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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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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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Conspirators of Pleasure

SUNDANCE SUBWAY COUPLE ANGEL CHILE Jeanne Lee Conspiracy Earthforms : 1975 JL, voice; Sam Rivers, soprano and tenor sax; Gunter Hampel, flute, piano; Jack Gregg, bass; Steve McCall, drums. “People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly… Continue reading

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