Potter / Mehldau / Patitucci / Blake


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Chris Potter (sax), Brad Mehldau (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Johnathan Blake (drums)

Chris Potter, widely recognised for being one of the most influential sax players of his generation, joins Brad Mehldau, possibly the finest Jazz pianist of the last 20 years, to create a spanking new quartet, alongside another two great musicians, John Patitucci on the double bass and Johnathan Blake on the drums.

This star-spangled quartet due to release their first album in March 2024 are bang on track to give a magnificent concert at the 59th Jazzaldia.

Chris Potter is a leading light of contemporary Jazz, a saxophonist and composer with boundless creativity and mesmerizing improvisational skills. His energetic, sophisticated, dynamic and expressive style ranges from vigorously classic Jazz to the most avant garde fusion.

Brad Mehldau is one of the most highly acclaimed pianists of his generation. Terms like sensitivity, elegance, innovation, sophistication and strength define the musical personality of this marvellous North American pianist, capable of creating and performing music replete with nuances, evocative and narrative.

John Patitucci, a composer and performer who has worked with the Jazz greats like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard… With pop stars such as Sting, Aaron Neville, Natalie Cole, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Milton Nascimento and Joao Gilberto. And with big-name composers including Henry Mancini, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Ry Cooder…

A prodigy on the 6-string electric guitar and the double bass, Patitucci is a model for countless bass players who admire his complex language, his versatility, his technical precision and his characteristic sound.

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