Underground (Chris Potter album)

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Underground
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Studio album by
Released2006
RecordedJanuary 31, 2006
VenueSystems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Genre Jazz
Length69:44
Label Sunnyside
SCC 3034
Producer Chris Potter
Chris Potter chronology
Lift: Live at the Village Vanguard
(2004)
Underground
(2006)
Song for Anyone
(2007)

Underground is an album by jazz saxophonist Chris Potter released on the Sunnyside label in 2006. [1]

Contents

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [2]
All About Jazz Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [3]
The Guardian Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [5]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 312 stars stating "Underground won't come close to appealing to everyone, but so what? It's a fine Potter outing and studio documentation of a fine band that has actually kept the jazz in fusion and vice versa". [2]

All About Jazz correspondent John Kelman observed "With Underground Potter delivers the album that his consistently impressive past efforts only suggested was possible. Combining complex and emotionally wide-reaching compositions with often knotty, yet always accessible grooves, Potter has finally fashioned an album that, more than announcing his potential, delivers it from start to finish with a clear voice ... Potter is by no means at his creative peak—or so we can only hope—but with Underground he has made his most personal and successful statement to date". [3]

In The Guardian, John Fordham wrote "When powerful employers give him the nod, Potter can sound like one of the best saxophonists on the planet, one who seems to have fully absorbed the jazz-sax tradition from Sidney Bechet to Tim Berne. He has been more unsettled as a leader, but this set launches a scalding contemporary-fusion band that includes two gifted younger mavericks". [4]

Track listing

All compositions by Chris Potter except where indicated

  1. "Next Best Western" – 9:40
  2. "Morning Bell" (Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Thom Yorke) – 5:41
  3. "Nudnik" – 9:53
  4. "Lotus Blossom" (Billy Strayhorn) – 5:09
  5. "Big Top" – 11:46
  6. "The Wheel" – 6:59
  7. "Celestial Nomad" – 6:28
  8. "Underground" – 11:11
  9. "Yesterday" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:50

Personnel

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References

  1. Sunnyside Records Album Entry. Retrieved January 8, 2018
  2. 1 2 Jurek, Thom. Chris Potter – Underground: Review at AllMusic . Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  3. 1 2 Kelman, J. All About Jazz Review, January 27, 2006
  4. 1 2 Fordham, J. The Guardian Review, March 10, 2006
  5. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1175. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.