About the eBook

Chris Potter Plays Acapella Solo Standards

Chris Potter Plays Acapella Solo Standards is a 136-page eBook that features 11 solos over popular jazz standards by the legendary jazz saxophonist Chris Potter. All of the solos were performed at live clinics or masterclasses and feature Potter at his absolute finest! From his infamous 12-minute version of the classic standard “All The Things You Are“, to nine choruses over Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation“, to two versions of “Have You Met Miss Jones“, Chris Potter Plays Acapella Solo Standards features Potter’s brilliant solos over jazz standards that are practical and relatable to any jazz musician.

2020 2nd Edition Update

The eBook was first released in 2012 and an updated 2nd Edition was released in 2020. While the transcriptions themselves remain unchanged in the 2nd edition, there are a few updates to the eBook:

  • Linked Table of Contents (Click any song in the table of contents, and you will be automatically directed to that page!)
  • Bookmarks (Every solo is bookmarked for quick access) (Accessible on any PDF reading software)
  • Four versions available (Bb, Eb, Concert, Bass Clef)
  • You can now purchase any version online and you will be able to immediately download the PDF eBook and mp3 recordings!
  • New Cover

About The Artist

Chris Potter – Award-winning jazz saxophonist

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. 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,” a sentiment shared by the readers of Down Beat in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine’s 2008 Readers Poll.

A potent improvisor and the youngest musician ever to win Denmark’s Jazzpar Prize, Potter’s impressive discography includes 15 albums as a leader and sideman appearances on over 100 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his solo work on “In Vogue,” a track from Joanne Brackeen’s 1999 album Pink Elephant Magic, and was prominently featured on Steely Dan’s Grammy-winning album from 2000, Two Against Nature. He has performed or recorded with many of the leading names in jazz, such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, John Scofield, the Mingus Big Band, Jim Hall, Paul Motian, Dave Douglas, Ray Brown and many others. chrispottermusic.com

About the Author

Eli Bennett – Award-winning jazz saxophonist

ELI BENNETT has distinguished himself as an award-winning tenor saxophonist, composer, author, bandleader, and Leo Award-winning film composer. His debut album Breakthrough was a top-selling jazz album in Canada and was nominated for Jazz Album of the Year at the WCMA’s as well as the TD Grand Jazz Award from the Montreal International Jazz Festival. A Juno-nominated saxophonist, Bennett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Music from Toronto’s Humber College where he studied with Pat LaBarbera, Kirk MacDonald, and shared the stage with Chris Potter, Terence Blanchard, and Dave Holland. In addition to composing the music for over thirty film projects, Bennett’s scores have premiered at Festival de Cannes, the Toronto International Film Festival, and, in 2018, Bennett won a Leo Award for Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Documentary. elibennett.com