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The Elliptical Mambo

CIRCLES VERVE Sam Rivers Contrasts ECM : 1980 SR, soprano sax, flute; George Lewis, trombone; Dave Holland, bass; Thurman Barker, marimba, drums. Sam Rivers – with crucial assistance from his wife – helped launch and sustain the essential NYC loft scene… Continue reading

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Selling It

SCUD DAWN Sam Rivers Sizzle Impulse : 1976 SR, tenor sax, flute; Ted Dunbar, guitar; Dave Holland, bass, cello; Barry Altschul, drums; Warren Smith, drums, vibes, percussion. The recent Sam Rivers Fest on New York’s WKCR, and the culminating concert… Continue reading

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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 sax, flute; Arild Andersen, bass;… Continue reading

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