Only 23 at the time of this Concord CD, Chris Potter
shows a great deal of originality in his explorative styles on alto and soprano, while on tenor he alternates between sounding like John Coltrane
(his "Dusk" is not all that different than "Naima") and Dewey Redman
. All but two songs on this set are his originals and on some pieces Potter
utilizes some overdubbing. Essentially a quintet session, this CD also contains some fine chance-taking solos from pianist Kenny Werner
and guitarist John Hart
, with the music ranging from modal to free bop.