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Radio & Podcasts

Chris Potter Circuits Trio, Aaron Lebos Reality, Zane Carney, Gerald Gradwohl and more

Read "Chris Potter Circuits Trio, Aaron Lebos Reality, Zane Carney, Gerald Gradwohl and more" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Chris Potter, Zane Carney, and Gerald Gradwohl, plus Erik Escobar and Aaron Lebos Reality. Playlist Kai Eckhardt “InThe Pocket" from Honour Simplicity:Respect the Flow (Naim) 00:00 Cosmic Farm “Steel Rider" from Cosmic Farm (Tone Centre) 07:44 Aaron Lebos Reality “Goldrush" from 141 Layers of Ikigai (Self Produced) 15:20 Chris Potter Circuits Trio “Southbound" from Sunrise Reprise (Edition) 23:00 Zane Carney “Pitchfork" from Alter Ego (Orenda) 30:45 Gerald Gradwohl “Jabo" from Episode 6 (Self Produced) 38:35 ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New releases from Chris Potter Circuits Trio, Benjamin Croft, Michael Whalen, Gerald Gradwohl and much more

Read "New releases from Chris Potter Circuits Trio, Benjamin Croft, Michael Whalen, Gerald Gradwohl and much more" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Chris Potter, Benjamin Croft, Michael Whalen, and Gerald Gradwohl and much more. Playlist Chris Potter “Serpentine" from Sunrise Reprise (Edition) 00:00 Benjamin Croft “Far and Distant Things from Far and Distant Things (Ubuntu) 06:30 Michael Whalen “La Hermosa Noche" from Future Shock (Self Produced) 13:01 Vlad Glavcgovski “Possibilities" from Possibilities (Self Produced) 19:37 Leerik “Desert Watercolour" from Desert Watercolour (Frutex Tracks) 26:08r Gerald Gradwohl “K Log" from Episode 6 (Self Produced)32:34 Cody Carpenter “Brave The ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Tenor Titans: The Many Sides of Chris Potter

Read "Tenor Titans: The Many Sides of Chris Potter" reviewed by Russell Perry


Chris Potter came on the scene in the early 1990s and proceeded to collaborate with a “Who's Who" of modern jazz including Paul Motian, Patricia Barber, Renee Rosnes, Billy Hart, Dave Douglas, Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, and Pat Metheny. While his work as a leader is highly celebrated earning him standing among the best saxophone players and band leaders of his generation, his continuing contributions to the projects of long-standing partners like Holland, Motian and Rosnes add an almost unparalleled ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more

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New releases from Chris Potter, Oz Noy and Scott Jones, plus old favourites from John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Playlist Weather Report “Freezing Fire" from Live and Unreleased (Columbia) 00:00 Paradox “Twistedology" from The First Second (Tip Toe records) 07:57 Metro “Earthplak" from Metro (Lipstick Records) 15:51 Frank Gambale “Smug" from Raison D'Etre (Wombat Records) 23:44 Alex Machacek-Jeff Sipe-Matthew Garrison “There's a new Sherrif in Town" from Improvision (Abstract Logix) 31:40 Oz Noy “Boom Boom Boom" from Snapdragon ...

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Radio & Podcasts

A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 4

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 4" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The immuno-booster series goes on... Here's another eclectic mixtape bringing you uplifting and soothing music recommended by jazz musicians. The fourth installment of this mix-tape series features selections by Nik Bartsch, Jamie Baum, Carla Bley and Steve Swallow, Alessandra Bossa, Jakob Bro, Moppa Elliott, Federica Michisanti, Chris Potter, Enrico Rava, Louis Sclavis, Mazz Swift and Brandee Younger. Happy listening! Stay safe and sane with the help of great music! For details on the tunes ...

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Ethnographies of Jazz

An Urban Myth: Chris Potter Circuits Quartet feat. Craig Taborn at Porto's Casa da Música

Read "An Urban Myth: Chris Potter Circuits Quartet feat. Craig Taborn at Porto's Casa da Música" reviewed by Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah


Circuits the Record, Circuits the Quartet.The record Circuits (Edition, 2019) makes use of production as a means to architecturally bring to bay today's average, one may say alienated jazz listener, the “grooveland" referenced by Potter merely an excuse and hardly the verdict in this trial. It is a covered walk 'round new-fashioned, urban currents—skintight, monasterial and modern. The quartet Circuits, on the other end, operates in a fully separate way. It does not negate the currents, even if ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Chris Potter: What Influences the Influencer?

Read "Chris Potter: What Influences the Influencer?" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Chris Potter is a supremely influential saxophonist. Downbeat Magazine has called him “one of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet." In this introspective and philosophical podcast conversation he talks about art, the search for something new, what motivates him today, what he sees as his role, responsibility and contribution to the history of jazz. Along the way he reflects on his experience working with Red Rodney, Dave Holland, Eric Harland, and Steely Dan and the ...


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