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We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the great Sam Rivers. That last name is as right as rain — his talents were so varied, multifarious, they were like streams that fed into the greater ocean of jazz. Best… Continue reading

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Culmination, of a sort

Portrait by SAM RIVERS We had hoped that this would be a celebratory post. Given the passing of Sam Rivers on December 26th, it is necessarily mournful. What started as a jolly contest concludes as a teary memorial. As we… Continue reading

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PULSAR Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra Trilogy [Edge] Mosaic : 2011 SR, soprano sax; Jeff Rupert and Chris Charles, alto sax;  Charlie DeChant and David Pate, tenor sax; Brian Mackie, baritone sax; Tom Parmenter, Brian Scanlon, Mike Iapichino, and… Continue reading

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FMP #5: Rivers & Breuker

The latest offerings from our store. Special discount for the next two weeks – these gems are only $7.99! First, we’re proud to make one of the late Willem Breuker‘s most important albums available again. Up until now an LP-only… Continue reading

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Tongues Untied

BLACK AFRICA – PART 3 Sam Rivers Black Africa! Perugia Horo : 1977 SR, flute, soprano sax, vocals; Joe Daley, tuba and euphonium; Sidney Smart, drums and percussion. This double album is not to be confused with its sister effort… Continue reading

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Many Doors, Many Mansions

EARTH SONG SOUND IT OUT Jason Moran Black Stars Blue Note : 2001 JM, piano; Sam Rivers, tenor sax, flute; Tarus Mateen, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums. As an antidote to the recent strain of Jazz is Dead discussions, NPR’s A… Continue reading

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SUMMER RE-UP: Pan-tones

Originally posted 24 September 2006 AMBER MAUVE ONYX+TOPAZ Sam Rivers Hues ABC/Impulse : 1975 Amber: SR, tenor sax; Cecil McBee, bass; Norman Connors, drums, percussion. Mauve: SR, tenor sax; Richard Davis, bass, Warren Smith, vibes (?), drums. Onyx+Topaz: SR, soprano… Continue reading

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