Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Jazz Musician of the Day: Sam Rivers

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Sam Rivers
All About Jazz is celebrating Sam Rivers' birthday today!

Samuel Carthorne Rivers (born September 25, 1923, El Reno, Oklahoma) is a jazz musician and composer. He performs on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, and piano. Rivers was previously thought to have been born in 1930. Rivers\'s father was a gospel musician who had sung with the Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Silverstone Quartet, exposing Rivers to music from an early age. Rivers moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1947... Read more.

Place our Musician of the Day widget on your website or blog.

Visit Website

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Contrasts
Contrasts
ECM Records
2014
buy
Reunion: Live In New York
Reunion: Live In New...
Pi Recordings
2012
buy
Fuchsia Swing Song
Fuchsia Swing Song
Blue Note Records
2011
buy
[no cover]
Black Africa!...
FMP
2009
buy
Violet Violets
Violet Violets
Stunt Records/Sundance Music
2005
buy
Purple Violets
Purple Violets
Stunt Records/Sundance Music
2005
buy
Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
John Coltrane John Coltrane
saxophone
Charles Mingus Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins
saxophone
Eric Dolphy Eric Dolphy
reeds
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
sax, alto
Bobby Hutcherson Bobby Hutcherson
vibraphone
Cecil Taylor Cecil Taylor
piano
Andrew Hill Andrew Hill
piano
Albert Ayler Albert Ayler
sax, tenor

Shop

News

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: Motéma Music | BUY IT  

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.