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Samuel Carthorne Rivers (September 25, 1923 – December 26, 2011), was an American jazz musician and composer. He performed on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano.

Rivers was born in Enid, Oklahoma. Active in jazz since the early 1950s, he earned wider attention during the mid-1960s spread of free jazz. With a thorough command of music theory, orchestration and composition, Rivers…

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  • I've got to second MonoPeligroso about "Orb" - what a fantastic, roiling tune. Reminds me of Pharoah's Dance, with all that sprawling, building and ebbing energy packed into less than half the running time.
  • Riverman blows the tenor like he invented wind itself. Climb the Vines up to the cliffs of Norp and jump into a dill-blue sea of jazz.
  • "Orb" is clearly one of his best compositions, ... it feels like a quest for THE GROOVE in a sea of turbulence and complex walls of ominous sound, and then you finally arrive to the mighty land of the infectious master flute!
  • Dimensions and Extensions is great, and pretty underexposed. Listen to it, it's very reminiscent of his work with Dave Holland.
  • http://www.lastfm.jp/group/Sam+Rivers+(ss,ts,bcl,flu,harmonica,p)
  • Fuchsia Swing Song grew on me a lot lately, such a stunning record! probably among Blue Note's greatest post-bop albums from back in the day
  • rest in peace ;_;
  • So long and thanks for all the effusive melange.
  • RIP

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