Chris Potter (jazz saxophonist)

Chris Potter ( born January 1, 1971 in Chicago) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Life and work

Potter was born in Chicago, but spent his youth in Columbia (South Carolina), where his mother taught at the university. He showed an early interest in many kinds of music, learning various instruments such as guitar and piano, but eventually devoted himself to the study of the alto and tenor saxophone. Potter played his first professional jazz concert 13 years old. Later, he attended the Manhattan School of Music.

Potter released a number of albums as a bandleader and recorded with jazz musicians such as Kenny Werner, Red Rodney, Marian McPartland, the Mingus Big Band ( Gunslinging Birds 1994), Paul Motian, Ray Brown, Jim Hall, James Moody, Dave Douglas ( Strange Liberation ), Joe Lovano, Mike Mainieri, Steve Swallow, Steely Dan, Dave Holland, Joanne Brackeen and Josh Roseman ( Treats for the Nightwalker, 2003).

Disco printing specifications

  • Presenting Chris Potter (1994, Criss Cross Records)
  • Concentric Circles (1994, Concord Records)
  • Sundiata (1995, Criss Cross)
  • Pure (1995, Concord )
  • Moving In (1996, Concord )
  • Unspoken (1997, Concord )
  • Vertigo (1998, Concord )
  • Gratitude (2001, Verve Records)
  • Traveling Mercies (2002, Verve )
  • Underground (2006, Sunnyside )
  • Song For Anyone (2007, Universal Music France )
  • Follow The Red Line (2007, Universal Music France )
  • Ultra Hang (Artist Share, 2009)
  • Transatlantic (2011 ) with the DR Big Band
  • The Sirens (2013, ECM)