In little over two years, semi-free jazz trailblazers Binker & Moses have won a loyal following for their intense, hypnotic live show and become one the frontrunners of the much talked about London scene.
Influenced by the music that surrounds them including grime, hip-hop, electronic and blog culture, as well as, of course, jazz, they’ve connected with a new, younger audience.
Following the release of their second album Journey To The Mountain Of Forever last year, which earned the duo vast worldwide acclaim (as well as a performance on Jools Holland), the duo return to the Jazz Cafe for the launch of their new album Alive In The East?
Serving serves as a companion piece to Journey but with a different energy, Alive In The East? features a number of the UKs most prominent musicians, both old and new including guest appearances from Evan Parker, Byron Wallen, Tori Handsley and Yussef Dayes – making this one of only two recordings that this particular line-up has played on.
Alive In The East? perfectly encapsulates the fervent energy and future-facing magnetism of the current scene in London. Full of vehement improvisation, shamanic spiritual free jazz trances and invigorating raw power, the albums two-drum, two-saxophone, trumpet and harp combination is all at once hypnotic and mercurial.