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Chris Potter

ts, ss, *1971 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Christopher Joseph Potter

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

        
Instruments
  • Tenor sax
  • Soprano sax
  • Flute
  • Alto sax
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
The Peanut on Sunrise Reprise by Chris Potter
Sunrise and Joshua Trees on Sunrise Reprise by Chris Potter
Serpentine on Sunrise Reprise by Chris Potter
The Source on Gratitude by Chris Potter
Mother of Waters on There is a Tide by Chris Potter
Hold It on Circuits by Chris Potter
Southbound on Sunrise Reprise by Chris Potter
Sun King on Gratitude by Chris Potter
Ziandi on Good Hope by Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter
I Had a Dream on There is a Tide by Chris Potter

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
CircuitsChris Potter2019Album
The Dreamer Is The DreamChris Potter2017Album
Vital FrequenciesBen Patterson Jazz Orchestra Featuring Chris Potter2016Album
ZeaDresch Quartet, Chris Potter2016Album
Live At MüpaBéla Szakcsi Lakatos, Chris Potter, Reginald Veal, Terri Lyne Carrington2013Album
The SirensChris Potter2013Album
TransatlanticChris Potter And The Danish Radio Big Band2011Album
Lost In A DreamPaul Motian, Chris Potter, Jason Moran2010Album
ContributionDániel Szabó Trio Meets Chris Potter2010Album
Coming TogetherChris Potter, Steve Wilson, Terell Stafford, Keith Javors, Delbert Felix, John Davis2009Album
The Monterey Quartet: Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz FestivalDave Holland / Gonzalo Rubalcaba / Chris Potter / Eric Harland2009Album
Follow The Red Line - Live At The Village VanguardChris Potter2007Album
UndergroundChris Potter2006Album
What Now?Kenny Wheeler / Chris Potter / John Taylor / Dave Holland2005Album
DoorwaysEnrico Pieranunzi, Paul Motian2004Album
Fellini JazzKenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, Enrico Pieranunzi, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian2003Album
SummertimeMike Clark With Billy Childs And Chris Potter2003Album
Traveling MerciesChris Potter2002Album
GratitudeChris Potter2001Album
You Should Not Do This If You Are In A HurryMikkel Hess, Niels Vincentz, Chris Potter, Joris Teepe1999Album
UnspokenChris Potter1997Album
Chris Potter / Kenny WernerChris Potter / Kenny Werner1996Album
Moving InChris Potter1996Album
PureChris Potter1995Album
The Brighter SideThe Joel Spencer Kelly Sill Quartet Featuring Chris Potter1995Album
Concentric CirclesChris Potter1994Album
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