Chris Potter has to be one of the best young tenor players in jazz today. He started sitting in with our band on a regular basis around 1979. I'm sure he was still in single digits. Even at that age Chris could really play. His folks would bring him to the gigs and stay with him till he had to go home (school nights and such). As far as I know, no one else in his family plays any musical instrument. This picture was taken in the studio during our recording sessions. I'm indebted to Chris for his generous contributions. His playing lifted each song to another level. I'm indeed grateful for his participation.
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