Chris Potter signs to Edition for new trio album ‘Circuits’ featuring keyboardist and wunderkind, James Francies and the deep groove of drummer, Eric Harland.
For more than two decades, Potter’s limitless creativity, effortless virtuosity and vibrant sense of swing has wowed critics, musicians and fans alike, who cite him as one of the most influential saxophonists and inventive improvisors of the modern day.
Chris’ new album, Circuits, due for release on 22nd February 2019, is immediate and uplifting, rooted in a strong sense of groove and intense improvisation. Blending a vibrant sound world of electronics, memorable hooky melodies and surprising turns of phrase, Circuits is sure to delight both the dedicated Potter fans and new listeners alike.
Described by Written in Music as a label that ‘blows through the jazz landscape with hurricane power’, Edition has earned a formidable reputation for their daring taste in music as well as a refreshing and forward thinking approach to engaging with their fans and artists. This new collaboration with Chris Potter and his trio presents an incredible opportunity for both to engage and develop new global audiences at an exciting period in Chris’ career.
As Chris explains: “This albums feels like a turning point in musical direction for me, so it feels very fortunate to have some fresh faces involved to help support it. To me, the album has a feeling of being unconstrained by convention, so I’m happy to have some folks on the business side who feel that way too. Edition has a lot of good ideas about how to connect this recording with a potential audience that might really like it if we can just make it onto their radar, and that’s very exciting to me”.
Circuits will be released on Edition Records on 22nd February 2019.
New Music. New Thinking.