Binker Golding and Moses Boyd are a semi-free jazz saxophone and drums duo. They are among the frontrunners of a loose yet interconnected group of London-based jazz musicians that are influenced by the music that surrounds them, including grime, hiphop and electronica as well as jazz.
Those who know the duo will appreciate that every Binker and Moses performance is distinct in itself, characterised by a mutual spontaneity and a tireless interrogation of the infinite. This 6-track recording, taken from their Journey to the Mountain of Forever album launch at the iconic Total Refreshment Centre back in 2017, is a whole new interpretation of the studio album’s first disc (with the opening tune clocking in at a full 17 minutes of semi-free exploration.) The audience’s excitement, a sound-bed of whoops and yells, is heard intermittently throughout and only adds to the incredible vibe – a tonic perhaps to these gig-dry, restricted times.
Binker Golding: tenor saxophone
Moses Boyd: drums
All tracks composed by Binker Golding and Moses Boyd
Recorded live at London’s Total Refreshment Centre in June 2017
Engineered and mixed by Gareth Finnegan
Mastered and cut by Darrel Sheinman at Gearbox Records
Cover illustration by Binker Golding