Dem Ones Binker and Moses
- 1No Long 'Tings07:14
- 2Man Like GP04:48
- 3È Ş Ù03:42
- 4Black Ave Maria05:50
- 5The Creeper10:24
Info for Dem Ones
Binker and Moses are tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd - two of the most exciting young jazz musicians on the thriving London jazz scene. Originally meeting through double bassist/educator Gary Crosby’s Tomorrow’s Warriors jazz development programme, they have played together in various large and small format groups including recording and touring extensively as members of Zara McFarlane’s band.
Dem Ones is their debut recording as a duo, and has its roots in experiments between soundchecks and gigs while on the road with McFarlane. Over time these initial ideas and jams have become templates for improvisation, and with their echoes of late period Coltrane and Charles Lloyd, are as listenable and memorable as they are full of invention, passion and surprise.
All the tracks were performed in the live room at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studio and recorded direct to Gearbox's vintage Studer 1/4" tape machine next door.
What Binker and Moses have effectively done it show what jazz can be in 2015….if you only buy one album this year, make sure it’s Dem Ones!” (RAN$OM NOTE)
“It’s rare to find such raw and honest jazz concepts coming from the younger generation, but it’s clear these guys live this music” (WAX POETICS)
Binker Golding, tenor saxophone
Moses Boyd, drums
Produced by Darrel Sheinman
Binker and Moses
London instrumental duo Binker & Moses make an organic, genre-bending style of jazz with hip-hop, funk, and avant-garde influences. Formed in London in 2014, the duo feature saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd. Prior to joining forces, both artists studied jazz, with Golding having attended Middlesex and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Boyd having attended Trinity Laban College. After graduating, they each pursued session work, and it was while rehearsing for trumpeter Abram Wilson that they met. Later, their creative partnership deepened while on tour backing vocalist Zara McFarlane. In 2016, Binker & Moses released their debut album, Dem Ones, which showcased their dynamic mix of modal- and free jazz-, funk-, and hip-hop-influenced instrumental jams. The album found an audience and in 2015 earned the duo the MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act. In 2017, they returned with their sophomore album, Journey to the Mountain of Forever, which found them working with an expanded line-up featuring saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpeter Byron Wallen, and harpist Tori Handsley.
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