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Chris Potter with his brand new/old Selmer Mark VI

October 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Well, I said it in my last post and Chris has gone and proven me right. These new videos are of his Underground band and Chris playing his new gold lacquer Selmer Mark VI. You can see his previous horn, a silver Selmer Balanced Action model in the video just under this one. I should also note he is using a new ligature, an Olegature. This first one, “The Wheel” is in 15/8 and no one in the band ever bats an eyelash. Try counting it! The last tune, The Single Petal of a Rose, is Chris playing like I have never heard him play before. What a beautiful, lyrical player he is. I really think Chris Potter is well on his way to becoming one of the most important figures in all of jazz. He is, in my opinion, a true genius.
The Wheel
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Viva Las Vilnius
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The Single Petal of a Rose
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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nieves // Jan 27, 2010 at 7:50 am


    I love your web site. It is very usefull. I don’t find any e-mail to write you, so i decided to use your blog…

    I am a sax’s beginner. And i bought a J.Michael Alto sax. I don’t know how is it. Is it a good choice to start to play sax?


  • 2 aurel // May 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Chris played an early SBA (not a BA) before. (34xxx transitional model)
    Shitty sound the mark VI, but Chris sounds like … Chris…

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