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I was at a concert with Dave Holland yesterday at Molde int. jazz festival. Great concert and I must say I was totally impressed by the tenor / soprano player Chris Potter. Great tone, exellent technique and awsome power!
Im going to hear Wayne Shorter later this week. What a great festival!!!
 

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Chris was featured at the last International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University, and he really rocked the house. His tone certainly is killer!
 

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Have you checked Chris out before? If not you definitely should. Any album of his will be great but I would recommend "Lift" or "Underground." Simply fantastic.

He is playing at my school in February, I think, but I am graduating in december so I'm going to miss him :-(

edit: i am also slightly jealous that you got to see him with Dave Holland. That must have been incredible.
 

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dohertyjazz said:
Have you checked Chris out before? If not you definitely should. Any album of his will be great but I would recommend "Lift" or "Underground." Simply fantastic.

He is playing at my school in February, I think, but I am graduating in december so I'm going to miss him :-(

edit: i am also slightly jealous that you got to see him with Dave Holland. That must have been incredible.
It was great! They had trevelled all day since early in the morning, and still thet were smiling and having a good time on stage. They got exellent rewiews in the papers.
 

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pc1234 said:
Potter is a monster. There is a 12 minute long bootleg of him playing "All the Things You Are" unaccompanied on the web. It was recorded at a saxophone clinic. Check it out below:

http://www.brianchahley.com/live
That solo is absolutely sick. I transcribed it earlier this year and there is just an incredible amount of stuff going on. He does several metric impositions and even transposes up a half step for awhile. Nasty!

I believe it was recorded at Youngstown several years back, either 2001 or 2003.
 
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