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Imaginary Cities

Chris Potter, Underground Orchestra

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"... a breakthrough for Potter as composer, arranger and conceptualist."
- JazzTimes.com

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1
Lament
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
8:06
2
Imaginary Cities (Pt. 1, Compassion)
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
8:35
3
Imaginary Cities (Pt. 2, Dualities)
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
8:45
4
Imaginary Cities (Pt. 3, Disintegration)
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
7:23
5
Imaginary Cities (Pt. 4, Rebuilding)
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
11:33
6
Firefly
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
8:37
7
Shadow Self
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
6:10
8
Sky
Chris Potter; Underground Orchestra
12:02
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:11
"Five Stars ... Potter continues to push the envelope ... a career high point ... the first real masterpiece of 2015."
- All About Jazz

"His sound is flexible and expressive, hard, bright and capable of great nuance. Well past any traditional concept of the big band, Potter’s pieces for orchestra create a complex web of materials that feed his partners’ spontaneous impulses as well as his own. His regular band members all stand out, as do vibraphonist Steve Nelson and violinist Mark Feldman."
- The WholeNote

Imaginary Cities, an album of great power and expressive range, is the recording premiere from saxophonist Chris Potter’s Underground Orchestra. At the core of this larger ensemble is the personnel of his long-established Underground quartet, now augmented by two bassists, a string quartet and Potter’s old comrade, vibes and marimba player Steve Nelson. The title composition is a suite, panoramic in its reach; the scope of the work and its contrasting moods and thematic development inspire some of Potter’s finest playing.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded December 2013
Avatar Studios, New York
Engineer: James A. Farber Assistant: Tim Marchiafava
Mixed October 2014 by Manfred Eicher, Chris Potter and James A. Farber
Cover photo: Morten Delbæk
Liner photos: Bart Babinski
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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