thing about liner notes is they contain clues about other places to look for great music. For example, cast members of Joel Harrison's flame-throwing Urban Myths (HighNote, 2009) have their own fish to fry: keyboardist Daniel Kelly gave the piano trio format a good swift kick with Emerge (Brooklyn Jazz Underground, 2009), and now ...

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David Binney: Third Occasion

Read "Third Occasion" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

David Binney has established himself as an innovative saxophonist, an innovation that has been born of daring driven by a motivation that seeks the unusual. He has locked on to the highway of expressive thought playing with inspired invention to lend his music a lucid immediacy that is hard to ignore.

Binney has formed ...

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David Binney: Third Occasion

Read "Third Occasion" reviewed by John Kelman

Some artists grow in leaps and bounds, others more gradually. David Binney has largely been one to evolve slowly over time. Still, the alto saxophonist--who has almost insidiously become one of those musicians' musicians, well-known within the community, but without the more popular acclaim he deserves--has always stretched himself in a variety of contexts, from the ...

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David Binney: Third Occasion

Read "Third Occasion" reviewed by Troy Collins

Inspiration for a work of art can be as varied and diverse as there are disciplines. Some artists embrace theoretical concepts, like form and abstraction, while others derive inspiration from tangible elements and events closely tied to their own personal experiences.

Alto saxophonist David Binney has repeatedly demonstrated an interest in the later, especially ...

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David Binney: Third Occasion

Read "Third Occasion" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Among the many considerable charms of alto saxophonist David Binney is his uncompromising spirit in jazz composition and performance. This spirit infuses every project he takes on, from his Xan Lang projects to his collaborations with pianist Edward Simon.

Third Occasion shows Binney's stroke of arranging genius in employing a four-horn brass section (trumpeters Ambrose Akinmusire ...