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Adam Rogers & David Binney - R&B (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at May 16, 2015
Adam Rogers & David Binney - R&B (2015)

Adam Rogers & David Binney - R&B (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67:17 min | 154 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

From his many Criss Cross dates as a leader to his extraordinary sideman work with Chris Potter, the late Michael Brecker and many more, Adam Rogers continues to blaze a path as one of jazz's most compelling guitarists. His longtime associate David Binney, alto saxophone great and an influential composer and producer, has also distinguished himself with numerous innovative sessions for Criss Cross and others.

Adam Rogers - Allegory (2003)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 14, 2016
Adam Rogers - Allegory (2003)

Adam Rogers - Allegory (2003)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72 min | 167 MB
Label: Criss Cross Jazz | Rel: 2003

After establishing a solid reputation as part of the fusion collective Lost Tribe and as a sideman with the likes of Michael and Randy Brecker, Ravi Coltrane, and others, guitarist Adam Rogers is flexing his considerable chops as a leader. Allegory , his sophomore effort, adds tenor saxophonist Chris Potter to Rogers' quartet with pianist Edward Simon, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Clarence Penn. It features ten original compositions that display his quirky, syncopated melodies and clean, fluid guitar style over driving (and often odd-time) rhythms. Potter's saxophone adds weight to the melodies, many of them played in unison with Rogers' guitar. The arrangements are straight-ahead with pronounced heads and solo sections. But the interplay between the musicians and their improvisatory abilities keeps things unpredictable. On "Phyrigia," Colley plays a thematic bass solo over the Eastern-like changes, and Potter blisters through the upper registers of the tenor during his lead, prodded by Penn's flourishes. "Genghis" also features a guitar-saxophone melody, which slowly unfolds over a plodding, funky groove.

David Binney - Out of Airplanes (2006) {BeenKnee}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 14, 2016
David Binney - Out of Airplanes (2006) {BeenKnee}

David Binney - Out of Airplanes (2006) {BeenKnee}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 368MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 112MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Fusion

Although altoist David Binney is the leader of the quintet on Out of Airplanes (Adam Rogers only plays guitar on two numbers), the dominant force is actually Bill Frisell. Without Frisell's wide variety of otherworldly sounds and effects, the music would have sounded radically different. The originals alternate between free-form noise, rock-like vamps and introspective ballads, with some selections being all three.

David Binney - Aliso (2010) {Criss Cross}  

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 8, 2014
David Binney - Aliso (2010) {Criss Cross}

David Binney - Aliso (2010) {Criss Cross}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

For his fourth Criss Cross leader date, alto saxophonist-composer David Binney convenes his primary New York working quartet of the 2000s (pianist Jacob Sacks, bassist Eivind Opsvik, and drummer Dan Weiss), adds to the mix guitar hero Wayne Krantz, with whom he works frequently in an electronica-oriented group, and augments the proceedings with several appearances by British pianist-composer John Escreet, a frequent partner in recent years. The leader plays with deep emotion and the concision of an old master; it's as strong a date as any in Binney's now sizable discography.

David Binney - Lifted Land (2013) {Criss Cross}  

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 21, 2014
David Binney - Lifted Land (2013) {Criss Cross}

David Binney - Lifted Land (2013) {Criss Cross}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

Lifted Land, David Binney's sixth recording for Criss Cross, is also his third wholly original program for the label. One of the most gripping and distinctive alto players and composers of his generation, Binney leads a powerfully expressive quartet with longtime allies Craig Taborn on piano and Eivind Opsvik on bass. Drummer Tyshawn Sorey, an acclaimed leader and composer in his own right, makes his first Criss Cross appearance here, in place of Binney?s go-to drummer for previous releases, Dan Weiss. Binney's tunes are anthemic, evocative, highly precise and finely crafted and yet prepared to venture into the freest abstract terrain.

David Binney - Anacapa (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at June 1, 2014
David Binney - Anacapa (2014)

David Binney - Anacapa (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 70:19 min | 162 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Records

David Binney's seventh recording, Anacapa, is his fourth for the Criss Cross label. It is entirely comprised of original music, and is the first on which he frames his distinctive alto and tenor saxophone concept with electric instruments and a global array of beats. Propelling the flow of the 8 groove-oriented compositions is an ace rhythm section of John Escreet on piano and Fender Rhodes, Matt Brewer on electric bass and either Obed Calvaire or Dan Weiss on drums; all but one of the tracks feature the two-guitar tandem of Wayne Krantz and Adam Rogers.

David Binney - Lifted Land (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at June 20, 2013
David Binney - Lifted Land (2013)

David Binney - Lifted Land (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:30 min | 133 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Criss Cross Jazz

Lifted Land, David Binney's sixth recording for Criss Cross, is also his third wholly original program for the label. One of the most gripping and distinctive alto players and composers of his generation, Binney leads a powerfully expressive quartet with longtime allies Craig Taborn on piano and Eivind Opsvik on bass. Drummer Tyshawn Sorey, an acclaimed leader and composer in his own right, makes his first Criss Cross appearance here, in place of Binney´s go-to drummer for previous releases, Dan Weiss. Binney's tunes are anthemic, evocative, highly precise and finely crafted and yet prepared to venture into the freest abstract terrain.

David Binney - Graylen Epicenter (2011)  

Posted by tiburon at May 7, 2012
David Binney - Graylen Epicenter (2011)

David Binney - Graylen Epicenter (2011)
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 173MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

On some level, saxophonist, composer, and arranger David Binney's Graylen Epicenter is a restless extension of the three previous recordings he's issued on his Mythology imprint. That said, it is also his most relentlessly ambitious, with his largest cast ever. Vocalist Gretchen Parlato appears on most of these cuts as another instrument in Binney's tonal and harmonic arsenal, as she sings wordlessly a great deal here. Binney's alto and soprano is also assisted by bassist Eivind Opsvik, guitarist Wayne Krantz, pianist Craig Taborn, percussionist Kenny Wollesen, drummer Brain Blade. Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and tenor saxophonist Chris Potter lend considerably to the diverse, intoxicating meld of textures and atmospheres found here.
James Carter & John Medeski with Christian McBride, Adam Rogers & Joey Baron - Heaven On Earth (Live At The Blue Note) (2009)

James Carter & John Medeski with Christian McBride, Adam Rogers & Joey Baron - Heaven On Earth (Live At The Blue Note) (2009)
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Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb
© 2009 Half Note / ADA | HN4542
Jazz / Jam / Jazz Funk / Groove


James Carter & John Medeski with Christian McBride, Adam Rogers & Joey Baron - Heaven On Earth (Live At The Blue Note) (2009)

Saxophonist James Carter and organist John Medeski (of the pioneering jam-band, Medeski, Martin & Wood) lead a supergroup featuring Christian McBride (bass), Adam Rogers (guitar) and Joey Baron (drums). Together they carve out a groove that captures the buzz and vitality of jam-jazz at its most exhilerating. Recorded live at the Blue Note in New York, the group throws down the funk on Django Reinhardt's "Diminishing," Larry Young's "Heaven On Earth," Leo Parker's "Blue Leo," and the songbook standard, "Street Of Dreams."

Adam Rogers: Apparitions  Music

Posted by Alexix at Nov. 3, 2009
Adam Rogers: Apparitions

Adam Rogers: Apparitions
Jazz | MP3 320k | Size 133 Mb | Flac separated tracks | 353 Mb | No cue-log
Released 2005 | Label Criss Cross | cat. 1263 | Full scan | Time 59:47

It's rare to find artists returning with the same personnel time after time. For reasons sometimes artistic—a diversity of stylistic concerns, the desire to work with a variety of players—and sometimes business-driven—concern that using the same people, album after album, will engender complacency, the challenge of retaining a consistent lineup—many artists' body of work is characterized by a constant flux in direction and personnel. While such variation may over time ultimately reveal a deeper musical philosophy in the hands of artists with vision—certainly Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, and Louis Sclavis fit that description—those less focused run the risk of appearing eclectic with no apparent purpose.