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Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Read "Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

Writing jazz music, says Chris Potter, is “a bit of a zen exercise."

“A lot of what you're thinking about when you're writing is the stuff that's not there. You're thinking about the solos and the way the band is going to play it together--things that can't be notated."

For Imaginary Cities, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Read "Imaginary Cities" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Con questo disco Chris Potter realizza l'opera finora più significativa della sua attività artistica, il punto di arrivo del suo magistrale talento di sassofonista e delle esperienze svolte nell'ultimo decennio come compositore e leader.
Secondo disco realizzato per l'etichetta ECM dopo The Sirens -concept album in quintetto del 2013 ispirato all'Odissea-Imaginary Cities presenta una ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Read "Imaginary Cities" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Given the globe-trotting touring on the back of Unity Band (Nonesuch Records, 2012) and Kin ()(Nonesuch Records, 2014) with Pat Metheny's Unity Group it's a wonder that Chris Potter has had time for his own projects. Yet with The Sirens (ECM, 2013)--an acoustic suite inspired by Homer's Odyssey--Potter was in the composing form of his life. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Read "Imaginary Cities" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In the twenty year span since his debut as a leader on Presenting Chris Potter (Criss Cross, 1994), the Chicago born/South Carolina raised artist has been among the most prolific and in-demand reed players in jazz. Having performed and/or recorded with a wide range of artists from guitarist Pat Metheny to pop legends Steely Dan, Potter ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities

Read "Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities" reviewed by John Kelman

While he is, perhaps, best-known as a reed and woodwind multi-instrumentalist of tremendous power and versatility--the torch-bearer and logical successor, even, to the late, great Michael Brecker--Chris Potter has also demonstrated remarkable breadth as a bandleader and composer. It's hard to imagine that it's been only 23 years since the 44 year-old first came onto the ...