Wikipedia : This day (January 1st, 1971), in Chicago, Illinois,, is born Chris Potter, an American jazz saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Official Web Site : Down Beat called him One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet while Jazz Times identified him as a figure of international renown. Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebman called him simply, one of the best musicians around,
@allmusic : Potter’s first album to achieve widespread release in the U.S. was his Concord debut, Concentric Circles, and it received generally excellent reviews, marking him as a name to watch.
@last.fm : Potter has released a number of albums as leader and has performed and recorded with many leading musicians including Kenny Werner, Red Rodney, Marian McPartland, the Mingus Big Band, Paul Motian, Ray Brown, Jim Hall,James Moody, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Mike Mainieri,Steve Swallow, Steely Dan, Dave Holland, Joanne Brackeen, and many more.
@Discogs : At age 15 he was spotted by Marian McPartland and was asked to join a tour with a unit such as Woody Herman’s. He kept with schooling and attended, New York’s, the New School, and then Manhattan School of Music