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Sam Rivers discography

This is a discography of albums by Sam Rivers and albums by other musicians that feature Sam Rivers.


Sam Rivers: leader and co-leader discography

Fuchsia Swing Song, Sam Rivers, 1964, Blue Note 4184

Tracks : Fuchsia Swing Song, Downstairs Blues Upstairs, Cyclic Episode, Luminous Monolith, Beatrice, Ellipsis

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Jaki Byard, Ron Carter, Tony Williams

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Contours, Sam Rivers, 1965, Blue Note 4206

Tracks : Point of Many Returns, Dance of the Tripedal, Euterpe, Mellifluous Cacophony

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Joe Chambers

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A New Conception, Sam Rivers, 1966, Blue Note 4249

Tracks : When I Fall in Love, I'll Never Smile Again, Detour Ahead, That's All, What a Diff'rence a Day Made, Temptation, Secret Love

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Hal Galper, Herbie Lewis, Steve Ellington

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Streams, Sam Rivers, 1973, Impulse! 9251

Tracks : Streams: Spoken Introduction / The Tenor Saxophone Section / The Beginning Of The Flute Section / The Conclusion Of The Flute Section / The Piano Section / The Soprano Saxophone Section

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Cecil McBee, Norman Connors

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Impulse Artists on Tour, Various Artists, 1974, Impulse! 9264

Tracks : Free Love (John Klemmer), Fiesta Dominical (Michael White), Roads Traveled, Roads Veiled (Keith Jarrett), Encuentros (Gato Barbieri), Hues Of Melanin (Sam Rivers)

Musicians : The Sam Riverstrack was recorded live at Yale University. The musicians on the track are: Sam Rivers, Cecil McBee, Barry Altschul

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Crystals, Sam Rivers, 1974, Impulse! 9286

Tracks : Exultation, Tranquility, Postlude, Bursts, Orb, Earth Song

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Sinclair Acey, Ted Daniel, Richard Williams, Charles Stephens, Charles Majeed Greenlee, Joseph Daley, Joe Ferguson, Paul Jeffrey, Roland Alexander, Fred Kelly, Ronnie Boykins, Gregory Maker, Warren Smith, Harold Smith

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Hues, Sam Rivers, 1975, Impulse! 9302

Tracks : Amber, Turquoise, Rose, Chartreuse, Mauve, Indigo, Onyx, Topaz, Ivory Black, Violet

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Arild Andersen, Richard Davis, Cecil McBee, Barry Altschul, Norman Connors, Warren Smith

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Involution, Sam Rivers, 1975, Blue Note BN-LA 453-H2

Tracks : Precis, Paen, Effusive Melange, Involutions, Afflatus, Helix, Violence, Pain, Illusion, Hope, Lust, Desire

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Donald Byrd, Julian Priester, James Spaulding, Andrew Hill, Cecil McBee, Walter Booker, Steve Ellington, J.C. Moses

Two previously unreleased sessions. One by the Sam Rivers Sextet and one by the Andrew Hill Quartet. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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New American Music, Volume 1, Various Artists, 1975, Folkways

Tracks : Bluefish (Gil Evans), Transmutations (Milford Graves), Zoning Fungus II (Mary Lou Williams), Shadows (Sam Rivers), Encounter (Sunny Murray), Gloria (Mary Lou Williams)

Notes : The Sam Rivers track is a solo recording probably from sometime in the early 1970's

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Sizzle, Sam Rivers, 1976, Impulse! 9316

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The Quest, Sam Rivers, 1976, Red Records

Tracks : Expectation, Vision, Judgement, Hope

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul

Released on Pausa in 1977.

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Black Africa! Villalago, Sam Rivers, 1976, Horo HDP 3-4

Tracks : Soprano Section, Piano & Flute Sections, Flute & Tenor Sections, Villalago: Encore, Perugia Concert: Finale

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Don Pullen, Sidney Smart

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Sam Rivers / Dave Holland, Sam Rivers & Dave Holland, 1976, Improvising Artists IAI 37.38.43

Tracks : Waterfall, Cascade

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Dave Holland

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Sam Rivers / Dave Holland Vol. 2, Sam Rivers & Dave Holland, 1977, Improvising Artists IAI 37.38.48

Tracks : Ripples, Deluge

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Dave Holland

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Black Africa! Perugia, Sam Rivers, 1977, Horo HDP 5-6

Tracks : Tenor Section, Piano Section, Flute & Soprano Sections, Tenor Section

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Sidney Smart

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Paragon, Sam Rivers, 1977, Fluid 101

Tracks : Ecstasy, Bliss, Rapture, Tingle, Paragon

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul

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Essence: The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz, Vol I, The Tuba Trio, 1977, Circle RK 2976/1

Tracks : Part I: Instrumental Solo Of The Tenor Sax, Part II: Instrumental Solo Of The Tuba, Part III: Instrumental Solo Of The Drums, Part IV: Group With The Tenor Sax, Part V: Group With The Flute

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Warren Smith

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Essence: The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz, Vol II, The Tuba Trio, 1977, Circle RK 2976/2

Tracks : Part VI: Group with the Soprano Sax, Part VII: Group with the Piano, with a Tuba and a Drum Solo

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Warren Smith

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Essence: The Heat And Warmth Of Free Jazz, Vol III, The Tuba Trio, 1977, Circle RK 2976/3

Tracks : Part VIII: Group With The Tenor Sax, Part IX: Drums Interlude - Group With The Piano

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Warren Smith

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Jazz Of The Seventies: Una Muy Bonita, Sam Rivers Tuba Trio / Earl Cross Sextet, 1977, Circle RK 7376/6

Tracks : Essence: Part X, J.L. March, Una Muy Bonita

Musicians : Track 1: Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Warren Smith / Tracks 2 & 3: Earl Cross, Daoud Haroon, Jimmy Vass, Juma Sultan, Ronnie Boykins, Roger Blank

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Flutes!, Sam Rivers and James Newton, 1977, 76, Circle RK 7677/7

Tracks : Essence: Part XI, Woman, The Dean, Choir

Musicians : Track 1: Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Warren Smith / Tracks 2, 3 & 4: James Newton

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Rendez-vous, Sam Rivers and Mario Schiano, 1977, Vendette

Tracks : Rendez-Vous, Brother Sam, Lover Man, Earth Dance, Sunrise, Cross Current

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Mario Schiano, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul

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The Quest, Sam Rivers, 1977, Pausa

Tracks : Expectation, Vision, Judgement, Hope

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul

Originally released on Red Records in 1976.

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Wildflowers 1: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions, Various Artists, 1977, Douglas NBLP 7045

Tracks : Jays (Kalaparusha), New Times (Ken McIntyre), Over The Rainbow (Sunny Murray & The Untouchable Factor), Rainbows (Sam Rivers), Usu Dance (Air)

Musicians : The musicians on the Sam Rivers track are: Sam Rivers, Jerome Hunter, and Jerry Griffin

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The Live Trio Sessions: The Dedication Series Vol. XII, Sam Rivers, 1978, Impulse! 9352

Tracks : Hues of Melanin: Part One (The Soprano Saxophone Section)/Part Two (The Flute and Vocal Section)/Part Three (Ivory Black: The Piano Section)/Part Four (Violet: The Tenor Saxophone Section), Encore Mauve, Indigo, Suite For Molde: Part One (A. Onyx - The Soprano Saxophone Section, B. Topaz - The Flute Section)/Part Two (The Tenor Saxophone Section)

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Arild Andersen, Cecil McBee, Barry Altschul

Live recordings from 1972 ans 1973 some of which has previously been released on the albums Hues and Impulse Artists On Tour.

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Waves, Sam Rivers, 1979, Tomato

Tracks : Shockwave, Torch, Pulse, Flux, Surge

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Joe Daley, Dave Holland, Thurman Barker

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Contrasts, Sam Rivers, 1980, ECM 1162

Tracks : Circles, Zip, Solace, Verve, Dazzle, Images, Lines

Musicians : Sam Rivers, George Lewis, Dave Holland, Thurman Barker

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Crosscurrent: Live At Jazz Unité, Sam Rivers Quartet, 1981, Blue Marge

Tracks : Swirl, Crosscurrent, Rapture, Riptide, Breeze, Eddy, Sunbeams, Serenity

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Jerry Byrd, Rael Wesley Grant, Steve Ellington

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Colours, Sam Rivers Winds of Manhattan, 1983, Black Saint 0064

Tracks : Lilacs, Colours, Spiral, Matrix, Revival, Blossoms

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Marvin Blackman, Talib Kibwe, Chris Roberts, Steve Coleman, Bobby Watson, Nat Dixon, Bill Cody, Eddie Alex, Jimmy Cozier, Patience Higgins

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Dimensions & Extensions, Sam Rivers, 1986, Blue Note BST 84261

Tracks : Precis, Paen, Effusive Melange, Involutions, Afflatus, Helix

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Donald Byrd, Julian Priester, James Spaulding, Cecil McBee, Steve Ellington

A session from March 1967. Originally released on double LP collection Involution in 1975. This single LP 1986 release is the first release with music and cover art as intended for a 1967 release date.

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Lazuli, Sam Rivers, 1989, Timeless SJP 291

Tracks : Swirl, Dominant, Lazuli, Chant, Coral, Lapis, Ripples, Dandelions, Devotion, Beatrice, Desire, Sprung

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Darryll Thompson, Real Wesley-Grant, Steve McCraven

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Salutes the Saxophone, Roots, 1992, In+Out

Tracks : Cottontail, The Panther, Lester Leaps In, St Thomas, Impressions

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Chico Freeman, Nathan Davis, Arthur Blythe, Don Pullen, Santi Debriano, Tommy Campbell

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Stablemates, Roots, 1993, In+Out

Tracks : Stolen Moments, Ah, George We Hardly Knew Ya, Night Train, Requiem For A Rabbit, Walkin', Linden Boulevard, Stablemates, I Remember Eric Dolphy, The Party's Over

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Chico Freeman, Nathan Davis, Arthur Blythe, Don Pullen, Santi Debriano, Idris Muhmmad

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The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions, Sam Rivers, 1996, Mosaic

Tracks : Fuschia Swing Song, Cyclic Episode, Luminous Monolith, Luminous Monolith (Alt), Ellipsis, Downstairs Blues Upstairs (Alt 1), Downstairs Blues Upstairs (Alt 2), Downstairs Blues Upstairs (Alt 3), Downstairs Blues Upstairs, Beatrice, Point Of Many Returns, Dance Of The Tripedal, Mellifluous Cacophony, Euterpe, Mellifluous Cacophony (Alt), I'll Never Smile Again, That's All, When I Fall In Love, What A Difference A Day Makes, Detour Ahead, Temptation, Secret Love, Paean, Precis, Helix, Effusive Melange, Involution, Afflatus

Notes : A 3 CD / 5 LP set of music originally released on the albums Fuchsia Swing Song, Contours, A New Conception, Involution, and Dimensions & Extensions.

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Configuration, Sam Rivers, Noël Akchoté, Tony Hymas, Paul Rogers, Jacques Thollot, 1996, NATO

Tracks : Béatrice, Cheshire Hotel, Etchings, Configuration, Jennifer, Zing, Sketches, Rififi, Gleam, Ripples, Moonbeams, Nightfall

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Noël Akchoté, Tony Hymas, Paul Rogers, Jacques Thollot

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Concept, Sam Rivers, 1997, Rivbea

Tracks : View, Sprung, Aspect, Point, Line, Concept, Link, Notion, Figure

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole

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Tangens, Sam Rivers & Alexander von Schlippenbach, 1997, FMP

Tracks : Tangens Alpha, Tangens Beta, Tangens Gamma, Tangens Delta, Tangens Epsilon

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Alexander von Schlippenbach

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Portrait, Sam Rivers, 1997, FMP CD 82

Tracks : Image, Silhouette, Reflection, Mirror, Vignette, Shadow, Visage, Profile, Cameo

Musicians : Sam Rivers

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Eight Day Journal, Sam Rivers & Tony Hymas, 1998, Nato

Tracks : Samedi 4 Mars 1984, Dimanche 5 Mars 1984, Lundi 23 Mars 1984, Mardi 21 Mars 1984, Mercredi 5 Avril 1984, Jeudi 16 Avril 1984, Vendredi 22 Septembre 1984, Samedi 29 Septembre 1985

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Tony Hymas, Henry Lowther, François Corneloup, Carol Robinson, Sylvain Kassap, Noël Akchoté, Rita Manning, Sonia Slany, Philip Dukes, Sophie Harris, Chris Laurence, Paul Clarvis

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Trio Live, Sam Rivers, 1998, Impulse! IMPD 268

Tracks : Hues of Melanin (Soprano Saxophone Section / Flute and Vocal Section), Hues of Melanin (Ivory Black: Piano Section), Hues of Melanin (Violet: Tenor Saxophone Section), Suite For Molde (Onyx & Topaz: Soprano Saxophone And Flute Sections), Suite For Molde: (Tenor Saxophone Section)

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Arild Andersen, Cecil McBee, Barry Altschul

Live recordings from 1972 ans 1973 some of which were originally released on the albums Hues and Impulse Artists On Tour. All tracks were released on The Live Trio Sessions in 1978.

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Winter Garden, Sam Rivers & Tony Hymas, 1999, Nato

Tracks : Glimpse, That Which Might Have Been, Impulse, Twelve, Ahneen, Sunset, Jennifer, Ten, Rapture, Iris, Eleven, Nine, Everafter

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Tony Hymas

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Inspiration, Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra, 1999, BMG France

Tracks : Vines, Nebula, Beatrice, Inspiration, Solace, Whirlwind, Rejuvenation

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Baikida Carroll, James Zollar, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Best, Art Baron, Joseph Bowie, Ray Anderson, Chico Freeman, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Hamiet Bluiett, Joseph Daley, Bob Stewart, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole

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Culmination, Sam Rivers' Rivbea All-Star Orchestra, 1999, BMG France

Tracks : Spectrum, Bubbles, Revelation, Culmination, Ripples, Neptune, Riffin'

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Baikida Carroll, James Zollar, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Best, Art Baron, Joseph Bowie, Ray Anderson, Chico Freeman, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Hamiet Bluiett, Joseph Daley, Bob Stewart, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole

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Firestorm, Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra, 2001, Rivbea

Tracks : Spark, Flame, Embers, Firestorm, Unity, Solace, Smoke, Nightfall, Dominant, Iris, Firewall

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Anthony Cole, Doug Mathews

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Fluid Motion, Sam Rivers, Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole, Jonathan Powell, David Manson, 2002, Isospin Labs

Tracks : Fluid Motion, Poodle Science, Tephlon, Whispers, Pengquan, Crossdrift, Following, Tangents

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole, Jonathan Powell, David Manson

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Visions: Performances From The EMIT Series, Various Artists, 2002, Isospin Labs

Tracks : Confluence (Sam Rivers/Evan Parker), Number 3 (Pamela Z), Stars (Day & Taxi), Water (Phil Gelb/Chris Brown), Locution (Derek Bailey/Jim Stewart), Catorze (David Manson David Manson), Discovery of Amerika (Saturnalia), Blessed Beasts (Davey Williams/David Manson), Torsion (Peter Kowald Peter Kowald), Gdye Damskaya Parikhmakirskaya (Amy Denio), Uddamsa (Eugene Chadbourne/Shim)

Notes : The Sam Rivers/Evan Parker piece was recorded in April 2001.

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Celebration, Sam Rivers, 2004, Posi-Tone

Tracks : Recognition, Commemoration, Observance, Clarion, Declaration, Currents, Dedication, Effusion, Laudation, Glimpse, Heritage, Appreciation

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole

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Vista, Sam Rivers, Adam Rudolph, Harris Eisenstadt, 2004, Meta Records

Tracks : Sussuration, Capacious, Motivity, Philio, Plumaseria, Specular, Vista

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Adam Rudolph, Harris Eisenstadt

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Purple Violets, Sam Rivers, Ben Street, Kresten Osgood, 2005, Stunt Records

Tracks : Solace, The Mooche, Captain America, Abalone, In Search Of Buck Benny, Turbulence, Where To Go ?!?, Moderation, Space

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Ben Street, Kresten Osgood, Bryan Carrott

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Violet Violets, Sam Rivers, Ben Street, Kresten Osgood, 2005, Stunt Records

Tracks : Nature Calls Part 1, Horatio (One For Herbie Nichols), Invisible, Fast Response, I Forgot To Remember, No Time Toulouse, What A Difference A Day Made, Lace, Chianti Blues, Nature Calls Part 2

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Ben Street, Kresten Osgood

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Aurora, Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra, 2007, Rivbea

Tracks : Arcs, Streamers, Peaks, Spots, Patches, Filaments, Beads, Sheets, Colours

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Tom Parmerter, John Castleman, Mike Iapichino, Todd Beals, Keith Oshiro, Dave Sheffield, Jerry Edwards, Rex Wertz, Charlie DeChant, Jeff Rupert, Dan Boissy, Dalton Hagler, Willie Clark, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole

Probably recorded in 1999. This material was possibly released at an earlier date.

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Mosaic Select 38: Sam Rivers & The Rivbea Orchestra: Trilogy, 2011, Mosaic MS-038

Tracks : Spice, Ganymede, Crux, Aura, Perkin, Pulsar, Robyn, Cindy, Monique, Traci, Iisha, Tamara, Tiffany, Jessica, Destiny, Ridge, Brink, Precipice, Verge, Point, Visions, Pulsar

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Brian Scanlon, David Jones, Mike Iapichino, Tom Parmenter, Claire Courchene, David Sheffield, Josh Parsons, Keith Oshiro, Charlie DeChant, David Pate, George Weremchuk, Chris Charles, Jeff Rupert, Brian Mackie, Doug Mathews, Rion Smith

Three CDs of previously unreleased studio nad live recordings from 2008 and 2009.

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Reunion: Live in New York, Sam Rivers / Dave Holland / Barry Altschul, 2012, Pi Recordings Pi45

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul

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Sam Rivers: sideman: main albums and selected single artist collections

Life Time, Anthony Williams, 1964, Blue Note 4180

Tracks : Two Pieces of One: Red, Two Pieces of One: , Tomorrow Afternoon, Memory, Barb's Song to the Wizard

Musicians : Tony Williams, Sam Rivers, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Gary Peacock

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Into Somethin', Larry Young, 1965, Blue Note 4187

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Dialogue, Bobby Hutcherson, 1965, Blue Note 4198

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Spring, Anthony Williams, 1966, Blue Note 4216

Tracks : Extras, Echo, From Before, Love Song, Tee

Musicians : Anthony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Gary Peacock

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Miles In Tokyo, Miles Davis, 1969, CBS/Sony (Japan)

Tracks : Introduction, If I Were A Bell, My Funny Valentine, So What, Walkin', All Of You, Theme And Annoncement

Musicians : Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams

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Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Cecil Taylor, 1971, Shandar SR 10.011

Tracks : Vol I: Second Act Of A, Second Act Of A, Vol II: Second Act Of A, Second Act Of A, Vol III: Second Act Of A, Second Act Of A

Musicians : Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille

A 3 LP box set. Also released as three separate LPs.

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Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 1, Cecil Taylor, 1972, Shandar SR 83.507

Tracks : Second Act Of A, Second Act Of A

Musicians : Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille

One of three volumes released separately and as part of a 3 LP box set.

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Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 2, Cecil Taylor, 1972, Shandar SR 83.508

Tracks : Second Act Of A, Second Act Of A

Musicians : Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille

One of three volumes released separately and as part of a 3 LP box set.

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Nuits De La Fondation Maeght, Vol. 3, Cecil Taylor, 1972, Shandar SR 83.509

Tracks : Second Act Of A, Second Act Of A

Musicians : Cecil Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille

One of three volumes released separately and as part of a 3 LP box set.

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Living Time, Bill Evans / George Russell Orchestra, 1972, Columbia

Tracks : Living Time: Event I / Event II / Event III / Event IV / Event V / Event VI / Event VII / Event VIII

Musicians : Bill Evans, George Russell, Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Richard Williams, Stanton Davis, Howard Johnson, Jimmy Giuffre, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, John Clark, Dave Bargeron, Sam Brown, Ted Saunders, Webster Lewis, Eddie Gómez, Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Herb Bushler, Tony Williams, Marty Morell, Marc Belair

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Conference of the Birds, David Holland Quartet, 1973, ECM 1027

Tracks : Four Winds, Q & A, Conference Of The Birds, Interception, Now Here (Nowhere), See-Saw

Musicians : David Holland, Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Barry Altschul

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The Eighth Wonder, Dick Griffin, 1974, Strata East SES 19747

Tracks : Eighth Wonder, It Could Be, Girl, I Really Love You So, Jakubu's Dance, Flying Back Home, Come Be With Me

Musicians : Dick Griffin, Cecil McBee, Freddie Waits, Ron Burton, Warren Smith, Leopolodo F. Fleming, Sam Rivers

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Conspiracy, Jeanne Lee, 1975, Earthform

Tracks : Sundance, Yeh Come T' Be, Jamaica, Subway Couple, The Miracle, Your Ballad, Angel Chile, Conspiracy

Musicians : Jeanne Lee, Marty Cook, Sam Rivers, Gunter Hampel, Mark Whitecage, Allan Praskin, Perry Robinson, Jack Gregg, Steve McCall

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Capricorn Rising, Don Pullen featuring Sam Rivers, 1976, Black Saint 0004

Tracks : Break Out, Capricorn Rising, Joycie Girl, Fall Out

Musicians : Don Pullen, Sam Rivers, Alex Blake, Bobby Battle

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Stingray, Joe Cocker, 1976, A&M

Tracks : The Jealous Kind, I Broke Down, You Came Along, Catfish, Moon Dew, The Man In Me, She Is My Lady, Worrier, Born Thru Indifference, A Song For You

Musicians : Sam Rivers plays on The Jealous Kind.

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Four Movements For A Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon, Carman Moore, 1976, The Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Tracks : 1st Movement: Pastorale, 2nd Movement: Urban Walk, 3rd Movement: Colours, 4th Movement: Folk Energy

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Kenneth Bichel, Elliott Randall, Richard Davis, Warren Smith, and Members Of The American Symphony Orchestra

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You Can't Name Your Own Tune, Barry Altschul, 1977, Muse 5124

Tracks : You Can't Name Your Own Tune, For Those Who Care, Natal Chart, Cmbeh, Hey Toots!, King Korn

Musicians : Barry Altschul, George Lewis, Sam Rivers, Muhal Richard Abrams, Dave Holland

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Dedicated to the Late John Coltrane and Other Jazz Poems, Kazuko Shiraishi, 1977, Musicworks

Tracks : My Tokyo, Dedicated To The Late John Coltrane, Once Again The Season Of The Sacred Lecher

Musicians : Kazuko Shiraishi, Sam Rivers, Abdul Wadud, Buster Willams, Andrei Strobert

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The Great Concert Of, Cecil Taylor, 1977?, Prestige P 34003

Tracks : Second Act Of A (Part 1), Second Act Of A (Part 2), Second Act Of A (Part 3), Second Act Of A (Part 4), Second Act Of A (Part 5), Second Act Of A (Part 6)

Musicians : Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Jimmy Lyons, Andrew Cyrille

A 3 LP set of music recorded live in Paris in July 1969 and originally released on the Shandar label.

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Spiral, Bobby Hutcherson, 1979, Blue Note LT 996

Music from a previously unreleased session in 1969 plus one track from a 1965 session.

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The First Cycle, Bill Cole, 1980, Music From Dartmouth

Tracks : The First Cycle, The First Cycle

Musicians : Bill Cole, Sam Rivers, Warren Smith

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Intertwining Spirits, Steve McCraven Quartet featuring Sam Rivers, 1983, Free Lance FRL 005

Tracks : Intertwining Spirits, Urges, Love, Dance, Freedom, Trance, Pigalle Sale, Jack The Riffer, Gare De L'Est Orient Express, Silhouette Of Eric, Chocolate

Musicians : Stephen McCraven, Sam Rivers, Talib Qadir Kibwe, Agnes Zsigmondi, Steve Neil

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Heard 'Round The World, Miles Davis, 1983, Columbia

Tracks : If I Were A Bell, My Funny Valentine, So What, Walkin', All Of You/Theme, Milestones, Autumn Leaves, So What, Walking, Theme

Musicians : Miles Davis, Sam Rivers (tracks 1-5), Wayne Shorter (tracks 6-10), Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams

Tracks 1 to 5 originally released in Japan as Miles in Tokyo. Tracks 6 to 10 originally released in Germany as Miles in Berlin.

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Destiny, Chaka Khan, 1986, Warner Bros

Tracks : Love Of A Lifetime, Earth To Mickey, Watching The World, The Other Side Of The World, My Destiny, I Can't Be Loved, It's You, So Close, Tight Fit, Who's It Gonna Be, Coltrane Dreams

Musicians : Sam Rivers plays on the track Coltrane Dreams.

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Something Grand, Hilton Ruiz, 1987, Novus

Tracks : Home Cookin', Puerto Rican Children, Four West, Something Grand, Sunrise Over Madarao, One Step Ahead

Musicians : Hilton Ruiz, Lew Soloff, Steve Turre, Sam Rivers, Russell Blake, Daniel Ponce, Ignacio Berroa, Charlie Santiago

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El Camino (The Road), Hilton Ruiz, 1988, Novus

Tracks : West Side Blues, Come Dance With Me, Sometimes I, El Camino (The Road), Message From The Chief, Eastern Vibrations

Musicians : Hilton Ruiz, Lew Soloff, Dick Griffin, Sam Rivers, Rodney Jones, Andy Gonzalez, Jerry Gonzalez, Steve Berrios, Endel Dueno

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Strut, Hilton Ruiz, 1989, Novus

Tracks : The Sidewinder, Goin' Back To New Orleans, Bluz, Aged In Soul, All My Love Is Yours, Soca Serenade, Why Don't You Steal My Blues

Musicians : Hilton Ruiz, Lew Soloff, Dick Griffin, Sam Rivers, Rodney Jones, Francisco Centeno, Robby Ameen, Steve Berrios, Mongo Santamaria

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Summit Conference, Reggie Workman, 1994, Postcards POST 1003

Tracks : Encounter Song, Estelle's Theme Conversation, Meteor, Solace, Summit Conference, Breath, Gone

Musicians : Reggie Workman, Sam Rivers, Julian Priester, Andrew Hill, Pheeroan akLaff

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In the Name of..., Music Revelation Ensemble, 1994, DIW

Tracks : In Time, Non-Believer, The Dawn, Mankind, Help, Abundance, Purity

Musicians : James Blood Ulmer, Sam Rivers, Arthur Blythe, Hamiet Bluiett, Amin Ali, Cornell W. Rochester

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Work Song, Longineu Parsons, 1994, Tob Records

Tracks : Work Song, Search For The New Land, Party In Marocco, Song For Dr. Drew, Passing Moment, Soyuz Dance, One For Daddy-O, Spaced Part II, Lost In The Black Forest, My Funny Valentine, The Gathering

Musicians : Longineu Parsons, Nat Adderley, Sam Rivers, Kevin Bales, Lawrence Buckner, Bente Fischer, Von Barlow, Adewole O'Kulu Mele

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What If, Bruce Ditmas, 1995, Postcards POST 1007

Tracks : Island Seven, What If, Clever Conversation, 3348: Big Easy A. Deep Blue Sleep, 3348: Big Easy B. Thursday Nite Special, 3348: Big Easy C. Voodoo Street Beat, Pulp, Power Surge, Don't Wake Me

Musicians : Bruce Ditmas, Sam Rivers, Paul Bley, John Abercrombie, Dominic Richards

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Cerebral Caverns, Reggie Workman, 1995, Postcards POST 1010

Tracks : Cerebral Caverns, What's In Your Hand, Fast Forward, Ballad Explorations I, Half of My Soul (Tristan's Love Theme), Eastern Persuasion, Evolution, Seasonal Elements (Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter)

Musicians : Reggie Workman, Julian Priester, Sam Rivers, Geri Allen, Al Foster, Gerry Hemingway, Elizabeth Panzer, Tapan Modak

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Kairos, Franklin Kiermyer, 1996, Evidence

Tracks : Kairos, Kukisha M'Poko, John's Mode, In The House Of My Fathers, Baka Yelli, In Your Presence I Behold, Basheret, Elephant Feast, Around The World, Epi Trapezios, I Turn My Face Towards The Sun, Dream Of A Grandfather, Fifty Years (After The Liberation Of Auschwitz)

Musicians : Franklin Kiermyer, Sam Rivers, Eric Person, Michael Stuart, John Esposito, Dom Richards, Drew Gress

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Hints On Light And Shadow, Julian Priester / Sam Rivers, 1997, Postcards POST 1017

Tracks : Heads of the People, Desire, Zone, The New System, Mister Mayor and Mister Miser, Autumnal Influences: The Book of Beauty, Public Servant, The Circumlocution Office, Chiaroscuro

Musicians : Julian Priester, Sam Rivers, Tucker Martine

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Backgrounds for Improvisors, Improvisors Pool, 1997, FMP

Tracks : If You Say, Terrain, Frame, Top Dogs Double Hop, Background, Encounter, The Forge

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Axel Dörner, Tilman Denhard, Felix Wahnschaffe, Tina Wrase, Claas Willecke, Horst Nonnenmacher, Johannes Bockholt-Dams

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To Be There, Scott Whitfield, 1997, Amosaya Records

Tracks : Your Dream Or Mine?, To Be There, I Could Never Forget You, Two Of A Kind, You're A Groove, Nova's Bossa, Since The First Time I Saw You, Twinkletoes, Lady In Pink, Love For Sale

Musicians : Scott Whitfield, Ira Sullivan, Carl Fontana, Frank Wess, Sam Rivers (track 8), Nick Brignola, John Colianni, Mark McKee, Dave Spring, Dwayne Burno, Randy Jennings, Terry Clarke

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Live at the Royal Festival Hall 1987, Dizzy Gillespie, 2000, BBC Records

Tracks : Emanon, Lover Come Back To Me, 'Round Midnight, Manteca, Without You - No Me, A Night In Tunisia, The Champ

Musicians probably include: Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Glenn Drewes, Earl Gardner, Virgil Jones, Steve Turre, Britt Woodman, Frank Lacy, Sam Rivers, Ralph Moore, Ed Cherry, Ignacio Berroa

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Black Stars, Jason Moran, 2001, Blue Note

Tracks : Foot Under Foot, Kinda Dukish, Gangsterism On A River, Earth Song, Summit, Say Peace, Draw The Light Out, Out Front, The Sun At Midnight, Skitter In, Sound It Out

Musicians : Jason Moran, Sam Rivers, Tarus Mateen, Nasheet Waits

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Diaspora Blues, Steven Bernstein, 2002, Tzadic

Tracks : V’Lirushalayim Irchu, Blessing, Aveenu Malkenu, Commentary I, Lucky, Misratze B’Rachamim, Chant, Commentary II, Post, N’Kadesh Oz B’Kol, Ribino Shel Olom

Musicians : Steven Bernstein, Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole

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City of Neighbourhoods, NOJO with Sam Rivers, 2004, True North Records

Tracks : City Of Neighbourhoods, The Human Blockhead, Spend Every Dime, Duke A Go Go, Neurotheologians, The Glassblower, The Year In Review

Musicians : Jason Logue, Kevin Turcotte, Scott Suttie, Sam Rivers, Sean O'Connor, Dan Bone, Paul Neufeld, Michael Occhipinti, Roberto Occhipinti, Barry Romberg

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Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Miles Davis 1963-1964, Miles Davis, 2004, Columbia

Tracks : Joshua, I Fall In Love Too Easily, Baby Won't You Please Come Home, So Near, So Far, Basin Street Blues, Seven Steps To Heaven (Take 3), Seven Steps To Heaven (Take 5), Summer Night, Seven Steps To Heaven (Rehearsal Take) *, Seven Steps To Heaven, So Near, So Far, Joshua, Introduction By Andre Francis, Autumn Leaves, Milestones, I Thought About You, Joshua, All Of You, Walkin', Bye Bye Blackbird, Bye Bye (Theme), Introduction By Mort Fega, Autumn Leaves, So What, Stella By Starlight, Walkin', All Of You, Go-Go (Theme And Announcement), Introduction, All Blues, My Funny Valentine, Joshua, I Thought About You, Four, Seven Steps To Heaven, There Is No Greater Love, Go-Go (Theme And Re-Introduction), Introduction By Teruo Isono, If I Were A Bell, My Funny Valentine, So What, Walkin', All Of You, Go-Go (Theme), Milestones, Autumn Leaves, So What, Stella By Starlight, Walkin', Go-Go (Theme)

Notes : A 7 CD box set. CD 6 was originally released as Miles In Tokyo. The musicians on that CDare: Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams

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Holy Ghost: Rare & Unissued Recordings (1962–70), Albert Ayler, 2004, Revenant

Notes : This is a nine CD box set collecting live recordings made between 1962 and 1970 and two interviews: Sam Rivers plays on the first two tracks on CD 7: Prophet John, Judge Ye Not, which were recorded in New York in January 1969. The musicians on these two tracks are: Albert Ayler, Sam Rivers, Richard Johnson, Ibrahim Wahen, Muhammed Ali

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Mosaic Select 16: Andrew Hill, 2005, Mosaic MS-016

Tracks : CD 1: Without Malice, Ocho Rios, Diddy Wah, Ode to Infinity, The Dance, Satin Lady, Ocho Rios, Monkash, Mahogany / CD 2: Illusion, Poinsettia, Fragments, Soul Mate, Illusion, Interfusion, Resolution, Chained, MOMA, Nine at the Bottom, Six at the Top, Nine at the Bottom / CD 3: For Blue People Only, Enamorado, Mother's Tale, Oriba, Oriba, Awake, Now, I, Yomo, Prevue

Music recorded for Blue Note between 1967 and 1970. Six of the tracks have been released before on the One For One collection. The remaining 25 tracks are previously unreleased. Sam Rivers plays on all tracks on CD 3.

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Change, Andrew Hill, 2007, Blue Note

Tracks : Violence, Pain, Illusion, Hope, Lust, Desire, Violence (alt), Desire (alt)

Musicians : Andrew Hill, Sam Rivers, Walter Booker, J.C. Moses

A session from March 1966. Tracks 1 to 6 were originally released in 1975 on the double LP collection Involution credited to Sam Rivers.

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Torque, Brian Groder, 2007, Latham Records

Tracks : Spellcast, Betwixt, Diverging Orbits, Behind The Shadows Part 1, Behind The Shadows Part 2, Iota, Cross-Eyed, Involution, Camouflage, Oculus, Jingo, Tragic Magic, Fulcrum, Water Prayer

Musicians : Brian Groder, Sam Rivers, Doug Mathews, Anthony Cole

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Sam Rivers: sampled

No Need For Alarm, Del! The Funky Homosapien, 1993, Elektra

Tracks : You're In Shambles, Catch A Bad One, Wack M.C.'s, No Need For Alarm, Boo Boo Heads, Treats For The Kiddies, Worldwide, No More Worries, Wrongplace, In And Out, Don't Forget, Miles To Go, Check It Ooout, Thank Youse

Notes : The track Don't Forget includes a sample from Tranquility from the Sam Rivers album Crystals.

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Last updated June 2015