Joanne Brackeen featuring Chris Potter: In Vogue
Joanne Brackeen Group
Pink Elephant Magic (Arkadia 70371)
Kurt Elling (vocals), Nicholas Payton (trumpet), Dave Liebman (sax), John Patitucci (bass), Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez (drums).
Composed by Joanne Brackeen.
Recorded: New York, June 2-3, 1998
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
Chris Potter was nominated for a Grammy for best instrumental solo on this track. Brackeen's composition is marked by beautifully haunting harmonies that seem just on the verge of resolving, but never quite get there. Potter's solo highlights this subtle feature. He toys with weaving, cascading lines conjoining sections of sequenced motives and gestures that have a striving and longing quality. The melancholy nature of his playing emphasizes the wistful and yearning tone of the composition.
Reviewer: Jacob Teichroew
Tags: 1990s jazz