Vertigo (Chris Potter album)

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Vertigo
Vertigo (Chris Potter album).jpg
Studio album by
the Chris Potter Quartet
ReleasedAugust 4, 1998
RecordedApril 9–10, 1998
VenueSony Studios, NYC
GenreJazz
Length63:09
LabelConcord
CCD-4843-2
ProducerAllen Farnham
Chris Potter chronology
Unspoken
(1997)
Vertigo
(1998)
This Will Be
(2001)

Vertigo is an album by the jazz saxophonist Chris Potter, released on the Concord label in 1998.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

The AllMusic review by David R. Adler stated: "Vertigo is Potter's most mature and expressive work to date. ... Vertigo reveals Potter as a player and composer with an uncommonly personal vision".[3]

All About Jazz correspondent Jack Bowers observed that "all of the songs on Vertigo, Potter's fifth date under his own name for Concord Jazz, were composed by the 27-year-old South Carolinian, and none of them, to these ears, serves as more than a convenient springboard for improvisation ... if I were more enamored of Potter's still-developing prowess as a composer, the session would receive more than a lukewarm endorsement".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Chris Potter

  1. "Shiva" − 8:05
  2. "Vertigo" − 8:27
  3. "Long Walk, Short Pier" − 8:07
  4. "Act III, Scene I" − 3:38
  5. "Fishy" − 6:31
  6. "This Will Be" − 7:01
  7. "Almost Home" − 5:49
  8. "Modeen's Mood" − 9:32
  9. "Wake Up" − 5:59

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Potter Leader Discography, accessed January 9, 2017
  2. ^ Concord Records Album Entry, accessed January 9, 2017
  3. ^ a b Adler, David R.. Chris Potter - Vertigo: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1175. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Adler, D. All About Jazz Review, September 1, 1998