Chris Potter Quartet

7 & 9 p.m. Mon.-Tue. • Dakota Jazz Club • $15-$25

Saxophonist Potter has come a long way from his days as the whiz kid in trumpeter Red Rodney's bebop and post-bop band. Playing with Rodney gave him one degree of separation from another fabled saxophonist with the initials CP — the revolutionary genius Charlie Parker. Potter has gone on to work with Paul Motian, Dave Holland and Steely Dan, plus 18 albums as a bandleader, and has often collaborated lately with Twin Cities-bred pianist Craig Taborn. He'll lead a quartet anchored by drummer Nate Smith, who's also his sidekick in the Dave Holland Quintet. Tom Surowicz