Here is another great tenor saxophone solo by the always amazing, Chris Potter. If you are a tenor sax player, you probably know who Chris Potter is. I first heard of him during the early 2000’s when a fellow musician told me about Chris’s amazing sax playing. I have been listening to him ever since…….. […]
For the last couple of weeks, I have been checking out two amazing transcription books by Jeff McGregor entitled Chris Potter-Transcriptions and Essays and Mark Turner-Transcriptions and Essays. Chris Potter-Transcriptions and Essays by Jeff McGregor If you were to gather ten saxophone players around a table and have a discussion about who the cutting edge […]
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 […]
I just came across this great interview that Rick Beato did with Chris Potter on Sounding Off a few days ago. Chris Potter is one of the most amazing sax players on the scene today. I love how down to earth, humble and real he is when answering questions. Great stuff! Enjoy! Great Rick Beato […]
I was browsing the internet this morning when I happened upon these two amazing videos below. It struck me that as teachers and students, we are so often teaching jazz improvisation in a one dimensional realm. We talk about scales, licks, chords and patterns. We go home and practice by ourselves with our play along tracks […]
I just happened upon this as I was perusing the web and drinking my morning coffee just now. Chris Potter playing Giant Steps. The hard part…… he can’t go below high C. How many of you are brave enough to take on this challenge?……….I’m inspired to practice! Awesome!
Another great interview and performance by the great saxophone player Chris Potter. This was recorded from Christian McBride’s SiriusXM radio show “The Low Down”. The interview is fascinating and Chris has such a humble and real honesty about him that it is like he’s in your living room talking to you. At the 7:45 mark […]
So check this out! About 10 days ago, I was on SOTW (Sax on the Web) looking through various posts about saxophone stuff when I ran across a post by a recent member from Spain I didn’t know named”ffjay” that read: Hi all! Guess you’d listen one of the stunning Chris Potter’s solo playing Cherokee in […]
Here’s another great Chris Potter masterclass from 12-4-15 in Akron, Ohio that someone posted on Youtube. This is just an audio of the masterclass. Chris Potter’s opening solo on Cherokee is amazing as usual. I can’t get enough of these solos and masterclasses! Check it out!
Here’s another great workshop with Chris Potter that I came across just now on Facebook. Chris Potter is one of the top tenor saxophone players in the world. There is a great duo performance in the beginning of “Out of Nowhere” . Chris then answers questions from the students and faculty afterwards. Great stuff. Check it out!
Today, I am reviewing another RS Berkeley Legends Series tenor saxophone mouthpiece that was sent to me by Les Silver at RS Berkeley. RS Berkeley has come up with the revolutionary idea of trying to find mouthpieces that were played and loved by jazz legends (deceased and still living)………and then copying them exactly so that […]
Here are two short transcriptions of solos Chris Potter did on a March 8, 2008 Masterclass. The bootleg was floating around the internet (www.dimeadozen.org) and I was lucky enough to grab it. In these two examples Chris is showing the differences in his playing style from when he was younger to now. The first solo […]
Here’s an interesting video I just found the other day! This is Chris Potter playing a gig when he was 15 years old! Chris Potter is one of the top tenor saxophone player’s in the world right now. It is so interesting to hear where he was at when he was just 15 years […]
Here’s a great interview with Chris Potter that I came across just now on Facebook. Chris Potter is one of the top tenor saxophone players in the world. There is an unbelievable solo performance in the beginning of the video and this is a very insightful interview. Chris talks about practicing and different aspect of […]