Chris Potter: 7.5
Chris Potter (tenor sax)
Lift: Live at the Village Vanguard (SSC)
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