Chris Potter

Chris Potter

 

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Chris Potter (born January 1, 1971) is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His main instrument is tenor sax, but he also performs on soprano and alto saxes, bass clarinet, flutes, guitar, and piano.

Potter came to prominence as a sideman with trumpeter Red Rodney, before stints with drummer Paul Motian, bassist Dave Holland, trumpeter Dave Douglas and others. He recorded his debut album in 1993 and according to critic Steve Huey, "quietly became one of the more sophisticated and respected stylists of the '90s and early 2000s."[1]

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Highlights10

The Sirens
 
The Sirens is an album by jazz saxophonist Chris Potter released on the ECM label in 2013.
Pure
 
Pure is a studio album from saxophonist Chris Potter released 1994 for Concord Records.
Moving In
 
Moving In is an album by saxophonist Chris Potter.
Follow The Red Line - Live At The Village Vanguard
Album
Follow The Red Line - Live At The Village Vanguard is an album by musical artist Chris Potter, released on January 1, 2007.

Photos - Chris Potter99

Popular Albums11

Album Appearances & References49

Live Album Appearances & References8

Musical Group References1

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers14

Other Music-Related Relationships18

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations1

Events1

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Videos1

Spotify - Albums & Singles56

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On23

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts5

News Articles8

Dreamer Composer/Saxophone Original Chris Potter in Residency at Village Vanguard Celebrating His New Trio Recording for ECM
  –  July 13, 2017
One of the most respected and emulated jazz saxophonists, Chris Potter will be in residence at the Vanguard with the band on his new ECM recording The Dreamer Is the Dream. He’s a saxophone original. He sails with a tenor lyricism that can move into an ...
Chris Potter Quartet: “The Dreamer Is The Dream”, at the Dakota on May 31
  –  May 31, 2017
That’s challenging – and inspiring.” As a composer, Chris Potter seems to evolve with each new project. Continuing the lush melodicism of his recent, larger ensemble projects, The Dream Is the Dream melds sounds and structures of global influences ...
The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Saxophonist Chris Potter at the Dakota
  –  May 30, 2017
A big reason why Chris Potter is one of the 10 best tenor saxophonists in jazz ... Vieux Carre, St. Paul; $8 cash only, vieux-carre.com) Jazz meets classical It’s a big deal when a composer of Kenny Werner’s stature delivers a world premiere of new ...
The Beautiful Sound of Chris Potter
  –  July 5, 2017
Unfortunately, it happened the same night that tenor saxophone player Chris Potter and his group performed at the Blue ... takes listeners beyond what most people consider to be jazz. In some ways it’s like what impressionist painting or modern art ...
Chris Potter Quartet/ Melissa Aldana Group | SFJAZZ
  –  June 13, 2017
Two of jazz’s most prominent saxophonists, each at the forefront of creativity and acclaim, lead their latest projects on this superlative double bill. DownBeat magazine called Chris Potter “one of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the ...
Chris Potter Quartet: “The Dreamer Is The Dream”, at the Dakota on May 31
  –  May 31, 2017
and now regarded as one of the biggest guns in modern jazz saxophone, Chris Potter is one prodigy who has lived up to his early billing. Most recently in the town for the 2015 Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Potter returns to the Dakota on May 31 with his new ...
The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Saxophonist Chris Potter at the Dakota
  –  May 30, 2017
A big reason why Chris Potter is one of the 10 best tenor saxophonists in jazz is because he plays with such purpose, always appearing to be on a quest. His latest quartet — pianist David Virelles, with Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums ...
“Fantastic experience with jazz legends Fred Hersch/Chris Potter”
  –  May 13, 2017
Experience was one of the top highlights of the trip to NYC. New York and Jazz go hand in hand. But this was incredible. Not allowed to take pics of the set but I cannot recommend the artistry of the guest duo on this night. Piano jazz mixed with a skilled ...

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