Tommy Potter

Tommy Potter

born on 21/9/1918 in Philadelphia, PA, United States

died on 1/3/1988 in New York City, NY, United States

Tommy Potter

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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.[1]

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.


  • Tommy Potter's Hard Funk, (East-West, 1956)

As sideman

With Gene Ammons

  • All Star Sessions (Prestige, 1950-55 [1956])

With Al Cohn

  • Al Cohn's Tones (Savoy, 1950 [1956])

With Tommy Flanagan

  • The Tommy Flanagan Trio (Moodsville, 1960)

With Jimmy Forrest

  • Out of the Forrest (Prestige, 1961)
  • Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest (Prestige, 1961)
  • Most Much! (Prestige, 1961)
  • Soul Street (New Jazz, 1962)

With Stan Getz

  • Stan Getz Quartets (Prestige, 1949-50 [1955])
  • The Complete Roost Recordings (Blue Note, 1950–54 [1997])

With Willis Jackson

  • Please Mr. Jackson (Prestige, 1959)
  • Cool "Gator" (Prestige, 1959)
  • Blue Gator (Prestige, 1959)
  • Together Again! (Prestige, 1959 [1965]) - with Jack McDuff
  • Together Again, Again (Prestige, 1959 [1966]) - with Jack McDuff

With Cecil Payne

  • Patterns of Jazz (Savoy, 1956)

With Freddie Redd

  • Freddie Redd in Sweden (1956)

With Sonny Stitt

  • Kaleidoscope (Prestige, 1950 [1957])
  • Stitt's Bits (Prestige, 1950 [1958])
  • Stitt in Orbit (Roost, 1962)

With Joe Williams

  • Together (Roulette, 1961) with Harry "Sweets" Edison

With Phil Woods


  1. ^ Paul Desmond Interviews Charlie Parker Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 28 June 2013.
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