Potter And Tillman - New York To L.A.: Coasting (LP)
Andrew and Eric both come from Chicago. They met in the early 70's, shortly after Eric's discharge from the U.S. Air Force. They played together on the local jazz scene for several years (among others, with Maulawi). During that period, Andrew also toured with Minnie Riperton and Eric toured with The Dells, Linda Clifford and others. In the late 70's Eric left Chicago for Los Angeles, when he began touring with The Temptations. Since moving to California Eric has played and/or recorded with a variety of artists, including, Willie Bobo, Justo Almario, Alex Acuna, Norman Connors, Billy Paul, GAP Band, Linda Hopkins, Billy Higgins, O.C. Smith, and many others.
Also, in the late 70's Andrew Potter moved to New York, hitting the local jazz scene, which in New York means a lot of world class players. That’s where he met and played with such artists as Carmen Lundy, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ryo Kawasaki, Walter Bishop Jr., Marcus Miller, Alex Foster, and others too numerous to mention. Among other gems, this album contains the beautiful “Good Morning Kiss” written and performed by vocalist Carmen Lundy, one of today's most talented and respected jazz singers. Carmen performed and recorded with musicians such as Kenny Barron, Ray Barretto, Courtney Pine, Roy Hargrove, Ron Carter, and Robert Glasper. In Harlem NYC in the late 1970s she was part of a group of emerging young musicians formed by Walter Bishop Jr. with Marcus Miller on bass, Mayra Casales on congas, Ricky Ford on sax, and Kenny Washington on drums who was later replaced by Andrew Potter. Potter fell in love with Carmen’s work and decided to include “Good Morning Kiss” on this album.
The rest of the band is no less a dream team: Walter Bishop Jr. played and recorded with Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Kai Winding, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Curtis Fuller, Terry Gibbs, Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, and Supersax. Japanese jazz guitarist Ryo Kawasaki worked with Cedar Walton, Gil Evans, Elvin Jones, Chico Hamilton, Gato Barbieri and with James Mason in the legendary fusion band Tarika Blue. Bass player, producer, arranger, composer & vocalist Brad Bobo who wrote & arranged for the Notations, Willie Williams, the Procedures and The Lost Family, also recorded with Eddie Harris, Wilton Felder, The Crusaders and Natalie Cole. Adam Rudolph went on to play and record with Yusef Lateef & Pharoah Sanders.
Renaissance Man, Chapter One
Just Passing Thru
In Your Eyes
Snake Funk, Pt I
Good Morning Kiss
Fonton Fron Funky Bunky
Snake Funk, Pt II
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