Criss Cross Jazz 1289 CD

David Binney & Edward Simon


Available: February 12, 2007

Each a Criss Cross leader, pianist Edward Simon < The Process (Criss 1229) and Simplicitas (Criss 1267) > and alto saxophonist David Binney < Bastion of Sanity (Criss 1261) and Cities and Desire (Criss 1285) >, who have worked together on numerous projects since 1989, present their first collaborative effort for the label, comprising eight emotion-packed, rhythmically vibrant tunes by Binney, Simon, and bassist Scott Colley.

Propelled by the extraordinarily nuanced, intuitive playing of Colley and drummer Brian Blade, the instrument-like voice of Luciana Souza, and tonal color from guitarist Adam Rogers and brassmen Shane Endsley, Jesse Newman and Alan Ferber, plus percussionist Pernell Saturnino, the co-leaders solo with rigorous compositional sensibility that only serves to highlight the deep soulfulness and virtuosic chops that make them major forces in 21st century jazz

David Binney & Edward Simon
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1. We Dream Oceans (David Binney)  7:28
2. Impossible Question (Edward Simon)  9:11
3. Amnesia (Scott Colley)  9:55
4. El Parrandero (David Binney)  7:32
5. Govinda (Edward Simon)  5:09
6. Twenty Four Miles To Go (David Binney)  6:19
7. Impossible Question (Reprise) (Edward Simon)  3:33
8. Home (David Binney)  7:29

Total Time: 56:58
Recorded October 18, 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, USA
Engineer: Max Bolleman & Michael Marciano (mastering)
Producer: Gerry Teekens