Chris Potter: Megalopolis
Chris Potter (tenor sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Traveling Mercies (Verve 044001824326)
Elizabeth Dotson Westphalen (vocals), Kevin Hays (keyboards), Adam Rogers (guitar), Scott Colley (bass), Bill Stewart (drums), Dave Binney (samples).
Composed by Chris Potter.
Recorded: New York, January 27-29, 2002
Rating: 85/100 (learn more)
On his second date for Verve Records, Potter's playing takes a strident tone, matched by the urgent drumming of Bill Stewart. Potter's solo, played over a lush landscape formed partially by John Scofield's and Kevin Hays's accompaniment, and partially by Dave Binney's electronic textures, demonstrates thrilling technical virtuosity. Making use of funk, rock and electronic music influences, this recording represents a hard-driving facet of modern jazz.
Reviewer: Jacob Teichroew
Tags: 2000s jazz