Saxophonist Chris Potter was born in Chicago in 1971. At a veryyoung age it was already clear that he had a special talent. As an18-year-old, the musician moved to New York and there developed afriendship with piano teacher Kenny Werner. Greats like Ray Brown,Paul Motion and James Moody asked him to play in their orchestras.In the mid-1990s, Potter was offered the chance to record severalsolo albums with the famous Concord jazz label. On these albums youcan hear that his gift for experimentation and drive for innovationdeliver marvelous original work. During this period, Potter alsojoined the famous pop/jazz duo Steely Dan on a world tour andultimately played the sax on their comeback album Two againstNature. Potter on his saxophone playing: 'My playing is based onthe work of Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Lester Young. I wantto make beautiful music within this framework.' Many American jazzmusicians that are in high demand, like guitarist Adam Rogers, playin Potter's band Underground.