Journey to the Mountain of Forever Binker and Moses
- 1The Departure07:23
- 2Intoxication from the Jahvmonishi Leaves06:23
- 3Fete by the River05:22
- 4Trees on Fire06:43
- 5The Shaman's Chant05:43
- 6Leaving the Now Behind07:01
- 7The Valley of the Ultra Blacks03:54
- 8Gifts from the Vibrations of Light05:16
- 9Mysteries and Revelations05:13
- 10Ritual of the Root03:04
- 11The Voice of Besbunu02:35
- 12Echoes from the Other Side of the Mountain04:31
- 13Reverse Genesis05:56
- 14Entering the Infinite03:13
- 15At the Feet of the Mountain of Forever08:53
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"Is Binker Golding the new Sonny Rollins? The new Coltrane? Or both? Like those R&B-rooted sax colossi, Golding and powerhouse drummer Moses Boyd shake ass first, stroke beards second" - MOJO
"...A rollicking trip through a landscape rich in the sounds of now — funk, grime, hip hop — and those of a multidimensional future" - EVENING STANDARD
When Binker Golding and Moses Boyd’s debut album Dem Ones was released in Summer of 2015 it kickstarted a sensational year for the young saxophone and drums duo, who won a string of awards including 2015 MOBO Awards: Best Jazz Act, Jazz FM Awards 2016: UK Jazz Act of the Year and Breakthrough Act of the Year and the 2106 Parliamentary Jazz Awards: Jazz Newcomer of the Year.
Their new record Journey to the Mountain of Forever is a story album on two discs: the first features the duo on their own while for the second they are joined by saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpeter Byron Wallen, harpist Tori Handsley tabla player Sarathy Korwar and drummer Yussef Dayes. The sessions took place on 21-22 July 2016, and were recorded completely live from Mark Ronson’s Zelig studio direct to a 1960’s Studer C37 1/4” tape machine at Gearbox’s studio - no edits, drop-ins or mixing down.
So, travel with us from the “realm of the now” to “the realm of the infinite” meeting along the way Shamans, the great Besbunu, the Ultra Blacks & various other tribes, monsters & characters whilst immersing yourself in their strange rituals, potions, music & a world which has no end. But, beware of the Jahvmonishi plant!
Binker Golding, tenor saxophone
Moses Boyd, drums
Byron Wallen, trumpet
Tori Handsley, harp
Sarathy Korwar, tabla
Yussef Dayes, drums
Evan Parker, tenor and soprano saxophone
Binker and Moses
London instrumental duo Binker & Moses make an organic, genre-bending style of jazz with hip-hop, funk, and avant-garde influences. Formed in London in 2014, the duo feature saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd. Prior to joining forces, both artists studied jazz, with Golding having attended Middlesex and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Boyd having attended Trinity Laban College. After graduating, they each pursued session work, and it was while rehearsing for trumpeter Abram Wilson that they met. Later, their creative partnership deepened while on tour backing vocalist Zara McFarlane. In 2016, Binker & Moses released their debut album, Dem Ones, which showcased their dynamic mix of modal- and free jazz-, funk-, and hip-hop-influenced instrumental jams. The album found an audience and in 2015 earned the duo the MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act. In 2017, they returned with their sophomore album, Journey to the Mountain of Forever, which found them working with an expanded line-up featuring saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpeter Byron Wallen, and harpist Tori Handsley.
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