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Potter, Chris / Sirens, The
Album:Sirens, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Potter, Chris Added:02/2013
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2013-02-16 
CHRIS POTTER: The Sirens
ECM, 2013

MODERN JAZZ – Top saxophonist leads a great quintet through a suite inspired by the themes and emotions of The Odyssey. Both poetic and grooving, with moments of cold, cerebral abstraction and heated, sometimes even funky drive (check out #2, it has all of that). This is unpredictable but cohesive – and really interesting – stuff. The use of piano + atmospheric acoustic keyboards gives it all a dreamlike air.

Chris Potter : saxophones, bass clarinet
Craig Taborn : piano
David Virelles : piano, celeste, harmonium
Larry Grenadier : bass
Eric Harland : drums

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

1. 8:49 – lyrical intro, lightly funky traveling rhythm; solos cover a lot of ground
2. 6:53 – cool rhythm, understated sound: gazes into distance, solves puzzles
3. 7:26 – optimistic intro, then quiet and chilly, introspective and questioning
4. 8:40 – soft, gentle and slowly flowing, with bass clarinet & bowed bass solo
5. 7:17 – aching ballad with soprano sax: outstanding solo from Potter
6. 8:26 – lopsided, meandering tune with strong hints of calypso and bebop
7. 5:44 – relaxed ballad, very dreamlike with gentle piano + celeste
8. 8:16 – serious, steadfast sound; marches along w/ knotty sax, flowing piano
9. 2:12 – very quiet, very spare solo piano, lots of silence

[ Fo ] - 16 February 2013

Track Listing
1.Wine Dark Sea 5.Penelope
2.Wayfinder 6.Kalypso
3.Dawn (With Her Rosy Fingers) 7.Nausikaa
4.The Sirens 8.Stranger At The Gate
 9.The Shades