The very talented and entirely original American saxophone player/composer David Binney, who we spotted earlier in Uri Caine's Mahler project and as sideman of Medeski, Martin & Wood, performs at the festival with his own quartet. Binney grew up in California and at nineteen decided to move to New York to study saxophone with Phil Woods, Dave Liebman and George Coleman. Ever since his debut album was released by French Owl Records label Binney has not been without work. He has four albums in his name, two of these on the good ACT label. He is also a frequently sought after sideman (with John Zorn, among others) and one of the founders of groups Lost Tribe and Lan Xang. And besides all this he also conducts his own label, Mythology Records.