Chicago Jazz Revealed with Chris Potter


Saxophonist Chris Potter has a new recording on ECM Records entitled "The Dreamer is the Dream". Potter along with his band (David Virelles: piano, Joe Martin: bass and Marcus Gilmore: drums) will be performing at the Jazz Showcase June 1st-4th where he will showcase selections off his latest release.


On this episode of Chicago Jazz Revealed,Mike Jeffers, founder of Chicago Jazz Magazine, talks with Chris about his early beginnings in music as a member of the Red Rodney Quartet, the advice he has for young musicians looking to make jazz a career and the concepts and process that went into his new release "The Dreamer is the Dream".

About Chris Potter
A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.” Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebman called him simply, “one of the best musicians around,” a sentiment shared by the readers of Down Beat in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine’s 2008 Readers Poll.

A potent improvisor and the youngest musician ever to win Denmark’s Jazzpar Prize, Potter’s impressive discography includes 15 albums as a leader and sideman appearances on over 100 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his solo work on “In Vogue,” a track from Joanne Brackeen’s 1999 album Pink Elephant Magic, and was prominently featured on Steely Dan’s Grammy-winning album from 2000, Two Against Nature. He has performed or recorded with many of the leading names in jazz, such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, John Scofield, the Mingus Big Band, Jim Hall, Paul Motian, Dave Douglas, Ray Brown and many others.

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Purchase the new CD "The Dreamer is the Dream"