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Chris Potter Discography Project
    Update! (August, 2017) I've begun the process of updating the discography and redesigning the layout. Check it out here: Chris Potter Discography. The discography is now sortable, searchable, and will include links to transcriptions of solos on the assocaited albums. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or updates. Soon I'll start redirecting this page to the new one. Thanks!
    A few notes:
    • 1. I've fallen a bit behind on updating the discography with albums released between about mid 2015 to present. I'm planning on updating the site with all recent releases within the next month (i.e. July 2017). Everything prior to 2015/2016 is up-to-date, as far as I'm aware.

    • 2. Most of the album art is linked via Amazon.com, and now some ad-blockers are now treating these images as ads and thus may prevent them from displaying in your browser.

    • 3. This site was originally designed for desktop use (i.e. not phones), but I've done my best to make it useable on phones. The next incantation, coming soon, will be easier to navigate on mobile devices.

    • 4. If you want to get in touch regarding the discography feel free to contact me.


    -Ramsey (June 8, 2017)
  1. Red Alert

    Leader: Red Rodney
    Recorded: October-November 1990
    Released: April 16, 1991
    Label: UFO/Continuum

    Tracks

    1. In Case of Fire
    2. Sweet Soul
    3. Hope
    4. Island Girl
    5. Little Willie Leaps
    6. Helene
    7. One For Didi
    8. Droppin' Science
    9. Valhalla
    10. Tiffany
    11. Blue Times
    12. Moose the Mooche

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  2. Maxwell's Torment

    Leader: The Jazz Mentality
    Recorded: September 18-19, 1992
    Released: September 6, 1995
    Label: VAI

    Tracks

    1. Mainstream
    2. Bloomdido
    3. Breath
    4. Ivan The Terrible
    5. My foolish Heart
    6. Mooseman
    7. The Monkwalk
    8. Ask Me Now
    9. Maxwell's Torment

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  3. Then and Now

    Leader: Red Rodney
    Recorded: May 13-15, 1992
    Released: September 5, 1992
    Label: Chesky

    Tracks

    1. Woody’n You
    2. Marmaduke
    3. Little Suede Shoes
    4. Un Poco Loco
    5. The Scene Is Clean
    6. Early Autumn
    7. Confirmation
    8. Congo Blues
    9. If You Could See Me Now
    10. Yard’s Pad
    11. Crazeology
    12. Red Rodney interview

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  4. The City Never Sleeps

    Leader: Bill Warfield
    Recorded: March 10, 1992, and
    May 26-28, 1992
    Released: 1994
    Label: Sea Breeze

    Tracks

    1. Sunny Side of the Street
    2. Samba De Loves Me
    3. City Prelude
    4. The City Never Sleeps
    5. A Little Circus Music
    6. Goodbye Pokepie Hat
    7. Salsa En Mi Alma
    8. Tentigo
    9. Daahoud

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  5. Boptism

    Leader: Rich Willey
    Recorded: October, 1992, and
    June, 1993
    Released: 1998
    Label: Boptism

    Tracks

    1. And Another Thing...
    2. Three Little Ladies
    3. That Did It!
    4. Old Folks
    5. First Waltz
    6. Felicia's Song
    7. Barbados
    8. America Our Heritage
    9. Little Treasures
    10. Tampa Blues
    11. Kristina
    12. Margie

    Musicians

    • Rich Willey (tp)
    • Chris Potter
    • Claudio Roditi
    • John Swana
    • Steve Berrios
    • John DiMartino
    • John Webber
    • Larry Camp

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  6. No Looking Back

    Leader: Lavern Butler
    Recorded: December 1-2, 1992
    Released: 1992
    Label: Chesky Records

    Tracks

    1. The Song is You
    2. I Cover the Waterfront
    3. Sunday in New York
    4. Speak Low
    5. It's Alright With Me
    6. Easy To Love
    7. Isn't It A Pity
    8. Make Me Rainbows
    9. Ballad Medley:
    10. Someone to Watch Over Me/
    11. Why Shouldn't I/
    12. Sophisticated Lady
    13. Come Fly With me

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  7. Snuggling-snakes

    Leader: Pete Madsen
    Recorded: December, 1992
    Released: 1993
    Label: Minor Music

    Tracks

    1. Snuggling Snakes
    2. Hodge Podge
    3. Maloca
    4. Ballad for Stan
    5. Photo Finish
    6. Joren's Jungle
    7. The Web That Has No Weaver
    8. Where There was No Path
    9. Francesca
    10. Darkness Persues [sic] the Butterfly
    11. Monkey Wrench

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  8. Harcology

    Leader: Greg Gisbert
    Recorded: December, 28, 1992
    Released: May 18, 1994
    Label: Criss Cross

    Tracks

    1. Is That So?
    2. Harcology
    3. Eleventh Hour
    4. Turning Point
    5. Autumn In New York
    6. Uxmal
    7. Three In One
    8. Eternal Triangle

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  9. 1. Presenting Chris Potter

    Recorded: August 29, 1992
    Released: April 6, 1994
    Label: Criss Cross

    Potter's 1st CD as a leader
    Click here for Potter's Leader Discography

    Tracks

    1. Juggernaut
    2. Uneasy Dreams
    3. The Tail That Wags The Dog
    4. Reflections
    5. So Far
    6. Solar
    7. Cindys Story
    8. General Rodney

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  10. In My Life

    Leader: Marian McPartland
    Recorded: January 28-29, 1993
    Released: June 22, 1993
    Label: Concord

    Tracks

    1. Groove Yard
    2. In My Life
    3. In The Days of Out Love
    4. Red Planet
    5. What's New
    6. Gone With the Wind
    7. Close Your Eyes
    8. For Dizzy
    9. Moon And Sand
    10. Naima
    11. Velas
    12. Ramblin
    13. Singin' the Blues

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  11. Nostalgia In Times Square

    Leader: Mingus Big Band
    Recorded: January 28-29, 1993
    Released: June 22, 1993
    Label: Concord

    Tracks

    1. Nostalgia In Times Square
    2. Moanin'
    3. Self-Portrait in Three Colors
    4. Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid, Too
    5. Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
    6. Mingus Fingers
    7. Weird Nightmare
    8. Open Letter to Duke
    9. Invisible Lady
    10. Ecclusiastics

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  12. Soujurn

    Leader: Owen Howard
    Recorded: April 31, 1993
    Released: September 15, 1995
    Label: Koch Jazz

    Tracks

    1. Sojourn
    2. Introspection
    3. Linear Coordinates
    4. Red Giant
    5. Vignette
    6. Blues for Blackwell
    7. Ascen-Dance

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  13. On the One

    Leader: Ryan Kaiser
    Recorded:
    Released: May 4, 1993
    Label: Columbia

    Tracks

    1. On the One
    2. Far Away
    3. Remembering Tomorrow
    4. Thinking of You
    5. Groovin'
    6. Valhalla
    7. Distant Present
    8. Punjab
    9. Darn That Dream
    10. Bratitudes

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  14. The Brighter Side

    Leader:Joel Spencer and Kelly Sill Quartet
    Recorded:
    Released: May 4, 1993
    Label: Columbia

    Tracks

    1. Fear of Flying
    2. Rose Bud
    3. Greater Fool
    4. Additional Dialogue
    5. Naomi
    6. Brighter Side
    7. Ironic Line
    8. Charlie's Tonic

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  15. Mile by Jazz Mile

    Recorded: April, 1993
    Released: 1999
    Label: Lakeside

    Tracks

    Potter plays on one track:

    1. Peri's Scope

    Musicians

    • Joel Spencer
    • Kelly Sill
    • Chris Potter

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  16. Fujitsu Concord 25th Jazz Festival 1993

    Recorded: July 30-31, 1993
    Released: January 28, 1994
    Label: Concord

    Tracks

      Disc 2:

    1. Introduction
    2. You're Lucky to Me
    3. Medley: All Alone/Tango el Bongo
    4. Crazy She Calls Me
    5. Nobody Else But Me
    6. Introduction
    7. Kung Fu Willie
    8. The Grass Is Greener
    9. Disc 2:

    10. Introduction
    11. Robbins Nest
    12. Tenderly
    13. Introduction
    14. There is No Greater Love
    15. Prelude to a Kiss
    16. Dedication
    17. There Will Never Be Another You
    18. Introduction

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  17. Alive in America

    Leader: Steely Dan
    Recorded: August, 1993 and September 1994
    Released: October 17, 1995
    Label: Giant

    Tracks

    1. Babylon Sisters
    2. Green Earrings
    3. Bodhisattva
    4. Reelin' In the Years
    5. Josie
    6. Book of Liars
    7. Peg
    8. Third World Man
    9. Kid Charlemagne
    10. Sign in Stranger
    11. Aja

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  18. 2. Sundita

    Recorded: December 13, 1993
    Released: December 12, 1995
    Label: Concord

    Potter's 2nd CD as a leader
    Click here for Potter's Leader Discography

    Tracks

    1. Fear Of Flying
    2. Hibiscus
    3. Airegin
    4. New Lullaby
    5. Sundiata
    6. Body and Soul
    7. Leap Of Faith
    8. C.P.'s Blues

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  19. The Feeling's Mutual

    Leader: John Swana
    Recorded: December 16, 1993
    Released: October 18, 1994
    Label: Criss Cross

    Tracks

    1. Litha
    2. Trish
    3. September in the Rain
    4. Autumn Landscape
    5. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
    6. Cosmos
    7. Simple Pleasures
    8. Blues on the Road

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  20. Concentric Circles

    Recorded: March 22, 1994
    Released: January 5, 1959
    Label: Concord

    Potter's 3rd CD as a leader
    Click here for Potter's Leader Discography

    Tracks

    1. Morocco
    2. Klee
    3. Blues in Concentric Circles
    4. Lonely Moon
    5. You and the Night and the Music part two
    6. Mortal Coils
    7. In a Sentimental Mood
    8. Aurora

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  21. Bite of the Apple

    Leader: Pete Delano
    Recorded: December 20-22, 1993 and January 6-7, 1994
    Released: June 07, 1994
    Label: Verve

    Tracks

    1. Spontaneous Id
    2. Heartfelt
    3. Distance Stage
    4. Reflected Soirit
    5. Sweetest Sounds
    6. Sunrise Remembered
    7. Improvisation #2-Blues
    8. On the Spot
    9. Demonic Disorder
    10. Casterllaras

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  22. Reincarnation of a Love Bird

    Leader: Paul Motion
    Recorded: June 1994
    Released: May 10, 2005
    Label: Winter & Winter

    Tracks

    1. Split Decision
    2. Half-Nelson
    3. Ask Me Now???
    4. Reincarnation of a Love Bird
    5. Skippy
    6. 2 Bass Hit
    7. Waseenonet
    8. Ornithology
    9. 'round Midnight
    10. Be-Bop
    11. Split Decision

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  23. 4. Pure

    Recorded: June 14-15, 1994
    Released: 1994
    Label: Concord

    Potter's 4th CD as a leader
    Click here for Potter's Leader Discography

    Tracks

    1. Salome's Dance
    2. Checking Out
    3. Resonance
    4. Bad Guys
    5. Boogie Stop Shuffle
    6. Second Thoughts
    7. That's What I Said
    8. The Fool on the Hill
    9. Bonnie Rose
    10. Easy to Love
    11. The Distance Present
    12. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

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  24. Gunsling Birds

    Leader: Mingus Big Band
    Recorded: July 1994
    Released: January 1, 1995
    Label: Dryfus

    Tracks

    1. Gunslinging Birds
    2. Reincarnatin of a Lovebird
    3. O.P.
    4. Please Don't Come Back From the Moon
    5. Fables of Fabus
    6. Jump Monk
    7. Noon Night/Celia Medley
    8. Hog Callin' Blues
    9. Started Melody

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  25. The Chase

    Leader: Randy Sandke
    Recorded: August 3-4, 1994
    Released: April 21, 1995
    Label: Concord

    Tracks

    1. Lullaby of Broadway
    2. Jordu
    3. I'll Wind
    4. Booker
    5. Chae
    6. Folks Who Live on the Hill
    7. Primordial Blooze
    8. Oh, Miss Hannah
    9. Hyde Park
    10. So In Love
    11. Randy's Rolls Royce

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