Album Of The Week: Binker And Moses – Journey To The Mountain Of Forever

Binker & Moses
★★★★☆

Championed by the likes of DJ Gilles Peterson, TV presenter Jools Holland, and Jazzwise magazine to name a few London drum and saxophone jazz duo Binker and Moses make a welcome return with their second album “Journey To The Mountain Of Forever.”

Binker and Moses’ new album is a story album on two sides: on the one hand is the duo going it alone while for the second side the pair collaborates with saxophonist Evan Parker, trumpeter Byron Wallen, harpist Tori Handsley tabla player Sarathy Korwar and drummer Yussef Dayes.

The sessions for the album took place just over a year ago and were recorded completely live from Mark Ronson’s Zelig studio direct to a 1960’s Studer C37 1/4” tape machine at Gearbox’s studio – no edits, drop-ins or mixing.

The duo skillfully conjures many different soundscapes on this double album that is influenced by an array of sounds from jazz, funk, grime, and hip-hop.

In case you were wondering if the duo could reach the dizzy heights of their debut album, they can as Journey To The Mountain Of Forever doesn’t disappoint one bit.

Superb stuff!

 

Journey To The Mountain Of Forever is out now via Gearbox Records – buy from SOTU.

Staff

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