Contemporary jazz-rock fusion guitarist Hoyt Binder has released his debut album, “Prayrie Go Round” which features Toss Panos on drums, Trevor Lloyd on violin and Paulo Gustavo on bass. This new album is distributed worldwide and available via iTunes, Amazon and other music websites.
Prayrie Go Round consists of ten tracks that explore the boundaries of contemporary jazz fusion accelerating each band member to new heights. Together, the band seamlessly weaves in and out of complex key changes, odd time signatures, and improvisation all the while maintaining an organic musical journey that captures its audience. Throughout the album, the listener experiences a cathartic journey with the same challenges, joy, conflict, and sorrow as the band does when performing each composition. Each song is a story that both the artist and audience are participating in, with no barriers in-between. Toss Panos truly shines on this album; not only in his featured drum solos, but also in his ability to create momentum and tell a beautiful story through the course of each track, yet still maintaining his penchant for polyrhythms and all things odd. Paulo Gustavo, a master of all styles, shows finesse whether he’s taking a solo or playing fretless, while Trevor Lloyd contributes unique textures and deeply felt solos throughout the album. From the Panamanian Wounaan Tribe’s creation story narrated in “This Is Why” to finding that one-in-a-million person in “I Found You,” to the fervent prayer in the title track, “Prayrie Go Round," Binder drives home the album with an insatiable and constant reach for faith, love and meaning.
Hoyt Binder is a Los Angeles based guitarist / composer with a passion for deep music who is inspired by “The Creative.” With influences ranging from 20th century composers to jazz, rock, pop and folk, he is a big fan of the progressive movement in the late 60′s when “music was a very spiritual matter.” His diversity is evident in recordings with high profile musicians ranging from Donnie Vie to Toss Panos. His ability to fuse many styles into one voice creates a signature sound that is instantly recognizable, whether it be in commercial ventures, session work, or with his wife—progressive artist Saskia. As Binder sums it up, “Music represents all that is intangible in life, art at its purest, a spiritual language that speaks to our primitive core.”