Chris Potter & Underground Orchestra Imaginary Cities 2LP
Chris Potter & Underground Orchestra Imaginary Cities 2LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: ECM
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Chris Potter & Underground Orchestra Imaginary Cities 2LP

Chris Potter & Underground Orchestra

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SKU:
ECMLP24308
UPC:
602547243089
High Quality Vinyl Double LP!

Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potter’s 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 Potter’s 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 Potter’s 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 York’s Avatar Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Features:
• High Quality Pressing
• Double LP
• Gatefold Jacket

Musicians:
Chris Potter, tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Adam Rogers, guitars
Craig Taborn, piano
Steve Nelson, vibraphone, marimba
Fima Ephron, bass guitar
Scott Colley, acoustic bass
Nate Smith, drums
Mark Feldman, violin
Joyce Hammann, violin
Lois Martin, viola
David Eggar, cello

Selections:
1. Lament
2. Imaginary Cities 1 Compassion
3. Imaginary Cities 2 Dualitites
4. Imaginary Cities 3 Disintegration
5. Imaginary Cities 4 Rebuilding
6. Firefly
7. Shadow Self
8. Sky

Recorded December 2013
Description
High Quality Vinyl Double LP!

Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potter’s 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 Potter’s 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 Potter’s 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 York’s Avatar Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Features:
• High Quality Pressing
• Double LP
• Gatefold Jacket

Musicians:
Chris Potter, tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Adam Rogers, guitars
Craig Taborn, piano
Steve Nelson, vibraphone, marimba
Fima Ephron, bass guitar
Scott Colley, acoustic bass
Nate Smith, drums
Mark Feldman, violin
Joyce Hammann, violin
Lois Martin, viola
David Eggar, cello

Selections:
1. Lament
2. Imaginary Cities 1 Compassion
3. Imaginary Cities 2 Dualitites
4. Imaginary Cities 3 Disintegration
5. Imaginary Cities 4 Rebuilding
6. Firefly
7. Shadow Self
8. Sky

Recorded December 2013
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Chris Potter & Underground Orchestra
Title
Imaginary Cities
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
04-06-2015
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
06-16-2015
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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