Transatlantic (Chris Potter album)

Transatlantic is an album by jazz saxophonist Chris Potter with the DR Big Band released on the Red Dot Music label in 2011.[1]

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Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 2010
StudioDR Byen Studio 3, Copenhagen, Denmark
LabelRed Dot Music
ProducerChris Minh Doky
Chris Potter chronology
The Sirens


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
All About Jazz     [3]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars stating "Chris Potter has long established himself as one of the top saxophonists of his generation, but these 2010 sessions with the DR Big Band find him breaking new ground, writing original material for a large ensemble while conducting and serving as the primary soloist as well ... Fans of Chris Potter who are used to hearing him lead various small groups will have their ears opened by this outstanding progressive release".[2]

All About Jazz correspondent John Kelman observed "Transatlantic may wax heavy on the solo front, but it's always in service of Potter's detailed charts, which demonstrate continued growth as a writer/arranger. He may largely work in small group contexts, but Transatlantic proves Potter's increasing mettle as a leader in any context, as compelling for its long-form charts as it is its ever-perfect capacity to inspire expansive but always completely relevant improvisation".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Chris Potter

  1. "Quick" − 9:44
  2. "The Steppes" − 9:20
  3. "Interlude" − 1:30
  4. "New Year's Day" − 9:25
  5. "Narrow Road" − 6:27
  6. "Abyssinia" − 9:52
  7. "Totally" − 9:08
  8. "Rumination" − 11:48



  1. ^ Red Dot Music Records catalog, accessed January 8, 2018
  2. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Chris Potter – Transatlantic: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Kelman, J. All About Jazz Review, August 15, 2011