Dave Holland double bass
Zakir Hussain tabla
Chris Potter saxophones
Under the collective group name of Crosscurrents Trio, Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain and Chris Potter release Good Hope, a monumental and exceptional album that will inspire and excite a global audience for its formidable display of virtuosity, brilliance and sophisticated musical language. An international supergroup featuring giants of American and Indian music, Good Hope is masterfully crafted, an inspired and generous album that displays a clarity and intensity of vision with a deep desire of mutual respect for collaboration and sharing a love of this music.
CHRIS POTTER tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinets, flutes, sampler, guitars, keyboards, & percussion
JAMES FRANCIES keyboards
ERIC HARLAND drums
LINLEY MARTHE electric bass (tracks 3,4,5,and 8)
Circuits is the major new album from one of the most influential and inventive improvisors of his generation. Rooted in groove, with a new home at Edition Records, Chris Potter’s Circuits features keyboardist James Francies, drummer Eric Harland and bassist Linley Marthe.
The Dreamer Is The Dream
For his third ECM release as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM’s many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns.The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone – the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation – in the striking opener “Heart in Hand” and such album highlights as “Yasodhara,” as well as on soprano sax (“Memory and Desire”) and bass clarinet (the title track). Potter is an artist who “employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle,” says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album.