Chris Potter has been one of the top saxmen on the scene since his debut on record at 18 years old with bebop trumpeter Red Rodney. Since then, he's been heard with veterans like James Moody, Ray Brown and Paul Motian as as well as later talents including Dave Douglas, Dave Holland, John Scofield, John Hart and even Steely Dan. He's known not only for his aggressive, searching sound and technical facility but also his eclectic taste in musical projects. Currently, he's touring with his band from Underground, which uses Rhodes, guitar, drums, him exclusively on tenor sax (usually he's heard on multiple reeds/winds) and no bass.
In this feature, hear about his earliest saxophone heroes, his musical philosophy on the bandstand, his battle with Meniere's Disease back in the '90s and what possibilities and projects lie ahead (hint: large ensemble!).
Listen to: a Chris Potter feature.