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Chris Potter – Yasodhara (from The Dreamer Is The Dream)

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Published on Apr 24, 2017

Chris Potter – Yasodhara

++ from his new album 'The Dreamer Is The Dream ++

Chris Potter: tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, clarinet, ilimba, flute, samples
David Virelles: piano, celeste
Joe Martin: double-bass
Marcus Gilmore: drums

+++ Available on CD + 180g vinyl +++

Get the album: http://bit.ly/2oY6l13

For his third ECM release as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM’s many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. 'The Dreamer Is the Dream' features Potter on tenor saxophone – the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation – in the striking opener “Heart in Hand” and such album highlights as “Yasodhara,” as well as on soprano sax (“Memory and Desire”) and bass clarinet (the title track). Potter is an artist who “employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle,” says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album. Along with his previous ECM releases, 'Imaginary Cities' and 'The Sirens', he has appeared on some of the label’s most acclaimed discs, including Paul Motian’s classic 'Lost in a Dream' and Dave Holland’s Grammy Award-winning 'What Goes Around'.

ECM 2519

https://www.ecmrecords.com

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