Tommy Potter with Charlie Parker, August 1947
Photo: William P. Gottlieb
|Birth name||Charles Thomas Potter|
|Born||September 21, 1918|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||March 1, 1988 69)(aged|
|Associated acts||Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Billy Eckstine|
Charles Thomas Potter (September 21, 1918 – March 1, 1988) was a jazz double bass player, best known for having been a member of Charlie Parker's "classic quintet", with Miles Davis, between 1947 and 1950.
Born in Philadelphia, Potter had first played with Parker in 1944, in Billy Eckstine's band with Dizzy Gillespie, Lucky Thompson and Art Blakey.
Potter also performed and recorded with many other notable jazz musicians, including Earl Hines, Artie Shaw, Bud Powell, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Max Roach, Eddie Heywood, Tyree Glenn, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Buck Clayton and Charles Lloyd.
With Gene Ammons
With Al Cohn
With Tommy Flanagan
With Jimmy Forrest
With Stan Getz
With Willis Jackson
With Jo Jones
With Cecil Payne
With Freddie Redd
With Sonny Stitt
With Joe Williams
With Phil Woods
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