Following a couple of introspective albums on the renowned ECM label. Chris Potter returns to the groove with his recent album Circuits. The New York saxophonist remains lyrical and narrative in his playing, but this time his band provides a solid electric fundament, in particular drummer Eric Harland, who has previously performed with Potter at the BIMHUIS in the Underground formation. The new Circuits band has already made waves at the Transition festival, as reported by de Volkskrant: ‘Swirling jazz, with one astonishing solo after the other. The interplay was executed with mathematical precision. So much happened here. After more than an hour one left the room gasping for breath.’ Chris Potter’s authoritative and endlessly inventive style of playing has gained him universal acclaim as one of the most important saxophonists of his generation. His spontaneous solos appear like perfectly rounded compositions and they are being studied and copied note for note. Potter made a name for himself in the bands of Dave Holland and Dave Douglas and he was formed by the great tenor players, such as Lester Young and Sonny Rollins. ‘A soulful, sophisticated voice, with a story always in mind’ (Downbeat).