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Sam Rivers

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Saxophonist Sam Rivers

September 20, 2009 One of the patriarchs of modern jazz is now leading a big band in the land of Mickey Mouse.

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Saxophonist Sam Rivers

September 20, 2009 One of the patriarchs of modern jazz is now leading a big band in the land of Mickey Mouse.

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Sam Rivers' trio with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul (not pictured) recently released its 2007 reunion show on CD.

October 30, 2012 The late saxophonist's 2007 concert with his classic 1970s small group has been released on CD.

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Sam Rivers' trio with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul (not pictured) recently released its 2007 reunion show on CD.

September 26, 2012 The late saxophonist's 2007 concert with his classic 1970s small group has been released on CD.

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March 3, 2006 The jazz trio headed by Sam Rivers has a new CD out, Violet Violets (Stunt label).

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Sam Rivers.

January 6, 2012 The late multi-instrumentalist and composer exemplified what happens when musicians are empowered.

Zodiac.

July 21, 2009 Hear five jazz songs that might inspire you to ask your fellow jazz fan, "What's your sign?"

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Fuchsia Swing Song

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  • Album: Fuchsia Swing Song
  • Artist: Sam Rivers
  • Label: Blue Note Japan
  • Released: 1964
 

Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions - Complete

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  • Album: Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions - Complete
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Knitting Factory
  • Released: 1976
 

Violet Violets

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  • Album: Violet Violets
  • Artist: Sam Rivers
  • Released: 2006
 

Diaspora Blues

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  • Album: Diaspora Blues
  • Artist: Steven Bernstein
  • Label: Tzadik
 

Terry Gibbs Plays Jewish Melodies in Jazztime

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  • Album: Terry Gibbs Plays Jewish Melodies in Jazztime
  • Artist: Terry Gibbs
  • Label: Verve