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Song for Anyone

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Song for Anyone
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 2006
StudioAvatar, New York City
SCC 3074
ProducerDave Holland, Chris Potter
Chris Potter chronology
Song for Anyone
Follow the Red Line

Song for Anyone is an album by jazz saxophonist Chris Potter released on the Sunnyside label in 2007.[1] It features Potter leading a ten piece ensemble of woodwinds, reeds & strings in a presentation of ten of his original compositions. It was produced by Potter’s former employer, bassist Dave Holland.


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

The AllMusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 412 stars stating "A departure from Potter's small group efforts, this project is close to perfect, and considering his high-level output, may be the highlight of his discography. Everyone should hear Song for Anyone".[2]

PopMatters correspondent Will Layman observed "The general tone of Music for Anyone is gentle, despite Potter's ability to heat things up on tenor ... Though there are ten musicians woven through these carefully arranged and episodic compositions, there is plenty of room in the middle for rays of light and breathing room".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Chris Potter

  1. "The Absence" − 7:36
  2. "Against the Wind" − 7:58
  3. "Closer to the Sun" − 8:08
  4. "Family Tree" − 4:52
  5. "Chief Seattle" − 9:44
  6. "Cupid and Psyche" − 9:11
  7. "Song for Anyone" − 8:57
  8. "The Arc of a Day" − 4:00
  9. "Estrellas del Sur" − 8:01
  10. "All by All" − 4:45



  1. ^ Sunnyside Records Album Entry, accessed January 8, 2018
  2. ^ a b Nastos, Michael G.. Chris Potter - Song for Anyone: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Layman, W. PopMatters Review, December 16, 2007
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1176. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.