Chris Potter: 7.5




Chris Potter (tenor sax)


Lift: Live at the Village Vanguard (SSC)

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Chris Potter (tenor sax), Kevin Hays (piano, Fender Rhodes piano), Scott Colley (bass), Bill Stewart (drums).

Composed by Bill Stewart


Recorded: live at the Village Vanguard, New York, December 13-14, 2002


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

In November 1957, Sonny Rollins became the first jazz artist to record live at the Village Vanguard. Forty-five years later, Chris Potter joins the select list of saxophone greats which includes John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon and Joe Lovano who have recorded at the famed New York City jazz club. Taking center stage midway through the opening track, Potter duets with drummer Bill Stewart for a performance worthy of the Vanguard's rich history. This track is not altogether consistent, but features several spectacular moments.

Reviewer: Darren Mueller

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