Tag Archives: Jason Moran

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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Let Us Now Praise (Near-)Famous Men

UNKNOWN Muhal Richard Abrams Tin Palace, NYC 1976.07.18 MRA, piano; Anthony Braxton, alto sax; George Lewis, trombone; Fred Hopkins, bass; Steve McCall, drums. ARHYTHM SONGY Muhal Richard Abrams 1-Oqa+19 Black Saint : 1977 MRA, piano; Anthony Braxton, alto sax; Leonard… 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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