Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers Release date: 27 September 2019
180g 33rpm gatefold LP GB1555
"Is Binker Golding the new Sonny Rollins? The new Coltrane? Or both?” - MOJO
"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.
Binker explains the inspiration behind the material:
"The album is about experiences I had throughout my teenage years & twenties. Its about remembering, forgetting, thinking you've forgotten & remembering again. It's about people & friends that you'll never see again & times that you can't go back to, so you have to settle for the memory of them instead, whilst holding on to some hope for the future".
Binker Golding - tenor saxophone Joe Armon-Jones - piano Daniel Casimir - double bass Sam Jones - drums
A1. I Forgot Santa Monica A2. Exquisite She-Green A3. Skinned Alive, Tasting Blood A4. … And I Like Your Feathers B1. You, That Place, That Time B2. Strange-Beautiful Remembered B3. Fluorescent Black