Chris Potter at the Lyric Theatre, Lexington KY


It would be a pretty good idea to be in Lexington, KY on Sunday night.  One of the very best saxophonists on the planet is gonna be in town for an April 22nd show at the Lyric Theatre.  Tenor saxophonist Chris Potter is currently doing a Midwest tour swing with his quartet of drummer Dan Weiss, guitarist Adam Rogers and bassist Fima Ephron.  You can reliably count on Potter for some modern straight-ahead goodness… except when you can’t.  While Potter has come up through the tradition of old-school jazz and made his mark on the modern post-bop era, his creative drive is just as likely to take things off the familiar path as it is to keep to the center of the lane.  That he’s got drummer Dan Weiss in tow is probably a good sign of the potential for unconventional music.  Weiss’s new album Starebaby is out this month, and his willingness to go old-school, new-school or no-school is certainly something that Potter will feed off.

This show is part of the Origins Jazz Series, which has been bringing some intriguing shows to the Lexington scene.

Here’s a track off Potter’s 2017 release The Dreamer is the Dream (on ECM Records).  We have no way of knowing what any one live show will ultimately sound like, but here’s a sense of what’s what:

The show details:

When:  Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 7:30pm

Where:  Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third, Lexington, KY.

Tickets are $25.

The Lyric Theatre’s site-> LINK

The artist’s site-> LINK

Learn more about the Origins Jazz Series-> LINK

And you should probably check out Walter Tunis’s write-up of Potter and the upcoming show.  Tunis is a nice resource for Lexington’s music and art scene.