It’s a year no one will forget, a year in which the global lockdown was shared by all, and yet experienced in a million different ways.
For Chris Potter, a musician who has been on the road continuously since the 1990s, whose raison d’etre is playing live, lockdown presented both a challenge and an opportunity. It’s a tribute to his creativity, personal integrity and huge musical talent that Chris was able to take on this challenge and make something unbelievably fresh from the opportunity.
Starting in May 2020, as the Black Lives Matter movement was kicking off (reflected in the track ‘I Had A Dream’), Chris set out to create something alone, to express his reaction to these chaotic times. Uniquely, playing each and every instrument: piano, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drums, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, alto flute, percussion, samples and of course saxophones, Chris took just six weeks to complete the whole process.
There Is A Tide will be released on 4th December and available to pre-order on bandcamp in early October.
released December 4, 2020
Chris Potter - piano, keyboards, electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, drums, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, alto flute, percussion, samples and saxophones.
Recorded by Chris Potter
Mixed by Christopher Allen
Mastered by Huntley Miller at HM Mastering
Artwork design by Oli Bentley at Split
Photos by Dave Stapleton
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