Chris Potter’s Burnin’ Impressions Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is another great tenor sax solo transcription by Dimitrii Sergheev of Chris Potter soloing on Impressions by John Coltrane.  Chris Potter is at the 2019 Groundup Music Fest when people could still hang out together and listen to music. Boy, do I miss those days…..

Last summer,  I discovered Dimitrii Sergheev on Facebook when he was posting killer transcriptions on Youtube.  Dimitrii caught my attention because we seem to have the exact same tastes in great tenor sax solos that need to be transcribed.  I reached out to Dimitrii on Facebook and he happily sent me a bunch of his transcription and gave me permission to post them here on my site.

Chris Potter

This is the sixth transcription by Dimitrii Sergheev that I am sharing with his permission. This is Chris Potter’s burning tenor sax solo on “Impressions” from a Youtube video of Chris playing for a masterclass at the GroundUp Music Fest 2019, Miami Beach.  Here’s the video:

Chris Potter at Ground Up Music Fest 2019-Impressions Tenor Sax Solo

This Chris Potter tenor saxophone solo on Impressions is relatively short compared to some of Chris Potter’s other live solos but there is a lot of cool lines and ideas throughout the solo to learn from.

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Special thanks, as always, to Chris Potter for all of his contributions to jazz music and the saxophone.

Chris Potter at Ground Up Music Fest 2019-Impressions Tenor Sax Solo-Bb PDF

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If you love these type of Chris Potter lines, be sure to check out my PDF book “Approach Note Velocity Volume 2-Minor“, which includes hundreds of approach note lines over minor chords that I have written out in all 12 keys. These lines are the foundation to building a great jazz vocabulary!!


Approach Note Velocity Volume 2-Minor

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site


  1. Never get tired of hearing CP

  2. Avatar Paul Sorensen says

    Chris Potter – what a joy to hear! Thank you Steve!

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