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DIMENSIONS AND EXTENSIONS: Sam Rivers, 1923-2011

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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SUMMER RE-UP: She Belongs to a World That’s Destroying Itself

Originally posted 27 September 2007. MR. JOY DREAMS Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show Revenge: “The Bigger the Love The Greater the Hate” Polydor : 1971 Annette Peacock, vocals, arrangements, lyrics, electric vibraphone; Paul Bley, keyboards, synth, electric piano. On “Mr. Joy”: Richard… 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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