Tenor Titans: The Many Sides of Chris Potter

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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 richness to his discography. Recent work illustrating the diversity of Chris Potter's musical efforts in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Chris Potter Quintet "Wine Dark Sea" from The Sirens (ECM) 3:10
  • Paul Motian Trio "Blue Midnight" from Lost In A Dream (ECM) 11:47
  • Host speaks 17:41
  • Aziza "Summer 15" from Aziza (Dare2 Records) 19:58
  • Chris Potter Quartet "Sonic Anomaly" from The Dreamer is the Dream (ECM) 29:32
  • Host speaks 34:58
  • Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine "The Unknowable (Homage to Sonny Rollins)" from The Poetry of Jazz Volume 1 (Origin Records) 37:41
  • Renee Rosnes Quintet "Black Holes" from Beloved of the Sky. (Smoke Sessions) 41:55
  • Chris Potter Underground Orchestra "Imaginary Cities [Pt. 2, Dualities]" from Imaginary Cities (ECM) 48:11
  • Host Outro 56:50

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