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Welcome to Life

Label: Mythology Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Soldifolier, 2. Welcome to Life, 3. Lisliel, 4. Frez, 5. Our Time Together, 6. Sintra, 7. Enchantress, 8. Ici, 9. California

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David Binney: Welcome to Life

Read "Welcome to Life" reviewed by Eddie Becton


Saxophonist David Binney's latest release, Welcome to Life, features Chris Potter (tenor saxophone), Craig Taborn (piano), Adam Rogers (guitar), Scott Colley (bass) and Brian Blade (drums). The opening “Soldifolier" is a crisp, open piece where Blade deserves special accolades for his masterful display of unobtrusive styling. “Frez" features Binney, robust, clear, and lyrical. And the supporting ...

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David Binney: Welcome to Life

Read "Welcome to Life" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell


After making fusion fun again with Lost Tribe, alto saxophonist David Binney continues to expand his compositional language, organically infusing jazz with notions of rock and funk without sounding kitschy or forced. On his latest effort, Welcome to Life, the nine original compositions are well attended by the assembled like-minded musicians: tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, keyboardist ...

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David Binney: Welcome to Life

Read "Welcome to Life" reviewed by Phil DiPietro


Chris Potter, Brian Blade, Scott Colley, Craig Taborn, Adam Rogers, David Binney--ultra-contemporary modern jazz composers, the latest winners in the Downbeat players poll, or jazzers deserving of a modicum of the hype swirling around the plus band of the moment? All of these, but also the list of participants on Binney's outstanding new Welcome to Life, ...


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