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Tommy Potter

b, 1918-1988 US, Philadelphia
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Charles Thomas "Tommy" Potter

Charles Thomas Potter (September 21, 1918 - March 1, 1988) was a jazz double bass player, best known for having been a member of Charlie Parker's "classic quintet", with Miles Davis, between 1947 and 1950.Born in Philadelphia, Potter had first played with Parker in 1944, in Billy Eckstine's band with Dizzy Gillespie, Lucky Thompson and Art Blakey.

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Double bass
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
T.N.T. on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter
Thoroughfare on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter
Reets and I on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter
These Foolish Things on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter
Lover Come Back to Me on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter
It's the Talk of the Town on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter
The Imp on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter
Don't Blame Me on Tommy Potter's Hard Funk by Tommy Potter

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Tommy Potter's Hard FunkTommy Potter1958Album
Bird At St. Nick's - Volume 1Charlie Parker, Al Haig, Roy Haynes, Red Rodney And Tommy Potter1957Single
Tommy Potter SextetTommy Potter1957Single
Tommy Potter SextetTommy Potter1957Single
Bird At St. Nick's - Volume 2Charlie Parker, Al Haig, Roy Haynes, Red Rodney And Tommy Potter1957Single
Bongo Bop / Embraceable YouThe Charlie Parker Quintet / Charlie Parker Accompanied By Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, Max Roach1948Album
Directly From The Half NotePhil Woods, Jimmy Rushing, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Richie Kamuca, Dave Frishberg, Major Holley, Mel Lewis, Tommy Potter, Mousey AlexanderAlbum
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