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Chris Potter

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him "One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet" while Jazz Times identified him as "a figure of international renown." Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebman called him simply, "one of the best musicians around," a sentiment shared by the readers of Down Beat in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine's 2008 Readers Poll. A potent improvisor and the youngest musician ever to win Denmark's Jazzpar Prize, Potter's impressive discography includes 15 albums as a leader and sideman appearances on over 100 albums

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Eric Harland: Time is a joint effort

Read "Eric Harland: Time is a joint effort" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Drummer Eric Harland tells his incredible story of growing up in jny: Houston and how he came to weigh 400lbs by the time he was 16 (he eventually lost the weight in college), attending the Manhattan School of Music, becoming an ordained minister, living with singer Betty Carter during the last year of her life, learning ...

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Benjamin Koppel: Curiosity Won't Kill This Cat

Read "Benjamin Koppel: Curiosity Won't Kill This Cat" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Benjamin Koppel is an extraordinary Danish musician from an illustrious music family. He is all about music—of just about any kind. He's always absorbing it, discovering what there is to derive from it. A kind of restless desire to explore envelops him. He simplifies it in his own words: he's curious. It comes naturally to him. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

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 ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Chris Potter

Jazz Musician of the Day: Chris Potter

All About Jazz is celebrating Chris Potter's birthday today! A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet" while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown." Jazz ...

Write Out Your Head

Label: Abstract Logix
Released: 2020
Track listing: Kulturny; Well Spoken Astronaut; Xandea; High 70s; Write Out Your Head; Ride; Hello World; Magic 44.

Snapdragon

Label: Abstract Logix
Released: 2020
Track listing: Looni Tooni; Tired But Wired; Outer Look; She's Not There; Boom, Boo, Boom; Snapdragon; Evidence; Groovin' Grant; Bemsha Swing (alternate take).

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Billy Childs: L.A. Contentment

Read "Billy Childs: L.A. Contentment" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Billy Childs says taking formal piano lessons as a young child “didn't register" at the time. He didn't recoil from the instrument by any means, but it wasn't yet exciting. But he had a neighbor who also played. Childs looked up to him. It was that neighbor who showed him stuff--taught him to play “ Cantaloupe ...

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Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more

Read "Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more" reviewed by Len Davis

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 ...

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New releases from Trio Grande, Chris Potter, Michael Manring and more

Read "New releases from Trio Grande, Chris Potter, Michael Manring and more" reviewed by Len Davis

Challenging music from A Love Supreme Electric, Trio Grande and much more. Playlist The Backstage “Isolation" from Isolation (Self Produced) 00:00 Trio Grande “Scoville" from Trio Grande (Whirlwind Records) 06:45 Henry Kaiser-Vinny Golia “Acknowledgement" from A Love Supreme Electric (Cuneiform) 13:36 Chris Potter “Rising Over You" from There is a Tide (Edition) 20:24 Sonar ...


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