Chris Potter Quartet shows its fire power at Ronnie Scott's

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Monday March 19, 2012


Chris Potter Quartet shows its fire power at Ronnie Scott’s
By: Stephen Graham

Chris Potter brought the six-night Jazzwise to the Power of 15 festival at Ronnie Scott’s to a rousing close on Saturday night following support from talented newcomer singer Sara Mitra.

Potter began his two nights at the club the night before, supported by the promising quartet of trumpeter Laura Jurd, and it was a return to London for Potter as a leader following his appearance as a member of McCoy Tyner’s band at the Barbican in November at the London Jazz Festival. With Potter were avant garde pianist David Virelles (last seen touring in the UK in Steve Coleman’s Reflex), the nimble and very fleet-of-foot bassist Joe Martin, with the second avant gardist in the band drummer Gerald Cleaver, better known for his work with avant garde titan William Parker, but also as a member of trumpeter Jeremy Pelt’s genre busting hard bop quintet.

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