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Sam Rivers: Dimensions & Extensions (CD: Blue Note RVG)Sam Rivers: Dimensions & Extensions (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Sam River’s fourth album for Blue Note, recorded March 17, 1967, is one of his best. A cover and catalog number were prepared at the time, but for some reason this excellent date with Donald Byrd, Julian Priester, James Spaulding, Cecil McBee, and Steve Ellington remained in vaults for another ten years. The album is varied and challenging but always swinging in the hippest way. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £8.99 


Sam Rivers: Contrasts (CD: ECM)
Contrasts has been unavailable for many years and is now released on CD for the first time, simultaneously with a 180g vinyl reissue. By the time of its recording in 1979, Sam Rivers and Dave Holland had been working together consistently for seven years (with Dave's legendary Conference of the Birds at the start of their collaboration), a powerhouse combination of multi-reeds and double bass.

Of the drummers who passed through the line-up, Thurman Barker was one of the most creative, rippling across drum kit and marimba. Young trombone innovator George Lewis had already worked with Holland and Barker in Anthony Braxton groups. For Contrasts everyone was fired up and ready to play.

Dave Holland always described Sam Rivers's groups as his finishing school. It was Sam - renowned as one of the major teachers in American jazz - who instructed him to play "all the music" - inside, outside, atonal, swing, blues, and all the hues of the jazz and chamber music traditions. (Proper Note) 


Price:  £13.99 

Sam Rivers: Contrasts (CD: ECM)


Sam Rivers: Contrasts (Vinyl LP: ECM)

Price:  £21.99 


180g vinyl pressing. 


Sam Rivers Winds Of Manhattan: Colours (CD: Black Saint)Sam Rivers Winds Of Manhattan: Colours (CD: Black Saint)
 


Price:  £12.99 


Sam Rivers Trio: Firestorm (CD: RivBea Sound Company- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.99 

Sam Rivers Trio: Firestorm (CD: RivBea Sound Company- US Import)


Sam Rivers RivBea Orchestra: Aurora (CD: RivBea Sound Company- US Import)Sam Rivers RivBea Orchestra: Aurora (CD: RivBea Sound Company- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.99 


Sam Rivers: Purple Violets (CD: Stunt Records)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Sam Rivers: Purple Violets (CD: Stunt Records)


Sam Rivers: Violets Violets (CD: Stunt Records)Sam Rivers: Violets Violets (CD: Stunt Records)
 


Price:  £12.99 

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