DAVID BINNEY MANUEL ENGEL
David Binney - alto sax and fx
Manuel Engel - prepared grand piano
David Binney – saxophonist, composer, producer
David Binney was born in Miami, Florida and raised in Southern California and has lived in NYC for 35 years. Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Binney has won the Downbeat Critics Poll 3 different times in the alto saxophone category and placed in producer, album as well as in the Jazz Times polls and polls worldwide. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “players who have created an alternative jazz scene…" all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.
Manuel Engel – pianist, composer, producer
Manuel Engel aka Henry Strongbox was born in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland and has attended the Swiss Jazz School, Hochschule der Künste Bern and the New School University in NYC. He has worked as a freelance musician in NYC in 2000 - 2009. Engel has won a Billboard Songwriting Award, Chrysler Jazz Award, IndieSuisse Album of the Year Award (Puts Marie, featured on Masoch). He has collaborated with Karsh Kale, Chico Freeman, Doug Weiss, Pepe Lienhard, Richie Beirach, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Ainsley Burrows and others.
RECORDED APRIL 2017 @ DOUGLASS RECORDING IN BROOKLYN NY, USA
ENGINEERED BY PETER KARL - MIXED AND MASTERED BY HENRY STRONGBOX
MUSIC BY BINNEY / ENGEL
ZINC CITY - HAS REACHED THE TOP 5 (Category EP Jazz) AT THE 16th INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS
Henry Strongbox loves to build boxes which bleep, screw, scream, scratch and twirl. These self-made boxes can also reproduce fat beats, deep dub basses and energetic melodies. Henry Strongbox is collecting vintage boxes as well such as the stylophone box from 1967 or a wooden wurlitzer from 1964. Henry Strongbox is on a mission to advance the perception of sound. Through his performances he is channeling excitement, love and dada – there ain´t no box without a paradox!
His first release called HENRY STRONGBOX PRESENTS LEGO BOX 2020 (USB STICK for promotional use only) contains music and videos from the last 5 years produced in different recording studios (from New York City, US to Bienne City, CH). Including live performances such as Henry's Piano Box at Coupole Bienne City / Mullbau Mini Festival / Residency @ Espace Libre (Centre PasquArt) / Tracy Love´s Lokal Pizza Radio Show.
More info: www.henrystrongbox.com
Recorded at Atelier1 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland