Binney, David / Graylen Epicenter
Album:Graylen Epicenter Collection:Jazz
Artist:Binney, David Added:Feb 2011
Label:Mythology Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-02-13 Pull Date:2011-04-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 17Apr 3Mar 27Mar 13Mar 6Feb 27Feb 20

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 27, 2016:A Show Has No Name
All Of Time
4.Apr 15, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
All Of Time
2.May 03, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
All Of Time
5.Apr 01, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Terrorists And Movie Stars
3.Nov 02, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
All Of Time
6.Mar 22, 2011:Rebop
All Of Time

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-02-13 
DAVID BINNEY: Graylen Epicenter
Mythology, 2010

MODERN JAZZ – David Binney is awesome. His playing burns with fiery intensity; his mercurial compositions blend a distinctive harmonic sound with slippery, shifting influences, and he always seems to have the best cats around in his band. Take all of those factors to another level here, with an all-star group playing gripping tunes that deny all pigeonholes: cutting-edge jazz ideas sprinkled with weightless, mostly wordless vocals that enchant and confound at every turn. But don’t analyze this; just fall into it.

David Binney : alto & soprano sax
Gretchen Parlato : vocal
Ambrose Akinmusire : trumpet
Chris Potter : tenor sax
Wayne Krantz : guitar
Craig Taborn : piano
Eivind Opsvik : bass
Brian Blade, Dan Weiss : drums
Kenny Wollesen, Rogerio Boccato : percussion

All excellent! Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10

1. 10:00 – drums pull theme into spiral, then piano & sax build a tower, vocal end
2. 12:36 – shape-shifting: casual blues, spooky improv, soft vocal to ornate sax
3. 8:22 – dour piece: supple sax duo navigates tough piano/drum obstacle course
4. 8:27 – enigmatic sideways slide; questioning sax breaks free; odd vocal ending
5. 5:47 – bass drone sets up sing-song sax/vocal line; busts into fractured groove
6. 7:19 – cool bass/drum updraft supports stabbing melodic line, smoldering solos
7. 1:35 – intricate interlude: just horns & vocal
8. 7:01 – hushed vocal ballad: breathy, soulful vox; serene quartet rises mightily
9. 7:13 – drums set up striding, futuristic march; solos dig in as drums scramble
10. 5:32 – quiet, scattered intro drifts into steady, samba-like pattern; hot horns

[ Fo ] 02/13/11

Track Listing
1.All Of Time 6.Terrorists And Movie Stars
2.Graylen Epicenter 7.Same Stare, Different Thought
3.Equality At Low Levels 8.Home
4.Everglow 9.Any Years Costume
5.From This Far 10.Waking To Waves