Chris Potter & Special Guests
Chris Potter w/ special guests
All-Star Trio Plus One

Chris Potter & Special Guests

w/ craig Taborn, Eric Harland, & dave holland

MAR 17-20 | SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Chris Potter

Mar 19 - Mar 20, 2022
Miner Auditorium
SatMar 19
7:30 PM

$35 | $55 | $75 | $95

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SunMar 20
7:00 PM

$30 | $50 | $70 | $85

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Over the past three decades, saxophonist Chris Potter has set Olympic standards in any number of settings: solo projects, trios, 10-piece bands, big bands. His new quartet features some of his oldest friends, who also happen to be among the most accomplished improvisers in jazz: bassist Dave Holland, keyboardist Craig Taborn, and drummer Eric Harland. With each, in varying combinations, Potter has performed for years. Taborn was a member of his “Underground” band, defined by its rough embrace of rock and funk. Harland is in his grooving “Circuits” trio. And Potter, of course, has been Holland’s go-to saxophonist for more than two decades. But this is the first time these four master players have come together as a quartet. Their SFJAZZ performances will be lessons in interaction, imagination, and intuition. “It doesn’t matter what the notes on the page are,” Potter says. “We could play free, we could play standards, and it’s going to sound like us.”

A monster saxophonist, Potter is one of the premiere improvisers of recent decades and a ubiquitous influence among younger players. Since emerging as a sideman 30 years ago with bebop trumpeter Red Rodney, he has played with everybody, from Pat Metheny to Steely Dan. A path-finding musician, he joins the SFJAZZ Collective this fall.

 

 

ABOUT CHRIS POTTER

Potter’s new all-star quartet features some of his oldest friends, who also happen to be among the most accomplished improvisers in jazz.

CONCERT SPONSOR
Rafael Costas

The emergence of Chris Potter as one of the most dynamic young players in jazz has been fascinating to behold.

Chicago Tribute

The emergence of Chris Potter as one of the most dynamic young players in jazz has been fascinating to behold.

Chicago Tribute

Personnel

Chris Potter tenor and soprano saxophone
Craig Taborn keyboards
Dave Holland bass
Eric Harland drums
 

A tenorist who can remind you of Joe Henderson at his craftiest, [Potter] employs his considerable technique in the service of music rather than spectacle.

The New Yorker

Personnel

Chris Potter tenor and soprano saxophone
Craig Taborn keyboards
Dave Holland bass
Eric Harland drums
 

A tenorist who can remind you of Joe Henderson at his craftiest, [Potter] employs his considerable technique in the service of music rather than spectacle.

The New Yorker

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