Chris Potter

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    Saxophonist Chris Potter (left), tabla player Zakir Hussain and bassist Dave Holland

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    Wayne Shorter (shown here in a scene from the documentary Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes) won three categories in the 2019 DownBeat Readers Poll: Jazz Artist, Jazz Album (for Emanon) and Soprano Saxophone.

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    James Francies arranged a version of Rufus’ “Ain’t Nobody” for his debut album, which was met with approval from the song’s original singer, Chaka Khan.

    A New Golden Age of Pianists

    Jazz pianism today stands at an apex.

    There have been other moments in the music’s history when innovation rushed…

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    Johnathan Blake takes musical cues from his late father, John Blake Jr., a violinist who performed with McCoy Tyner and Archie Shepp.

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    Eric Harland (left), Chris Potter and James Francies have recorded a new album, Circuits.

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    Drummer Eric Harland teamed with tenor saxophonist Daniel Rovin and bassist Austin White to found the label GSI Records.

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    Marquis Hill Blacktet is set to play 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at The University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

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    Thundercat performs at the 39th Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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    Pianist and vocalist Alina Engibaryan included only one cover on her recently released sophomore album, We Are.

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    BOP Trio, which comprises bassist Linda May Han Oh (from left), drummer Johnathan Blake and saxophonist Chris Potter, recently played Giant Step Arts’ opening event, a two-night run at Manhattan’s Jazz Gallery.

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    Drummer Johnathan Blake will lead a trio during Giant Step Arts’ kick-off events, which are scheduled for Sunday and Monday at the Jazz Gallery in New York.

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    Drummer Eric Harland leads Voyager and plays in a handful of other ensembles.

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    Anat Cohen (left) and the members of Trio Brasileiro—Douglas Lora, Dudu Maia and Alexandre Lora—collaborated on the Grammy-nominated album Rosa Dos Ventos (Anzic).

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    Saxophonist Chris Potter (left), bassist Dave Holland and tabla player Zakir Hussain of the band Crosscurrents.

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    Wynton Marsalis is the newest inductee in the DownBeat Hall of Fame.

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    Glenn Zaleski (left), Melissa Aldana, Philip Dizack, Pablo Menares and Craig Weinrib perform at the San Francisco Jazz Festival on June 13.

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    Lionel Loueke (left), Dave Holland, Chris Potter and Eric Harland are Aziza. The supergroup performed in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 6.

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    Trumpeter Alex Sipiagin recruited tenor saxophonist Chris Potter and other formidable players for the album Moments Captured.

    Sipiagin Soars on New Sextet Album

    The following is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the June 2017 issue of DownBeat:

    Last fall, Alex…

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    Dave Holland, a newly named NEA Jazz Master, performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz.

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    Dave Holland (left) and Chris Potter perform at the Tampere Jazz Happening in Tampere, Finland, on Nov. 6.

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    Roy Hargrove performs at the Detroit Jazz Festival on Sept. 3.

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    Chris Potter performs at the Jazzkaar Festival in Tallinn, Estonia, on April 27.



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