".....breathtaking collaboration....."Jazzenzo, 05-2-2022
Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today.Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “players who have created an alternative jazz scene… all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.”
David’s distinctive saxophone sound and innovative compositions have been heard from basement clubs in New York to jazz festivals in Europe and the world. In addition to his extensive work as a leader, he has been sought after as a sideman, appearing on record with Medeski, Martin & Wood , Uri Caine’s Mahler Project and hundreds of others. David has also appeared on stage with Aretha Franklin, at Carnegie Hall, and with Maceo Parker, to name a few. He has produced all of his own 22 albums, and many others including two of the Lost Tribe releases,Scott Colley’s “The Architect of the Silent Moment”,8 Donny McCaslin releases including the highly acclaimed Casting For Gravity,Fast Future and Beyond Now.
He also put together and produces the band that became the band on David Bowie’s Blackstar
David started his record label, Mythology Records, in 1998.
He has won the Downbeat Critics Poll 3 different times in the Alto Saxophone category. And placed in Producer, Album etc.. As well as in the Jazz Times polls and polls worldwide.
Dan Weiss began playing the drums at the age of six. He received his bachelor’s degree at Manhattan School of Music with a major in jazz percussion and minor in classical composition. Soon after getting his formal education, he began touring the world and recording with musicians such as David Binney, Lee Konitz, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Miguel Zenon, Kenny Werner and many others.
In addition to the drums, Weiss has been studying the tabla under his guru Pandit Samir Chatterjee for almost 20 years. This apprenticeship has been a major influence in his musical aesthetic, exemplified in two of his records where he performs classical Indian repertoire on drum set. David Adler All About Jazz ) wrote, “Weiss is arguably unique among today’s jazz drummers, transposing ideas from his tabla study to the drum kit, as heard most clearly on Tintal Drum Set Solo (Chhandayan , 2005) and Jhaptal Drum Set Solo. Weiss was also named “The Top Up and Coming Percussionist” two years in a row in the 60th and 61st annual Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll and was featured in the New York Times as “One of the Five Most Promising Drummers of the New Generation.”
Weiss has led his trio, which includes Jacob Sacks on piano and Thomas Morgan on bass, for over a decade. Their two releases “Now Yes When” and “Timshel” have been critically acclaimed for their unique approach to song structure and endlessly creative improvisation. Weiss’s most ambitious work to date is “Fourteen,” a 14 piece ensemble composition that features a rhythm section, horns, voices, harp, percussion and organ.