August
10th 2011
Photos & Recap: David Binney at 55 Bar

Posted under Live shows & Podcast

The last time I saw saxophonist David Binney‘s band at the 55 Bar in NYC, I made the mistake of getting there at 10:30 for a 10:15 set, which meant I was so far back I was almost outside on the sidewalk. That’s because Binney packs the place every time he plays. (David was on The Jazz Session earlier this year. Listen to the interview.)

From David Binney at 55 Bar – 8/9/11

Tonight I was smarter and got there in plenty of time to get a seat right next to the band. They did not disappoint. Binney was joined by Dan Weiss on drums, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Jacob Sacks on Fender Rhodes. It was a fantastic show and I had a front row seat. Here are some of my photos and tweets from the evening. If you’d like to get this content while I’m tweeting it, just follow me on Twitter at @jasondcrane. (P.S. — Thank you to the wonderful server at 55 Bar who charged my phone and thus allowed this post to exist. I don’t know your name but you’re fantastic!)

From David Binney at 55 Bar – 8/9/11

“@davidbinney notes: DB’s band started at a level of intensity at which most bands end their shows. A whirlwind.”
“Dan Weiss is wearing a shirt that says I Hate Mayonnaise.”
“Jacob Sacks is a very impressive Rhodes player who looks like Geddy Lee.”

From David Binney at 55 Bar – 8/9/11

“Eivind Opsvik’s groove is why the word ‘deep’ exists.”

From David Binney at 55 Bar – 8/9/11

“I love David’s sound. Like a sword wrapped in silk.”

From David Binney at 55 Bar – 8/9/11

“Very intense unaccompanied saxophone solo”
“@davidbinney is driving a steamroller into a crowded mall right now.”

From David Binney at 55 Bar – 8/9/11

“rhythm section stretching out”

From David Binney at 55 Bar – 8/9/11

“Zero pretense. Everything is in service of the music.”
“Dan Weiss. Goddamn.”

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