SAM RIVERS

Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Big Band / Eclectic Fusion / Post Bop • United States
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Saxophonist Sam Rivers came up as a bebop musician, but his adventurous style brought him into the realm of free improvisation, where he rose to prominence along with the spread of free jazz in the 1960s. Rivers grew up on the road with his parents, Lillain and Samuel, who were gospel musicians. He began studying at the Boston Conservatory in 1947, and transferred to Boston University, where he studied composition. He soon got involved in the Boston jazz scene working along other students who would become known jazz musicians: Jaki Byard, Gigi Gryce, and Paul Gonsalves among others. It was through an important acquaintance, a young Tony Williams, That Rivers met Miles Davis, and performed with the trumpet player’s quintet for a brief time. Rivers recorded Miles in Tokyo with the Miles Davis quintet, and though Davis eventually found a more fitting partner in Wayne Shorter, Rivers’ playing on this album read more...
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Blue Note 2019
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Fuchsia Swing Song [LP]Fuchsia Swing Song [LP]
Blue Note 2016
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Conference Of The BirdsConference Of The Birds
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ECM 2000
$11.28
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Dimensions And ExtensionsDimensions And Extensions
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Blue Note 2008
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InspirationInspiration
Sony Legacy 1999
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SAM RIVERS Discography

SAM RIVERS albums / top albums

SAM RIVERS Fuchsia Swing Song album cover 4.25 | 4 ratings
Fuchsia Swing Song
Avant-Garde Jazz 1965
SAM RIVERS Contours album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Contours
Post Bop 1965
SAM RIVERS A New Conception album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
A New Conception
Avant-Garde Jazz 1967
SAM RIVERS Crystals album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Crystals
Progressive Big Band 1974
SAM RIVERS Involution album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Involution
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
SAM RIVERS Sizzle album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Sizzle
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
SAM RIVERS Rendez - Vous (with Mario Schiano) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rendez - Vous (with Mario Schiano)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS Vol. 2 (with Dave Holland) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vol. 2 (with Dave Holland)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS Paragon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Paragon
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS Waves album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Waves
Avant-Garde Jazz 1979
SAM RIVERS Contrasts album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Contrasts
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
SAM RIVERS Sam Rivers Winds Of Manhattan ‎: Colours album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Sam Rivers Winds Of Manhattan ‎: Colours
Progressive Big Band 1983
SAM RIVERS Lazuli album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lazuli
Eclectic Fusion 1990
SAM RIVERS Sam Rivers - Noël Akchote - Tony Hymas - Paul Rogers - Jacques Thollot ‎: Configuration album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Sam Rivers - Noël Akchote - Tony Hymas - Paul Rogers - Jacques Thollot ‎: Configuration
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
SAM RIVERS Inspiration album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
Inspiration
Progressive Big Band 1999
SAM RIVERS Winter Garden (with Tony Hymas) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winter Garden (with Tony Hymas)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
SAM RIVERS Culmination album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Culmination
Progressive Big Band 1999
SAM RIVERS Vista album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Vista
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
SAM RIVERS Rivbea Orchestra: Aurora album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Rivbea Orchestra: Aurora
Progressive Big Band 2005
SAM RIVERS Violet Violets (with Ben Street & Kresten Osgood) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Violet Violets (with Ben Street & Kresten Osgood)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
SAM RIVERS Purple Violets album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Purple Violets
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005

SAM RIVERS EPs & splits

SAM RIVERS Jazz Of The Seventies : Una Muy Bonita album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz Of The Seventies : Una Muy Bonita
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS Flutes! (with James Newton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flutes! (with James Newton)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977

SAM RIVERS live albums

SAM RIVERS Streams album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Streams
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
SAM RIVERS Hues album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Hues
Avant-Garde Jazz 1975
SAM RIVERS The Quest (aka I Grandi Del Jazz aka Vision) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Quest (aka I Grandi Del Jazz aka Vision)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1976
SAM RIVERS Black Africa! Villalago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Africa! Villalago
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS Black Africa! Perugia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Africa! Perugia
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS The Tuba Trio : Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tuba Trio : Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS The Tuba Trio ‎: Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tuba Trio ‎: Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS The Tuba Trio ‎: Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz Vol. 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tuba Trio ‎: Essence - The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz Vol. 3
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
SAM RIVERS The Live Trio Sessions (aka Trio Live) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Live Trio Sessions (aka Trio Live)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1978
SAM RIVERS Crosscurrent album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crosscurrent
Eclectic Fusion 1982
SAM RIVERS JazzbuhneBerlin 1982, Vol.10 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
JazzbuhneBerlin 1982, Vol.10
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
SAM RIVERS Concept album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concept
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SAM RIVERS Portrait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Portrait
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SAM RIVERS Tangens (with Alexander von Schlippenbach) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tangens (with Alexander von Schlippenbach)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
SAM RIVERS Eight Day Journal (with Tony Hymas) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eight Day Journal (with Tony Hymas)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
SAM RIVERS Firestorm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Firestorm
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
SAM RIVERS Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole, Jonathan Powell & David Manson : Fluid Motion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole, Jonathan Powell & David Manson : Fluid Motion
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
SAM RIVERS Celebration album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Celebration
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
SAM RIVERS Sam Rivers & The Rivbea Orchestra - Trilogy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sam Rivers & The Rivbea Orchestra - Trilogy
Progressive Big Band 2011
SAM RIVERS Reunion: Live In New York  (with Dave Holland / Barry Altschul) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Reunion: Live In New York (with Dave Holland / Barry Altschul)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
SAM RIVERS Sam Rivers Quartet : Live in Vancouver album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sam Rivers Quartet : Live in Vancouver
Avant-Garde Jazz 2017
SAM RIVERS Sam Rivers trio - featuring Cecil McBee and Norman Connors : Emanation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sam Rivers trio - featuring Cecil McBee and Norman Connors : Emanation
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019
SAM RIVERS Zenith album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zenith
Avant-Garde Jazz 2019

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SAM RIVERS Dimensions and Extensions album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Dimensions and Extensions
Avant-Garde Jazz 1986
SAM RIVERS The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996

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