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Chris Potter

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Chris Potter (born January 1, 1971) is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Biography: Chris Potter was born in Chicago, Illinois, but his family soon moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he spent his formative years. Potter showed an early interest in a wide variety of different music and easily learned several instruments including the guitar and piano. He quickly realized after hearing Paul Desmond that the saxophone would be the vehicle that would best allow him to express himself musically. He played his first professional jazz gig on alto sax at age thirteen after mastering the complex musical language of Charlie Parker. He developed a devoted local following while performing with noted Columbia jazz musicians Johnny Helms and Terry Rosen as well as with others in the jazz community who nurtured what was recognized as a prodigious musical talent. After leaving Columbia upon his graduation from Dreher High School, Chris attended college in...

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Discography

  • Ultrahang, 2009
  • Critical Mass, 2006
  • Concord Duo Series, Volume Ten, 1994
  • Underground, 2006
  • Concentric Circles, 1994
  • Unspoken, 1997
  • Follow the Red Line: Live at the Village Vanguard, 2007
  • Gratitude, 2001
  • Damaged in Transit, 2003
  • Song for Anyone, 2007
  • Moving In, 1996
  • Vertigo, 1998
  • Tourmaline
  • Traveling Mercies, 2002
  • This Will Be: The Jazzpar Prize, 2001
  • The Sirens, 2013
  • The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival, 2009

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On Mar 16, 2012. 8:26pm
Roy Bissell said

In the twit's remarks I thought C.Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Paul Gonsalves, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, and one or two others were much more important than all except Prez and Trane (?) but it's all subjective I suppose !

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