Tommy Potter

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Tommy Potter
Tommy Potter, Charlie Parker and max Raoch, Three Deuces, NYC, ca. August 1947. (Gottlieb).jpg
Tommy Potter with Charlie Parker, August 1947
Photo: William P. Gottlieb
Background information
Birth name Charles Thomas Potter
Born (1918-09-21)September 21, 1918
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died March 1, 1988(1988-03-01) (aged 69)
Genres Jazz
Instruments Double bass
Associated acts Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Billy Eckstine
Tommy Potter, left, with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, and Max Roach, ca. August 1947.
Photo: William P. Gottlieb

Charles Thomas Potter (September 21, 1918 - March 1, 1988) was a jazz double bass player, best known for having been a member of Charlie Parker's "classic quintet", with Miles Davis, between 1947 and 1950.

Born in Philadelphia, Potter had first played with Parker in 1944, in Billy Eckstine's band with Dizzy Gillespie, Lucky Thompson and Art Blakey.[1]

Potter also performed and recorded with many other notable jazz musicians, including Earl Hines, Artie Shaw, Bud Powell, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Max Roach, Eddie Heywood, Tyree Glenn, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Buck Clayton and Charles Lloyd.

Discography[edit]

With Gene Ammons

With Tommy Flanagan

With Jimmy Forrest

With Willis Jackson

With Freddie Redd

With Sonny Stitt

With Phil Woods

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Desmond Interviews Charlie Parker Retrieved 28 June 2013.