18 luglio 2018


E nel cuore di Dalston a Londra, già sottoposto ad alta pressione dalle incessanti attività del Cafe Oto e del Vortex Club, si apre occasionalmente ad euforiche incursioni improv anche il Total Refreshment Centre di Foulden Road. E' da lì che proviene il terzo album di Binker & Moses (ovvero Binker Golding e Moses Boyd, rispettivamente sassofonista e batterista) Alive In The East?, tratto da Gearbox Records da una bollente serata dell'estate scorsa con ospiti Yussef Dayes, Tori Handsley, Byron Wallen e un Evan Parker in forma grandiosa di fronte a un pubblico a dir poco su di giri. "The music's default position is ferocity - racconta Chris May per All About Jazz - but discordancy is not a feature. The emphasis is on solo rather than collective improvisation, so avoiding the cacophony that is a characteristic of much full-on free jazz. Jumping-off points are provided as much by Boyd's beats as Goldings's harmolodic centres. Motor rhythms are ever present, not so much grooves as urgent pulses, pushing the music forward. The result is a whirlwind. It can rip the hair clean off the back of your neck."

https://binkerandmoses.bandcamp.com/album/alive-in-the-east
https://www.facebook.com/totalrefreshmentcentre
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/alive-in-the-east-binker-and-moses.php