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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 David Jones, trumpet;  Keith Oshiro, David Sheffield, and Steve Smith, trombone; Josh Parsons, trombone and tuba; Doug Mathews, bass; Rion Smith, drums.

Hot on the heels of our Tyshawn Sorey contest last week — more on which below, including winners! — we are thrilled to be able to offer another monster giveaway. This week’s prize is Mosaic’s 3-CD Select featuring all-new big band work from living legend Sam Rivers.

Wait: you weren’t aware that Rivers released three new discs worth of material earlier this year? Yeah, we didn’t see it on any year-end lists, either. Kind of snuck out there. You’d think that a triple album from Rivers might generate considerable attention. Perhaps it did, and we simply missed it. Anyway, enjoy a small taste via the player above; much of the set is in a similar stomping vein. Our sincere thanks to the fine folks at Mosaic for allowing us the chance to offer this splendid prize.

We are thinking of a number between 1 and 100. Put your guess in the comments of this post. One guess only and please try not to duplicate other selections; check through the comments before entering. Contest deadline: Midnight EST, Friday, Dec. 23rd. The person who nails our number — or comes closest — wins. Good luck!

We have our winners! Our random number generator came up with 24 for the site’s contest, and we’re happy to announce that Amy, of Irvine, California, is the big winner. Over at our Facebook page,  the machine dialed up 43, which, if we are reading the comments correctly, means Karl-Michael Schneider, of Dublin, came closest (with 44) [oops; so sorry, KMS -ed.], means that Christopher Carville, who guessed the very same, is the proud owner of a new copy of Oblique-I. Congratulations to both winners, and sincere thanks to all who entered!


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