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Underground Quartet

Chris Potter Audio CD
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The Sirens is acclaimed saxophonist Chris Potter’s ECM debut as a leader, an album of mood and melody inspired by The Odyssey – both its epic atmosphere and its timeless humanity. Potter – who has featured on many ECM albums by Dave Holland and Steve Swallow, as well as making a profound contribution to the contemporary classic Lost in a Dream with Paul Motian and Jason Moran ... Read more in Amazon's Chris Potter Store

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  • Audio CD (10 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import Music Services
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,942 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars this lacks bottom end 23 Oct 2008
By inkster
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The playing is solid, the writing is solid, wayne krantz helps a lot.
Nonetheless do I miss something in the lower reaches.
It lacks bass.
It is also the first bass-less record which has made me feel this way no matter how hard I try...
I think it's quite a shame. This could have been really good.
But to say it again-WAYNE KRANTZ HELPS A LOT!!
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  14 reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece! 3 Feb 2006
By stephen watkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
With Wayne Krantz, Craig Taborn, Nate Smith, and Adam Rogers, Chris Potter has found a truly smokin', yet envelope -pushing group.The way that Taborn's Fender Rhodes meshes with Krantz's( & Adam Rogers') guitar is seductive,and potent; Chris Potter's unique Tenor voice, is at times ferocious, while still being melodic & lyrical!!The drumming/percussion of Nate Smith also feeds, propels, and -at times- coaxes them to places that inspire awe.The beauty, and power of this funky, esoterical soul is without a doubt, one of my favorite recordings-EVER!!!
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Recent Gospel According to CP 17 Feb 2006
By Allan Buccola - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
To anyone who is especially familiar with Chris Potter's past 10 or so albums, it wouldn't be a shock to be told that this album is totally different from any previous recordings. This majority of this album can be best described as a newer fusion of rock and funk as much as Joshua Redman's Elastic was a newer fusion of Gospel/Soul and Funk. The group plays extremely well together, especially with the polyrhythms, syncopation, etc. The songs are all of one homogeneous theme, slightly dark and pensive A's and lighter, more colorful Bridges. The entire album is deffinately rooted more in the grooves than the harmonies. Every solo section seems to be perfectly set up to culture the growth of lyricism and emotional conquest. The playing and interactions between musicians on the album is sophisticated, but I feel that they never really let it all hang out. This album is another stepping stone for Potter, and I think is one of the first ripples in the jazz pond to leave the epicenter that Dave Holland and many other pioneers made a few years ago. Jazz is changing faces again and this album should be heard by everyone.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Funkiest Show I ever Saw and there was No Bassist 1 Mar 2006
By Larry Rose - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a new direction in Jazz/Funk. Very complex and dark and bad as can be. And there is no bassist in this band. I just saw them live tonight at Yoshis in Oakland, CA. My musician friends and I were awed by the musicianship, intellect and feeling. We just were blown away by drummer Nate Smith (his bass drum is the reason they don't need a bassist) and the Fender Rhodes player was much more impressive live. Unfortunately Wayane Krantz was not there (he was off touring with Donald Fagan and company). I was familiar with the CD and was worried that it wouldn't work without Wayne. I was wrong. They are so much more impressive in person. These compositions are in that new Wayne Krantz style where heads come and go and time signatures and insane voicings are the rule. Very fresh and exciting. If anyone can transcribe this, my hat is off to them.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars chris potter - underground 4 Nov 2006
By Rafael Russi Figueiredo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Excelent cd!!!

I have no doubt that chriss potter is tha new coltrane! His really inovaiting. The underground is one of the best chris potter albuns. His improvisation lenguage is showed a lot on this cd. "Mornig bell" (great arranje) and "the weel" are my favorites. I'm a guitar player and (of course) i have to say that wayne krantz is an excelent player. His guitar sound is no so comon on jazz today and his new technic creating lots of new sounds make this cd very precious. Nate Smith is the new hit of the jazz drum. Full of energy and new concepts like the influence of hiphop on the jazz music, Nate is another great plazye on this album. No bass, but trust me, you wont nedd it cause you have the groove of craig teborn on the fender rhodes, and really: he's great! finaly we have the special guest adam rogers on two songs. Adam really did his job.

This is a great album. It's new, it's contemporary, and you're buying at amazon, wich make it very much easier!

thank's everyone and nice shopping!

Rafa Figueiredo (sory if there's any english errors)
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More great music from Potter 14 Feb 2006
By G. Weaver - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Chris Potter, ever since his original 1994 release, has shown the jazz world that he is without a doubt the future of the music. Each CD that he has released has shown many different sides to the music, and "Underground" is an addition to this mix. Last year's "Lift" showed the intensity of the Potter Quartet in a more traditional sense, and this new release follows "Traveling Mercies" as a return to more "fusion" based compositions, but has different vibes altogether, particularly due to the roster change.

The bottom line is, if you've enjoyed Potter's playing in the past, buy this new record-- you'll see another whole side to his seemingly infinite creative genius.
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