A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and formidable bandleader, GRAMMY Award–nominated saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. His music showcases limitless creativity and a vibrant sense of swing, prompting critics, musicians, and fans alike to cite him as the one of the finest saxophonists today. The New Yorker says of Potter, “A tenorist who can remind you of Joe Henderson at his craftiest, he employs his considerable technique in the service of music rather than spectacle.” Throughout his career, Potter has performed and recorded with artists as diverse as Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock; he has toured the world over with the Dave Holland Quintet, the Overtone Quartet, Aziza, and the jazz-funk group called Chris Potter’s Underground. With an album set for release in 2017, the Chris Potter Quartet is the next chapter in Potter’s storied career.
The most commandingly skilled saxophonist of his generation.
—New York Times
One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet.