David Binney: Lifted Land
Label: CRISS CROSS
1 Fanfare For Basu - 2:24 2 The Road To Your House - 7:01 3 As Snow Before a Summer Sun - 18:34 4 The Blue Whale - 11:54 5 Curious About Texas - 5:17 6 Lifted Land - 6:23 7 Losing the Central Valley - 3:26 8 Red Cloud - 3:31
Lifted Land, David Binney's sixth recording for Criss Cross, is also his third wholly original program for the label (after Cities and Desire (CRC 1285) and Barefooted Town (CRC 1325). One of the most gripping and distinctive alto players and composers of his generation, Binney leads a powerfully expressive quartet with longtime allies Craig Taborn on piano and Eivind Opsvik on bass. Drummer Tyshawn Sorey, an acclaimed leader and composer in his own right, makes his first Criss Cross appearance here, in place of Binney's go-to drummer for previous releases, Dan Weiss.