LISTEN NOW to Sam Rivers on Nancy Wilson’s
Jazz Profiles – “Blowin’ Against the Wind”,
about 53 minutes, RealAudio,
with thanks to National Public Radio
For the most complete Sam Rivers disc-, session-, and gig- ography
from the early 60’s to the day before yesterday,
see Rick Lopez’ remarkable
The Whole Shebang!
This music is part of his repertoire of over 400 original compositions for a Jazz Orchestra. Two of the compositions have been commissioned by, and all are dedicated to, the Lincoln Center for the Arts.
“I have the distinct honor of being the only musician in the history of jazz to have performed and/or recorded with the most important musicians in blues, swing, bebop and the avant garde.”
He has been playing solo or with various artist in bands with a multitude of some of the greatest musicians of this century. Such musicians as:
Dizzy Gillespie, Cecil Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Miles Davis, Billy Holliday, Winton & Branford Marsalas , BB King, Jimmy Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon, T-Bone Walker, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Dave Holland, George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, Kevin Eubanks, Ron Carter, Arthur Blythe, Nathan Davis, Chico Freeman, Santi Debriano, Norman Connors, Joe Daley, Thurman Barker, Hal Galper, WarrenSmith, Archie Shepp, Steve Coleman, Greg Osby, Roy Hargrove, Thurman Barker, Chaka Kahn as well as 100’s of others.
The 2 time Grammy Award Nominee felt truly fortunate to be able to present to you some of the music he has spent his life creating.