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Chris Underground Orchestra Potter: Chris Potter Orchestra

Artist: Chris Underground Orchestra Potter
Title: Chris Potter Orchestra

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Chris Underground Orchestra Potter: Chris Potter Orchestra

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Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potters new Underground Orchestra. At the core of this larger ensemble is the personnel of his long-established Underground quartet with Adam Rogers Craig Taborn and Nate Smith now joined by two bassists a string quartet and Potters old comrade from Dave Holland Quintet days vibes and marimba man Steve Nelson. The title composition is a suite panoramic in its reach with movements subtitled Compassion Dualities Disintegration and Rebuilding. The scope of the work and its contrasting moods and thematic development inspire some of Potters finest playing. His saxes fly high above his idealized cityscapes or launch into dialogues or group improvising with its gifted inhabitants. Four further pieces Lament Firefly Sky and Shadow Self extend the feeling of the suite successfully combining both tightly written material and very open areas involving all members of the orchestra. References are multi-idiomatic and multicultural and Potter who counts Charlie Parker with Strings amongst his formative enthusiasms had Arabic and Indian string sections in mind as well as contemporary composition when shaping this material. Imaginary Cities was recorded in December 2013 in New Yorks Avatar Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher. Release of the album is followed by US performances with the Underground Orchestra in New York and San Francisco.

1.1 Lament
1.2 Firefly
2.1 Shadow Self
2.2 Sky
3.1 Imaginary Cities 1 Compassion
3.2 Imaginary Cities 2 Dualities
4.1 Imaginary Cities 3 Disintegration
4.2 Imaginary Cities 4 Rebuilding

H 0.31
W 12.35
L 12.40

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