180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram gatefold LP
London saxophonist Binker Golding's first quartet album!
"Like those saxophone colossi whose respective roots lay in calypso and roadhouse R&B, Binker opts to shake hips first, stroke beards second." — Q
Binker Golding truly is the saxophonist of the moment. A highly skilled musician, accomplished composer, and occasional conductor, Golding has performed with everyone from Moses Boyd and Yussef Dayes to Evan Parker and Denys Baptise. Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers is his first quartet album, and typically, it goes against the grain.
It constitutes a departure from Binker's more rhythm and riff-heavy collaboration with Moses Boyd as well as his avant-garde project with Elliott Galvin. With all compositions and arrangements by the band leader, there is a greater emphasis on harmonic and melodic development, harking back to the more through-composed jazz fusion of the 80s and 90s. Expect a contemporary twist in the form of London jazz scene heavyweights; Joe Armon-Jones on piano, Daniel Casimir on double bass, and Sam Jones on drums.
|1. I Forgot Santa Monica|
|2. Exquisite She-Green|
|3. Skinned Alive, Tasting Blood|
|4. … And I Like Your Feathers|
|5. You, That Place, That Time|
|6. Strange-Beautiful Remembered|
|7. Fluorescent Black|