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Chris Potter (right) performs with the Scott Colley Trio at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.
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September 21, 2011 The bassist has been coming to the festival since he was a 12-year-old student musician. Now that he's a world-class bassist, he relished the opportunity to perform his own scorching tunes, with saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Antonio Sanchez.
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Scott Colley's Empire has a strong sense of place, even if it's not his own place.
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November 18, 2010 Colley's not from Kansas, but his music fits the wide-open flatlands, where you can see the weather coming on. Bill Frisell, Brian Blade and Ralph Alessi breathe life into the frameworks the bassist builds on Empire.
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Edward Simon and Gretchen Parlato in rehearsal for the premiere performance of Sorrows and Triumphs at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark.
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June 10, 2010 At the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Ark., Edward Simon premieres a new jazz work, Sorrows and Triumphs. Featuring vocalist Gretchen Parlato and saxophonist David Binney, it's a contemplative piece based on Simon's life as a Buddhist.
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