The Sirens is saxophonist Chris Potter's ECM debut as a leader, an album of mood and melody inspired by Homer's The Odyssey - both its epic atmosphere and its timeless humanity. Potter - who has featured on several ECM albums by his mentor Dave Holland, as well as collaborated with Paul Motian and Jason Moran on the contemporary classic Lost in a Dream - has composed a cycle of irresistible songs without words.
These pieces are conveyed by a subtly virtuosic, strikingly textured band: with Potter on tenor and soprano saxophones and bass clarinet, plus Craig Taborn (piano), David Virelles (prepared piano, celeste, harmonium), Larry Grenadier (double-bass) and Eric Harland (drums).
- 1. Wine Dark Sea
- 2. Wayfinder
- 3. Dawn (With Her Rosy Fingers)
- 4. The Sirens
- 5. Penelope
- 6. Kalypso
- 7. Nausikaa
- 8. Stranger At The Gate
- 9. The Shades
Apr 09New York (NYC), NY, US SFJazz Collective with Chris Potter, David Sánchez, Etienne Charles, and 4 more… at The Appel Room
Apr 10New York (NYC), NY, US SFJazz Collective with Chris Potter, David Sánchez, Etienne Charles, and 4 more… at The Appel Room
May 06Borgerhout, Belgium Antwerp Jazz Orchestra, Bert Joris, and Chris Potter at DE ROMA
Jul 10Kongsberg, Norway Chris Potter and Craig Taborn at Energimølla