WBGO - Take Five: Chris Potter

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Monday May 01, 2017

From WBGO – 88.3 fm

Take Five: Chris Potter, Louis Hayes, David Murray, Bryan & the Aardvarks, Jaimie Branch
By: Nate Chinen

This week in Take Five: two boss tenors, in tracks both old and new. A free-thinking trumpeter with her dynamic debut. A veteran hard-bop drummer revisiting the music that helped make his name. And a track from a hyper-literate band that blends many styles into a seamless fabric.

Chris Potter enjoys towering stature as a tenor and soprano saxophonist, and has an impressive if less heralded mastery of bass clarinet and flute. He has also become an incisive bandleader, notably with a quartet featuring David Virelles on piano, Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums.

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