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.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 21st, 1918 (Philadelphia), Died March 1st, 1988 (Philadelphia)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||84899||7/23/1953||Blues in lament||Benny (Bennie) Green||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||84900||7/23/1953||Blow your horn||Benny (Bennie) Green||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||84901||7/23/1953||Expense account||Benny (Bennie) Green||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||84902||7/23/1953||Takin' my time||Benny (Bennie) Green||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88922||11/21/1955||Long ago (and far away)||Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88923||11/21/1955||I remember you||Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88924||11/21/1955||More than you know||Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw||instrumentalist, string bass|
|Decca||88925||11/21/1955||My funny valentine||Gramercy Five ; Artie Shaw||instrumentalist, string bass|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Potter, Tommy," accessed June 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338247.
Potter, Tommy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/338247.
"Potter, Tommy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 June 2021.
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