Heritage/Evolution, Volume 2

PRISM Quartet

Ravi Coltrane
Joe Lovano
Chris Potter

Forbidden Drive by Matthew Levy
PRISM Quartet with Joe Lovano

Improvisations by Chris Potter
PRISM Quartet with Chris Potter and Ravi Coltrane

Super Sonix by Joe Lovano
PRISM Quartet with Joe Lovano

Tones for M by Ravi Coltrane
PRISM Quartet with Ravi Coltrane and Chris Potter

The PRISM Quartet teams up with Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter to explore “the saxophone’s dual lineages in classical, notated music and in popular, usually improvised works,” writes John Schaefer in his liner notes for Heritage/Evolution, Volume 2. “But that’s just a starting point. As with the first volume in this series, the works presented here suggest a way forward that reconciles two apparently divergent traditions. The idea is not to see composition and improvisation as two sides of the same coin. There is no coin. But there is a spectrum, which may have totally notated scores at one end and completely free improvisation at the other, and a dizzying array of possibilities in between.”


Record Label / Catalogue Number:
XAS 113

Release Date:
August 13, 2021