Sam Rivers

Sam Rivers - The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions 1964-67 (1996) {3CD Box Set Mosaic MD3-167}

Sam Rivers - The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions 1964-67 (1996) {3CD Box Set Mosaic MD3-167}
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© 1964-67, 1996 Blue Note / EMI-Capitol Music / Mosaic Records | MD3-167
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

From the time of his first Blue Note recording in 1964 to his final session for the label in 1967, Sam Rivers made stunning progress as an avant-garde innovator. Starting with an inside/outside hard bop foundation, Rivers quickly took his music as far out as he could while maintaining a recognizable structure; his work fearlessly explored wildly dissonant harmonies and atonality, dense group interaction, cerebral rumination, and passionately intense, free-leaning solos.
Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1989, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6420
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Groove / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. An overlooked gem from reedman Sam Rivers – and a set that's surprisingly soulful, given that most of his other work from this stretch is much more outside! The album's got a laidback groove on most numbers – with rhythm from Daryll Thompson on guitar, Rael Wesley Grant on bass, and Steve McCraven on drums – often in this midtempo mode that has the electric currents providing a subtle bounce, which opens up as Rivers solos on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! The style's a few steps down from funky fusion, but not that far away, either – and Sam proves to be an expressive soloist in the setting, in ways we really wouldn't have expected. Titles include "Swirl", "Chant", "Coral", "Lazuli", "Ripples", "Dandelions", "Devotion", "Beatrice", and "Sprung".

Sam Rivers - Black Africa (1976) {Atomic Records 76813}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 13, 2016
Sam Rivers - Black Africa (1976) {Atomic Records 76813}

Sam Rivers - Black Africa (1976) {Atomic Records 76813}
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© 1976, 2009 Atomic Records / Horo Records | 76813
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

This edition presents, for the first time ever on CD, the complete long unavailable 1976 Villalago performance by the Sam Rivers Trio, featuring Don Pullen as a guest soloist. One of the best exponents of free jazz, this set features Rivers playing tenor and soprano saxophones, flute and piano on an extended exploration of his "Black Africa".
Sam Rivers - A New Conception (1966) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Sam Rivers - A New Conception (1966) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
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© 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81055
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. The title of A New Conception refers to Sam Rivers' ingenious interpretations of standards on this record. Rivers treats the songs – such familiar items as "When I Fall in Love," "I'll Never Smile Again," "That's All," "What a Difference a Day Makes," and "Secret Love" – with respect, but he doesn't treat them as museum pieces. He knows that if the songs are to remain fresh, they need to be heard in different ways, and he skillfully opens up each composition to contemporary avant-garde techniques.

Sam Rivers - Crystals (1974)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 18, 2015
Sam Rivers - Crystals (1974)

Sam Rivers - Crystals (1974)
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Genre: jazz

Crystals is a 1974 album by saxophonist Sam Rivers, originally released on ABC Impulse. The album has Fred Kelly, Joe Ferguson, Roland Alexander, Paul Jeffrey, Sinclair Acey, Ted Daniel, Richard Williams, Charles Majeed Greenlee, Charles Stephens, Joe Daley, Gregory Maker, Warren Smith, and Harold Smith joining him on this recording produced by Ed Michel. This CD was released by Verve in 2002.

Sam Rivers - Waves (1978) {Tomato Music}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 10, 2015
Sam Rivers - Waves (1978) {Tomato Music}

Sam Rivers - Waves (1978) {Tomato Music}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

An explosive late '70s set with underrated composer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger Sam Rivers leading a strong quartet. While bassist and cellist Dave Holland and percussionist Thurman Barker merged to form a strong, challenging rhythm section, Rivers and Joe Daley, playing tuba and baritone horn, worked together to create instrumental dialogues in sequence. Their array of contrasting voicings, with Rivers on tenor and soprano sax and flute, makes for compelling listening.

Sam Rivers - Contours (1965)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 18, 2014
Sam Rivers - Contours (1965)

Sam Rivers - Contours (1965)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49 min | 112 MB
Label: Blue Note | Rel: 1965

On Contours, his second Blue Note album, tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers fully embraced the avant-garde, but presented his music in a way that wouldn't be upsetting or confusing to hard bop loyalists. Rivers leads a quintet featuring trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Joe Chambers through a set of originals that walk a fine line between probing, contemplative post-bop and densely dissonant avant-jazz. Each musician is able to play the extremes equally well while remaining sensitive to the compositional subtleties. Rarely is Contours anything less than enthralling, and it remains one of the high watermarks of the mid-'60s avant-garde movement.
Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul - Reunion: Live In New York (2012) [2CD] {Pi Recordings}

Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul - Reunion: Live In New York (2012) [2CD] {Pi Recordings}
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© 2012 Pi Recordings | PI45
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Jazz

The trio glides effortlessly between bebop passages, tonal and atonal breaks and some passionate soloing. Rivers switches between tenor and soprano saxophones, flute and piano, each with its own personality. His tenor paints wide splotches of sound, while his soprano cuts more precise channels. On flute he pops and floats, and his piano sound is informed by a more charming Cecil Taylor. Where Holland’s current ensembles featured his organization, here he is freed up to explore without a map. He takes several solos, passages unexpected yet built like a hurricane-proofed structure.
Sam Rivers / Dave Holland / Barry Altschul - Reunion: Live In New York 2CD (2012)

Sam Rivers / Dave Holland / Barry Altschul - Reunion: Live In New York 2CD (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 86:53 min | 197 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Pi Recordings

There will be no more opportunities to experience saxophonist Sam Rivers, who passed away in 2011, at 89. Then again, you probably hadn't caught him live in decades, since he chose to live in Florida from the early 1990s, although he did release several large ensemble sessions. His 1960s Blue Note Records and 70s Impulse! dates continue to be treasured classics. What ardent fans and collectors look for these days are his trio LPs with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Barry Altschul. Long out-of-print and treasure-seekers booty, these historic (yet obscure) sounds from Rivers' 1970s trio delineated a new path for free jazz that didn't jettison melody for dissonance.
Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra - Inspiration (1999) {RCA/Victor}

Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra - Inspiration (1999) {RCA/Victor}
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© 1999 RCA / Victor / BMG France | 74321-64717-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Experimental Big Band / Avant-Garde Jazz

Sam Rivers RIP. INSPIRATION was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual Or Group. Prior to Inspiration, Sam Rivers hadn't recorded for a major label in nearly 20 years, and he hadn't cut a studio session in two decades. That doesn't mean he was inactive; he was teaching, playing, and giving concerts but never recording. Aware that many of Rivers' big-band compositions – not only his recent material, but some earlier works as well – had never been given the proper treatment, saxophonist Steve Coleman helped arrange a recording contract with BMG, with the end result being the astonishing Inspiration album.