Make sure you head on over to to purchase this fantastic transcription of this Chris Potter Tour De Force. This recording was taken from a masterclass and quite appropriately Chris Potter puts on a clinic here: exploring so many possibilities harmonically, melodically, technically etc., You can hear the entire arrangement and rhythm section throughout and a cascading flow of new ideas chorus after chorus.

If you play take a little time and put the vid on full view and follow the score and then take some time to explore what he’s actually doing a section at a time. Amazing what tools are available to us these days for learning and often they are free. I promise, I really am going to stick to my goal of presenting more posts with Strong Saxual Content 🙂

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.