All About Jazz is celebrating Chris Potter's birthday today!
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...Read more.
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