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Sam Rivers

ts, fl, ss, 1923-2011 US, El Reno, Oklahoma
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Samuel Carthorne Rivers

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.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 was an influential and prominent artist in jazz music.

  • Tenor sax
  • Flute
  • Soprano sax
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Jazz
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
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Luminous Monolith on Fuchsia Swing Song by Sam Rivers
Point Of Many Returns on Contours by Sam Rivers
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Gangsterism On A River on Black Stars by Sam Rivers & Jason Moran

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Lyon 29.03.1997Sam Rivers, Tony Hymas, Noël Akchoté, Paul Rogers, Jacques Thollot2018Album
Reunion: Live In New YorkSam Rivers / Dave Holland / Barry Altschul2012Album
Violet VioletsSam Rivers * Ben Street * Kresten Osgood2005Album
Purple VioletsSam Rivers / Ben Street / Kresten Osgood + Bryan Carrott2005Album
CelebrationSam Rivers2004Album
VistaSam Rivers, Adam Rudolph, Harris Eisenstadt2004Album
City Of NeighbourhoodsNOJO With Reaction Studios2004Album
Fuchsia Swing SongSam Rivers2003Album
Fluid MotionSam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole, Jonathan Powell & David Manson2002Album
Winter GardenSam Rivers - Tony Hymas1999Album
TangensSam Rivers & Alexander von Schlippenbach1998Album
Eight Day JournalSam Rivers - Tony Hymas1998Album
Trio LiveSam Rivers1998Album
PortraitSam Rivers1997Album
Hints On Light And ShadowJulian Priester / Sam Rivers1997Album
ConceptSam Rivers - Anthony Cole - Doug Mathews1997Album
Backgrounds For ImprovisorsImprovisors Pool Featuring Sam Rivers And Alexander von Schlippenbach1996Album
ConfigurationSam Rivers - Noël Akchoté - Tony Hymas - Paul Rogers - Jacques Thollot1996Album
The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers SessionsSam Rivers1996Album
Salutes The SaxophoneRoots - Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, Nathan Davis, Chico Freeman, Don Pullen, Santi Debriano, Tommy Campbell1992Album
Dimensions & ExtensionsSam Rivers1986Album
Intertwining SpiritsStephen McCraven Quartet Featuring Sam Rivers1983Album
Just JazzDizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers1981Compil.
Just JazzEarl Hines, Sam Rivers1980Compil.
ContrastsSam Rivers1980Album
WavesSam Rivers1979Album
The Live Trio SessionsSam Rivers1978Album
ParagonSam Rivers1977Album
Rendez-VousSam Rivers & Mario Schiano1977Album
Sam Rivers Con Schiano Altschul E HollandSam Rivers Con Mario Schiano, Barry Altschul E Dave Holland1977Single
Black Africa! Villalago (Black Africa 1)Sam Rivers1977Album
Black Africa! Perugia (Black Africa 2)Sam Rivers1977Album
Vol. 2Sam Rivers / Dave Holland1977Album
Flutes!Sam Rivers · James Newton1977Album
Dedicated To The Late John Coltrane And Other Jazz PoemsKazuko Shiraishi Featuring Sam Rivers1977Album
Capricorn RisingDon Pullen Featuring Sam Rivers1976Album
The QuestSam Rivers1976Album
Dave Holland / Sam RiversDave Holland / Sam Rivers1976Album
SizzleSam Rivers1976Album
InvolutionSam Rivers1975Album
HuesSam Rivers1975Album
CrystalsSam Rivers1974Album
StreamsSam Rivers1973Album
A New ConceptionSam Rivers1966Album
Fuchsia Swing SongSam Rivers1965Album
ContoursSam Rivers1965Album
Just Jazz Vol. 1Earl Hines / Albert Ayler / Sam Rivers / Ornette Coleman / Anthony BraxtonCompil.
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