Mosaic

The
Sam Rivers
Sessionography


(September 25, 1923 - December 26, 2011)



A work in progress
by Rick Lopez.



Document begun March 10, 1997

UPDATES

6:15am through 3:13pm, June 12, 2019, and all day every day



Photograph by Francis Wolff
(65.05.21, the Blue Note Contours session)







The Deep Digging; The Incantations;
The Inspirations; All These Words...


A memoir of the trip to New York City for the Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul concert
at Columbia University's Miller Theatre, May 25th, 2007.


The [mostly inactive] RivBea Research Collective mailing list.

The RivBea Official Web-site

Session List :::

All sessions linked below are to detailed entries for recorded media.
AR = Private or Audience Recording / AVR = Private or Audience Video /
BR = Broadcast Recording
/ BVR = Broadcast Video /
SBR = Soundboard Recording / RBA RivBea Archival Recordings

Also listed in chronological order within this sessionography and its session entries are play-dates with no known recorded media.
I would appreciate notice of any club dates, concert dates, festival dates, etcetera, that are not listed here.
Please include reference information (i.e. periodical name, issue date, page number), along with any and all relevant details.



  • 50.02.22 / Serge Chaloff [BR] Verona
  • 61.12.14 / Tadd Dameron Octet: Blue Note Records Presents The Lost Sessions (Blue Note)
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
  • 63.00.00 / Alvin Fiering: Sculptor (University of Boston)


  • Sam Rivers with the Miles Davis Quintet — 64.04.03 to 64.07.15
  • 64.07.12 / Miles Davis Quintet [AR] Tokyo
    • IMAGE
    • Miles Davis Quintet: Starlight In Black Live (Mega Disc Lengendary Collection Series)
    • Miles Davis Quintet: Moment / 1964 Japan Tour Definitive Edition (Heavy Blow)
      + 64.07.15
  • 64.07.14 / Miles Davis Quintet: Miles in Tokyo (CBS)
    IMAGE
    • Miles Davis Quintet: Heard 'Round the World (CBS)
    • Miles Davis: Milestones: New York / Berlin / Tokyo (Jazz Door)
    • Miles Davis: The Complete 63-64 Columbia Recordings (Mosaic)
    • Miles Davis: Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964 (SONY)
    • Miles Davis: The Best of Seven Steps: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964 (SONY)
      IMAGE
  • 64.07.15 / Miles Davis Quintet [AR] Kyoto
    • Miles Davis Quintet: Moment / 1964 Japan Tour Definitive Edition (Heavy Blow)
      + 64.07.12
      IMAGES


  • 64.08.21 / Tony Williams: Life Time (Blue Note)
    • Maiden Voyage: Modern Mainstream No. 2 (Blue Note)
    • The Blue Note Years, Volume Five, The Avant Garde (Blue Note)
      + 64.12.11
    • The Blue Note Years, 60 Years 1939 / 1999 (Blue Note)
      + 64.12.11
  • 64.11.12 / Larry Young: Into Somethin' (Blue Note)
    • Larry Young: The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Larry Young (Mosaic)
    • Larry Young: The Art of Larry Young (Blue Note)
    • Grant Green: Have Guitar, Will Travel, featuring Grant Green (Blue Note)
    • (V/A) Blue Note's Six Vital Organs, Home of the Hammond (Blue Note)
  • 64.12.11 / Sam Rivers: Fuchsia Swing Song (Blue Note)
    • (V/A) 40 Years of Jazz / History of Blue Note - Box 4 (Blue Note)
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions (Mosaic)
      + 65.05.21; 66.10.11; 67.03.17
    • The Blue Note Years, Volume Five, The Avant Garde (Blue Note)
      + 64.08.21
    • The Blue Note Years, 60 Years 1939 / 1999 (Blue Note)
      + 64.08.21
    • (V/A) The Amazing Shoichi Yui, Volume 2 (Toshiba) / IMAGE
    • (V/A) A Blue Conception (EMI)
      + 65.04.03
    • (V/A) Jazzanova Blue Note Trip (Blue Note)
  • 65.04.03 / Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue (Blue Note)
    • Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral (Blue Note)
    • (V/A) Blue Note Sampler Vol.3 (Blue Note)
    • Bobby Hutcherson: The Best of the Blue Note Years (Blue Note)
    • (V/A) A Blue Conception (EMI)
      + 64.12.11
  • 65.05.10 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Boston
  • 65.05.21 / Sam Rivers: Contours (Blue Note)
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions (Mosaic)
      + 64.12.11; 66.10.11; 67.03.17
    • (V/A) Out of the Blue: The Art of the Improvisers (Blue Note)
    • Sam Rivers: Contours (Connoisseur 24-bit Remaster) (Blue Note)
  • 65.08.12 / Tony Williams: Spring (Blue Note)
    • (V/A) Blue Bossa (1963-1965) (Blue Note)
    • Herbie Hancock: Blue Note (EMI)
  • 66.03.07 / Sam Rivers: Involution (Blue Note)
    + 67.03.17
    • Andrew Hill: The Complete Andrew Hill Blue Note Sessions (1963-1966) (Mosaic)
  • 66.07.02 / Bill Dixon [AR] Newport
  • 66.10.11 / Sam Rivers: A New Conception (Blue Note)
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions (Mosaic)
      + 64.12.11; 65.05.21; 67.03.17
    • (V/A) AFRTS Basic Musical Library, P Series (Armed Forces Radio and Television Service)
  • 67.02.10 / Andrew Hill: Mosaic Select #16 (Mosaic)
    + 67.10.31
  • 67.02.20 / Nat Jones Quintet [Rehearsal Recordings] NYC
  • 67.03.17 / Sam Rivers Sextet: Involution (Blue Note)
    + 66.03.07
    • Sam Rivers Sextet: Dimensions and Extensions (Blue Note)
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions (Mosaic)
      + 64.12.11; 65.05.21; 66.10.11
    • (V/A) Blue Note Re-Issue Sampler (Blue Note)
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
  • 67.10.31 / Andrew Hill: Mosaic Select #16 (Mosaic)
    + 67.02.10
  • 68.00.00 (1) / Bill Dixon Free Conservatory Orchestra [Dixonia Archival Recording] NYC
  • 68.00.00 (2) / Bill Dixon Free Conservatory Orchestra [BR] NYC
  • 68.12.13 / Steve Tintweiss & His Purple Why [Archival Recording] Brooklyn
  • 68.12.15 / Burton Greene Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 69.01.11 / Don Ayler Sextet with Albert Ayler: Albert Ayler - Holy Ghost (Revenant Records)


  • Sam Rivers with the Cecil Taylor Quartet—69.02.08 to 69.11.10, and beyond
  • 69.02.08 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [RBA & BR] Grinnell
  • 69.07.28 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR] Paris
  • 69.07.29 / Cecil Taylor: Nuits de la Fondation Maeght, Vols. 1-3 (Shandar) / IMAGE
    • Cecil Taylor: Second Act of A, vols. 1-3 (RCA)
    • Cecil Taylor Quartet: The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor (Prestige)
    • Cecil Taylor: Fondation Maeght Nights, Vols. 1-3 (Jazz View)


  • 69.08.00 / Jimi Hendrix with Sam Rivers [possible AR] Woodstock
  • 69.10.12 / Burton Greene Quartet [SBR] NYC


  • Sam Rivers with the Cecil Taylor Quartet — Continued...
  • 69.10.26 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR] Milan
  • 69.11.02 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR] London
  • 69.11.03 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR & BVR] Salle Pleyel
  • 69.11.04 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR] Copenhagen
  • 69.11.05 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR & BR] Stockholm
  • 69.11.06 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR] Berlin
  • 69.11.09 / Cecil Taylor Quartet: Cecil Taylor Quartet in Europe (Jazz Connoisseur)
    • Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR & BR] Rotterdam
  • 69.11.10 / Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR] Stuttgart
  • 69.12.10 / Bill Dixon Ensemble [Dixonia Archival Audio & Video Recordings] Bennington
  • 69.12.11 / Bill Dixon Ensemble: Live at Bennington College (no label)


  • 70.00.00 (1) / (V/A) New American Music, Volume 1 (Smithsonian Folkways Records)
  • 70.00.00 (2) / Sam Rivers' Harlem Music Ensemble [Warren Smith Archive Recording] Middletown
  • 70.11.00 / Black Journal [BR] (PBS)
  • 71.01.17 / Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble [RBA] NYC
  • 70.00.00 / Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble [RBA] NYC
  • 71.02.12 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Boston
  • 71.02.13 / Sam Rivers: Hues (Impulse!)
    + 71.02.14; 72.10.27; 73.08.03; 73.11.10
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Boston
  • 71.02.14 / Sam Rivers: Hues (Impulse!)
    + 71.02.13; 72.10.27; 73.08.03; 73.11.10
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Boston
  • 71.04.08 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Brooklyn
  • 71.05.08 / Sam Rivers and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra [Juma Sultan Archival Recording] Middletown
  • 71.06.03 / Sam Rivers Trio: Emanation (NoBusiness Records)
    • 71.06.03 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA & AR] Boston
  • 72.05.00 / Bill Evans & George Russell Orchestra: Living Time (Columbia)
  • IMAGE: Studio RivBea at 24 Bond St.
  • 72.06.27 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] NYC
  • 72.07.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 72.07.10 / Free Jam Session [AR & AVR] New York City
  • 72.10.27 / Sam Rivers: Hues (Impulse!)
    + 71.02.13; 71.02.14; 73.08.03; 73.11.10
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Rochester
    • Sam Rivers: The Dedication Series/Vol.XII - The Live Trio Sessions (Impulse!)
      + 73.07.06; 73.08.03; 73.11.10
  • 72.11.30 / Dave Holland: Conference of the Birds (ECM)
  • 72.12.01 / Dave Holland Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 72.12.02 / Dave Holland Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 72.12.00 (1) / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 72.12.00 (3) / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 72.12.16 / Sam Rivers Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 72.12.30 / Sam Rivers & Karl Berger Group [AR] NYC
  • 73.01.01 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 73.04.14 / Karl Berger and Friends [RBA] NYC
  • 73.04.20 / Sam Rivers Ensemble [RBA] NYC
  • 73.04.27 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 73.04.28 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 73.06.00 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] NYC
  • 73.06.30 (2) / Don Cherry Octet [AR] NYC
  • 73.07.00 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 73.07.03 / Sam Rivers Orchestral Explorations Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 73.07.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 73.07.06 / Sam Rivers: Streams (Impulse!)
    • (V/A) The Saxophone (Impulse!)
    • Sam Rivers: The Dedication Series/Vol.XII - The Live Trio Sessions (Impulse!)
      + 72.10.27; 73.08.03; 73.11.10
    • (V/A) Fire Into Music - The Best of MCA/Impulse! (Impulse!)
    • (V/A) Impulsively (Impulse!)
  • 73.07.07 / Sam Rivers Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 73.08.03 / Sam Rivers: Hues (Impulse!)
    + 71.02.13; 71.02.14; 72.10.27; 73.11.10
    • (V/A) No Energy Crisis (Impulse!)
    • Sam Rivers: The Dedication Series/Vol.XII - The Live Trio Sessions (Impulse!)
      + 72.10.27; 73.07.06; 73.11.10
    • Sam Rivers: Trio Live (Impulse!)
      + 73.11.10
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Molde
  • 73.08.16 / Sam Rivers [BR] NYC
  • 73.10.19 / Sam Rivers Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 73.11.01 / Karl Berger / Creative Music Studio / Music Universe [BR] Berlin
  • 73.11.10 / Sam Rivers: Hues (Impulse!)
    + 71.02.13; 71.02.14; 72.10.27; 73.08.03
    • (V/A) Impulse! Artists on Tour (Impulse!)
    • (V/A) The Drums (Impulse!)
    • Sam Rivers: The Dedication Series/Vol.XII - The Live Trio Sessions (Impulse!)
      + 72.10.27; 73.07.06; 73.08.03
    • Sam Rivers: Trio Live (Impulse!)
      + 73.08.03
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
  • 73.11.00 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 73.12.01 / Sam Rivers [AR] NYC
  • 73.12.24 / Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo [RBA] NYC
  • 73.12.27 / Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo [AR] NYC
  • 74.02.00 / Jeanne Lee: Conspiracy (Earthforms Records)
  • 74.03.02 / Sam Rivers Ensemble [AR] NYC
  • 74.03.04 / Sam Rivers: Crystals (Impulse!)
    • Del The Funky Homosapien: No Need For Alarm (Elektra Entertainment)
    • (V/A) Respekt! (Universal Jazz Germany)
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
  • 74.03.27 / The Music Universe Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 74.05.15 / John Lee Hooker: Free Beer and Chicken (ABC)
  • 74.06.00 / Dick Griffin: The Eighth Wonder (Strata East)
    • Dick Griffin: The Eighth Wonder & More (Konnex)
    • (V/A) Strata-2-East (Universal Sound)
  • 74.06.09 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 74.06.29 / Sam Rivers Sextet [AR] NYC
  • 74.07.05 / Jazz Opera Ensemble [BR] NYC
  • 74.07.06 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR & BR] NYC
  • 74.07.07 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 74.07.26 (1) / Dave Holland Quartet [BVR] Antibes
  • 74.08.01 / (V/A) Sam Rivers "Freedom" Trio: Jazz In Piazza—Umbria Jazz 1974
  • 74.11.01 / Sam Rivers Reeds of Harlem [AR] NYC
  • 74.11.28 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 74.12.29 / Sam Rivers Trio + Karl Berger [AR] Woodstock
  • 75.01.24 / Carman Moore's "Gospel Fuse" [BR] San Francisco
  • 75.05.03 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] East Lansing
  • 75.06.01 / Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR] NYC
  • 75.00.00 (1) / Sam Rivers & Rashied Ali Duo [BR] NYC
  • 75.06.22 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR & BR] NYC
  • 75.07.01 / Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR] NYC
  • 75.07.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] NYC
  • 75.07.08 / Sam Rivers Solo [RBA & BR] NYC
  • 75.08.01 / Bill Cole: The First Cycle (Music from Dartmouth)
  • 75.09.26 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Paris
  • 75.10.16 / Don Pullen featuring Sam Rivers: Capricorn Rising (Black Saint)
    + 75.10.17
    • Don Pullen: The Complete RM Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 75.10.17 / Don Pullen featuring Sam Rivers: Capricorn Rising (Black Saint)
    • Don Pullen: The Complete RM Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note (C.A.M. Jazz)
  • 75.00.00 (2) / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] San Francisco
  • 75.12.09 / Sam Rivers: Sizzle (Impulse!)
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
  • 75.00.00 (3) / Sam Rivers Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 75.12.02 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 75.12.05 / Sam Rivers Quintet [Warren Smith Archival Recording] unknown
  • 75.12.12 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 75.12.14 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 75.12.18 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 75.12.21 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 76.01.01 / Sam Rivers [BR] NYC
  • 76.00.00 (1) / Joe Cocker: Stingray (A&M Records)
    • Joe Cocker: Greatest Hits (A&M Records)
    • Joe Cocker: The Anthology (A&M Records)
    • 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Joe Cocker (A&M Records)
    • Joe Cocker: Greatest Love Songs (Hip-O Records)
  • 76.02.18 / Sam Rivers: Sam Rivers / Dave Holland (Improvising Artists)
    • Sam Rivers: Sam Rivers / Dave Holland Vol.2 (Improvising Artists)
  • 76.02.29 / Carman Moore: Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon (Hong Kong Trade Development Council)
  • 76.03.12 / Sam Rivers: The Quest (Red Record) + 76.03.13
    • Sam Rivers: Vision—American Jazz & Blues History Volume 12 (Tobacco Road)
    • (V/A) I Grandi del Jazz: L'Avanguardia (Fabbri Brothers Press)
    • Sam Rivers: SAM RIVERS con SCHIANO, ALTSCHUL e HOLLAND (GONG)
      + 76.03.13, 77.04.28
  • 76.03.13 (1) / Sam Rivers: The Quest (GONG)
    + 76.03.12, 77.04.28
  • 76.03.13 (2) / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Bergamo
  • 76.04.03 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 76.04.09 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Philadelphia
  • 76.04.10 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR & BR] Philadelphia
  • 76.05.15 / (V/A) Wildflowers I: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions (Douglas)
    • (V/A) Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Complete (Knitting Factory)
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] NYC
  • 76.00.00 (2) / Sam Rivers and Rashid Sinan [BR] NYC
  • 76.07.11 (1) / Sam Rivers Trio [SBR] Penne
  • 76.07.11 (2) / (V/A) After Hours / The Great Pescara Jam Sessions Volume 2° (Ecamlab)
  • 76.07.20 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Verona
  • 76.07.23 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Ravenna
  • 76.07.24 / Sam Rivers: Black Africa! Villalago (Horo)
    + 76.07.25
  • 76.07.25 / Sam Rivers: Black Africa! Perugia (Horo)
    • Sam Rivers: Black Africa! Villalago (Horo)
    • Sam Rivers [AR] Villalago
  • 76.08.08 / Sam Rivers Trio [Video Recording] Roermond
  • 76.08.22 / Hugo Heredia Quartet [AR] Chateauvallon
  • 76.08.23 / Sam Rivers Solo [AR] Chateauvallon
  • 76.08.27 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Willisau
  • 76.09.02 / Sam Rivers: The Tuba Trio, Vol.I, Essence - The Heat and Warmth of Free Jazz (Circle Records)
    • Sam Rivers: The Tuba Trio, Vol.II, Essence - The Heat and Warmth of Free Jazz (Circle Records)
    • Sam Rivers: The Tuba Trio, Vol.III, Essence - The Heat and Warmth of Free Jazz (Circle Records)
    • Sam Rivers / Earl Cross: Jazz of the Seventies (Circle Records)
    • Sam Rivers / James Newton: Flutes! (Circle Records)
    • Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Amsterdam
  • 76.09.03 / Sam Rivers Tuba Trio [Warren Smith Archival Recording] Amsterdam
  • 76.10.10 / Kazuko Shiraishi: Dedicated to the Late John Coltrane (Musicworks)
  • 76.10.12 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] NYC
  • 76.11.13 (1) / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Long Island
  • 76.11.13 (2) / Charles Mingus Quintet + guest Sam Rivers [SBR] Long Island
  • 77.00.00 (2) / (V/A) Sam Rivers Solo Silver Burdett's PIPELINE (Pipeline)
  • 77.01.00 / Sam Rivers [AR] NYC
  • 77.02.08 / Barry Altschul: You Can't Name Your Own Tune + 77.02.09
  • 77.02.09 / Barry Altschul: You Can't Name Your Own Tune
  • 77.03.14 / Sam Rivers Quintet [Warren Smith Archival Recording] Tokyo
  • 77.04.16 / Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [BR] Paris
  • 77.04.18 / Sam Rivers: Paragon (Fluid Records) / IMAGE
  • 77.04.28 / Sam Rivers & Mario Schiano: Rendez-vous (Red Records)
    • Sam Rivers: SAM RIVERS con SCHIANO, ALTSCHUL e HOLLAND (GONG)
      + 76.03.12, 76.03.13
  • 77.05.07 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Vancouver
  • 77.05.24 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Washington, DC
  • 77.06.04 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Altglashütten
  • 77.06.13 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Lovere
  • 77.06.15 / Sam Rivers Trio [SBR] Graz
  • 77.06.17 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Laibach
  • 77.00.00 (3) / Sam Rivers & Stanley Crouch Duo [Street Fight] New York City
  • 77.06-07.00 / Sam Rivers Quintet [BR] NYC
  • 77.07.18 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Philadelphia
  • 77.08.19 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Chateauvallon
  • 77.09.06 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Modena
  • 77.09.24 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Dartmouth
  • 77.10.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] Nancy
  • 77.10.13 / Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [AR] Nancy
  • 77.10.15 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Nancy
  • 77.10.19 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [SBR] Brussels
  • 77.11.06 / Sam Rivers Quintet [BR] Berlin
  • 77.11.13 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Rotterdam
  • 78.01.01 / Sam Rivers Quintet [AR] NYC
  • 78.00.00 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] NYC
  • 78.01.00 / Sam Rivers Trio: The World of Sam Rivers [BR] Salt Lake City
  • 78.02.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 78.02.10 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Ann Arbor
  • 78.03.30 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR & BR] NYC
  • 78.06.24 / Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [AR] Washington, DC
  • 78.06.30 (1) / Sam Rivers: The World of Sam Rivers [BR] NYC
  • 78.06.30 (2) / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] NYC
  • 78.07.16 / Sam Rivers Trio + Joe Daley [RBA] Den Haag
  • 78.07.22 / Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR] Nervi
  • 78.07.23 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] San Remo
  • 78.08.08 / Sam Rivers: Waves (Tomato Records)
    • (V/A) Tomato Sampler (Tomato Records) / IMAGE
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 79.12.04+05,92.01.12
  • 78.09.23 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Philadelphia
  • 78.10.02 / Sam Rivers Quartet: The World of Sam Rivers [BR] Austin
  • 78.10.00 (1) / Sam Rivers Quartet: The World of Sam Rivers [BR] New Orleans
  • 78.10.15 / Sam Rivers Quartet & Anthony Braxton [AR & BR] San Francisco
  • 78.10.22-23 / IMAGE: Sam Rivers Quartet in Vancoouver
  • 78.10.23 / Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR] Vancouver
  • 78.10.25 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Seattle
  • 78.10.31 / Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR] Brescia
  • 78.11.06 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA & AR] Padova
  • 78.11.07 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Padova
  • 78.12.11 / Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [AR] Quebec
  • 79.01.24 / Sam Rivers Big Band [AR] NYC
  • 79.02.04 (2) / Sam Rivers' New Jazz Festival Orchestra [AR] Kent
    • Hamiet Bluiett / Muhal Richard Abrams: "Saying Something for All" [ERROR LISTING]
  • 79.03.01 / Sam Rivers with the New Jazz Festival Orchestra [BR] Minneapolis
  • 79.04.07 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Den Haag
  • 79.04.27 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] New Orleans
  • 79.04.20 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Washington, DC
  • 79.05.15 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Hamburg
  • 79.06.12 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Olympia
  • 79.06.17 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] San Antonio
  • 79.06.22 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] NYC
  • 79.07.05 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] Kent
  • 79.07.13 (2) / Archie Shepp / Sam Rivers Double Quartet [BR] Den Haag
  • 79.08.23 / Sam Rivers Quartet with The Seattle Composers & Improvisers Orchestra [AR] Seattle
  • 79.11.06 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR & BVR] Milano
  • 79.11.15 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR & AVR] München
  • 79.11.17 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Munich
  • 79.11.20 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR] Turin
  • 79.12.04+05 / Sam Rivers: Contrasts (ECM)
    • (V/A) ECM Sampler 7 (ECM)
    • (V/A) The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Contemporary Currents (Franklin Mint)
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 92.01.12
  • 80.02.00 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Auckland, New Zealand
  • 80.02.16 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Albuquerue
  • 80.02.19 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Brussels
  • 80.03.20 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Ulm
  • 80.03.22 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Karlsruhe
  • 80.03.24 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Berlin
  • 80.03.28 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Bielefeld
  • 80.04.01 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Basel
  • 80.04.00 (1) / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Perugia
  • 80.04.11 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 80.04.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 80.04.20 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Rome
  • 80.04.30 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Foggia
  • 80.05.24 / Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [AR] Washington, DC
  • 80.06.12 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] San Francisco
  • 80.06.28 / Sam Rivers & Dave Holland [SBR] Pisa
  • 80.10.02 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Brisbane
  • 80.10.04 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Canberra
  • 80.10.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Sydney
  • 80.10.00 / Sam Rivers [AR] Stockholm
  • 80.11.03 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Athens
  • 80.11.16 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Stockholm
  • 80.11.27 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Metz
  • 80.11.28 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Munich
  • 81.01.01 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Woodstock
  • 81.01.06 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Northampton
  • 81.01.30 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] New Orleans
  • 81.02.08 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Minneapolis
  • 81.02.10 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Chicago
  • 81.02.15 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Dayton
  • 81.03.13 / Sam Rivers Solo [AR] Washington, DC
  • 81.04.04 / Sam Rivers: Crosscurrent (Blue Marge)
    • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Paris
  • 81.05.17 / Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR] Florence
  • 81.06.11 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Brussels
  • 81.08.28 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Willisau
  • 81.09.04 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Saalfelden
  • 81.09.19 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Munich
  • 81.09.22 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Berlin
  • 81.09.25 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Aachen
  • 81.12.06 / Sam Rivers Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 81.12.18 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR & BR] NYC
  • 82.02.05 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Villingen
  • 82.02.06 / Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR] Saalfelden
  • 82.02.21 / Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR] Florence
  • 82.05.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] New Orleans
  • 82.05.31 / Sam Rivers RivBea Orchestra [AR] Trossingen
  • 82.06.06 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR & BR] Washington, DC
  • 82.06.09 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] Nuremberg
  • 82.06.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] Trossingen
  • 82.06.13 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Jazzbühne Berlin '82, Vol.10 (Repertoire Records)
    • (V/A) Jazz Highlights Live in Berlin (Amiga Records) / IMAGE
  • 82.06.17 / Sam Rivers RivBea Orchestra [AR] Munich
  • 82.08.26 / Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [SBR] Willisau
  • 82.09.01 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] East Berlin
  • 82.09.05 / Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR] Saalfelden
  • 82.09.13 / Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: Colours (Black Saint)
  • 82.09.16 / Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [AR] Berlin
  • 82.10.14 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Wien
  • 82.11.14 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Köln
  • 82.11.17 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Bresse-sur-Grosne
  • 82.12.03 / Steve McCraven Quartet Featuring Sam Rivers: Intertwining Spirits (Freelance)
    + 82.12.04
  • 82.12.04 / Steve McCraven Quartet Featuring Sam Rivers: Intertwining Spirits (Freelance)
  • 83.01.25 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Manchester
  • 83.02.00 / Peter Sonntag Quartet featuring Sam Rivers [BR] Köln
  • 83.02.24 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Milan
  • 83.03.01 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Torino
  • 83.04.02 / Sam Rivers Trio [BVR] Manchester
  • 83.04.30 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] New Orleans
  • 83.07.01 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Berlin
  • 83.09.02 / Beaver Harris Trio [SBR] Saalfelden
  • 83.10.08 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Leverkusen
  • 83.10.15 / Sam Rivers & Köln Workshop Orchestra [BR] Donaueschingen
  • 83.11.26 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Geneva
  • 84.01.19 / Max Roach Quartet + Sam Rivers [BR & BVR] Hamburg
  • 84.01.30 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Cologne
  • 84.02.02 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Bregenz
  • 84.02.19 / Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo [AR] Paris
  • 84.02.20 / Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo [RBA] unknown place
  • 84.02.21 / Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo [RBA] Metz
  • 84.03.03 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 84.03.21 / Sam Rivers & Abdullah Ibrahim Duo [AR] London
  • 84.05.25 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 84.07.05 / Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR] Montreal
  • 84.07.28 / Sam Rivers & Reggie Workman Duo [AR & BR] Washington, DC
  • 85.03.03 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Villa Lagarina
  • 85.03.08 / Beaver Harris' French Horn Connection [BVR] Burghausen
  • 85.03.21 / Beaver Harris' French Horn Connection [BR] London
  • 85.04.19 / Sam Rivers Quartet [AR] Basel
  • 85.04.27 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] Baden
  • 85.09.02 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 85.10.25 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] San Francisco
  • 85.10.26 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] San Francisco
  • 85.11.08 / Thurman Barker Trio with Sam Rivers [AR] Cambridge
  • 85.11.10 / Thurman Barker: Voyage (UpTee Productions)
  • 85.11.00 / Carman Moore and Ensemble [RBA] NYC
  • 86.00.00 / Chaka Khan : Destiny (Warner Brothers)
    • Chaka Khan: Love of a Lifetime / Coltrane Dreams (Warner Brothers)
    • Chaka Khan: Perfect Fit (Warner Brothers)
  • 86.02.01 / Rivers - Pullen Quartet [AR] NYC
  • 86.04.26 / Thurman Barker Trio with Sam Rivers [AR] Cambridge
  • 86.05.06 / Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra with Sam Rivers [AR] Boston
  • 86.05.28 / MEMORIAL SERVICE for JIMMY LYONS [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 86.10.14 / Hilton Ruiz: Something Grand (RCA Novus)
    + 86.10.15
    • (V/A) American Beauty º Film Soundtrack (Dreamworks)
  • 86.10.15 / Hilton Ruiz: Something Grand (RCA Novus)
  • 86.10.20 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Paris
  • 86.10.26 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA & BR] Paris
  • 87.01.31 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 87.02.27 / Dizzy Gillespie Birthday Concert [BVR] Stuttgart
  • 87.03.27 + 03.28 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BR] Fort Worth
  • 87.05.12 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet [BVR] Rio de Janeiro City
  • 87.05.13 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet [BVR] Rio de Janeiro City
  • 87.06.06 / Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: The Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie, An All-Star Tribute to the Jazz Master (PBS)
  • 87.07.02 / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band: Live at the Royal Festival Hall (BBC Music)
    • Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band [BVR]
  • 87.07.04 / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [AR] Stockholm
  • 87.07.06 / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [Audience Video] Rome
  • 87.07.07 / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [BR] Cagliari
  • 87.07.09 (2) / Sam Rivers Jam Session [BR] Nice
  • 87.07.01 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BR] Den Haag
  • 87.07.12 (1) / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [BR] Den Haag
  • 87.07.12 (2) / Sam Rivers & Friends [AR] Den Haag
  • 87.07.13 / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [AR] Montreux
  • 87.07.17 / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [AR] Wein
  • 87.07.25 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BVR] Freehold
    • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Summer Jazz Live at New Jersey 1987 (Alpha Centauri)
  • 87.10.15 / Hilton Ruiz: El Camino (The Road) (RCA Novus)
    • (V/A) Novus Sampler '88 (RCA Novus)
    • Hilton Ruiz: The Collected Hilton Ruiz (RCA Novus)
      + 88.11.30; 88.12.01
  • 87.10.17 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Jacksonville Jazz Festival VIII [BVR] Jacksonville
  • 87.10.28 / ERROR LISTING: Dizzy Gillespie Birthday Concert [BVR] Mainz
  • 87.12.16 / Dizzy Gillespie "All-Stars" [AR] NYC
  • 87.12.17 / Dizzy Gillespie "All-Stars" [BR] NYC
  • 87.12.18 / Dizzy Gillespie "All-Stars" [AR] NYC
  • 87.12.20 / Dizzy Gillespie "All-Stars" [AR] NYC
  • 88.01.07 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BR] Enschede
  • 88.01.08 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BR] Hamburg
  • 88.01.12 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet with special guests Tony Scott and Gege' Telesforo [BVR] Rome
  • 88.06.03 / [AR & Rehearsal Recording] Wolf Trap
  • 88.07.15 / Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [BVR & Audio Recordings] Perugia
  • IMAGE [Photo courtesy Sam Rivers]
  • 88.07.23 / Dizzy Gillespie & the United Nation Orchestra [AR] San Sebastian
  • 88.11.30 / Hilton Ruiz: Strut (RCA Novus)
    + 88.12.01
    • Hilton Ruiz: The Collected Hilton Ruiz (RCA Novus)
      + 87.10.15; 88.12.01
  • 88.12.01 / Hilton Ruiz: Strut (RCA Novus)
    • Hilton Ruiz: The Collected Hilton Ruiz (RCA Novus)
      + 87.10.15; 88.11.30
  • 89.01.06 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Cairo
  • 89.01.07 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Cairo
  • 89.01.00 (1) / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Casablanca
  • 89.01.00 (2) / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Rabat
  • 89.01.11 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Marrakesh
  • 89.01.00 (3) / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Dakar
  • 89.01.19 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Senegal
  • 89.01.22 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Lagos
  • 89.01.23 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Benin City
  • 89.01.24 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Benin City
  • 89.01.25 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Port Harcourt
  • 89.01.26 / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Lagos
  • 89.01.00 (4) / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Kinshasha
  • 89.01.00 (5) / Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, [Gillespie Collection Archival Recording] Kinshasa
  • 89.04.01 / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [FM Broadcast Recording] Tokyo
  • 89.09.02 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 89.09.02 / Dizzy Gillespie United Nation Orchestra [AR] Chicago
  • 89.10.07 / Sam Rivers Quartet [Video Recording] Leverkusen
  • 89.10.09 / Sam Rivers Quartet: Lazuli (Timeless)
    + 89.10.10
  • 89.10.10 / Sam Rivers Quartet: Lazuli (Timeless)
  • 89.11.27 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RivBea Archival Soundboard & AR] Linz
  • 90.05.12 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Biella
  • 90.07.12 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] Den Haag
  • 90.08.26 / Sam Rivers Trio [AVR] Cambridge
  • 90.11.19 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Berlin
  • 91.00.00 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Lokeren
  • 91.04.01 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Zaragoza
  • 91.04.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Paris
  • 91.04.13 *or* 91.04.14 / Sam Rivers Quartet [BR] London
  • 91.04.20 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Ulm
  • 91.07.26 / Sam Rivers & Michael Leasure Duo [RBA] Orlando
  • 91.09.03 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Orlando
  • 91.10.18 / Roots: Salutes the Saxophone (IN+OUT)
    + 91.10.19
    • Roots: Salutes the Saxophone, Volume 1 (IN+OUT)
      + 91.10.19
  • 91.10.19 (1) / Roots: Salutes the Saxophone (IN+OUT)
    • Roots: Salutes the Saxophone, Volume 1 (IN+OUT)
    • Roots: Salutes the Saxophone, Volume 2 (IN+OUT)
    • Roots [*possible* Soundboard Recording] Pulheim
  • 91.10.19 (2) / Roots [BR] Hamburg
  • 91.11.23 / Sam Rivers & Jazz Now! [RBA] Winter Park
  • 91.11.23 / Sam Rivers [RBA] unknown
  • 92.01.12 / Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra w/ Julius Hemphill and Sam Rivers: Flux (Northeastern / Popular Arts)
    + 92.01.13
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology (RivBea Music)
      + 61.12.14, 67.03.17, 71.02.13, 73.08.03, 73.11.10, 74.03.04, 75.12.09, 78.08.08, 79.12.04+05
  • 92.01.13 / Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra w/ Julius Hemphill and Sam Rivers: Flux (Northeastern / Popular Arts)
  • 92.03.24 / Roots: Salute to the Saxophone (VideoArts)
    • (V/A) Double Time Jazz Collection Volume 5 (Eagle Eye Media)
  • 92.03.26 / Roots [BVR] Burghausen
  • 92.04.01 / Don Pullen Septet: In Germany 1992 (JazzTime Records)
    • Roots [BR] Karlsruhe
  • 92.04.04 / Dave Holland Trio w/ Sam Rivers [BR] Utrecht
  • 92.04.04 / Roots [BR] Utrecht
  • 92.06.07 / Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA] unknown
  • 92.06.25 (1) / Roots [AR] NYC
  • 92.07.01 / Roots [BVR & Audio Recordings] Lugano
  • 92.07.10 / Roots [BR] Den Haag
  • 92.07.17 / Roots [BR] Berlin
  • 92.07.24 / Roots [AR] Modena
  • 92.09.10 / Sam Rivers Interview [RBA] Orlando
  • 92.11.00 / Longineu Parsons: Work Song (Longineu Music)
    • Longineu Parsons: Spaced: Collected Works 1980 - 1999 (Longineu Music)
  • 92.06.07 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] St. Petersburg
  • 92.12.14 / Roots: Stablemates (IN+OUT)
    + 92.12.15
  • 92.12.15 / Roots: Stablemates (IN+OUT)
  • 93.04.26 / Roots [BR] Köln
  • 93.04.00 / Barry Altschul Trio + Sam Rivers [BR] Bucharest
  • 93.04.09 / Barry Altschul Quartet [RBA] Draguignan
  • 93.04.14 / Scott Whitfield: To Be There (Amosaya Music)
  • 93.05.01 / Roots [AR] Cardiff
  • 93.05.00 (1) / Roots [AR] Essen
  • 93.05.00 (2) / Roots [BVR] Köln
  • 93.05.07 / Roots [BR & BVR] Bern
  • 93.05.08 / Roots [BR] Bonn
  • 93.05.20 / Roots [AR] Paris
  • 93.05.21 / Roots [AR] Paris
  • 93.09.27 / James Blood Ulmer Quartet [RBA] unknown location
  • 93.10.09 / James Blood Ulmer Quartet [BR & BVR] Leverkusen
  • 93.10.27 / Roots [AR] Paris
  • 93.11.10 / Barry Altschul Quartet [AR] Oakland
  • 93.11.13 / Barry Altschul Trio with Sam Rivers [RBA] Oakland
  • 93.12.05 / Reggie Workman: Summit Conference (Postcards)
    + 93.12.06
    • (V/A) Arkadia Jazz Presents: Out and Out Jazz (Arkadia Jazz)
      + 95.04.27
  • 93.12.06 (1) / Reggie Workman: Summit Conference (Postcards)
  • 93.12.06 (2) / Music Revelation Ensemble: In the Name of... (DIW)
    + 93.12.07
  • 93.12.07 / Music Revelation Ensemble: In the Name of... (DIW)
  • 94.01.00 / Sam Rivers & Mike Welsh [RBA] unknown
  • 94.01.29 / Sam Rivers and his High Density Orchestra [BR] Orlando
  • 94.03.02 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] unknown locale
  • 94.07.02 / Roots [BR] Eldena
  • 94.09.04 / Sam Rivers and his High Density Orchestra [RBA] unknown
  • 94.09.17 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] unknown
  • 94.11.00 / Sam Rivers Interview [BR] NYC
  • 94.12.00 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] unknown
  • 94.12.21 / Bruce Ditmas: What If (Postcards)
    + 94.12.22
  • 94.12.22 / Bruce Ditmas: What If (Postcards)
  • 95.02.19 / Franklin Kiermyer: Kairos (Evidence)
    + 95.02.20; 95.02.21; 95.02.22
  • 95.02.20 / Franklin Kiermyer: Kairos (Evidence)
  • 95.02.21 / Franklin Kiermyer: Kairos (Evidence)
  • 95.02.22 / Franklin Kiermyer: Kairos (Evidence)
  • 95.03.25 / Thilo Wolf Big Band [BVR] Burghausen
  • 95.04.05 / Improvisors Pool: Backgrounds for Improvisors featuring Sam Rivers & Alexander Von Schlippenbach (FMP)
  • 95.04.27 / Reggie Workman: Cerebral Caverns (Postcards)
    + 95.04.28
    • (V/A) Arkadia Jazz Presents: Out and Out Jazz (Arkadia Jazz)
      + 93.12.05
  • 95.04.28 / Reggie Workman: Cerebral Caverns (Postcards)
  • 95.05.00 • Sam Rivers Trio [Audience Video Recording] Melbourne
  • 95.05.13 / Sam Rivers' Dance Science Orchestra with DJ BMF [RBA] Orlando
  • 95.06.10 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Melbourne
  • 95.06.17 / Sam Rivers: Portrait (FMP)
    + 95.06.18
  • 95.06.18 / Sam Rivers: Portrait (FMP)
  • 95.07.01 / Sam Rivers' Freedom Jazz Band [RivBea Archival Recording] Orlando
  • 95.07.08 / Sam Rivers: Concept (RivBea)
    + 96.02.10; 96.03.18; 96.04.23; 96.05.13
  • 95.07.14 / (V/A) Relaxing the Undertow (Put It On a Cracker)
  • 95.08.02 / Reggie Workman's Summit Conference [AR] Oakland
  • 95.08.12 / Reggie Workman's Summit Conference [BVR] Antwerp
  • 95.08.17 / Reggie Workman's Summit Conference [AR] Oakland
  • 95.09.30 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Apopka
  • 95.10.22 / Sam Rivers Trio: Offering (RivBea Sound)
    + 95.10.26
  • 95.10.26 / Sam Rivers Trio: Offering (RivBea Sound)
  • 95.11.04 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Melbourne
  • 95.12.09 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Ragusa
  • 96.01.19 / Sam Rivers Dance Science Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 96.02.09 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Melbourne
  • 96.02.10 / Sam Rivers: Concept (RivBea)
    + 95.07.08; 96.03.18; 96.04.23; 96.05.13
  • 96.03.01 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Florida
  • 96.03.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] unknown
  • 96.03.18 / Sam Rivers: Concept (RivBea)
    + 95.07.08; 96.02.10; 96.04.23; 96.05.13
  • 96.03.21 / Sam Rivers: Configuration (Nato)
    + 96.03.22; 96.03.23; 96.03.24
  • 96.03.22 / Sam Rivers: Configuration (Nato)
  • 96.03.23 / Sam Rivers: Configuration (Nato)
  • 96.03.24 / Sam Rivers: Configuration (Nato)
  • 96.04.23 / Sam Rivers: Concept (RivBea)
    + 95.07.08; 96.02.10; 96.03.18; 96.05.13
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Gotha
  • 96.05.13 / Sam Rivers: Concept (RivBea)
    + 95.07.08; 96.02.10; 96.03.18; 96.04.23
  • 96.05.17 / Sam Rivers Dance Science Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 96.05.29 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 96.05.30 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] NYC
  • 96.07.02 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] Vienna
  • 96.07.20 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR] Orlando
  • 96.09.21 / Sam Rivers Dance Science Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 96.10.00 / Sam Rivers & Trudy Morse [BR] Orlando
  • 96.11.14 / Julian Priester/Sam Rivers: Hints on Light and Shadow (Postcards)
    + 96.11.15
  • 96.11.15 / Julian Priester/Sam Rivers: Hints on Light and Shadow (Postcards)
  • 96.11.22 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 96.12.12 / Sam Rivers & the New England Conservatory Orchestra [RBA] Boston
  • 97.01.08 / Sam Rivers Dance Science Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 97.02.08 (1) / The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble with special guest Sam Rivers [AR] Hanover
  • 97.02.08 (2) / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Hanover
  • 97.02.22 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 97.02.26 / Sam Rivers Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 97.03.29 / Noël Akchoté: Complete K7 Recordings (1996-1997) (Noël Akchoté Recordings)
  • 97.04.04 / Sam Rivers Quintet [AR] Paris
  • 97.04.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 97.04.20 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra + Quartet and Duo with Chick Corea [AR] Gainesville
  • 97.04.23 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 97.06.14 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Gainesville
  • 97.06.29 / Reggie Workman Trio [RBA] Tornio
  • 97.07.26 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Carrboro
  • 97.07.27 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Washington, DC
  • 97.08.16 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Oakland
  • 97.08.09 / Sam Rivers Interview [RBA] San Francisco
  • 97.08.17 / Sam Rivers & Julian Priester Quartet [RBA & AR] Oakland
  • 97.09.06 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Gainesville
  • 97.09.00 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] NYC
  • 97.09.26 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 97.09.27 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] New York City
  • 97.09.30 / Sam Rivers Trio [AVR] Boston
  • 97.10.06 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Buffalo
  • 97.10.08 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Columbia
  • 97.11.08 / Sam Rivers & Alexander Schlippenbach: Tangens (FMP)
    + 97.11.09
  • 97.11.09 / Sam Rivers & Alexander Schlippenbach: Tangens (FMP)
  • 97.11.22 / Sam Rivers Trio [SBR] St. Petersburg
  • 98.01.21 / Sam Rivers & Tony Hymas: Eight Day Journal (Nato)
  • 98.02.22 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Live on the Internet [Web Broadcast] Winter Park
  • 98.03.21 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Winter Park
  • 98.03.27 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR] Gainesville
  • 98.04.11 / Sam Rivers Trio: Firestorm (RivBea Sound Company)
    + 98.04.12
    • (V/A) JazzSouth #39, Fall 2001 (Southern Arts Federation)
  • 98.04.12 / Sam Rivers Trio: Firestorm (RivBea Sound Company)
    + 98.04.11
    • (V/A) JazzSouth #39, Fall 2001 (Southern Arts Federation)
    • Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 98.05.10 / Jeff Silvertrust Quintet: Plan Et Surf Is (Bulldozers from Jupiter Records)
  • 98.06.10 / Reggie Workman's Summit Conference [AR & BR] NYC
  • 98.06.11 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Live on the Internet [Web Broadcast] Orlando
  • 98.07.02 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Vienne
  • 98.09.23 / Sam Rivers Trio: [AR] NYC
  • 98.09.26 / Sam Rivers RivBea All-Star Orchestra: [AR] NYC
  • 98.09.27 / Sam Rivers RivBea All-Star Orchestra [AR] NYC
  • 98.09.28 / Sam Rivers RivBea All-Star Orchestra: Inspiration (BMG)
    • Sam Rivers RivBea All-Star Orchestra [RBA] San Francisco
    • (V/A) Jazziz On Disc, January 2000 Limited Edition (Jazziz Magazine + CD)
  • 98.09.29 / Sam Rivers RivBea All-Star Orchestra: Culmination (BMG)
    • Sam Rivers RivBea All-Star Orchestra [RBA] San Francisco
    • (V/A) Calendar—This is My Music 2 (Orlando Sentinel)
  • 98.10.03 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Philadelphia
  • 98.12.14 / Sam Rivers / Tony Hymas: Quatre jours á Ocoee (ARTE France)
    + 98.12.15; 98.12.16; 98.12.17
  • 98.12.15 / Sam Rivers & Tony Hymas: Winter Garden (Nato)
    + 98.12.16; 98.12.17
    • Sam Rivers / Tony Hymas: Quatre jours á Ocoee (ARTE France)
  • 98.12.16 / Sam Rivers & Tony Hymas: Winter Garden (Nato)
    • Sam Rivers / Tony Hymas: Quatre jours á Ocoee (ARTE France)
  • 98.12.17 / Sam Rivers & Tony Hymas: Winter Garden (Nato)
    • Sam Rivers / Tony Hymas: Quatre jours á Ocoee (ARTE France)
  • 99.03.26 / Julian Priester and Sam Rivers [AR] San Francisco
  • 99.06.21 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.06.22 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.07.02 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [Audience Video] Vienne
  • 99.07.03 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra featuring Hamiet Bluiett & Ray Anderson and Steve Coleman Double Band [BVR] Paris
  • 99.07.21 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.07.28 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.08.04 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.08.0 / Sam Rivers [RBA] unknown
  • 99.08.11 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.08.18 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.08.25 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.08.28 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Gainesville
  • 99.09.01 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Aurora (RivBea Sound Company)
    + 99.09.02
    • (V/A) Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: 1999 Orlando Music Awards (Orlando Weekly)
  • 99.09.02 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Aurora (RivBea Sound Company)
    • (V/A) Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: 1999 Orlando Music Awards (Orlando Weekly)
  • 99.09.03 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 99.09.04 / Sam Rivers: Quasar—Live at the Chicago Jazz Festival September 1999 (RivBea Music)
    • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra featuring Hamiet Bluiett & Ray Anderson [BR] Chicago
  • 99.09.29 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.10.06 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.10.20 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.11.03 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.11.10 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.11.17 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 99.11.20 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra / Orchestral Explorations for 30 Musicians [BR] Winter Park
  • 99.11.24 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.01.05 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.02.02 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.02.09 / Sam Rivers & Winds [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.02.16 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.02.19 / Sam Rivers & Winds + Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Winter Park
  • 00.02.25 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Gainesville
  • 00.04.15 / Sam Rivers & Anthony Cole Duo [RBA] NYC
  • 00.04.16 / Sam Rivers & Anthony Cole Duo [BR] NYC
  • 00.05.07 (1) / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] New Orleans
  • 00.06.24 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Warsaw
  • 00.08.02 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.08.04 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Caramoor
  • 00.08.09 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.08.23 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.09.07 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.09.13 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.09.13 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Winter Park
  • 00.10.04 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.10.18 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 00.11.03 (2) / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] NYC
  • 00.11.04 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] NYC
  • 01.03.16 / Jason Moran: Black Stars (Blue Note)
    + 01.03.17
  • 01.03.17 / Jason Moran: Black Stars (Blue Note)
  • 01.03.22 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] NYC
  • 01.03.23 / Sam Rivers Trio [WKCR Archival Recording & AR] NYC
  • 01.03.24 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 01.03.25 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 01.03.26 / Sam Rivers SOLO & Trio [AR] Boston
  • 01.04.16 / (V/A) Visions / performances from the EMIT series (isospin labs)
  • 01.06.06 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA & AR] Orlando
  • 01.06.13 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.06.20 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.06.27 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.07.04 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR] Orlando
  • 01.07.21 / Longineu Parsons: Tribal Disorder (Longineu Music)
  • 01.07.25 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.08.15 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.08.18 (2) / NOJO + Sam Rivers [RBA] Toronto
  • 01.08.19 / NOJO + Sam Rivers [RBA] Toronto
  • 01.08.22 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.08.29 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.09.05 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.09.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.09.19 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.09.26 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.10.06 / Jason Moran and The Bandwagon [AR] Minneapolis
  • 01.10.10 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.10.29 / Sam Rivers Trio [BVR] Seixal
  • 01.11.14 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.11.21 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra Workshop [RBA] Orlando
  • 01.12.11 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Orlando
  • 02.01.03 / Fluid Motion: Fluid Motion (isospin labs)
  • 02.01.14 / Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Blues (Tzadik)
    + 02.01.15
  • 02.01.15 / Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Blues (Tzadik)
  • 02.02.16 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Carrboro
  • 02.02.23 / Sam Rivers Trio [AVR] Atlanta
  • 02.03.08 / Sam Rivers Trio with The The New Orleans Naked Orchestra [RBA] New Orleans
  • 02.03.09 / Sam Rivers Trio [SBR] New Orleans
  • 02.04.01 / Sam Rivers Trio [UNT Archival Recording] Denton
  • 02.04.04 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Austin
  • 02.04.06 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Houston
  • 02.07.14 / Jason Moran and The Bandwagon [BR] Netherlands
  • 02.08.24 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR & BVR] Orlando
  • 02.00.00 / Junkie Rush: Junkie Rush II (Junkie Rush)
  • 02.10.08 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 02.11.14 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 02.11.15 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Chicago
  • 02.11.23 / Sam Rivers Trio [SBR] Los Angeles
  • 02.11.24 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Los Angeles
  • 03.01.26 / Sam Rivers Interview [RBA] Tel Aviv
  • 03.01.30 (2) / Sam Rivers and The Israel Camerata Orchestra [BR] Rehovot
  • 03.05.19 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Vicenza
  • 03.05.24 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Orlando
  • 03.07.01 (2) & 03.07.02 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Winter Park
  • 03.07.11 / Sam Rivers Trio [BR] Den Haag
  • 03.07.20 / Jason Moran Trio featuring Sam Rivers [BR] Gent
  • 03.07.22 / Nojo with Sam Rivers: City of Neighbourhoods (True North Records)
    + 03.07.23
  • 03.07.23 / Nojo with Sam Rivers: City of Neighbourhoods (True North Records)
  • 03.07.25 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Halifax
  • 03.08.29 / Sam Rivers Trio + Steven Bernstein "play Diaspora Blues" [AR & BR] Saalfelden
  • 03.09.24 (1) / Sam Rivers º Adam Rudolph º Harris Eisenstadt: Vista (Meta Records)
  • 03.09.27 / Sam Rivers: Celebration (Posi-Tone Records)
    + 03.09.28
  • 03.09.28 / Sam Rivers: Celebration (Posi-Tone Records)
  • 03.11.01 / Sam Rivers "Electric" Trio [RBA] Orlando
  • 03.11.20 / Steven Bernstein & The Sam Rivers Trio—Diaspora Blues [BR] Lugano
  • 03.11.25 / Steven Bernstein & The Sam Rivers Trio—Diaspora Blues [Digital Soundboard Recording] Vienna
  • 03.11.30 / Steven Bernstein & The Sam Rivers Trio—Diaspora Blues [SBR] Amsterdam
  • 04.03.08 (2) / Sam Rivers Trio + George Lewis and Anthony Davis [BR] San Diego
  • 04.03.10 (1) / Sam Rivers with David Borgo & his Graduate Improvisation Ensemble [UCSD Archival Recording]
  • 04.03.10 (2) / Sam Rivers and the UCSD Large Ensemble directed by Jimmy Cheatham [RBA]
  • 04.08.04 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 04.08.11 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 04.08.18 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 04.08.25 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 04.10.14+15 / Rivers º Street º Osgood º Carrott: Purple Violets (Stunt Records)
    • Rivers º Street º Osgood º: Violet Violets (Stunt Records)
  • 04.10.20 / Sam Rivers RivBea All-Stars Orchestra [AR] Orlando
  • 04.11.13 / Sam Rivers Trio & RivBea Orchestra U.K. [BR] London
  • 04.12.01 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 04.12.08 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.02.24 / Brian Groder [Rehearsal Recording and Video] Orlando
  • 05.03.05 / Sam Rivers Trio + Steven Bernstein's Diaspora Blues [AR] Philadelphia
  • 05.04.01 / Sam Rivers Trio + The Peabody Jazz Ensemble [Peabody Institute Archival Recording] Baltimore
  • 05.04.00 / Shak Nasti: From the Belly (Richter Records)
  • 05.04.13 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.04.15 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra + The University of Central Florida Jazz Ensemble [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.04.28 / Brian Groder: Torque (Latham)
    + 05.04.29
  • 05.04.29 / Brian Groder: Torque (Latham)
  • 05.05.13 / Sam Rivers and the Austrian Jazz All-Star Orchestra [BR] Diersbach
  • 05.05.19 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Seattle
  • 05.05.20 / Sam Rivers Trio [SBR] Albuquerque
  • 05.05.21 / Sam Rivers Trio [AR] Tucson
  • 05.06.08 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.06.14 / WARM: WARM Live + WARM Take 1 (TUM Records—Unissued)
    + 05.06.25
    • WARM [AR] NYC
  • 05.06.18 / Sam Rivers Solo [AR] Chicago
  • 05.06.25 / WARM: WARM Live + WARM Take 1 (TUM Records—Unissued)
    + 05.06.14
    • WARM [BR] Terni
  • 05.06.29 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.08.03 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.08.10 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.08.17 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.08.24 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.08.31 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.09.07 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.09.14 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.09.21 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.09.28 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.10.05 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.10.19 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.10.26 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.11.02 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.11.05 / Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Winter Park
  • 05.11.09 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.11.16 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.12.07 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.12.14 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.12.21 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 05.12.28 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.01.04 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.01.11 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.01.25 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.02.01 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.03.01 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.03.22 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.03.28 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra with The Valencia Jazz Lab Band [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.03.29 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.04.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.04.19 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.04.26 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.05.03 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.05.17 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.05.31 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.06.07 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.06.14 (1) / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 06.06.14 (2) / Sam Rivers Trio [AR & AVR] NYC
  • 06.06.21 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.06.28 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 06.08.27 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 07.05.24 / Sam Rivers Interview [WKCR Archival Recording] NYC
  • 07.05.25 (1) / Sam Rivers Interview [WKCR Archival Recording] NYC
  • 07.05.25 (2) / Sam Rivers Trio: Reunion—Live In New York (Pi Recordings)
    • Sam Rivers Trio [AR] NYC
  • 07.05.30 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Casselberry
  • 07.06.13 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Casselberry
  • 07.06.20 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Casselberry
  • 07.06.27 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Casselberry
  • 07.08.01 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Casselberry
  • 07.09.05 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Casselberry
  • 07.09.12 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 07.10.10 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 07.10.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 07.10.17 / (V/A) Swing in Time featuring Sam Rivers: A Christmas Gift (Sonic Cauldron Studios)
    + 07.00.00
  • 07.11.10 (2) / Sam Rivers: Jazz Master of the Moment (UCF Radio-TV Department)
  • 07.11.14 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 07.12.12 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 08.02.01 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR] Orlando
  • 08.02.27 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Trilogy (Mosaic Records)
    + 08.11.12; 09.04.08
  • 08.09.12 / Sam Rivers Trio & the NEC Jazz Orchestra [AR] Boston
  • 08.08.13 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 08.09.15 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 08.11.12 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Trilogy (Mosaic Records)
    + 08.02.27; 09.04.08
    • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 08.12.10 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 09.01.14 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 09.04.08 / Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Trilogy (Mosaic Records)
    + 08.02.27; 08.11.12
  • 09.11.16 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Casselberry
  • 10.02.24 / Sam Rivers [RBA] Casselberry
  • 10.06.09 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 10.06.22 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 10.07.22 / Sam Rivers & the RivBea Orchestra [RBA] Orlando
  • 11.12.26 / Passage ...
  • 12.01.04 / "Sam Rivers (1923-2011) / A friend remembers the local legend" by Matt Gorney The Orlando Weekly Jan 5, 2012


  • Beginnings

    1950

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    The 21st Century...

    2010


      Pre-History

      Rivers' great-grandmother was a house slave who listened to and memorized songs that the slaves sang in the fields while working.
      Her son, Rivers' grandfather, Marshall W. Taylor, was born after the emancipation. His great-grandmother sang the plantation songs
      to him, Taylor wrote them down, and compiled them into a booked titled Plantation Melodies, which he published in 1862.
      This first slave book can be found in the Library of Congress. He later became a Bishop in the African Methodist Church.

      Rivers' father was a church musician, touring with a gospel quartet. Rivers was raised in Chicago and then Little Rock, AR, where his mother taught music and sociology at Shorter College. He began taking piano and violin lessons at about the age of five [1928]. [allmusicguide.com]

      His mother was politically active. Rivers recalls her protests against the poll tax in front of City Hall in Chicago in the 1930s. [blogs.orlandosentinel.com/community_altamonte_blog]
      ———

      1930-37:

      Sam Rivers' father sang with a group known as the Silvertone Quartet; his mother was a pianist. Naturally, he took to music early.
      Born September 25, 1923, in El Reno, Oklahoma, he was an infant when the family returned to Chicago, and it was there
      that he took violin and piano instruction starting in 1935. After two or three years he abandoned the violin to concentrate on piano.
      ["Liberty Records Press Office, Blue Note Records —Leonard Feather, 3/6/68," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

      1933:

      "The ten-year-old hid behind the door. ‘I was eavesdropping,’ remembers Sam Rivers... Night after night the youngster stood unobserved, quietly listening as his grandfather interviewed men and women, by then very elderly, who had lived in slavery. Marshall Taylor, a preacher in Chicago, had published hymnals Rivers describes as ‘fiery’ in the vein of Malcolm X, and had collected songs the slaves had sung in the fields... As the young Rivers strained to hear, his grandfather was urging visitors to his house to tell what they remembered about being slaves so he could write down their accounts.
      The stories were ‘very, very rough,’ recalls Rivers. ‘It was sort of traumatic to hear them. I used to think they must have been joking. The women were always raped, all of them who talked to my grandfather.’
      Their pasts were such that ‘my grandfather had to pull their stories out of them,’ he remembers. ‘He would convince them to talk by [telling them that they needed to tell him or the experiences would be lost, that it was important.]’
      [The ex-slaves sounded] ‘Quiet, very soft, secretive, as if there were a kind of shame involved. For me, it was very depressing to hear the same stories from people when they didn't know each other.’
      He will one day write a composition recreating these voices..."
      ["Liberty Records Press Office, Blue Note Records —Leonard Feather, 3/6/68," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

      1937-44:

      I was growing up in Chicago, but then my father had an accident, and he couldn't ... He was helping somebody move some rugs
      or something, and he got knocked over the bannister and he cracked his skull, and he wasn't any more good after that. He wasn't able
      to really stand. He kept his sanity, but he really couldn't work. So my mother took a job at Shorter College in North Little Rock,
      and so we moved down there when I was about 10 or 11, I think [1933-34]. So I came up on the campus in North Little Rock,
      pretty much. I was going to Catholic school and coming up on the campus.
      [Kay Bourne "Reed Man Rivers Recalls Roots in Boston, Stories of Slaves," Bay State Banner Dec 19, 1996, The RivBea Archive]
      ———

      1937-39:

      Sam Rivers: Yes. I was going to this Catholic school, St. Bartholomew's in Little Rock, and they had all these instruments. In those
      days, they had all these donated instruments, so if you wanted to play you could go in and choose whatever instrument you wanted
      to play. You didn't have to buy an instrument; they just had it there. First I took trombone, then the soprano saxophone, then I worked
      on the baritone horn, and then finally the tenor...
      It was a military band. But when I got in college at Jarvis Christian College... I graduated from high school at 15 and went
      to Philander Smith for the summer, and then went down to Jarvis Christian College for the year. That's when I started playing
      the tenor saxophone and so on.
      [Ted Panken Interviews Sam Rivers, WKCR-FM New York, September 25, 1997 www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php]
      ———

      After the death of his father in an accident in 1937, Sam's mother took a job as a music and sociology teacher in North Little Rock,
      Arkansas. Sam began to play trombone at the age of eleven in the marching band of a Little Rock school. Two years later he picked
      up a tenor saxophone, found it more to his liking than the trombone, and from then on it was his first love.
      ["Liberty Records Press Office, Blue Note Records —Leonard Feather, 3/6/68," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

      1946:

      After graduating from high school at fifteen, Sam enrolled at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. As a liberal arts major,
      Sam played the trombone in the marching band and the jazz combo. During his years at college Sam switched to tenor saxophone
      because he felt he could express himself more fluently on that instrument... When his college days were over Sam came West
      to join the Navy and while stationed in California, he played many small concerts and dances.
      ["1973, ABC/Dunhill Records BIO," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

      Sam Rivers: After I got out of the Service during the Forties ... When I entered the Navy, I was one of the first who didn't go in
      as a musician or a steward. Robert Smalls and I went in as regular Navy men. We had a choice of whatever field we wanted to go into,
      Bosuns, Mates... I chose music, but the band they wanted to put me in wasn't good. I'm very young and arrogant, so I said, "No, I'll learn
      something else." So I went in as Quartermaster, correcting charts and steering the ship and all that, but I never went on board ship. I knew
      I wasn't going on board if I took something like that. I was transferred to Vallejo, California, which was my musical experience. It was very
      good I didn't go into the band, because the band had to play in the officers' quarters every night. I wasn't in the band, so I could take my horn
      and go out into the city and play. Vallejo is near San Francisco. That's where I met Jimmy Witherspoon. One of my first professional gigs
      was with Jimmy Witherspoon while I was in the Navy. We were playing at this club someplace in Vallejo where he was everything. He was
      the Master of Ceremonies, he was the maitre'd, he was the comedian, and he was the singer, and I was part of the group. That's pretty much
      the playing I did when I was in the Navy. ...I got out of the Navy in 1945.
      [Ted Panken Interviews Sam Rivers, WKCR-FM New York, September 25, 1997 www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php]
      ———

      1947:

      Rivers moved to Boston in 1947...
      [allmusicguide.com]
      ———

      Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy, Sam entered the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition
      and played viola in the Conservatory's symphony orchestra.
      ["1973, ABC/Dunhill Records BIO," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

      1948:

      "[In 1948] Hovhaness was invited to join the faculty of the Boston Music Conservatory where he taught for three years, whilst retaining his
      duties at the Watertown Armenian church. His Conservatory duties included teaching composition and conducting the student orchestra.
      This teaching post did not hinder his productivity, and students recall that in his classes he imposed no compositional dogma, unlike other composers there." [www.hovhaness.com/Biography.html]

      "I am helping to build the collection of the planned Alan Hovhaness museum in Yerevan, Armenia, and as part of this I am contacting people who knew Hovhaness to ask if they would like to write some reminiscences of him. As Sam Rivers studied composition with Hovhaness many years ago in Boston, I would like to ask if he might be interested in submitting some of his memories for the museum."
      [David Badagnani correspondence to RL]

      ———

      Sam Rivers, Interviewed about his studies with Alan Hovhaness in the late 1940s, speaking from his home in Maitland, Florida:

      Sam Rivers: I'm not sure of the years that I studied under Professor Hovhaness; it's somewhere in the late '40s, I think. And also,
      other musicians were there at the same time that I was. Gigi Gryce was there at the time; he also studied with Professor Hovhaness.
      We had stories we used to trade around about him... like the way he walked, and that it'd be kind of frightening to walk into him on a sort of cloudy, dark, moonlit night, because he had such a way of walking—it was sort of a ...you know, I don't know how to describe it—being 6'3" or 6'4", and then walking to accomodate the buildings—a tall guy like that walking into... [Laughter] ...roofs and stuff—ceilings, you know? So he had a sort of a bend... so he wouldn't hit his head.
      He wasn't a very talkative person. It seems to me most musicians were there just in order to work on their particular personal projects, you know? With him—he would write certain things, because he had the symphony there at his disposal and so we performed other works with the conservatory orchestra. He didn't really take all the time for his music, although most of the students really liked his music, because it was new and fresh, and... [Laughter] ...he was still writing it, you know? So we really liked doing his music rather than doing the traditional Beethoven and things like that. We all really loved to play his music; it was different. I remember his music, his direction and philosophy of music was pretty much open freedom. And he didn't really have any kind of barriers, so to speak—traditional barriers, or anything like that. So he pretty much went his own way. And that's what a lot of the students respected. One of the reasons why myself and Gigi Gryce studied with him—because of his openness, not trying to constrict you to conservatory fare. Of course, there were other professors teaching composition, too, you see? He wasn't the only one! And so the others were more or less straight-down-the-line traditional, you see what I mean?
      David Badagnani: Right.
      SR: And so we had choices there... [Laughter]. And that was another thing, each [professor] had their own orchestra, which was pretty much comprised of a lot of the students [with] every opportunity to participate in three or four orchestras there, because it was not many students to cover a complete symphony orchestra each time. So the teachers there—the professors—they were all as should be in the conservatory, they were all exhibiting their own works, because that's one of the reasons they're there, because they're composers, too, you know? And so they were all doing that.
      The most I remember is that he never really criticized anybody for doing something out of the norm, because we had already gone through that anyway, you know, in basic harmony and theory. So we were pretty much in an advanced stage, where you'd be setting your own rules, you know, after you've gone through it. Then you come into this... you can see things where you can set your own... [Laughter] I mean, it's like mathematics, in a sense; so after you get to a certain place in mathematics, it seems to work out... [Laughter] ...right, in a sense. You know?
      DB: Yeah! Were you, at that time, writing jazz compositions, or was it classical music?
      SR: No, I wasn't really writing any kind... well, I mean... I wasn't really writing at all, you know. I was pretty much a performer at that time.
      DB: So when you studied with him, was it a composition class, or some other type of class?
      SR: It was a composition class, yes. That's when I started composition, in the conservatory... You know, you have to learn two or three instruments in order to study composition. And so I already knew trombone, and I already knew reeds, and I played piano, and I had studied strings very early, so [I] took that up, because that was my least proficient instrument... [Laughter], so I took that one, you know, along with the composition.
      DB: And when you played Mr. Hovhaness's music, which instruments were you playing them on?
      SR: I was playing on viola. I was in the string section in the school symphony.
      DB: Viola—how interesting.
      SR: Yeah. My mother and father are musicians; my grandfather was a musician. I'm a third generation musician. My mother taught violin in Chicago, you see? And my father was a singer with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, traveled around the world. My mother's a graduate from Howard University in Washington, DC; my father's a graduate of Fisk University in Tennessee. And then I studied... [Laughter] ...I was a musician at ten years old. I mean, I was always performing. By fifteen I was a professional.
      DB: And how did you select the New England Conservatory?
      SR: Well, I was there... I was... Actually, it was the Boston Conservatory, for me. Yes—that's where Alan Hov... that's where Professor Hovhaness was—the Boston Conservatory.
      DB: It's difficult to find information about those years, because it's not well...
      SR: ...documented.
      DB: Yes, exactly.
      SR: It's documented, but where are they? [Laughter] That's the problem. I mean, everything's documented, but where those files are is another problem.
      DB: You know, at that time... He was married six times, and the names of his first four wives are not even known, because he didn't talk about it, you know? I think by the '50s he was on his fifth wife.
      SR: [Laughter] I didn't know that. [Unintelligible]
      DB: And another thing you might be interested in is that he claimed to travel, with his mind, among the planets.
      SR: [Laughter]
      DB: And so, in that way, he's very similar to Sun Ra in his conception of... kind of universal...
      SR: Right, right! I remember him mentioning things like that. I remember him mentioning things like that.
      DB: Oh, yeah—he was into a cosmic conception of music, so... And at that time were you aware that he was drawing on many kinds of world music and non-Western musics in his compositions?
      SR: Yes, that's really... that's one of the main things that he always lectured about to us, anyway, so I mean that was part of his particular overall philosophy of music.
      DB: And is that why you and some of the other students were attracted to study with him instead of some of the other professors?
      SR: That was the main reason, that he was going past the traditional. He was the only one there that would be considered, in a sense, avant-garde. You know, the other teachers were straight down, straight-down traditional. He was the only one that was... There were three... four professors teaching composition. And he was the only one that was open... I forget how he announced it. He was clearly different from the other three composers there.
      DB: Can you remember the names of any of the other three?
      SR: There was a... I remember one, that was Chinese. His name was Lee, I think—that's the only one I remember.
      DB: Okay.
      SR: [Laughter] How could I forget? I mean, a composer, a Western concert music composer, that was Chinese! Impossible—I mean Lee! [Laughter] It's coming back to me after all these years. He was Chinese, and his name was Lee. But there were two others. One was like theory and composition, and then those other ones—you know, two composers—and Professor Hovhaness was like world music. A different category than the other two European concert music composers.
      DB: And after you graduated, did you ever have any contact with Hovhaness in the intervening years?
      SR: No, no, I didn't, but he did do some lectures in New York when I was there, and I went up to see him and speak to him. And then there's quite a few, at least one or two documentaries on him, when I was there... I was in New York when he did them.
      DB: The documentaries... when were those made? Because we've found two that were made around the 1990s in Seattle, where he lived.
      SR: Yeah, yeah... well, that might be the earliest, then. That might be the earliest. 1990. That sounds kind of late, you know, because I think... I remember something in the '70s, too.
      DB: Oh, I wish we could find those.
      SR: Yeah. [Laughter] You know, that's... one good thing about these things, nobody really destroys anything. If it isn't destroyed by fire, it's hidden somewhere. You know?
      DB: Well, we certainly hope so.
      SR: Of course, yes.
      DB: And...
      SR: I don't remember any fires, I mean, that destroyed anything in the Conservatory, so it's somewhere else, someplace. That's one thing about academics, they don't throw anything away. [Laughter] You know what I mean?
      DB: Yes.
      SR: It's somewhere, you know? Did you, have you contacted Boston Conservatory yet?
      DB: No, because I was under the impression it was the New England Conservatory that you were studying at.
      SR: [Laughter] Wrong school! Don't do a thing like that. The Boston Conservatory is also connected with Berklee School of Music now. Berklee and Boston Conservatory are combined, in a sense. I mean, in order to get a degree from Berklee, you have to go to finish up your work at Boston Conservatory.
      DB: I see.
      SR: So when you get ready to go that far... Berklee, I mean—then you transfer to Boston Conservatory so that you can get your degree.
      DB: So were you in graduate school or an undergraduate?
      SR: No, I was in school before Berklee. Berklee was still Schillinger School—Schillinger House—when I was studying there, you know? A lot of students were there when I was: Jaki Byard was there, Quincy Jones, Alan Dawson—you know, a lot of good musicians were studying at the same time that I was there.
      [Beatrice Rivers enters]: Joe Gordon...
      SR: Joe Gordon. And the guy that pretty much... [asks wife:] what's that bandleader's name who played trumpet? Teaches at [Unintelligible]...
      Beatrice: Herb Pomeroy?
      SR: Herb Pomeroy. He pretty much made Berklee School of Music. So it was all at the same time, these things are happening there. It was quite an interesting period in Boston.
      DB: Do you feel that Hovhaness had any influence on the direction that you later took in your compositions?
      SR: Of course. That was one of the reasons I went there, because I was interested in zeroing in on European concert music. That was it, it was there, what he was planning on teaching. So things for orchestra, or when he needed a larger... they all had their own particular orchestra, in a sense. Professor Hovhaness was the one that was the most open as far as world music was concerned, because he wasn't really European anyway. I mean, I'm not sure if he's considered European... no, he's not European. His music is more like world music than like European concert.
      DB: Yes, the Armenian style, and he played the piano in a very Middle Eastern style.
      SR: Right—it's Middle Eastern music. Middle Eastern classical concert music—that's what it technically should be called, you know? Concert music, because the big difference between concert music and folk music—I mean, here we have, you know, concert music, and we have pop music, which is folk. Of course, the situation is in every culture.
      DB: And were you also playing jazz at that time, when you were studying?
      SR: At the same time; yeah, I was working at nights.
      DB: And do you know what he thought about jazz?
      SR: Who?
      DB: Do you know what Hovhaness thought about jazz?
      SR: No, we never mentioned it. We never mentioned it.
      DB: [Laughter]
      SR: I went to school, and I went to work in jazz. No, he never mentioned it. It was a different instrument, because I played saxophone in a jazz thing, you know? And I was playing in the school symphony—I was playing viola, like I said. But the main difference was you know, playing in the symphony is different. Say you're working two, three hours... working in the symphonic, and later... about two, three, or four hours later going to play jazz. Jazz musicians, their skills weren't that... now they are—but playing in tune was really, you know, it got after you... [screams in mock exasperation]... I'd be screaming at the guy to tune up, because after playing in the symphony, it was very disturbing! But now jazz musicians are pretty much there, you know? So, yeah, everybody plays in tune now, so... But it wasn't part of the thing, playing in tune. They're trying to play and think about ideas, more than playing in tune. I mean, ...[Laughter]... like classical music thinks about playing in tune more than ideas! It's just the opposite, you know?
      DB: Can remember any of the other students' names who were studying with Hovhaness the time you were there—if any of them went on to be famous as well?
      SR: Yes—Gigi Gryce.
      DB: And was he a composer, or instrumentalist?
      SR: Composer. Yes—he studied composition. He worked with a lot of groups; he wrote some music for Stan Getz and quite a few other musicians.
      DB: [Did you have] any other stories that came to mind when I called to ask you originally if you could remember anything interesting; anything like a funny story, or anything you could remember about your studies with Hovhaness.
      SR: Well, no, not really; like I said, he wasn't a very talkative person. He was a ...sometimes he would... he was very precise in the sense that he would really get upset with some of the students who made unnecessary mistakes. He was very sharp on that—precision is important. You know, if something was written... I mean like that, he was open to different things, but he was very critical. Other times... it all depends on the composition itself. [Laughter] Yeah.
      DB: When you went to Boston Conservatory were you right out of high school?
      SR: No, I was right out of the Navy.
      DB: The Navy. So that was the first university that you attended?
      SR: No, I was already... I had almost graduated from Dallas Christian College in Texas before I volunteered for the Navy, because I was getting ready to graduate from college, and they sent me to report to the officers' training school. [Unintelligible]
      DB: So that would've been just after World War II?
      SR: It was World War II. Yeah, man—19..., and that was fifty... it was only fifty years ago, and I was 20 then. Like I say, I'm 81 now... [Unintelligible] ...the things I did... [Unintelligible] ...you get in perspective.
      DB: ...Thank you for taking the time to remember these things.
      SR: Yes. Good—thank you; it's good for my brain, you know what I mean, to try to recall things. [Laughter]
      [Sam Rivers telephone Interview by David Badagnani, March 9, 2005]
      ———

      1949:

      "Nineteen forty-nine found Gordon in a bop sextet with Sam Rivers, working regularly at Louie's Lounge on Washington Street.
      The pianist was Jimmie Martin, who led an Eckstine-inspired big band of local significance. Rivers was also on the Martin band,
      and he vividly recalled Gordon's strong solos, and his unison playing with valve trombonist Hampton Reese. (Reese later served
      as B.B. King's music director for almost 25 years)."
      ["The Joe Gordon Story, Part 1: Boston", www.troystreet.com/tspots/2017/05/14/joe-gordon-story-part-1]
      ———

      [At the Boston Conservatory of Music] he fell in with a large 1950s community of like-minded, ambitious musicians including Jaki Byard,
      Quincy Jones, and Charlie Mariano. "The level of musicianship was very high, man," Rivers emphasised. "By day I was studying at the
      conservatory, playing viola, and at night I was playing saxophone in this club. Seven nights a week! People lived and breathed music."
      ["Sam Rivers: Sax Symbol Blows On," The Independent Nov 19, 2004; www.independent.co.uk]
      ———



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    2010


      Vladimir Simosko:
      "Saw you noted... the ‘possible Hi-Hat broadcast’ while Sam was in Serge's band in 1950. That info was via me direct from Sam when I was
      interviewing him about Serge a few years ago. As noted in my book Serge Chaloff (Scarecrow Press 1998), in 1950 Serge had a 12-piece group
      with the lineup of trumpet, trombone, tenor, bari, two violins, two violas, cello, piano, bass, and drums. Serge's mother (Margaret) gave him
      $600.00 for special arrangements, which were mostly standards arranged by Nat Pierce, Sonny Truitt, and some others. They spent at least
      six weeks rehearsing and played two gigs (one at the Hi-Hat opposite Roy Eldridge, with a broadcast). The way Hi-Hat broadcasts have been
      turning up in recent years, perhaps it will turn up; sorry I never found the exact dates. There'd been rumors all along that there were recordings:
      some said rehearsal tapes, others a radio station recording for broadcast. Sam Rivers played tenor with that group; when I interviewed him about
      Serge and asked about that group, Sam said it was a very nice group and he was sorry there were no recordings, and mentioned that the Hi-Hat
      broadcast occurred but that he had no idea if it was preserved. Serge's booker said they were too sophisticated and wanted to book Serge with
      just a rhythm section, so Serge had to give up, and the charts went into a trunk...."

    • 50.03.19 - Sam Rivers and His Lionel Hampton All Stars: Sam Rivers (reeds), Goody Goody (tp), Sunny Truitt (tb),
      Art "Flying Home" Foxal, Jonnie Chase, Roy Scott, Lucious Bryant, Milt Gold, Ed Burke, Gato Rivers, others... /
      Hotel Merrimack, Lowell, MA [Nashua Telegraph Mar 18, 1950 p.7]


      1952-55:

      In Boston, during his student years, he worked from time to time with Gigi Gryce, Joe Gordon, Jaki Byard, and Herb Pomeroy.

      During the 1950s Sam worked in a variety of jobs in and around the Boston area. In 1952, however, he dropped out of Boston University,
      and was ill for the next two or three years. During that time he composed but was more or less inactive as a performer.
      ["Liberty Records Press Office, Blue Note Records —Leonard Feather, 3/6/68," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

      Sam Rivers: Actually, the place I was working at the time in Boston was called Ort's (?) Grill, and it was across the street from the theater
      where they brought out all the musicians... RKO. So I didn't go to see the musicians; they came to see us! [laughs] Stan Kenton came in
      and hired Charlie Mariano out of the place—some other musicians got hired working out of there. Quincy was playing trumpet at the time;
      I'm not sure what happened to him. Jaki Byard was there. I was working with a pianist ... There were so many different groups that played.
      It was one of those places where there was never a dull moment. It had like eight singers and stuff like this. So we just played the
      intermission. Our trio was me, Larry Willis on piano, and Larry Winters on drums. That's a different Larry Willis, a stride pianist
      who knew all the tunes.

      ...I started writing for big bands, but I didn't have one really organized. But I was writing thematic material for it. I was working at a place
      called Club 47 near Harvard Square. I'm trying to get this pretty much in chronology. I spent ten or fifteen years before I came to New York,
      and it was through Tony that I went to New York. I really didn't think it was necessary for me to go to New York, because I'd been traveling
      all around the world, I had been traveling with any kind of groups that wanted it. I went out with T-Bone Walker for quite a long time,
      and I did some things with B.B. King. But I pretty much stayed around Boston, because I was working for this publishing company,
      which I never really ... I got a letter from some people the other day about this. It was "Send your poems up and we will put the music
      to it." I was very adept at doing that. I pretty much lived in Boston by writing music for lyrics.
      [Ted Panken Interviews Sam Rivers, WKCR-FM New York, September 25, 1997 www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php]
      ———

      Rivers remained in Boston, composing and performing in clubs in the area. While there, he performed with notable rhythm and blues artists
      including Wilson Pickett, Jerry Butler and Maxine Brown.
      [blogs.orlandosentinel.com/community_altamonte_blog]
      ———

      1955:

      A stint with a rhythm and blues band followed and when the group arrived in Florida [in 1955], Sam stayed for two years there
      composing and arranging music for various musicians and performers in the area.
      ["1973, ABC/Dunhill Records BIO," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———


    • 56.00.00 - Billie Holiday: Holiday (voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Carl Drinkard (p), unknown others... / Sir John Motel, Miami, FL

      "In the fall of 1956, I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I decided to go to Miami. Billie Holiday was there, Cab Calloway, King Cole,
      Dinah Washington, BB King, Ray Charles, Chet Baker... after work, everyone would go to the Sir John [Hotel] to jam until 8 or 9 in the morning.
      I played next to Billie—she'd just done a chorus and I took my solo. She told her piano player, Carl Drinkard, that she liked the way I played.
      Then I had an attack, broke out in a cold sweat, felt faint. Billie noticed and told me to go outside; she'd watch my horn. She said she'd watched
      Pres' horn for him when he had to go out. When I came back she was singing "Detour Ahead". I listened to the anguish in her voice and the lyrics
      seemed to be about my own problems. I started to cry."

      ["Billie Holiday Remembered" The New York Jazz Museum (1973) 20pp. Illustrated in blue wrappers, The RivBea Archive ]
      Tributes to Holiday by Amiri Baraka, Frank O'Hara, Billy Taylor, Duke Ellington, John Hammond, Leonard Feather, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Hinton, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Vernon Duke, Ned Rorem, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Pearl Bailey, Rivers, and others.

      1955-58:

      "Jeroen de Valk is updating his Chet Baker bio, and we notice that Sam Rivers plays with Chet Baker around Miami, probably in
      the late '50s. This period isn't well documented and any information about venues or dates (month or year is good) is gratefully received.

      The club that Sam was talking about, in his interview with David Mittleman about Miami in the 50s, was in a hotel in the black section
      of Miami that is now called ‘Overtown.’ It was the Sir John. I stayed there and there was a big club (Billie Holiday appeared there for
      a minute) and a small lounge. The lounge was where everything happened. It did go till 7:00 in the morning. Musicans used to come over
      after their gigs and jam all night/morning... Unfortunately Sam never came down there that I know of. But people like Blue Mitchell
      and Grachan Moncur and others did..."
      —Anonymous 05.12.29
      ———

      Returned to Boston in 1958 and joined Herb Pomeroy's band at the Stable. He continued to work with Pomeroy until 1962, in addition
      to gigging on his own. He recalls that as far back as 1959 he hired a brilliant 13-year-old drummer named Anthony Williams, for whom
      he rightly predicted a brilliant future.
      ["Liberty Records Press Office, Blue Note Records —Leonard Feather, 3/6/68," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———


    • 58.00.00 - Sam Rivers: (no personnel details) / Connolly's Stardust Room, Boston, MA
      [Lee Tanner's Jazz Photographs: A Book of Postcards, Pomegranate Artbooks]

      Late 1959:

      John Ephland: You made important connections with Sam Rivers... Tell me about your experiences...
      Tony Williams: What happened was, Alan Dawson—the only person I took [private] lessons from, basically for reading—was teaching
      at Berklee. I was too young to go there, and never did, actually.
      JE: How long a period of time was that?
      TW: On and off for about a year, year-and-a-half. So, there was a club that he played at, the Mt. Auburn Club 47 in Boston, in Cambridge.
      My dad brought me out to the club and asked him to listen to me. Alan would let me, as part of his show, sit in on a couple of tunes
      each night. Then a guy named Leroy Fallana, a piano player, asked me to join his band. I was about 14 or 15. He hired me, Sam Rivers,
      and a bass player named Jimmy Towles.
      JE: What kind of music did you play?
      TW: It was basically straightahead stuff. Leroy was more of a soul, kind of Horace Silver-type of piano player. That was when I started
      to go around Boston by myself. I didn't need my dad to take me around anymore. I started playin' dates, playin' casuals, and things like that.
      Then around '62—to leap, 'cause there were a lot of things happening—I had been playing in a club called Connelly's, as part of a house
      rhythm section; a club where they would hire a name horn player to come in from New York for a week...
      JE: ...you were doing some interesting things with Sam Rivers. Tell me about that.
      TW: When we had a band with Sam, we were doing a lot of Third Stream, which meant at the time a combination of jazz players playing
      avant-garde music. This was the late fifties, early sixties. We were playing with a chamber group [The Boston Improvisational Ensemble],
      doing things in the afternoons where they had cards and numbers and you're playing to time, watches, and big clocks; playing behind
      poetry, all kinds of stuff... My first record (Life Time, 64.08.21) was in '64. It was the first record that Blue Note had ever made of free,
      avant-garde music.
      ["Tony Williams: Still The Rhythm Magician" Down Beat May 1, 1989; Down Beat Magazine Archive]
      ———

      "Shortly before [Williams] turned 14 [Dec 12, 1959], he was regularly gigging with saxophonist Sam Rivers, in a group with pianist
      Leroy Fallana and bassist Jimmy Towles. Hal Galper became the pianist, and Henry Grimes and then Phil Morrison the bassist. Williams
      worked with this group in 1960-61, before he was 16. Their home base was the Mt. Auburn Club 47, in Cambridge...
      Not everyone welcomed this drumming prodigy with open arms. Williams told Down Beat's Don DeMicheal in 1965 about older musicians
      who wouldn't let him sit in, or who would talk club owners out of hiring his group because they were too young. There was an establishment,
      and Williams wasn't in it. Maybe, suggested DeMicheal, it was jealousy at work.
      [Richard Vacca, "Dec 17, 1962: World, Meet Tony Williams" Dec 17, 2013 www.troystreet.com]
      ———




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      1960:

      Trombonist Gene DiStasio led the Monday night house band at the Stable in Boston 1960-62.
      [Richard Vacca, "Hal Galper Live at the Stable, 1962" Mar 8 2017, www.troystreet.com]
      ———

      Mark Whitecage :::
      "While I was down there [Texas], I met Maynard Ferguson and he liked my playing. I was a great reader and he wanted me to join; he'd had
      a fight with his tenor player. He wanted me to go up to Boston, when I got out of the army, and meet Claude Thornhill, get in his band
      and then he (Maynard Ferguson) would pick me up when he came through town.

      So I got out of the army and my car gave out and some guy offered to give me a ride to Chicago. Then after I loaded his car he pulled out
      a .38 [pistol] and took off with my horn and everything. I had just bought this old cigar cutter Selmer—it was beautiful—and I was going
      to stop in Elkhart, Indiana at the Selmer factory and have it redone. It was kind of embarrassing to come home with just the clothes
      on my back, no horns or anything. The Chicago police laughed at me when I reported it.

      So when I got back to New York I bought a new tenor with the army money and went up to Boston. I'm sittin' at the front table,
      Claude Thornhill's playing, and I looked over at the second tenor chair that I was eyeing and who's sitting there but Sam Rivers.
      He'd stand up and play and it was worse than the 'Trane stuff. I said, Man, I'm not ready for this. I spent the whole night listening
      to Sam and he was fantastic. At the end of the night I picked up my horn, put it in the car, and drove back to Litchfield, Connecticut,
      and started working on my own thing."
      [A great Mark Whitecage interview, Cadence Vol.23 no.10 October 1997, p.8]
      ———


    1961 : : :


    • 61.00.00 - Sam Rivers: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Mike Nock (p), unknown others / unknown venue, Provincetown, MA
      [Mike Nock Interview, Cadence Vol.18 No.7 July 1992 p.14]

      Rivers... started his professional life very much in the mainstream of black music, leading the house band as music director for a lively night
      spot in Roxbury, Louie's Lounge on Washington Street. Headliners who came through included Gene Chandler, Wilson Pickett, Jerry Butler,
      and a host of popular favorites, he remembers. Farrakhan was in the band, too, at Louie's. He was an excellent violinist then and he is now.
      T-Bone Walker hired Rivers to direct the band for his blues review, and Rivers would later also do a similar job for B.B. King.
      When was your first recording session?
      "I did one with J.C. Higginbotham, another with Paul Gonsalves. Then... Tadd Dameron in 1961." —Sam Rivers.
      ["Reed man Rivers recalls roots in Boston..." Kay Bourne, Bay State Banner Dec 19, 1996]
      ———

      "Other spots around town where more or less good jazz is blown, include the Stable on Huntington Avenue. Try to get down there
      the nights a new tenorman, y-clept Sam Rivers plays. This man blows in the Sonny Rollins, Coltrane vein, but has such an exceptiona
      style of his own, that digging him blowing his fours is a rewarding experience. Sam is going places, and if you don't believe it,
      ask him."
      [The Bentley Journal Mar 1961 clipping, The RivBea Archive]
      ———


    • 61.06.24 - Herb Pomeroy and His Orchestra: Pomeroy (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Ray Santisi (p), Larry Richardson (b), Alan Dawson (dr), others... /
      Boston Arts Festival, Public Garden, Boston, MA [The Boston Globe Jun 25 p.7]
      "Herb Pomeroy's band was outstanding. A tight 13-piece group, well-rehearsed, and alive with a driving rhythm section,
      it can thrill almost any audience with its brilliance..." —Fr. Norman J. O'Connor The Boston Globe
    • 61.10.17 - Herb Pomeroy and his Orchestra featuring Sam Rivers / The Jazz Workshop, The Stable, Boston, MA
      [Boston Globe display ad October 15, 1961 p.A73]
      "Every Tuesday & Thursday night:"
      —I'm only listing those dates that I find actual sources for. —RL
    • 61.10.19 - Herb Pomeroy and his Orchestra featuring Sam Rivers / The Jazz Workshop, The Stable, Boston, MA [ibid]
    • 61.10.31 - Herb Pomeroy and his Orchestra featuring Sam Rivers / The Jazz Workshop, The Stable, Boston, MA
      [Boston Globe display ad October 29, 1961 p.A73]
    • 61.11.02 - Herb Pomeroy and his Orchestra featuring Sam Rivers / The Jazz Workshop, The Stable, Boston, MA [ibid]
    • 61.11.14 - Herb Pomeroy and his Orchestra featuring Sam Rivers / The Jazz Workshop, The Stable, Boston, MA
      [The Boston Globe display ad Nov 12 p.A80]
    • 61.11.16 - Herb Pomeroy and his Orchestra featuring Sam Rivers / The Jazz Workshop, The Stable, Boston, MA [ibid]

    61.12.14 • (V/A) Tadd Dameron: Blue Note Records Presents The Lost Sessions

    Blue Note Connoisseur Series 7243 5 21484 2 4 (CD) 1999 [+Europe];
    Blue Note TOCJ-66072 (CD) 1999 Japan
    [Includes tracks from sessions led by Charlie Rouse, Sonny Stitt,
    Herbie Hancock, Ike Quebec, and Fred Jackson]

    December 14, 1961 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. The Elder Speaks (Rivers) [5:48]
    2. Bevan Beeps (Dameron) [5:13]
    3. Lament for the Living (Dameron) [4:06]
    4. Aloof Spoof (Dameron) [6:22]
    Samthology has track 1.
    —The Blue Note Discography has two takes of each title, with no indication which have
     been issued: "The Elder Speaks," take 5 and tk 7; "Bevan Beeps," take 18 and tk 19;
     "Lament for the Living," take 22 and tk 29; "Aloof Spoof," take 31 and tk 34

    Donald Byrd (tp), Curtis Fuller (tb), Julius Watkins (frh), Sam Rivers (ts),
    Cecil Payne (bar), Tadd Dameron (p, Arr), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (dr)

    {Blue 7243 5 21484 2 4; Samthology; Blue Note Discography, Cuscuna & Ruppli}


    1962 : : :


    62.04.09 • Gene DiStasio Quintet [AR—5:09]

    April 9, 1962 / The Stable, Boston, MA

    1. Blues (Theme) [5:09]
    —"This tune started side 2 on the [reel-to-reel] tape..."

    "DiStasio, Rivers, and Galper were all members of the Herb Pomeroy big band, stepping out of it on Monday nights to explore different sounds."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Gene DiStasio (tb), Hal Galper (p), John Neves (b), Peter Littman (dr)

    {Richard Vacca, "Hal Galper Live at the Stable, 1962" Mar 8 2017, www.troystreet.com}


    • 1962:

      "Williams was still working with the Rivers group, and they were playing everything from straightahead quartet dates to third stream to poetry readings. Williams spent that summer with Rivers, Galper, and Benny Wilson playing on Cape Cod, and, with Morrison and pianist Phil Moore, was on "Jazz With Father O'Connor," on WGBH-TV. All Williams wanted to do was play drums. He spent his days practicing instead of going to school, which led to his expulsion in 1962."
      [Richard Vacca's Troy Street Publishing, www.troystreet.com/tspots/2013/12/17/dec-17-1962-world-meet-tony-williams]
      ———


    • 62.09.00 - Hal Galper Trio: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Galper (p), Tony Williams (dr) / Atlantic House, Cape Cod, MA [ibid]
    • 62.11.01 - Jimmy Tyler Trio: Tyler and Rivers (ts), unknown others... / Shanty Lounge, Boston, MA [The Boston Globe Nov 1 p.20+41]
      "Now playing The Fabulous Tenor Saxe [sic] of Sam Rivers, Guest of Jimmy Tyler Trio..."
      —Richard Vacca in Boston Jazz Chronicles has "Jim Mellen's Shanty Lounge...opened in June 1961 with a jazz policy,
       and Sam Rivers and Jimmy Tyler both had groups there...," but display ad implies Rivers playing with the JT Trio.
       Also unclear is how long the engagement was for.

      December, 1962:

      "The place as far as I was concerned was Connolly's Stardust Room on Tremont and Ruggles Streets in the South End. Maybe because
      it was the first place I was old enough to get into... The only time I ever saw Eric Dolphy was there. Herbie Hancock
      played piano. Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver Quintet with Junior Cook and Blue Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Roland Kirk (Horace Parlan
      on piano), all played there regularly. Sam Rivers led a house band with a young, sixteen-year-old drummer, Tony Williams. I remember
      when Jackie McLean came in to play and Tony was on the gig. Jackie kept looking behind him to see where all of this music was coming
      from. He looked out at the audience and told us he was going to have to take this kid to New York. He did just that."
      [Steve Schwartz (WGBH in Boston) posting to Jazzcorner's Speakeasy, 03.11.19 www.jazzcornertalk.com/speakeasy/archive]
      ———

      "Tony himself arrived in New York on Christmas Eve, 1962...
      ‘Sam is a very good saxophone player. He'll be going to New York soon, I think.’"
      —Richard Hadlock interviews Tony Williams during a Miles Davis run at Jazz Workshop in San Francisco
      [The San Francisco Examiner Apr 19, 1964 ShowTime p.14]
      ———


    1963 : : :


      "We used to jam in a loft space in Boston's Haymarket Square. That was the place of Dave and Bobby Kapp—Byard and I was working
      a six-nighter in the combat zone at the Golden Nugget. After 1:00am we [Byard, Rivers, Yancy] would all meet and jam until sun up.
      It's that quiet little laugh that he had, now I think it was kind of musical."
      [Youseff Yancy, Facebook posting 13.12.26]
      ———


    63.00.00 • Alvin Fiering: Sculptor

    University of Boston (35mm film) 1963

    Early 1963 / unknown studio, Boston, MA

    1. improvisation [10:00]
    —Fiering received a US Information Agency Grant in November, 1962. Subject was a sculptor
     working at MIT's foundry on an art casting research project.

    "The jazz track was recorded for the film in one sitting. [Crew-member] Lois [Ginandes] contacted Larry Richardson who in turn brought Sam Rivers
    and Alan Dawson. We sat through a showing of the fine cut of the picture twice, the only preparation the three had for the recording, and then proceeded
    to record five takes of improvised music to the picture. Any one of the five takes was usable.
    Though it had been my idea originally to edit pieces of the various takes into a composite music track I felt afterwards that this would hurt the unity
    of the music. I therefore ran one of the takes in its entirety for the lenghth of the film. The recording session took three hours.
    Picture editing was in 35mm. Sound recording was a 1/4-inch tape transferred to 35mm magnetic for editing."
    —Alvin Fiering "Reflections on Making 'Sculptor'"

    Sam Rivers (reeds), Larry Richardson (b), Alan Dawson (dr)

    {Alvin Fiering "Reflections on Making 'Sculptor'" Journal of the University Film Producers Association Vol.16 No.1 (1964) pp.15-16, U. of Illinois Press;
    Library of Congress database: "Jazz on the Screen—A Jazz and Blues Filmography" by David Meeker}


      June, 1963:

      [Having] arrived in New York on Christmas Eve, 1962... Williams plays with Jackie McLean,
      and in June of '63 answers the call from Miles Davis.
      —Richard Hadlock interviews Tony Williams during a Miles Davis run at Jazz Workshop in San Francisco
      [The San Francisco Examiner Apr 19, 1964 ShowTime p.14]
      ———



    1964 : : :


      Early 1964:

      "While he was on the road with T-Bone, drummer Tony Williams, whom he'd nurtured when the Roxbury lad was 13 or so,
      called Rivers to join him playing with Miles Davis."
      ["Reed man Rivers recalls roots in Boston...," Kay Bourne, Bay State Banner Dec 19, 1996]
      ———

      Featured with the Sam Rivers Quartet was a talented 13-year-old drummer named Tony Williams. Tony left Boston with Jackie McClean
      to perform in New York and was later hired by Miles Davis. During Rivers' short stints away from Boston, he was performing with
      T-Bone Walker. In 1964, Tony sent a telegram saying Miles wanted to hire Rivers. "Come to New York right away," the telegram read.
      Rivers toured with Miles through the famous "Miles in Tokyo" recordings.
      [blogs.orlandosentinel.com/community_altamonte_blog]
      ———

      Sam Rivers: Tony Williams got me with Miles. He had these tapes that he had done with me in Boston, so he said, "Miles, I want you
      to hear this tape." Miles said, "Yeah, okay, later." He kept doing that. So finally, one day he trapped Miles. "Okay, go ahead, play it!"
      Tony said [Miles] heard the first track and he said, "Call him up. Get him up here right now." So he called me. I was on the road with
      T-Bone Walker, and he called me and said, "George quit; Miles wants you to join the band." I was out there on the road someplace.
      So I left T-Bone Walker to join Miles Davis.
      [Ted Panken Interviews Sam Rivers, WKCR-FM New York, September 25, 1997 www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php]
      ———



    Sam Rivers with the Miles Davis Quintet ::: 64.04.03 to 64.07.15

      "My first choice to replace George was Wayne Shorter, but Art Blakey had made him musical director of the Jazz Messengers
      and he couldn't leave then. So we hired Sam Rivers." —Miles Davis

      "According to Gary Giddins [in the liner notes of Miles Davis-Heard 'Round The World Columbia, C238506] Miles approached
      Sonny Stitt, Jimmy Heath, and Eric Dolphy before hiring George Coleman. Big George left suddenly before the Japan tour and Miles
      hired Sam Rivers almost purely on Tony's recommendation."
      [Gordon Blewis posting to Miles-list 95.08.15]

      Dan Plosin's Miles Ahead Sessions has "George Coleman [leaving] the Davis Quintet in March or April 1964... and Rivers joined the Quintet in April."
      —West coast reviews of the San Francisco Workshop dates in mid-April have Coleman, and he was on the Village Vanguard enagement that ended on May 12.

      —In late June, a syndicated column by Dorothy Kilgallen appears: "Miles Davis just broke up his most recent jazz group, his third in as many years."
       [Philadelphia Daily News Jun 26 p.

    • 64.06.30 to 07.01 - Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr) /
      Birdland, NYC [The New York Times Jun 30 p.L23]
      "This month when Birdland reopened. The club was overflowing on opening night, and almost as large a crowd was present the next night."
       [Oakland Tribune Jun 12 p.EL13]

      On The Japan Tour dates:

      There have been unsubstantiated claims of additional sessions with Rivers during the Japan tour.

      "This Japanese tour included six concerts with Sam Rivers at four cities.
      July 10, Nagoya / July 11, Osaka / July 12, Tokyo / July 13, Osaka / July 14, Tokyo / July 15, Kyoto.
      Three of these (July 13, 14, and 15) were recorded for radio broadcast...
      This information was acquired from... Swing Journal."
      —Tosiyuki Nomoto 02.05.00 & 02.06.02.

      "Of course I have heard Miles Group 1964 (Nagoya). I have concert tour book and flyer
       of ‘World Jazz Festival in Japan.’"
        A-Group—Modern Jazz
        Miles Davis Quintet: Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams.
        J.J.Johnson All Stars: Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb.
        Carmen McRae: McRae, Norman Simmons, Victor Sproles, Curtis Boyd.
        + From Japan: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Charlie Mariano, Hidehiko Matsumoto, and others.
        B-Group consisted of Gene Krupa All Stars, Red Nichols & His 5 Pennies,
        Dukes of Dixieland, Edmond Hall, and Dakota Staton.
        C-Group of Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra Jr., Pied Pipers,
        Jeanne Thomas, and Louis Bellson.
        A-group only, June, 1964:
        10th - Nagoya (Nagoya shi Koukaido)
        11th - Osaka (Osaka Festival Hall)
        12th - Tokyo (Hibiya-Yagai-Ongakudou)
        13th - Osaka (Osaka Festival Hall)
        14th - Tokyo (Tokyo Shinjuku Kousenenkin Hall)
        15th - Kyoto ( Kyoto Maruyama Ongakudo)
        —Kuniharu Itoh 02.06.10


    Photo from Swing Journal
    edition of December, 1991 p.57
      "I'm sorry but Miles only played three days—July 12, 14 and 15. I have from Japanese friends the information
      that Miles only played at the... three concerts. Miles Davis seems to have arrived in Tokyo on July 9th, so why
      he shouldn't have played any of the others days mentioned I don't know..."

      —Jan Lohman, posting to Miles-list

      "Although several Japanese concerts were booked, the Quintet apparently performed only three:
      Hibaya Yagai Ongaku-do Hall, Tokyo (July 12), Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo (July 14),
      and Maruyama Ongaku-do Hall, Kyoto (July 15)."
      [Dan Plosin's Miles Ahead Sessions on the Web.]

      "I asked Yasuki Nakayama (a noted music critic and once the chief editor of Swing Journal) on this issue, and he says
      although the Miles group basically travelled and appeared together with ‘A-group’, not all bands were supposed to play
      every time anyway. Therefore, it's not a mystery that Miles didn't have to play on some venues. As far as I know, there are
      no rumors about Miles' cancelling his concerts in Japan, 1964. Also I guess Miles didn't go to Osaka (and possibly Nagoya)
      at all. Nagoya is something like Chicago—a big, but somewhat provincial city halfway between Kyoto/Osaka and Tokyo.
      And Osaka is pretty close to Kyoto but a hundred miles away from Tokyo, so the Nagoya → Osaka → Tokyo → Osaka
      → Tokyo → Kyoto sequence doesn't make much sense. I think the tour started in Nagoya, then some bands went to Osaka
      while others went to Tokyo and did two concerts each, and finally met in Kyoto. Miles might just have stayed in Tokyo
      and then went to Kyoto directly."
      —Masayuki Hatta 03.12.22

      "I remember performing in Osaka, Tokyo, and Kyoto..."
      —Sam Rivers 02.06.09

      Despite there being no evidence for these two concert dates (64.07.10; 64.07.11) having occurred at all,
      I list them nonetheless simply to acknowledge the claims.

      64.07.10 - Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr) /
      Nagoya shi Koukaido, Nagoya, Japan
      "My acquaintance (Mr. Kuniharu Ito is introduced. he is actually hearing the concert of Nagoya on July 10th."

      64.07.11 - Miles Davis Quintet: Miles Davis (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr) /
      Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
      [Tosiyuki Nomoto 02.05.00]

    64.07.12 • Miles Davis Quintet: Moment (1964 Japan Tour Definitive Edition)

    Heavy Blow Records HB-001/002 (2CD, Unofficial Release) 2004 Japan
    —1st Session [See also 64.07.15]
    • Miles Davis Quintet: Starlight In Black Live
      Mega-Disc no issue # (CD, Unofficial Release) 2009 Japan
      "MD Legendary Collection Series"
    • Miles Davis Quintet: The Unissued Japanese Concerts
      Domino Records 891212 (2CD, Unofficial Release) 2011 Europe
      —1st Session [See also 64.07.15]
    • Miles Davis Quintet [SBR—39:01]

    July 12, 1964 / Hibiya Yagai Ongaku-do Hall, Tokyo, Japan

    Unofficial Releases:
    1. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [11:02]
    2. So What (Davis) [8:40]
    3. Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) [10:53]
    4. Walkin' (R. Carpenter)—The Theme [9:33]
    5. Announcement (Teruo Isono) [0:08]
    Starlight In Black Live and The Unissued Japanese Concerts
     do not include closing announcement.
    Soundboard Recording:
    1. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [10:44]
    2. So What [8:23]
    3. Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) [10:29]
    4. Walkin' [8:52]
    5. The Theme [0:19]
    Miles Davis (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr)

    {CDr; Jan Strom; Tosiyuki Nomoto; www.plosin.com/milesAhead}


      64.07.13 - Miles Davis Quintet [Rumored Broadcast Recording] Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
      "The tape on the 13th has still slept in the warehouse of a broadcasting station. There is not a person whom heard."
      —Tosiyuki Nomoto 02.06.05
      There is no evidence for this concert having occurred. —RL

    64.07.14 • Miles Davis: Miles in Tokyo

    1969: CBS/Sony SONX 60064-R (LP) Jpn; SONT 52028 (7" Reel-to-Reel, 4-track Stereo) Jpn; CBS/Sony SONE 70064-R (7" EP, 33rpm) Jpn;
    1972: CBS/Sony SOPL 162 (LP, SX68MARK II Series) Jpn; 1977: CBS/Sony 25AP 762 (LP) Jpn; 1981: CBS/Sony 18AP 2064 (LP) Jpn;
    1983: CBS/Sony 23AP 2564 (LP, "Miles Greatest Collection 25") Jpn; 35DP 67 (CD, sub- "Miles Davis Live in Concert");
    1986: CBS/Sony 32DP 529 (CD, "Miles Davis Greatest on CD 20") Jpn; 1984: CBS/Sony 28AP 2838 (LP, "Miles Digital Mastering Series") Jpn;
    1990: CBS/Sony CSCS 5146 (CD, Miles The Greatest Series) Jpn; 1994: Tristar 80873 (CD); 1996: Sony SRCS 9112 (CD) Jpn;
    Sony SRCS 9112 (CD, Ltd. Edition, Master Sound Series) Jpn; 1997: Sony 65335 (CD); 1998: Limited Edition No.058/M3-98 (CD) Russia;
    2001: Sony Int'l SRCS 9746 (CD, Ltd. Edition, Master Sound Series) Jpn; 2005: Columbia CK 93596 (CD); Sony SICP 824 (CD) Jpn;
    Columbia/Legacy COL 519508 2 [+ 5195082001] (CD) Eur; Jazz Heritage Society 5190832 (CD); Columbia/Legacy 5190832 (CD);
    Sony BMG 88697381082 (CD) Russia; 2006: Sony Music Japan Intl SICP 1213 (CD, Ltd. Edition, Original Jacket Collection) Jpn;
    2008: SBME Special 726680 (CD) Jpn; 2009: Sony SICP 20056 (Blu-spec CD, Ltd Edition) Jpn; 2014: CBS/Sony SICP-4017 (CD)
    • Miles Davis: The Miles Davis
      1969: CBS/Sony SONP 50164-165 (2-LP) Jpn
    • Miles Davis: Greatest Hits
      1970: CBS/Sony SONX 60127 (LP) Jpn
    • Miles Davis Quintet: Heard 'Round the World
      1983: CBS Records C238506 (2-LP); CBS 88626 (2-LP) Eur [+ Netherlands];
      C2 38506 (2-LP) Can [+ New Zealand]
      [1983 2-LP issue includes Miles in Berlin with Wayne Shorter on reeds from 64.09.25]
    • Miles Davis: Milestones: New York/Berlin/Tokyo
      1999: Jazz Door JD 12113/4 (2CDr, Bootleg) Germany
    • Miles Davis: The Complete 1963-64 Columbia Recordings
      2004: Mosaic Records MQ10-226 (10 Q-LPs, #ed Ltd Edition 3,000 copies)
    • Miles Davis: Seven Steps—The Complete Columbia Recordings... 1963-1964
      2005: Columbia/Legacy C7K 90840 (7-CD Box) [+ Europe]
    • The Best of Seven Steps—The Complete Columbia Recordings 1963-1964
      2005: Columbia CK 93585 (CD); 519510 2 (CD) UK; SICP 853 (CD) Jpn
    • Miles Davis: The Original Jacket Collection
      2006: Sony SICP 1201/37 (37-CD Box, Ltd. Edition DSD CDs) Jpn
    • Miles Davis: Master Collection
      2013: Sony SICP 30341-30368 (Blu-spec CD2 Luxury Box, Ltd Edition) Jpn

    July 14, 1964 / Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan

     introduction, Teruo Isono [1:11]
    1. If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) [10:21]
    2. My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers) [12:57]
    3. So What (Davis) [8:09]
    4. Walkin' (R. Carpenter) [9:21]
    5. All of You (Cole Porter) / Go-Go (theme) [12:42]
    CBS/Sony SONE 70064-R (7" EP) has tracks 3 and 4.
    Miles in Tokyo EP SONE 70064-R has tracks 3 and 4.
    The Best of Seven Steps has track 1.
    The Miles Davis has track 3.
    Greatest Hits has track 5.

    —Also obscurely referenced is an additional unissued track, Stella by Starlight.

    "The author of the [Live in Tokyo] liner notes mentions that Davis did three concerts with
    Rivers in the quintet in Japan. This disc is taken from the second concert. It was released
    somewhat later than the concert itself, and he talks about how he remembered the version
    of ‘My Funny Valentine,’ and how pleased he was that they got it on tape.

    He also talks about the trouble Davis had finding a saxophonist for his band at that time.
    He had wanted Shorter for a few years, but Shorter kept turning him down.

    The notes go on to say that Tony Williams recommended Rivers, but that Rivers and Davis
    did not get along musically. Rivers was musically more ‘outside’... Davis could handle that
    type of music, but Miles was also interested in keeping his music commercially accessible.
    Rivers also was not interested... in playing things like ‘My Funny Valentine.’

    The first concert supposedly did not go well. Rivers was playing outside, Davis was playing
    inside, and the thing did not jell. [By] the second concert... the two men tried to reach
    a musical accommodation with each other... The result is a unique document.

    At the third concert, the musical compromise fell apart..." —Bill Sakovich

    "Contrary to the liners... quoted, I'd have to suggest that to my ears the Kyoto concert
    was superior to Tokyo. A private tape was circulating... and I've listened to both concerts
    in order. Both private tapes (Tokyo was not yet released) were in excellent fidelity
    and the tunes were almost the same..." —Vladimir Simosko

    Images, top to bottom:
    Miles in Tokyo SONX 60064-R (1st LP cover)
    Miles in Tokyo SONT 52028 (Reel-to-Reel)
    The Complete 1963-64 Columbia Recordings MQ10-226 (10 Q-LPs)
    Seven Steps—The Complete Columbia Recordings... 1963-1964 C7K 90840 (7-CD Box)

    Miles Davis (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr)

    {CSCS 5146; JD 12113/4; www.plosin.com/milesAhead}









    64.07.15 • Miles Davis Quintet: Moment (1964 Japan Tour Definitive Edition)

    Heavy Blow Records HB-001/002 (2CD, Unofficial Release) 2004 Japan
    —2nd Session [See also 64.07.12]
    • Miles Davis Quintet: Kyoto 1964
      Mega-Disc no issue # (CD, Unofficial Release) 2009 Japan
      "MD Legendary Collection Series"
    • Miles Davis Quintet: The Unissued Japanese Concerts
      Domino Records 891212 (2CD, Unofficial Release) 2011 Europe
      —2nd Session [See also 64.07.12]
    • Miles Davis Quintet [AR—49:41]

    July 15, 1964 / Maruyama Ongaku do, Kyoto, Japan

    Unofficial Releases:
    1. If I Were a Bell (F. Loesser) [11:19]
    2. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) [6:10]
    3. Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) [9:49]
    4. Walkin' (R. Carpenter) [7:43]
    5. All of You (Cole Porter) [10:51]
    6. Seven Steps to Heaven "Cut" (V. Feldman, Davis) [2:44]
    Audience Recording:
    1. If I Were a Bell [10:35]
    2. Oleo [5:25]
    3. Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) [9:00]
    4. Walkin' [7:20]
    5. All of You [9:40]
    6. Seven Steps to Heaven [2:30]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    Miles Davis (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Tony Williams (dr)

    {CDr; www.plosin.com/milesAhead}





      "A concert by the Miles Davis Quintet, which was scheduled tonight in the International Center, has been cancelled. The jazz musicians
      were originally schedlued to stop here en route back from a jazz festival in Japan, but they took another route."
      [Honolulu Star-Bulletin Jul 20 p.10]

      "Rivers left the Quintet as soon as the group returned
      to the United States. Wayne Shorter was hired as his
      replacement, and joined the Quintet at the Hollywood
      Bowl in early September"

      [Ebony Oct 1964 p.127, text p.129; Dan Plosin's "Miles Ahead Sessions", www.plosin.com/milesAhead]



    64.08.21 • Anthony Williams: Life Time

    1964: Blue Note BLP 4180 (mono LP); 1973: BST-84180/BLP-4180 (LP); 1977: BNS40018 (LP) UK; 11C 07460086 (LP) Port;
    1978: GXK 8026—BST84180 (LP, Masterpiece Selection 150) Jpn; 5C 038 60086 (LP) Neth; 1982: BST-84180 (LP) Fr;
    1984: BST 84180—BNJ 71043 (LP, New Wave In Jazz) Jpn; 1987: CDP 7 84180 2 (CD);
    1995: CDP 7 84180 2 (CD, Ltd. Edition, BN Collector's Choice); TOCJ-4180 (CD, BN Works 4100 Series) Jpn;
    1999: 7243 4 99004 2 4 (CD, RVG Edition) [+ Eur]; 2003: TOCJ-9365 (CD, Ltd Edition, 24-Bit RVG mini-LP w/ OBI) Jpn;
    7243 4 99004 2 4 (CD, RVG Edition) Eur; 2006: TOCJ-6681 (CD, Ltd Edition, BN Best 1500 Series #281) Jpn;
    unknown: BSTF 84180 (LP) Fr
    • Maiden Voyage: Modern Mainstream No. 2
      unknown: BN W-5513 (LP)
    • (V/A) Les Années Blue Note—The Avant Garde, 1963-67
      1996: 854194 2 (2CD) Fr;
      1998: Blue Note 7243 4 96384 2 6 (2CD, "The Blue Note Years Volume 5")
      —1st Session [See also 64.12.11]
    • (V/A) The Blue Note Years—60 Years 1939/1999
      1998: Blue Note 7243 4 96427 2 0 (14-CD Boxed Set)
      —1st Session [See also 64.12.11]
    • (V/A) The Blue Note Years, 60 Years 1939/1999
      1998: Blue Note 7243 4 96427 2 0 (14-CD Boxed Set)
    • (V/A) 100 Best Of Blue Note
      2011: EMI Music Belgium 50999 9053032 6 (10-CD Box Set) Eur
          [+ 50999 0270790 7]
    • (V/A) 100 Best Of Blue Note Volume 4
      2011: EMI Music Belgium 50999 0269682 9 (2CD) Eur
    • (V/A) 75 Blue Note
      2014: Universal Classic Jazz France 535 5292 (5-CD) Fr
      —1st Session [See also 64.12.11]

    August 21, 1964 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Two Pieces of One: Red [10:36]   master #1417, take 5
    2. Two Pieces of One: Green [8:03]   master #1418, take 7
    3. Tomorrow Afternoon [5:30]   master #1419, take 9
    Maiden Voyage, The Avant Garde, 60 Years 1939/1999,
    100 Best Of Blue Note, 100 Best Of Blue Note Vol.4,
     and 75 Blue Note all have track 3.

    —Three other tracks sans Rivers were recorded 64.08.24.
      Tony Williams Interview from Down Beat:
      TW: It was the first record that Blue Note had ever made of free, avant-garde
      music (Life Time). I think they wanted me to make a record. I wanted to
      make a record, and by that time I guess, because I was so adamant about
      what I wanted to do, they were willing to take the chance.
      John Ephland: You wanted to play free music, not the straightahead stuff?
      TW: Yeah. I mean, what's been important to me is to show diversity in
      different things, and to show different colors of things. I mean, if I'm working
      with a band, it sounds one way; and then I'm recording with other people
      and it sounds another way, then why not—if I get the chance to do something
      of my own—do a third thing? That makes sense to me. That's logical because
      it gives me a chance to, number one, show that I can do that, and secondly,
      it brings a fresh sound to the ear of people who have heard me do the other
      two things.
      JE: And it was consistent with some of the music you'd done before.
      TW: Right, before that. And, you know, when I was in Boston, playing with
      Sam, one of the things that really opened my ears was the first time I heard
      Ornette Coleman. That first record I heard—I think it was Change of the
      Century
      —was just unbelievable, the impact it made on me. This was
      about 1959, 1960.
      JE: So it planted a seed?
      TW: Yeah. That music was the way to go, for me, at that time.
    Images, top to bottom:
    Life Time original LP cover
    Life Time GXK 8026—BST84180 OBI madness (LP, Masterpiece Selection 150)
    Les Années Blue Note 854194 2 (2CD)




    Sam Rivers (ts), Richard Davis (b-1,2), Gary Peacock (b), Anthony Williams (dr, Comp)
    Life Time CDP 7 84180 2 erroneously lists Davis only on track 3.

    {BST 84180; CDP 7-84180-2; RVG Edition 7243 4 99004 2 4; Blue Note 7243 4 96384 2 6;
    "Tony Williams: Still The Rhythm Magician," Down Beat May 1, 1989}


      1964: (late)

      After a tour with Miles Davis, Rivers joined the Andrew Hill Quartet and went to California for an extended tour [Late July through August].
      Rivers then moved to New York in September 1964.
      [blogs.orlandosentinel.com/community_altamonte_blog]
      ———

      SR: But the thing is, there's always been this story out how advanced I was, that Miles wasn't happy with my style. It wasn't that at all.
      Miles was right there with it. He understood. He could hear what I was doing. It wasn't a problem at all. The thing was that he had already
      committed to Wayne Shorter. So the deal was that when Wayne left Art Blakey, I was supposed to go with Blakey, and it was supposed
      to be a trade like that. But I didn't want to go with Art Blakey. I went with Andrew Hill instead. So we went on tour with Andrew Hill,
      and that's the way it went down. It wasn't anything about me being much more advanced than Miles. Miles was just as advanced. In certain
      ways he wanted to produce his free stuff, which is what he did in Bitches Brew and everything. All these things are pretty much free over
      the static rhythm, like I mentioned before. So he wanted to make sure that I projected the music to the public, and reach a wider audience.
      As soon as I came to New York. That's what I came to New York for, to set up the band. I had a place, a rehearsal space downtown.
      A lot of musicians. I think I remember having the Brecker brothers in the band...
      Panken: Did you go to Bond Street right away?
      SR: No, that was much later [June, 1972]. I moved uptown. I had two six-room apartments on 124th Street. I had the whole top floor,
      12 rooms, so I could do a lot of things up there. I did something for the Canadian Broadcasting System with Cecil McBee and a lot of other
      musicians up in my studio. But I was rehearsing at the Marion McCloud School up there, long before...
      [Ted Panken Interviews Sam Rivers, WKCR-FM New York, September 25, 1997 www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php]
      ———


    • 64.10.00 - Sam Rivers (reeds), Jimmy Stevenson (b), Barry Altschul (dr), unknown others / The October Revolution, Cellar Cafe, NYC
      [Barry Altschul Interview, October 5, 1974, —WKCR-FM Broadcast on May 22, 2007 during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

      Altschul: "I met [Sam Rivers] at Jimmy Stevenson's house in 1964... rehearsing a band [for the October Revolution]."
      —The October Revolution, Bill Dixon's four-day festival, led to the birth of The Jazz Composers' Guild and The Jazz Composers' Orchestra.

    64.11.12 • Larry Young: Into Somethin'

    1964: Blue Note BLP 4187 (mono LP); BST 84187 (stereo LP);
    1983: K18P 9235—ST-84187 (LP, Ltd Edition, Blue Note Masterpiece Vol.2) Jpn;
    1993: BST 84187 (LP, Ltd Edition, Rare Groove Series) Jpn;
    1995: TOCJ-4187 (CD, Works 4100 Series) Jpn;
    1995: CDP 7243 8 21734 2 7 (CD, Ltd Edition, Connoisseur); TOCJ-4187 (CD) Spn;
    2000: TOCJ-9196 24-BIT (CD Ltd Edition, 24-Bit RVG) Jpn;
    2005: TOCJ-6543 (CD, Ltd Edition, BN Best 1500 Series #143) Jpn;
    2007: BLP 4187 (LP, Ltd Edition HQ-vinyl);
    2012: Music Matters MMBST-84187 (2-LP, 45rpm, Ltd Edition, 180g vinyl);
    2014: UCCQ-5063 (CD, Ltd Edition, The Masterworks) Jpn;
    2016: Elemental Music ERLP 1048 (LP, 180g vinyl) Eur
    • Larry Young: The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Larry Young
      1991: Mosaic MD6-137 (6-CD, Ltd Edition 7,500);
      Mosaic MR9-137 (9-LP, Ltd Edition 7,500)
    • (V/A) So Blue, So Funky—Heroes of the Hammond
      1991: Blue Note CDP 7965632 (CD) Eur [+ BNZ 267, UK];
      TC-B4 96563 (CS) UK & Eur; B1-96563 (2-LP) [+ UK];
      1995: Blue Note/Capitol 0777 7 96563 2 5 (CD, "True Blue Reissue #5") Can
      [+ BNZ 267, UK]; CDP 0777 7 96563 2 5 (CD, retitle "Blue Funk");
      1999: 5168232 (CD, Jazz Heritage); 0777 7 96563 2 5 (CD)
    • (V/A) Le Paris Bleu
      1992: Blue Note CDP 7991002 (CD, mono) UK & Eur
    • Larry Young: The Art of Larry Young
      1992: Blue Note/Capitol CDP 0777 7 99177 2 3 (CD)
    • (V/A) Blue Note's Six Vital Organs—Home Of The Hammond
      1996: Blue Note 7243 8 53234 2 3 (CD, Blue Notables Vol. 12) Neth
    • (V/A) Have Guitar, Will Travel, featuring Grant Green
      1996: Blue Note TOCJ-6067 (CD) Jpn
    • Grant Green: Retrospective 1961-1966
      2002: Blue Note 7243 5 40851 2 3 (4-CD)
    • (V/A) Hip Hammond & Soulful Grooves
      2009: Blue Note/EMI 00946-357689-2-3 (2CD, BN Explosion) Eur

    November 12, 1964 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Plaza De Toros (Green) [9:35]   master #1464, take 3
    2. Tyrone (Young) [9:36]   master #1465, take 5
    3. Backup (Young) [8:35]   master #1466, take 9
    4. Paris Eye (Young) [6:38]   master #1467, take 10
    5. Ritha (Young) [6:52]   master #1468, take 22
    Blue Note's Six Vital Organs; So Blue, So Funky;
    Six Vital Organs; and Hip Hammond & Soulful Grooves all have track 1.
    The Art of Larry Young has track 2.
    Retrospective 1961-1966 has tracks 1 and 2.
    Have Guitar, Will Travel has track 3.
    Le Paris Bleu has track 4.
    Into Somethin' release CDP 7243 8 21734 2 7 (Connoisseur Series) and Mosaic's
    The Complete Blue Note Recordings are the only versions that include track 5.
     All other releases had a trio version of this composition sans Rivers of 6:43.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Into Somethin' original LP cover
    Mosaic's The Complete Blue Note Recordings...
    Have Guitar, Will Travel

    Larry Young (org), Sam Rivers (ts), Grant Green (g), Elvin Jones (dr)

    {MD6-137; CDP 7243 8 21734 2 7; BN 7243 8 53234 2 3}





      1964:

      Panken: Bea Rivers, do you remember when Sam composed your tune, "Beatrice"?
      Bea Rivers: Yes, I do. It was one evening when Tony Williams came by to spend the evening, which he did...
      SR: Ron Carter, too, wasn't he there?
      Bea Rivers: Yeah, Ron Carter was there as well. But Tony Williams would come every day and play with Sam. One day he came in,
      and Sam said, "Tony, listen to this." Tony listened to it and he said, "Wow, what is the name of that?" He said, "I think I'll name it
      ‘Beatrice.’" So that's how it came about.
      Panken: That was composed for the date, Fuchsia Swing Song. It wasn't one of your older tunes?
      SR: I had already composed it. I hadn't planned to put it on the album. I had different music for the album, but it was a little too advanced
      for Alfred. He said he was going to cancel the date, so I went back and got other music. Fuchsia Swing Song was music I had done four
      or five years earlier. I really hadn't planned on recording that music. I thought it was much too old to record.
      Panken: Was that the music you had recorded in that quartet with Hal Galper, Henry Grimes, and Tony Williams?
      SR: Yes, that music.
      Panken: So the music performed on Fuchsia Swing Song was all music from 1959 and 1960.
      SR: Yeah, Fuchsia Swing Song was old music. I had other music, but Alfred... As a matter of fact, all the music that Tony did with Lifetime,
      he had big problems with Alfred Lion because Alfred didn't want to do it. He really couldn't hear it. It seems like the music that musicians
      have the hardest problem getting recorded is the music that withstands the ravages of time. It's the ones that last the longest. You know what
      I mean? So you have the hardest problem talking to the producers, and it ends up that this music twenty years later is still fresh-sounding.
      You still have to convince the producers, because they would prefer something that they heard yesterday...
      [Ted Panken Interviews Sam Rivers, WKCR-FM New York, September 25, 1997 www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php]
      ———

    64.12.11 • Sam Rivers: Fuchsia Swing Song

    1965: Blue Note BLP 4184 (mono LP); BST 84184 (stereo LP) 1965;
    1973: BST-84184 (LP, Label w/ black b Blue Note logo) [+ white b BN logo];
    1977: GXK 8020 (LP, Masterpiece Selection 150) Jpn;
    1981: World Record Club R-09986 (LP) Aus [+ 1982 & '83];
    1984: BST 84184 (LP) Fr; BN GXK8020 (LP) Jpn;
    1985: BNJ 71044 (LP) Jpn;
    1995: TOCJ-4184 (CD, BN Works 4100 Series) Jpn;
    1998: TOCJ-4184 (CD, BN Collection) Spn;
    2000: TOCJ-9232 (CD, 24-Bit RVG Ltd Edition mini-LP) Jpn;
    2003: 7243 5 90413 2 2 (CD, Ltd Edition, Connoisseur) [+ 7243 5 93874 2 0, Eur];
    2009: TOCJ-7168 (CD, RVG Edition) Jpn;
    2011: Music Matters MMBST 84184
        (2-LP, 45rpm 180g vinyl gatefold, The Definitive 45 RPM Reissue Series);
    2013: Heavenly Sweetness HS079VL (LP, 180g vinyl) Fr;
    2005: TOCJ-6558 (CD, Ltd Edition, BN Best 1500 Series #158) Jpn;
    2015: RivBea Music RB98810 (digital download);
    2016: B0024362-01 (LP, 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative);
        UCCQ-9274 (CD, Ltd Edition, The Masterworks) Jpn
    • 40 Years of Jazz—The Best of Blue Note, Box 4
      1983: Blue Note/EMI 1A 158-83395/8 (4-LP) Neth
    • (V/A) The Amazing Shoichi Yui, Volume 2
      1985: Blue Note PRP-8269 (LP, Promo);
      1998: Toshiba EMI SPCD1607 (CD Sampler) Jpn
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
      1996: Mosaic MD3-167 (3-CD, #ed Ltd Edition);
          Mosaic MQ5-167 (5-LP, #ed Ltd Edition)
        —1st Session [See also 65.05.21; 66.10.11; 67.03.17]
    • (V/A) Les Années Blue Note—The Avant Garde, 1963-67
      1996: 854194 2 (2CD) Fr;
      1998: Blue Note 7243 4 96384 2 6 (2CD, "The Blue Note Years Volume 5")
        —2nd Session [See also 64.08.21]
    • (V/A) The Blue Note Years—60 Years 1939/1999
      1998: Blue Note 7243 4 96427 2 0 (14-CD Boxed Set)
        —2nd Session [See also 64.08.21]
    • (V/A) A Blue Conception
      2001: Blue Note/EMI 534 2542 (CD) UK
    • (V/A) Jazz History, Volume 3: Avant Garde 1963-68
      2003: Blue Note —no release# (2CD) SoKor
    • (V/A) Blue Note Saxophone High-Lights
      2004: Blue Note 7243 874631 2 7 (3-CD) Eur
    • (V/A) The Best Of Blue Note at Umbria Jazz 1973/2005
      2005: EMI 0946 3 30973 2 2 (2CD) Italy
    • (V/A) Blue Note Trip—The 12CD Collection
      2005: Blue Note 74461 (12CD) Neth
    • (V/A) Blue Note Trip—Jazzanova—Lookin' Back/Movin' On
      2005: Blue Note/EMI 30498 (2CD, jewel) [+ digipak promo];
          BTE 30594 (2-LP); 74461 (2CD, BN Trip) Eur;
          Blue Note/EMI 74617 (2-LP) UK [+ Neth]; 74464 (2CD) Neth;
          Gala Records 094635798920 (2CD) Rus;
      2013: Music on Vinyl MOVLP742 (2-LP, 180g vinyl) Neth
    • (V/A) Lounge Trip Tempo
      unknown: MP3SERVICE no release# 062 1703541 (CDr, Unofficial) Rus
          (Boot of Blue Note Trip—Jazzanova, "Lookin' Back" section.
    • (V/A) Hans Mantel—Highlights Blue Note (A Groove Selection by...)
      2009: Blue Note 50999 6062832 9 (8-CD Box) Eur
    • (V/A) 100 Best Of Blue Note
      2011: EMI Music Belgium 50999 9053032 6 (10-CD Box Set) Eur
          [+ 50999 0270790 7]
    • (V/A) 100 Best Of Blue Note Volume 4
      2011: EMI Music Belgium 50999 0269682 9 (2CD) Eur
    • (V/A) Beat Takeshi & Blue Note
      2013: Universal Music UICZ-1494/5 (2CD) Jpn
    • (V/A) 75 Blue Note
      2014: Universal Classic Jazz France 535 5292 (5-CD) Fr
        —2nd Session [See also 64.08.21]
    • (V/A) Blue Note Saxophone Tracks Vol. 2
      Blue Note 062 1703541 (LP) Grc unknown

    December 11, 1964 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

     1. Fuchsia Swing Song [6:00]   master #1487, take 3
     2. Cyclic Episode [6:55]   master #1488, take 6
     3. Luminous Monolith [6:28]   master #1488, take 10
     4. Luminous Monolith [6:36]  alternate take, take 12
     5. Ellipsis [7:39]   master #1490, take 15
     6. Downstairs Blues Upstairs [8:06]  alternate take 1, take 17
     7. Downstairs Blues Upstairs [7:44]  alternate take 2, take 18
     8. Downstairs Blues Upstairs [7:46]  alternate take 3, take 19
     9. Downstairs Blues Upstairs [5:31]   master #1491, take 20
    10. Beatrice [6:10]   master #1492, take 23
    Fuchsia Swing Song has tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 10.
     Mosaic's The Complete Blue Note... recordings, and Fuchsia Swing Song releases
     7243 5 90413 2 2 and 7243 5 93874 2 0 (US + European Connoisseur Series);
     TOCJ-7168 (Japanese RVG Edition); and UCCQ-9274 (Japanese Ltd Edition),
     are the only versions that have all 10 tracks.
    The Amazing Shoichi Yui has a brief 1:21 excerpt of track 1.
    Beat Takeshi and A Blue Conception have track 1.
    A Blue Conception has track 2.
    40 Years of Jazz; Les Années Blue Note—The Avant Garde, 1963-67;
    The Blue Note Years, Volume Five; 100 Best Of Blue Note;
    100 Best Of Blue Note Volume 4; and 60 Years 1939/1999 all have track 3.
    Umbria Jazz 1973/2005 has track 9.
    Blue Note Trip—Jazzanova; Blue Note Trip 12CD Collection;
    Lounge Trip Tempo;  Highlights Blue Note; Saxophone High-Lights;
    75 Blue Note;  and Saxophone Tracks Vol. 2 have track 10.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Fuchsia Swing Song original LP cover
    1981 Australian release World Record Club R-09986 (LP)
    2003 European release 7243 5 93874 2 0 (Connoisseur CD) tray liner
    The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions on Mosaic
    The Amazing Shoichi Yui compilation CD.

    Sam Rivers (ts, Comp), Jaki Byard (p), Ron Carter (b), Anthony Williams (dr)





    {MD3-167; MQ5-167; Blue Note 96384; BN 90413; Blue Note Discography, Cuscuna & Ruppli; random web sources}


    1965 : : :


    • 65.02.28 - Jazz Composer's Guild Orchestra: Sam Rivers (ts), Marion Brown, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Lyons, and John Tchicai (as), Steve Lacy (ss),
      Fred Pirtle (bar), Mike Mantler (tp), Joseph Orange and Roswell Rudd (tb), Buell Neidlinger and Alan Silva (b),
      Lowell Davidson and Carla Bley (p), Paul Motian (dr) / Contemporary Center, NYC
      —1. Radio (Carla Bley); 2. Communications no. 4 (Mantler)
      [Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press—Producer p.362 U65-0228]

    65.04.03 • Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue

    1965: Blue Note BLP 4198 (mono LP); BST 84198 (stereo LP);
    1967: BLP-4198/BST-84198 (LP) [+ variant title font above spindle];
    1972: 84198 (LP w/ 84198 on cover, ST-84198 back, BST-84198 labels);
    1973: BST-84198 (LP, with BLP-4198/BST-84198 on back);
    1975: BST-84198 (LP, black BN logo on labels) [+ 1977 w/ white BN logo];
    1978: GXK 8024 (LP, Masterpiece Selection 150) Jpn;
    1987: CDP 7 46537 2 (CD); D 112556 (CD, BMG Club);
        BLJ 84198 (LP, MetalMaster) [+ Fr LP w/ blue header on spine];
    1995: CDP 7 46537 2 (CD, Collector's Choice); TOCJ-4198 (CD, Works 4100) Jpn;
    2002: 7243 5 35586 2 8 (CD, RVG Edition) [+ UK & Eur];
    2003: TOCJ-9367 (CD, 24-Bit mini-LP RVG Edition) Jpn;
    2005: BLP 4198 (LP);
    2008: TOCJ-7178 (CD, RVG Edition) Jpn;
    2013: Elemental Music ERLP 1003 (LP, Ltd Edition, 180g vinyl) Eur;
    2015: UCCQ-5114 (CD, Ltd Edition, The Masterworks) Jpn
    • Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral
      1979: Blue Note LT-996 (LP, BN Classic); LBR 1029 (LP, "The Jazz File") UK;
      31C 052 82960 (LP, BN Classic) Brz;
      1981: GXK 8178 (LP, "Unissued Masters, Part 2") Jpn;
      2009: LT-996 (LP, Reissue);
      2012: TOCJ-50280 (CD, Ltd Edition, BN Classic, BNLT 999)
    • (V/A) Blue Note Sampler Vol. 3
      1980: Blue Note/United Artists UALP21 (LP, Promo) UK
    • (V/A) Pop #4—Jazz Vol. 2
      1996: Tidningen Pop POP 004 (CD, Promo only) Swd
          (Tidningen Pop subscribers only, very Ltd Edition)
    • Bobby Hutcherson: The Best of the Blue Note Years
      2001: Blue Note 31325 (CD, 24-Bit) [+ UK 531 3252 and Fr PM 516]
    • (V/A) A Blue Conception
      2001: Blue Note/EMI 534 2542 (CD) UK
    • (V/A) That's Blue + Painters Talking—Sidetracks Vol. 7
      2006: Blue Note/EMI Belgium 0946 3770152 2 (CD) Bel
    • (V/A) Rollins' Choice
      2010: Blue Note 50999 9177792 8 (2CD) Neth
          (A Henry Rollins'-choice compilation.)

    April 3, 1965 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Catta (Hill) [7:15]   master #1556, take 3
    2. Jasper (Hill) [8:27]   master #1557, take 11
    3. Idle While (Chambers) [6:35]   master #1558, take 18
    4. Ghetto Lights (Hill) [6:12]   master #1559, take 24
    5. Les Noirs Marchant (Hill) [6:35]   master #1560, take 29
    6. Dialogue (Chambers) [9:58]   master #1561, take 30
    Dialogue has tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
     Only 1987 releases CDP 7 46537 2 and D 112556 (BMG Club);
     1995 release CDP 7 46537 2 (Collector's Choice); the 2002 RVG
     and 2003 TOCJ-9367 24-Bit RVG Editions; 2008 RVG reissue TOCJ-717;
     and Masterworks UCCQ-5114 contain all six tracks.
    That's Blue + Painters Talking has track 1.
    Spiral has track 2.
    Sampler Vol.3 has a [3:57] excerpt of track 2.
    Pop #4 and The Best of the Blue Note Years have track 4.
    A Blue Conception and Rollins' Choice have track 5.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Dialogue original LP cover
    Spiral 1981 Japanese reissue GXK 8178
    Spiral 2012 Japanese reissue TOCJ-50280

    Bobby Hutcherson (vb, mba-6), Sam Rivers (ts-1,2, ss-4, bcl-2,4,6, fl-3,5)
    Freddie Hubbard (tp), Andrew Hill (p), Richard Davis (b), Joe Chambers (dr)

    {D112556}





    • 65.04.09 through 65.04.11 - Jazz Composers Orchestra / Contemporary Center, NYC
      [www.jazzdiscography.com/Artists/McIntyre/mkm-disc.htm; Dixonia p.366]
      Conflicting information exists regarding workshop performances/rehearsals held between April 9 and 11, 1965. Participation
      of Bob Zottola (t), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), and Tony Williams (dr) is uncertain, but mentioned by Ben Young in Dixonia.

      —Session on 65.04.10 released as Jazz Composers Orchestra: Communication, Fontana 661 011 ZY (LP).
      Personnel: Carla Bley and Bill Dixon (Cond), Bob Carducci (ts), Robin Kenyatta and Jimmy Lyons (as), Makanda Ken McIntyre (as, bcl, fl),
      Steve Lacy (ss), Fred Pirtle (bar), Perry Robinson (cl), Ray Codrington and Michael Mantler (tp), Roswell Rudd (tb), Paul Bley (p),
      Kent Carter and Steve Swallow (b), Barry Altschul (dr).

    65.05.10 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—51:15]

    May 10, 1965 / WGBH-TV, Boston
    WGBH-TV Broadcast; WKCR-FM Broadcast on May 21, 2007 during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

     announcement by host Randy Weston [0:14]  (over start of track 1)
    1. H.I.T. (Galper) [6:52]
    2. Beatrice (Rivers) [8:11]
    3. Dance of the Tripedal (Rivers) [10:34]  (incomplete, fades out)
     Interview with Hal Galper by WKCR's Ben Young on May 18, 2007 [25:38]
    —Track 3 has "Tripadoll" on the acetate label.

    Date given during 2007 interview as "probably 1963, a Sunday afternoon...", but sound files posted later
    at Galper's website are dated May 10, 1965, which was a Monday.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Hal Galper (p), Larry "Lanky" Richardson (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {CDr; www.halgalper.com/18_interviews/riversinterview.htm; "unissued acetate in possession of Hal Galper," WKCR Radio Broadcast}


    65.05.21 • Sam Rivers: Contours

    1965: Blue Note BLP 4206 (mono LP); BST 84206 (stereo LP);
    1967: BST 84206 (LP, Liberty Label); 1973: BLP-4206/84206 (LP) Jpn;
    1977: BST-84206 (LP, Reissue); 1978: BNST 36509 (LP) It;
    2004: 73163 (CD, Ltd Edition, Connoisseur) [+ 66744 Connoisseur UK and Eur];
    2010: Heavenly Sweetness HSV037VL (LP, 180g vinyl) Fr;
    2015: Blue Note UCCQ-5116 (CD, Ltd Edition, The Masterworks) Jpn;
    2019: B0029413-01 (180g vinyl LP, Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series)
    • (V/A) Out of the Blue: The Art of the Improvisers
      1995: Blue Note CDP 8354142 (CD) UK;
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
      1996: Mosaic MD3-167 (3-CD, #ed Ltd Edition);
          Mosaic MQ5-167 (5-LP, #ed Ltd Edition)
        —2nd Session [See also 64.12.11; 66.10.11; 67.03.17]

    May 21, 1965 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Point of Many Returns [9:18]   master #1582, take 6
    2. Dance of the Tripedal [10:06]   master #1583, take 10
    3. Mellifluous Cacophony [8:57]   master #1584, take 12
    4. Euterpe [11:42]   master #1585, take 18
    5. Mellifluous Cacophony [9:00]  alternate take, take 25
    Contours has tracks 1 through 4.
     Mosaic's The Complete Blue Note... recordings, and Contours Connoisseur
     releases 73163 and 66744; and Blue Note UCCQ-5116 are the only versions
     that have all five tracks.
    The Art of the Improvisers has track 1.

    —Master #1584 is misspelled "...Cacaphony" on original issue.

    "I got my drums stolen on the way to that session. I was in a five-story walk-up
    in a not-too-high-class neighborhood. By the time I got my snare drum down,
    the rest of my set was gone. I had to scramble and get another set, which came
    from Jimmy Cobb..."
    —Joe Chambers [John Corbett, Down Beat Jan 1, 1997 Vol.64 No.1 p.59]

    Images, top to bottom:
    Contours BLP-4206/84206 1973 Japanese reissue LP cover
    The Art of the Improvisers 1995 UK compilation
    Contours BLP-4206/84206 1973 Japanese reissue OBI
    —(Front sleeve has 84206; back has BLP-4206/84206; OBI has BST-84026)

    Sam Rivers (ts-2,3,5, ss-1, fl-4, Comp), Freddie Hubbard (tp),
    Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Joe Chambers (dr)


    {MD3-167; MQ5-167; CDP8-35414-2; 7243 4 73163 2 6; B0029413-01; Blue Note Discography, Cuscuna & Ruppli}





    • 65.05.23 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b), Anthony Williams (dr) /
      Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society, Madison Club, Baltimore, MD [Jeff Zeitz posting to Miles-list 98.01.10]

    65.08.12 • Anthony Williams: Spring

    1965: Blue Note BST 84216 (LP) Fr;
    1966: BLP 4216 (mono LP); BST 84216 (LP);
        BLP-4216/BST-84216 (LP, 2nd pressing);
    1970: BN 84216 (LP, Liberty Records, with label BIEM mark);
    1973: BLP-4216/BST-84216 (LP);
    1977: GXK 8007 (LP, Masterpiece Selection 150) Jpn
        [+ LP w/ OBI, "100 Years of Recorded Sound"];
    1985: BST 84216 (LP, Cadre Rouge Audiophile Edition, MetalMaster) [+ Fr];
        BNJ 71075 (LP, 4000 Series Original Collection 100) Jpn;
        SGD-70 (LP w/ OBI, Gold of G.D. 100) Jpn;
    1986: CP32-5238 (CD, Ltd Edition, CD Super 50) Jpn;
    1987: CDP 7 46135 2 (CD);
    1997: TOCJ-4216 (CD, BN Works 4200 Series) Jpn;
    2000: TOCJ-9233 (CD, Ltd Edition, 24-Bit RVG mini-LP) Jpn;
    2009: 61538 (CD, RVG Edition) [+ Eur];
    2014: BST 84216 (LP, 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative)
        [+ Eur, 180g vinyl + mp3, "Back to Blue"];
    2015: UCCQ-5117 (CD, Ltd Edition, The Masterworks) Jpn;
    unknown: BST 84 216 K (LP) Ger
    • (V/A) Blue Bossa—Blue Note Special 1963-1965
      1982: K18P 9128 (LP) Jpn
    • Herbie Hancock: Herbie Hancock
      1993: Musica Jazz/EMI 4789372 (Musica Jazz CD) It
          Supplement to Musica Jazz Magazine, Issue No.12 December 1993
    • (V/A) Hans Mantel—Highlights Blue Note (A Groove Selection by...)
      2009: Blue Note 50999 6062832 9 (8-CD Box) Eur

    August 12, 1965 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Extras [8:07]   master #1642, take 2
    2. Tee [10:25]   master #1643, take 4
    3. From Before [6:50]   master #1644, take 6
    4. Love Song [8:22]   master #1645, take 18
    Blue Bossa and Herbie Hancock: Blue Note have track 3.
    Highlights Blue Note has track 4.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Spring original LP cover
    GXK 8007, Japanese LP release from 1977, Masterpiece Selection 150
    + OBI

    Sam Rivers (ts), Wayne Shorter (ts-1,2,3), Herbie Hancock (p-3,4),
    Gary Peacock (b), Anthony Williams (dr, Comp)

    {CDP 7 46135 2; amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca, AMICUS No. 33954657}





    • Late 1965:

      George Benson: "After I left [Jack] McDuff's band in 1965, I was promised another gig with the organist from Philadelphia, Don Patterson.
      But he forgot he even hired me. I drove all the way from Pittsburgh to New Jersey and when I got there for the gig he said, 'George, what are
      you doing here?' And I said 'Man, you don't remember telling me to show up this evening, that you were going to start a gig and that you
      hired me?' And he said 'Man, I forgot all about it.' Instead he had hired Sam Rivers, the great saxophone player. So I didn't contest that.
      I left it alone. I sent my new wife home, back to Pittsburgh by bus and she cried, and I told her, 'This is fine because it forces me to do
      what I know I should do... start my own band.'"
      [Downbeat feature Nov 2001 p.50]
      ———


    1966 : : :


    • 1966:

      Panken: For how long before doing this had you felt this way? I'm curious about how your academic background
      and cultural background as a German led to some of the pedagogical concepts at CMS.
      Karl Berger: What really got me going on this, I started teaching at the New School. John Cage had a course there, and he left,
      and I applied, and funny enough, I got the job, and I started an improvisation class there. I realized everybody had timing problems,
      so I started to get into time, beat-for-beat attention and all that. One of our mainstays at that time [when I came here in '66] was a job
      with Young Audiences. There was a group led by the drummer Horacee Arnold, and there was Reggie Workman, Sam Rivers, myself,
      and Mike Lawrence was the trumpet player—and we would go to all the schools, playing for sixth-graders.
      [Berger, Ted Panken, WKCR-FM NYC, October 24, 2008, tedpanken.wordpress.com]
      ———


    • 1965-66:

      Galper reunited with Rivers in the mid-1960s at Connolly's in Boston and the Club 47 in Cambridge, joined by Steve Ellington on drums.
      [Richard Vacca, "Hal Galper Live at the Stable, 1962" Mar 8 2017, www.troystreet.com]
      ———


    • 66.01.09 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss fl), Hal Galper (p), Phil Morrison (b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Club 47, Cambridge, MA [Ebay poster listing; The Boston Globe Mar 2 p.54; Club 47 January-February schedule, The RivBea Archive]
      "Periodically appear here..."
    • 66.01.30 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Club 47, Cambridge, MA [Club 47 January-February schedule, The RivBea Archive]
      "Periodically appear here..."
    • 66.02.25 and 66.02.26 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss fl), Hal Galper (p), probably Phil Morrison (b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      The Loft Coffee House, Boston, MA [The Justice Feb 23 p.4]

    66.03.07 • Sam Rivers: Involution

    1975: Blue Note BN-LA453-H2 (2-LP, BN Re-Issue Series);
        BST 84 491/92 XC (2-LP, BN Re-Issue Series) Ger
      —1st Session [See also 67.03.17]
    • (V/A) Radio NOVA—explore Blue Note
      2008: Blue Note/EMI 2162092 (CD) Fr
    • (V/A) Everyday Blue Note
      2010: Blue Note TOCJ-66531 (CD) Jpn
    • Andrew Hill: The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions (1963-1966)
      1995: Mosaic MQ10-161 (10-LP 180g vinyl, #ed Ltd Edition 5,000);
          MD7-161 (7-CD, #ed Ltd Edition 5,000)
        —1st Session [See also 67.03.17]
    • Andrew Hill: Change
      2007: Blue Note 85190 (CD, Ltd Edition, Connoisseur Series)
          [+ Blue Note/EMI, Eur];
          Blue Note/BMG D 171639 (CD, Ltd Edition, Connoisseur Series, Club)

    March 7, 1966 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Violence [11:04]   master #1708, take 1
    2. Violence [7:00]  alternate take, take 3
    3. Hope [7:15]   master #1709, take 5
    4. Illusion [5:52]   master #1710, take 7
    5. Desire [6:31]   master #1712, take 16
    6. Desire [8:30]  alternate take, take 18
    Involution has tracks 1, 3, 4, and 5.
    Radio NOVA and Everyday Blue Note have track 4.

    This was actually an Andrew Hill Quartet session that was issued on this double LP
    under Rivers' name. "According to the Blue Note discography, Involution was
    originally the title of the unissued Hill session. Catalogue number for this would
    have been Blue Note BLP 4233, BLP indicating that [both] a mono and a stereo
    issue were planned." —Gerritt Stolte

    Images:
    Involution original LP cover
    Andrew Hill's Change, Connoisseur Series CD

    Sam Rivers (ts), Andrew Hill (p, hps-1,2,3 under bass solos, Comp),
    Walter Booker (b), J.C. Moses (dr)

    {BN-LA453-H2; MD7-161; MD10-161}




    • 66.04.26 through 66.05.01 - Andrew Hill Quartet: Hill (p), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Don Garrett (b), Oliver Johnson (dr) /
      Both-And, Oakland, CA [Oakland Tribune Mar 31 p.28F + Apr 24 p.7EN + Apr 27 p.28 + May 1 p.5EN, for various details and aspects...]
      "An extended engagement."

    • San Francisco Examiner
       May 1 Datebook p.19

    • 66.05.03 through 66.05.08 - Andrew Hill Quartet: as above / Both-And, Oakland, CA [ibid]
      "Sounds of fury from instrument and voice bounced around the Both/And on Divisadero last night... Unfortunately, for this engagement
      Hill brought along only reed performer Sam Rivers with him from the east. Though local bassist Don Garrett and drummer Oliver Johnson
      are working more smoothly with Hill and Rivers than they were last week, the depth and imaginative ensembles of the Blue Note recordings
      aren't captured by this current quartet... The group didn't really solidify until some young rebels started reading verse from Soulbook 1, an
      outspoken Negro activist publication, through the microphone." —No mention of the poet's identities, or whether this was a one-off occurence.
      [San Francisco Examiner May 5 p.39]
    • 66.05.10 through 66.05.15 - Andrew Hill Quartet: as above / Both-And, Oakland, CA [ibid]
    • 66.05.17 through 66.05.22 - Andrew Hill Quartet: as above / Both-And, Oakland, CA [ibid]
    • 66.00.00 - Andrew Hill Quartet: Hill (p), Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Richard Davis (b), Joe Chambers (dr) / No venue or locale info
      [Musica Jazz on-line index, June, 1966 p.19]
    • 66.06-07.00 - Sam Rivers Quartet: unknown, probably Rivers (ts, ss, fl) with Hal Galper (p), Herbie Lewis (b), and Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Connolly's, Roxbury, MA [The Boston Globe Jun 30 p.24]
      "Sam Rivers and his quartet in action this week..."

    • 66.07.02 - Bill Dixon Quintet: Dixon (tp, flg), Ken McIntyre (as, bcl), Louis Brown (ts), Bob Cunningham (b), Tom Price (dr),
      Judith Dunn (dance) / Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI
      Rivers not on this date:

      In the program documentation part [on] p.271 the lineup is Dixon, Rivers (ts and bcl), Silva, Murray—that is, missing McIntyre.
      Two different lineups have been listed for this date: [Audience Recording] ‘Pomegranate Parts 1-6 (Dixon) [38:27]’
      I got this recording on a reel tape many years ago (1980?)...
      The info with the tape was Dixon, McIntyre, Brown, Cunningham, Price—which I think is inaccurate especially re: bass and drummer.
      I checked the date in Burt Goldblatt's book (Newport Jazz Festival / Illustrated History), and there are mistakes there as well:
      On p.132 briefly describing the session, B.G. writes "One very extended number called ‘Pomegranate’.
      Aside from Ken McIntyre on bass clarinet and alto sax nothing much seemed to happen..."
      —Lukas Lindenmaier

      "Just checked interview with Bill Dixon and he confirms what was evidently on your reel." [Dixon, McIntyre, Brown, Cunningham, Price] —Clifford Allen

      {Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press—Dixon-Dunn p.98 R66-0673;
      CDr; Lukas Lindenmaier 05.09.11; Clifford Allen 14.07.05;}


      66.08.21 - (CANCELLED) "Due to absence of Andrew Hill, Sam Rivers, Richard Davis, Joe Chambers..." /
      Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society, 4:00pm, Madison Club, Baltimore, MD [Baltimore Afro-American Aug 20 p.22]
    • 66.08.30 - Sam Rivers Quartet: (no personnel listed) probably Rivers (ts, ss, fl) with Hal Galper (p), Herbie Lewis (b), and Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Slugs' Saloon, NYC [The New York Times Aug 30, 1966 p.34]

    • 66.08.31 "begins a week's run tonight" Daily News Aug 31 p.76

    66.10.11 • Sam Rivers: A New Conception

    1966: Blue Note BLP 4249 (mono LP); BST 84249 (stereo LP);
    1970: BST 84249 (LP, Reissue);
    2011: BLP 4249/84249 (LP) Eur;
    2012: Heavenly Sweetness HSV 054 (LP, 180g vinyl) Fr;
    2014: Blue Note TYCJ-81055 (CD, Ltd Edition, The Masterworks) Jpn;
    2017: UCCQ-9309 (CD, Ltd Edition, The Masterworks, Top 50) Jpn
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
      1996: Mosaic MD3-167 (3-CD, #ed Ltd Edition);
          Mosaic MQ5-167 (5-LP, #ed Ltd Edition)
        —3rd Session [See also 64.12.11; 65.05.21; 67.03.17]
    • AFRTS Basic Musical Library, P Series
      1968: AFRTS P-10644 (LP)
          Armed Forces Radio and Television Service
          Shelf no.LPA 23967 / Genre(s) Popular music—1961-1970

    October 11, 1966 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. I'll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) [5:55]   master #1783, take 5
     The Touch of Your Lips  (unissued)
    2. That's All (Haymes, Brandt) [5:37]   master #1784, take 17
    3. When I Fall In Love (Heyman, Young) [5:48]   master #1785, take 18
    4. What a Difference a Day Makes (María Grever) [6:17]   master #1786, take 21
    5. Detour Ahead (Ellis, Carter, Frigo) [5:08]   master #1787, take 23
    6. Temptation (Brown, Freed) [7:36]   master #1788, take 24
    7. Secret Love (Fain, Webster) [7:31]   master #1789, take 25
    AFRTS Basic Musical Library has tracks 1, 3, and 7.

    —Discography in Mosaic booklet lists Master #1875 as take 17
     and omits Master #1784 alltogether.

    Images:
    A New Conception 2012 release Heavenly Sweetness HSV 054
    OBI labels on Japanese releases UCCQ-9309 (2017) and TYCJ-81055 (2014)

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,4,5,6,7, ss-1,3,5,6,7, fl-6,7,8), Hal Galper (p),
    Herbie Lewis (b), Steve Ellington (dr)
    —AFRTS P-10644 has "Steve Ellinton".

    {MD3-167; MQ5-167; Library of Congress Database}




    • 66.10.23 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts), Hal Galper (p), Herb Lewis (b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society, Madison Club, Baltimore, MD [home.earthlink.net/~eskelin/leftbank.html]

    • On The Left Bank Jazz Society: (65.05.23; 66.08.21; 66.10.23)
      "Every concert was recorded by the Society... I've often wondered what happened to those tapes."
      —Bill Jadios rec.music.bluenote
      "Apparently, there was a rift between Vernon Welsh, the longtime head of the group, and the rest of the ‘board.’
      As a result, I'm told that the tapes (which Welsh recorded) are locked up somewhere at Morgan State University."
      —Dave Holmes rec.music.bluenote


    1967 : : :


    • 67.00.00 (unknown dates) - Jay Clayton, together with her husband, percussionist Frank Clayton, presented Jazz at the Lispenard Loft
      in their home in SoHo in about 1967. "We would present concerts right there. I had a piano, I had a sound system, we would make little
      flyers, and we presented concerts." They would charge $1.25 for people to come hear music. Sam Rivers, Cecil McBee, Joanne Brackeen,
      Dave Liebman, Pete Yellin, Hal Galper, Jeanne Lee, Bob Moses, Junie Booth, John Gilmore, and Jane Getz were among the featured musicians.
      [www.jazzitalia.ne; "Jeannette talks to Jay Clayton," Jeannette Lambert Video Interviews]

    67.02.10 • Andrew Hill: Mosaic Select #16

    2005: Mosaic Records MS-016 (3-CD, Ltd Edition, Mosaic Select)
        —1st Session [See also 67.10.31]

    February 10, 1967 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Prevue [6:14]   master #1834, take 2
    2. Yomo [10:02]   master #1835, take 5
    3. I [7:30]   master #1836, take 8
    4. Awake [7:05]   master #1837, take 9
    5. Now [4:40]   master #1838, take 11
    Sam Rivers (ts-2,3,4,5, ss-1, fl-3), Robin Kenyatta (as),
    Andrew Hill (p-2,3,4,5; org-1,2, Comp), Cecil McBee (b),
    Nadi Qamar (kalimba-2, African drum-2,3, perc-1,5), Teddy Robinson (dr)
    —Nadi Qamar aka Spaulding Givens

    {Mosaic Select #16 MS-016; Blue Note Discography, Cuscuna & Ruppli}



    • 67.02.15 - The Urbanites: Sam Rivers (ts), Freddie Hubbard (tp), Andrew Hill (p), Scotty Holt (b), Joe Chambers (dr) /
      Countee Cullen Regional Branch, The New York Public Library, NYC [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
      —"Program: 1. Compulsion (Fox Trot); 2. Lust (Latin); 3. Legacy (Ballad); Les Noir Merchant (Blues);
       Intermission; 5. Cantar (Ballad); 6. Moonchile (Ballad); 7. Heritage (Blues)"

    67.02.20 • Nat Jones Quintet [Rehearsal Recordings]

    February 20, 1967 / Live at 9 Great Jones Street, New York City

    Afternoon Session:
     1-2. Peyote   2 takes
     3-9. The Night Song   7 takes
    Evening Session:
    10-14. Complicity   5 takes
    15-18. You Had Better Listen   4 takes
    19-23. The Night We Called It a Day   5 takes
    24-25. Torati Road   2 takes
    26-27. All For You   2 takes
    "This was a rehearsal for the Jimmy Owens record that came out on Atlantic (sans Rivers). Both sets were rehearsals for that record...
    Not all the guys that were there for the rehearsals/jams did the record."

    Nat Jones (p), Sam Rivers and Bennie Maupin (reeds), Cecil McBee (b), Sonny Brown (dr)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    67.03.17 • Sam Rivers: Involution

    1975: Blue Note BN-LA453-H2 (2-LP, BN Re-Issue Series);
        BST 84 491/92 XC (2-LP, BN Re-Issue Series) Ger
      —2nd Session [See also 66.03.07]
    • (V/A) Blue Note Re-Issue Sampler
      1976: Blue Note SP-128 (LP, Re-Issue Series) [+ Can, UK]
    • Sam Rivers: Dimensions and Extensions
      1986: Blue Note BST 84261 (LP) [+ Fr]; 4BN 84261 (CS);
      1988: CDP 7 84261 2 (CD);
      1995: CDP 7 84261 2 (CD, Reissue, Ltd Edition BN Collector's Choice);
      2000: BCD 0054 (CD, Ltd Edition mini-LP, RVG Remaster Promo ONLY) Jpn;
      2008: 50999 2 15364 2 7 (CD, RVG Edition) [+ Eur];
      2014: UCCQ-5009 (CD, 24 Bit Ltd Edition, The Masterworks) Jpn
    • Sam Rivers: The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
      1996: Mosaic MD3-167 (3-CD, #ed Ltd Edition);
          Mosaic MQ5-167 (5-LP, #ed Ltd Edition)
         —4th Session [See also 64.12.11; 65.05.21; 66.10.11]
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology
      2015: RivBea Music RB59813 (digital download)
         —2nd Session: [See also 61.12.14; 71.02.13; 73.08.03; 73.11.10; 74.03.04; 75.12.09; 78.08.08; 79.12.04+05; 92.01.12]

    March 17, 1967 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Paean [5:21]   master #1858, take 10
    2. Precis [5:18]   master #1859, take 20
    3. Helix [5:29]   master #1860, take 25
    4. Effusive Melange [5:47]   master #1861, take 32
    5. Involution [7:10]   master #1862, take 33
    6. Afflatus [6:25]   master #1863, take 34
    Blue Note Re-Issue Sampler has track 3.
    Samthology has track 2.

    "This material was previously released in 1976 as part of a double album
    Involution (BN-LA453-H2). It is now issued here, for the first time, with
    the cover art and catalogue number, as originally intended by Blue Note in 1967."

    Images:
    Re-Issue Sampler LP cover
    Dimensions and Extensions original LP cover

    Sam Rivers (ts-2,3,4,6, ss-1, fl-5, Comp), James Spaulding (as, fl),
    Donald Byrd (tp), Julian Priester (tb), Cecil McBee (b), Steve Ellington (dr)



    {BN-LA453-H2; MD3-167; MQ5-167; 4BN 84261; Samthology; Blue Note Discography, Cuscuna & Ruppli}


    • 67.03.19 - Andrew Hill Octet: Hill (p, as, Comp), Sam Rivers and Robin Kenyatta (reeds), Richard Davis (b),
      Nadi Qumar (African drum, perc), unknown (cga), two unknown (dr) / 4:30pm (actual start around 8:30), Judson Hall, NYC
       "The concert was scheduled for 4:30 in the afternoon. Those who arrived on time were advised that the concert had been postponed until 6:30.
       Those who returned at 6:30 waited more than an hour and a half before Nadi Qumar... came out on stage and began strumming and plucking
       an instrument made of several sets of amplified strings set in a round frame. ... By the time he had finished one long selection, Mr. Hill
       and his friends were ready to start.
       The music played by this octet was by Mr. Hill, and bore such titles as ‘Unity’ and ‘Now’... Even when the four drummers were not
       intentionally placed in the musical foreground, they maintained such a tumultous cannonading that they buried Mr. Hill's occasional passes
       at the piano, and only the shrillest bleats of the saxophonists could rise above the accompanying thunder. The only soloist who was granted
       surcease from the percussionists was Mr. Davis, the bassist.
       The concert was presumably intended to serve as a showcase for Mr. Hill as both pianist and composer. From his recordings, it is evident
       that he has much to offer in both fields. But only the merest hint of this could be gleaned from the clamorous performances that were
       offered at Judson Hall."
       [John S. Wilson "Hill and Friends Wail at Judson" The New York Times Mar 20, 1967 p.26]

    • 67.06.00 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss fl), Hal Galper (p), unknown, perhaps Herb Lewis (b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Connolly's, Roxbury, MA [William Buchanan "On The Beat" The Boston Globe Jun 9 p.35]
      "Tenor saxophonist Sam Rivers couldn't make the Wednesday night show on Channel 2, but he's playing nightly with his group at Connolly's..."

    67.10.31 • Andrew Hill: Mosaic Select #16

    2005: Mosaic Records MS-016 (3-CD, Ltd Edition, Mosaic Select)
      —2nd Session [See also 67.02.10]

    October, 31 1967 / Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    1. Oriba (first version) [5:38]   master #1977, take 3
    2. Mother's Tale [9:27]   master #1978, take 7
    3. Enamorado [6:07]   master #1979, take 14
    4. For Blue People Only [9:34]   master #1980, take 15
    5. Oriba (second version) [6:12]   master #1981, take 20
    —"Oriba (second version)" was listed in previous discographies as "Requiem for Truth,"
     and has been corrected for the Mosiac Select release.

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2,4,5, ss-2,3), Robin Kenyatta (as), Woody Shaw (tp), Howard Johnson (bar-hn-4, tu-1,2,3,5),
    Andrew Hill (p, Comp), Herbie Lewis (b), Teddy Robinson (dr)

    {Mosaic Select #16 MS-016; Blue Note Discography, Cuscuna & Ruppli}


    • 67.11.04 - Sam Rivers Trio: unknown personnel /
      5:00pm, East Village, NYC [Christopher Carville 14.07.27]

    • 67.11.18 Andrew Hill Septet: Hill (p),
      Sam Rivers and Bobby Brown (reeds), Woody Shaw (tp),
      unknown others (See 67.10.31) / Village Theater, NYC
      [The New York Times Nov 20, 1967 p.58]

    1968 : : :


    • 68.02.10 - Sam Rivers, Bill Barron, and Bennie Maupin (reeds), + "All-Star Rhythm Section" / 5:00pm, Slugs', NYC
      [gig poster, Carville 14.07.30]

    68.00.00 (1) • Bill Dixon Free Conservatory Orchestra [Dixonia Archival Recording—82:10]

    unknown date, 1968 / University of the Streets, New York City

    —"Much of 1968"...
    1. Large Orchestra Piece 1 [29:00]
    2. V + VI rehearsal reel [17:50]
    3. "XP" (untitled) [18:00]
    4. "XY" (untitled) [17:20]
    —"XP" and "XY" were given for identification only; the other titles are on original tape boxes.

    "Dixon was involved in the UOTS for around a year, perhaps beginning in late 1967 and continuing into the fall of 1968... The music above comes
    from rehearsals... At least "XP" and "XY"—and possibly all of these pieces—were recorded in the first quarter of 1968." —Dixonia—Dixon-Dunn p.125

    Bill Dixon (tp, Leader, Comp), Arthur Doyle (ts), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Leopanar Witlarge (as), Monty Waters (b-natural ss), Dave Chamberlain (ss, fl),
    Marzette Watts (bcl), Sonny Clark (bar), Leo Jones and Jacques Coursil (tp), Clifford Thornton (cor), Richard Dunbar (frh), Sonny Simmons (enhn),
    Sam Burtis, Wesley Whittaker (tb), John Buckingham (tu), Warren Chiasson (vb), Susan Elrauch (mezzo-soprano voc)

    {All info from Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press—Dixon-Dunn p.124 R68-0000}


    68.00.00 (2) • Bill Dixon Free Conservatory Orchestra [BR—46:14]

    unknown date, 1968 / (probably) University of the Streets, New York City

    1. unknown title [43:02]   (possibly "Intents and Purposes," mentioned in interview)
     Dixon interview segment [3:12]   (incomplete, cuts in, cuts out)
    Bill Dixon (tp, Leader, Comp), Sam Rivers (reeds), others possibly as in 68.00.00 (1) above.

    {CDr}


    • 68.06.15 - Sam Rivers & his 12-Piece Orchestra: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Monty Waters, Roland Alexander, Bill Barron, and Hal Batch (reeds),
      Mike Ridley, Martin Banks, Steve Furtato, and Joe Dupars (tp), Astley Fennell and John Gordon (tb), Reggie Johnson (b), unknown (dr) /
      7:30pm, Mary McLeod Bethune School, NYC [Flyers, The RivBea Archive]
      "The Afro-Arts Cultural Center & The Bureau of Community Education proudly presents Bold New Black Worlds,
      Revolutionary Voices, Ethnic Sounds, & Black Visions of the African Cultural Evolution. "
    • 68.07.06 - Sam Rivers Trio: (no personnel info) / 5:00pm, Slugs', NYC [gig poster, Carville 14.07.30]

      1968 (late):

      Sam then became one of the members of the Jazz Composers Guild, an organization composed of such giants as Cecil Taylor
      and Archie Shepp. The association led to a spot with the Cecil Taylor group, a gig which once again changed many of Sam's
      conceptions of music...
      ["1973, ABC/Dunhill Records BIO," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

      Pianist Cecil Taylor has lately been living in Bologna, playing in small clubs."
      [Leonard Feather "Jazz Action Shifts to Europe" The Los Angeles Times Nov 24 1968 Calendar p.64]
      ———


    68.12.13 • Steve Tintweiss & His Purple Why [Archival Recording]

    Steve Tintweiss Archive ST0220 A & B (reel-to-reel)

    December 13, 1968 / Gallery 55, Brooklyn, NY

    Exorcism
    1st Set:
    1. Ramona, I Love You [ : ]
    2. Sleeping Jungle Harlot [ : ]
    3. Waltz of Eternity [ : ]
    2nd Set:
    4. Contrapuntal [ : ]
    5. How Sweet? [ : ]
    6. The Purple Why—Steve's Demon Blues—The Purple Why [ : ]
    7. Exorcise Demons...Defy Superstition [ : ]
     "Playing four hours..." —Boston Sunday Globe

    "Sam played one gig with my band the Purple Why in 1968 on a Friday the 13th concert at Gallery 55, which was a funeral parlor
    turned-art-gallery in Brooklyn. That was a one-time performance line-up... Shelly Rusten was present and took a lot of photos
    in his role as a professional photographer."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Earl Cross (tp, wood flute, whistle, cowbell), Marty Cook (tb),
    Steve Tintweiss (b, va, melodica, voc, Comp), Randy Kaye (dr, voc)

    {Steve Tintweiss 12.01.05; 16.09.18; Boston Sunday Globe Jan 26 p.14}


    —Photos by Shelly Rusten, with permission

    68.12.15 • Burton Greene Quartet [AR]

    December 15, 1968 / The Scene, New York City

    1st Set:
    1. Creep Suite (Greene) [ : ]
     conversation with Eartha Ensel [ : ]
    2nd Set:
     introduction [ : ]
    2. warmup [ : ]
    3. Pavanne (Gabriel Faure) [ : ]
    3. Slurp [ : ]
    —"Two sets... pending a double CD release on Porter Records."

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl-1,3), Burton Greene (p),
    Steve Tintweiss (b), Shelly Rusten (dr)

    {Anonymous; Steve Tintweiss 18.05.19}


    • 68.12.21 - Jazz Session: Sam Rivers, Bennie Maupin, and Bill Barron (reeds), others... / 5:00pm, Slugs', NYC
      [Bernard Bulletin Dec 18 p.8]
    • 68.12.31 - Sam Rivers: unknown ensemble / Queens, NY [Boston Sunday Globe Jan 26 p.14]
      "A commercial job in Queens on New Year's Eve..."

    1969 : : :


    69.01.11 • Albert Ayler: Holy Ghost

    2004: Revenant Records RVN 213 (10-CD "Spirit Box")

    January 11, 1969 / Town Hall, New York City

    1. Prophet John [10:53]
    2. Judge Ye Not [10:16]
    Albert Ayler and Sam Rivers (reeds), Don Ayler (tp), Richard Johnson (p),
    Richard Davis and Ibrahim Wahen (b), Muhammad Ali (dr)

    {The Spirit Box}


      1969:

      "Following the Free Music Meeting [Alan] Silva went to Paris and stayed for several months, playing with Sunny Murray, Bernard Vitet,
      François Tusques, and Michel Portal, before returning to New York in early 1969. The first incarnation of his mythic big band,
      The Celestrial Communication Orchestra (CCO), rehearsed in a loft on 14th Street (featuring horn players Sam Rivers, Marzette Watts,
      Frank Lowe, Perry Robinson, and drummers Barry Altschul and Lawrence Cook), though Silva considers his first real orchestral piece
      to be ‘Solestrial’, on the ESP-Disk record Skillfullness, on which he conducted."
      [WIRE #228 February 2003 p.40]
      ———


    Sam Rivers with the Cecil Taylor Quartet ::: February 8, 1969 through November 10, 1969, and beyond

    • 1969:

      "I think being with [Taylor's] group sent me to another plateau. We rehearsed eight hours per day. Constant rehearsing. I had never done that before. That got me to a place where I was subconscious when I got to my fifteenth solo chorus: you know with Cecil one solo can last forty-five minutes to an hour."
      [Sam Rivers interviewed by Bill Shoemaker early July, 1978, undated Washington Post clipping, The RivBea Archive]
      ———


      8:30pm, Antioch Auditorium, Antioch College, Antioch, OH [Dayton Daily News Jan 5 p.10D]
      "Administration is reportedly recommending bringing the Cecil Taylor jazz group for an in-residence program."
      —Betty Dietz Krebs Dayton Daily News Mar 19 p.33


      "Cecil Taylor Unit will be available to the entire campus for discussion, etc..." /
      Cecil Taylor Previewed: Uncompromising Artist Presents New Jazz, By Gary Giddins (article quoted in 69.02.08 session entry below)
      [Grinnell College Scarlet and Black, Vol.LXXVI Friday, February 7, 1969]

    • 69.02.06 - "Thursday at 4:00 p.m. there will be a lecture-discussion." / South Lounge, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
    • 69.02.07 - "Friday at 8:00 p.m. there will be a drum workshop and at 10 p.m. a poetry reading by Taylor." /
      South Lounge, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

    69.02.08 • Cecil Taylor Unit [RBA—129:00 & BR]

    • Cecil Taylor Unit [BR—159:28]
      Physical Item RGA 2835 B3, 1 digital sound cassette (polyester)
      Recording Laboratory, William L. Ewell, Jr. Collection (Library of Congress)

    • Cecil Taylor Unit [BR]
      Shelf no.RGA 2839 A2—RGA 2840 A1, 2 digital sound cassettes (polyester)
      Recording Laboratory, William L. Ewell, Jr. Collection (Library of Congress)
      —Marked "1965" / "May be a recording of a radio broadcast."

    February 8, 1969, 8:00pm / Roberts Hall, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

    RivBea Archive / Reel 16
    1. unknown title [69:00]
    2. unknown title [60:00]
     A 7" reel, "#16" written and circled on box.
     "3 3/4 (ips) Cecil Taylor Grinnell College 8 Feb 1969 Side 1 collective piece #1 69 minutes Side 2 collective piece #2 60 minutes
     Personnel: Cecil Sam Rivers Jimmy Lyons Andrew Cyrille" also written on box.
     —Joe Washek, June 2008
    RGA 2835 B3:
    1. unknown title [68:24]  (minor glitch at 48:07; another, possible split track at 48:50)
    2. unknown title [31:23]  (minor glitches at 27:20 and 28:42)
    3. unknown title [59:41]
    RGA 2839 A2—RGA 2840 A1:
    1... unknown titles [no time given]
    There are two recordings at this locale in The LOC: given the personnel notes, the "1965" date on RGA 2839 A2—RGA 2840 A1
    is an obvious error. The single tape listed as RGA 2835 B3 is likely an excerpted broadcast of the two-tape version. —RL

    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {RivBea 2CDr, Reel 16; 3CDr BR; Library of Congress Database; Andrew Galloway 02.11.28}



      "I received photo copies of the articles from the student newspaper The Scarlet and Black, describing Cecil Taylor's performance at Grinnell.
      Apparently, it was quite controversial (SURPRISE!!!)..."
      —Andrew Galloway 02.11.28, posting to The Cecil Taylor Research-List.

      Cecil Taylor Previewed

      "Uncompromising Artist Presents New Jazz" by Gary Giddins, Grinnell College Scarlet and Black, Vol.LXXVI / February 7, 1969

      Cecil Taylor, pianist, composer, poet, and all-around musical guru for the jazz advance guard, will be on campus February 6, 7, and 8.
      Leonard Feather has written of him, "The freedom, complexity, harmonic innovation, and emotional brilliance of Taylor's playing have
      established him as one of the truly original minds in American music... Taylor's fast and intricately structured lines, almost percussive
      in their intensity, have had a stirring effect on the new horn techniques of the 60s... A lack of acceptance by some musicians and critics
      and pitifully infrequent opportunities to record, have kept Taylor's reputation and following limited to a small but devoted group of admirers.

      That's not the half of it. Taylor has been screwed royally by club owners who were more interested in selling drinks then providing a free rein
      for artistic expression. Record companies have used him for a tax loss and don't bother to distribute. In this, Taylor is not unique. On the contrary,
      there are very few jazz musicians who have not suffered under a similar strain of capitalism. The new jazz is the bastard child of American music;
      it can't make it on a popular music level and it is not accepted by the classical elitists. Taylor, however, is an uncompromising artist who puts his
      craft first and refuses to kiss the asses of the money grabbing critics and hucksuckers who control the (gasp) "music business." Unfortunately,
      the payoff at times was one major gig a year supplemented by working at Macy's in the afternoons.

      And now—twelve years after his first major date in New York—the critics and the public who criticized him as being a charlatan and anti-jazz
      are coming around. Cecil Taylor is a virtuoso pianist who unlike many of his imitators—some of whom are better known than he—can express
      on the keys what's happening in his head. And that's what jazz is about—expression and communication. This doesn't mean that he is any more
      accepted by the public. Last August, he despaired as to whether he would ever record again. Those who have heard him, know that if in a hundred
      years some historian asks whether people in the 20th century could communicate, Cecil and some other musicians like him will serve as one
      of the new affirmative answers.

      Previously our ideas of time and space have been negated in favor of a collective sound emanating from individual musicians surrendering their
      individuality to a group feeling. This music is not intended for background music; it is a total music.

      During their stay here, the Cecil Taylor Unit will be available to the entire campus for discussion, etc. Thursday at 4:00pm there will be
      a lecture-discussion. Friday at 8:00pm there will be a drum workshop and at 10:00pm a poetry reading by Taylor. All of these events
      will be in the South Lounge. The concert is in Roberts, Saturday night at 8:00pm.

      Open up your mind and give them some of your time. They're worth listening to.



      "Controversial Concert Defended" by Molly McGuire, Grinnell College Scarlet and Black, Vol.LXXVII / February 14, 1969

      A new breed of music was introduced to Grinnell last weekend in the form of the Cecil Taylor Unit, an avante-guard jazz quartet. If nothing
      else, the concert became a topic of controversy on campus as the music was foreign and incomprehensible to the ears of most of the audience.
      Arguments raged over the quality or value of the music itself as well as the advisability of bringing this type of music to Grinnell.

      Comments ranged from the facetious Bandstand favorite, "Oh, it didn't have a very good beat and I couldn't dance to it," to the popular,
      "It stunk!" Those who liked it seemed overpowered by it—they were completely carried away emotionally: "I was intoxicated by it,"
      was one of the more extreme comments on the positive side.

      Generally, however, there seemed to be unfavorable response from the campus. On this note, the S&B talked to Garry Giddins and
      Lee Shamberg of the Social Coordinating Committee to let them explain their reasons for bringing in Cecil Taylor, and also to let them
      comment on the student reaction.

      Their reason for presenting a concert of this type was two-fold. First, Giddins felt that "any controversy started in this conservative
      melange of apathy and lethargy would be beneficial." Shamberg added, "The concert was a result of a continuous attempt to make
      the concerts program an organic part of the education process. Education involves a challenge to one's standards and preconceptions."

      Secondly, they wanted to expose students to music they may never listen to on their own, or even realize existed. "The importance
      of the concert," stressed Giddins, "was that the students got a chance to hear this music, not whether they liked it or disliked it.
      One of my hopes in bringing in Taylor was that people would be moved to investigate the music more fully on their own."

      Those criticizing the quality of the music itself were severely chided by Giddins and Shamberg. They argued that to criticize from
      a position of total ignorance is "indefensible." Instead of judging the music by the standards of the familiar Western music, they stressed
      that one must realize that Taylor is working in a different medium, that of an Afro-American culture. Giddins stressed, "Whatever
      similarities there are between Taylor and Mozart are outweighed by similarities between Taylor and Ellington."

      Giddins was particularly disturbed by the fact that so much of the audience left before and during intermission. He said that had they
      stayed longer they very possibly would have ended up enjoying it (which is what did happen in several cases.) He said that Taylor
      wasn't playing for those who left, but for those who stayed long enough to enjoy listening to the music as much as he did playing it.

    —CECIL TAYLOR TOUR continues with session 69.07.28.



    • 69.04.06 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations: no personnel listed / 5:00 to 9:00pm, Slugs', NYC [New York Magazine Apr 28, 1969 p.15]
    • 69.04.13 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations / 5:00 to 9:00pm, Slugs', NYC [ibid]
    • 69.04.20 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations / 5:00 to 9:00pm, Slugs', NYC [ibid]
    • 69.04.27 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations / 5:00 to 9:00pm, Slugs', NYC [ibid]
    • 69.07.17 - Horacee Arnold's Here and Now Company: Sam Rivers (ts), Mike Lawrence (tp), Reggie Workman (b), Roy Ayres (vbs), Arnold (dr) /
      8:30pm, Alumni Theatre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [The Ottawa Journal Jul 5, 1969 p.46; Ottawa Citizen Jul 12 p.22]
      —"The Sounds of Times and Seasons"


      1968 (late):

      In 1969 the Taylor band members were Artists in Residence at the Maeght Foundation in St. Paul De Vence, France, where they worked
      with some of the top European musicians, including Karlheinz Stockhausen.
      ["1973, ABC/Dunhill Records BIO," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———
      ———


    69.07.28 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR—92:51]

    July 28, 1969 / St. Paul de Vence, France

    1. Was—Ethopie—More [92:51]   (split track at 47:11)
    "I am not certain the (July 28-29) are two different concerts or the same... A note in my file claims the 28th consists of ‘three linked pieces
    and an encore featuring Sam on soprano’, but that doesn't sound like the Shandar & Prestige set... sometimes a midnite concert (confuses) the date."
    —Vladimir Simosko

    "There was one concert on 69-0728 afternoon/evening, plus another one the next day/afternoon/evening. The recordings as on Shandar/Prestige
    are from 69-0729. The first concert is known from a private audience recording only, so far, and the music is very different from ‘Second Act Of A’".
    —H. Lukas Lindenmaier 05.01.03

    Cecil Taylor (p, voc, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Andrew Cyrille (dr, perc, voc)

    {2CDr; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography; Vladimir Simosko}


    69.07.29 • Cecil Taylor: Nuits de la Fondation Maeght—29 Juillet 69

    1971: Shandar D.R. 83507/8/9 (3-LP Box, 1st Edition) Fr;
        Shandar 10 011 (3-LP Box) Fr;
    • Cecil Taylor: Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1
      1971: Shandar 10.011 (LP) Fr; 1972: Shandar 83 507 (LP) Fr;
      1973: RCA-6085 M (LP) Jpn;
      1991: Jazz View COD 001
          (CD, Ltd Edition 2,000, Historical Masters, Unofficial Release) It
    • Cecil Taylor: Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 2
      1972: Shandar 83 508 (LP) Fr;
      1991: Jazz View COD 002
          (CD, Ltd Edition 2,000, Historical Masters, Unofficial Release) It
    • Cecil Taylor: Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 3
      1972: Shandar 83 509 (LP) Fr;
      1991: Jazz View COD 003
          (CD, Ltd Edition 2,000, Historical Masters, Unofficial Release) It
    • Cecil Taylor Quartet: The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor
      1977: Prestige P 34003 (3-LP Box, Remaster)

    July 29, 1969 / Fondation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence, France
    —Recording has locale as "Paris, France."
     "Recorded in St. Paul de Vence... about 30-40 km northwest of Nice in southern
     France, i.e. nowhere near Paris! ...an old error (started by Prestige)."
     —Graham L. Rogers

    1. Second Act of A (pt 1) [21:17]
    2. Second Act of A (pt 2) [20:51]
    3. Second Act of A (pt 3) [18:08]
    4. Second Act of A (pt 4) [16:11]
    5. Second Act of A (pt 5) [12:45]
    6. Second Act of A (pt 6) [20:38]
    Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1 has tracks 1 and 2.
    Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 2 has tracks 3 and 4.
    Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 3 has tracks 5 and 6.

    —Side 6 is an encore, as "it was apparently a complete piece in itself."
     —Vladimir Simosko

    Jazz: America's Classical Music, a book by Grover Sales, has the title
     as "Second Art of A." Sales indicates he took this title from an LP release.



    "Met Miró at the Fondation Maeght in 1969. [Miró] gave
    each member of Taylor's group at that time... an original
    lithograph (‘Same design but different colours for each,’
    says Taylor) and he left it in his will that the pianist should
    be the first to play at the [Miró Museum on the island
    of Majorca] when it was completed."
    [WIRE #124 June 1994 p.23]

    Images, top to bottom:
    The Great Concert of Cecil Taylor 3-LP Box cover
    Japanese release of Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1
    (the only volume to see a Japanese release)
    Photo courtesy Sam Rivers

    Cecil Taylor (p, voc-4, Comp),
    Jimmy Lyons (as),
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss),
    Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {P-34003; Jazz Records—The Specialist Labels, compiled by Ralph Laing and Chris Sheridan, Two Volumes by Jazz Media APS, Denmark, 1981}


    —CECIL TAYLOR TOUR continues with session 69.10.00.



      1969:

      "Rivers was invited to a jam session that included Jimi Hendricks [sic] in the late 1960s. During that period, Rivers was performing
      with Cecil Taylor and recalls how jamming with Hendrix was almost the same as playing with Taylor. ‘Jimi wanted me to join
      his group while he was developing new directions,’ Rivers said."
      [blogs.orlandosentinel.com/community_altamonte_blog]
      ———

      "The story with me and Jimi is that we met at a jam session. It was a session down on Broadway and Sixteenth Street. There was a loft
      up there, so I used to go there and play. So one time, I don't know how they got him there, but Jimi Hendrix was up there. We were jamming
      together, and he really liked my flute—man, his eyes brightened up when he heard it. So we used to go down to his place in Woodstock.
      We'd play down there in his studio. We used to play all the time down there and did a lot of stuff there, but I don't know what happened to it.
      He... had a nice house down there. We went down for dinner, Bea and myself. We were down there and were pretty much guests all the time
      when he was in town. He never asked me to play with him. I would have though."
      —Sam Rivers, Waxpoetics No.29 [prince.org/msg/8/275536]
      ———


    69.08.00 • Jimi Hendrix with Sam Rivers [Possible AR]

    August, 1969 / Woodstock, NY


    Jeff Evangelista: "Sam has mentioned in interviews that Alan Douglas set up a jam with him and Jimi at the Woodstock retreat house... and they
    had a play. Your session dates helped tremendously because I think I have narrowed the time-frame down to August 1969. From your notes, it looks
    like Sam was in Europe (Poland etc.) for most of the autumn of 1969. And he played in France with Cecil Taylor in late July. Jimi [was in]
    Morocco... July 30 through Aug, ...and was at the retreat for most of August. Of course Woodstock was held Aug 18th.

    ...Anything that might rule out this time-frame? Do you know anything more about this supposed jam between the two musicians? ...We do have
    quite a bit of tape from this Woodstock ‘rehearsal’ period, but nothing I can identify with Sam. Jimi was definitely experimenting with playing with
    Free Jazzers at this time though, as we can hear from the house tapes and tapes recorded at the Tinker Street Cinema with Earl Cross on trumpet.

    The Sam Rivers episode though is one mystery that needs to be solved. it would be wonderful to get a sense... about what they might have played
    together, personnel, ...etc. If tapes existed..."

    {Jeff Evangelista 02.04.18 and 02.05.26}


    • 1969:

      Harris Eisanstadt: How did it come around that you and Hendrix hooked up?
      Barry Altschul: The Aboriginal Music Society, Juma Sultan. It was an African percussion ensemble plus guests, like Archie Shepp,
      Sam Rivers, Earl Cross (a trumpet player). Juma Sultan was a bass player and conga player. He's the only one who went with Jimi.
      Jimi wanted the whole group to go and nobody wanted to.
      [Destination Out Guest Post: Barry Altschul interviewed by Harris Eisanstadt, January 2013]
      ———


    • 69.00.00 - Burton Greene Quartet: Sam Rivers (reeds), Greene (p), Steve Tintweiss (b), Shelly Rusten (dr) / Bucknell College, Lewisburg, PA
      [Steve Tintweiss 11.12.31 and 12.01.05]
      "Burton Greene, Shelly Rusten, and myself were working fairly steadily in the late 1960s with a series of saxophone players in the band...
      My stint with Burton started in 1966 or 1967 I believe. Adding to the trio was Byard Lancaster in 1968 and '69, then Sam Rivers in 1969."
      —Steve Tintweiss
    • 69.09.30 - Horacee Arnold's Here and Now: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Carlos Ward (as, fl), Mike Lawrence (tp), Jeanne Faulkner (voc),
      Karl Berger (vbs), Reggie Workman (b), Arnold (dr) / "Jazz-Art-Museum," The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
      [Montclarion Oct 15 p.8]
      "The program was unique in that pictures of Afro-American art by prominent black artists and sculptors were flashed on the walls
      of the museum's fourth-floor gallery. The musicians then responded by improvising through jazz what the pictures meant to them..."

    69.10.12 • Burton Greene Quartet [RBA—109:38]

    October 12, 1969 / Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York City

    1. Kreef Suite [44:28]
     1st Movement—11:05 (ss); 2nd Movement—8:52 (fl); 3rd Movement, Blues for Viet Nam—17:42 (ts); 4th Movement—4:56 (ss)
    2. Woodstock Vibrations [11:32]  (solo piano)
    3. Shanti Om Suite [40:30]
     1st Movement—12:46 (ss); 2nd Movement—9:32 (fl); 3rd Movement—9:05 (ts); epilogue—8:20 (fl)
    4. Out of Bartok [10:53]
    Sam Rivers (ts-1,3,4, ss-1,3, fl-1,3), Burton Greene (p, farfisa organ-4), Steve Tintweiss (b), Shelly Rusten (dr)

    {Steve Tintweiss 11.12.31 and 12.01.05; RivBea Archive CDr; track detailing RL 18.08.27}






      69.10.00 - Cecil Taylor Quartet / Late October, 1969, Warsaw, Poland

      This incorrect listing is possibly the result of a citation ("Warsaw, 10/69") in:
      Mike Hames' Albert Ayler, Sunny Murray, Cecil Taylor, Byard Lancaster & Kenneth Terroade: On Disc & Tape, photography by Val Wilmer,
      printed privately by the author with the financial assistance of the Arts Council of Great Britain, January, 1983 p.i-iv, p.1-65.

      "That's all the publishing info. The book is typewritten, printed on one side of each page and bound with two staples. There is a full page photo
      of Ayler on the cover, and one of each of the other musicians at the beginning of their sections." —George Scala 03.04.11

      "In my opinion CT don't played in Warsaw on 1969, he played a year ago on 18 or 19 October 1968. Jazz Jamboree '68, Poland, Warsaw,
      Sala Kongresowa, Cecil Taylor—piano solo (USA) [Jazz Jamboree '68 was October 17,18,19, 1968] '69—this is failure, mistake date of gig.
      Comment: October is typically time of Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw Poland who started from 1958. It's mint probable if any (fame) artist
      who played live gig in Oct., Poland, don't play on JJ. Just check 'festival notes' from 1969 [October, 20-23]; result: CT is not present."
      —Darek Pietak to Cecil Taylor Research Group 03.04.11

    69.10.26 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR—91:48]

    October 26, 1969 / Teatro Lyrico, Milan, Italy

    1. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke [49:54]  (incomplete, split track at 47:02)
    2. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke [41:48]  (incomplete)
    I have this at 48:16, seems complete, if any time is missing it may be from the beginning, and I assume it's the first track.
    This second track has an erroneous citaton. (See below) —RL

    The LP excerpts from 69.11.09 "are also on a tape from 69.10.26 but most sources place the LP as a recording from De Doelen." —Jan Ström

    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {CDr; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography; l'Unità Oct 28 p.9}


    • 69.10.28 - Cecil Taylor Quartet: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
      21:00hr, Theatre Francais, Bordeaux, France [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 69.10.31 - Cecil Taylor Quartet: as above / Jazz Expo 69, 6:45 & 9:10pm, Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
      [Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography; The Observer Oct 26 p.30]
      —"No known recording, unknown titles."

    69.11.02 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR & AR—18:06]

    November 2, 1969 / Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England
    BBC-TV Broadcast

     announcement by Ronnie Scott [0:26]
    1. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke [6:58]
    2. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke [10:21]
    —Also noted: Audience Recording at "1 track/8:00; November, 1969; London, fragments."

     "It's all Fragments Of A Dedication To Duke,’ the [tracks] announced as Extracts from Fragments’..."
     —H. Lukas Lindenmaier to CTResearch-List 03.09.23

    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {CDr (both AR & BR); Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography}


    69.11.03 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR—80:43 & BVR—25:09]

    November 3, 1969 / 6th Paris Jazz Festival at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
    —Broadcast Video, 1970, "Jazz Harmonie," program that included the Michel Portal Quartet.

    Broadcast Audio:
    1st Set:
     Broadcast announcement [0:25]
    1. Fragments Of A Dedication To Duke [30:55]
    2nd Set:
    2. Fragments Of A Dedication To Duke [48:50]  (split track at 10:15)
    Broadcast Video:
     opening credits, Bernard Lion intro [2:23]
    1. "Never Mind (extrait)" [21:35]  (incomplete, cuts in)
     end credits [1:12]
    "The LP Jazz-Connoisseur-JC 111 [69.11.09] in fact is a bootleg, at the time widely distributed in Europe, possibly in the US as well,
    but it has nothing to do with the 69.11.03 Paris concert(s) [as previously and repeatedly claimed —RL].

    "I do have on CD two transcriptions of the Paris 69.11.03 concerts. One is a 27:19 fragment said to be from the first concert, the other
    is (low audio fidelity) 49:30 said to be from the second [set]. The music in both of these recordings is quite similiar, both being
    ‘Fragments Of A Dedication To Duke,’ but none of these is identical to the music on JC-111. The recording from first Paris concert
    is mis-announced by the radio MC (André Francis?) as ‘Never Mind’, by the way."
    —H. Lukas Lindenmaier to CTResearch-List 03.09.23

    Cecil Taylor (p, Comp), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {CDr (1st Set incomplete at 27:12, fades in); Heinrich Smejkal; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography; Sergey Ivzhenko 17.11.04}


    69.11.04 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR—27:49]

    November 4, 1969 / Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark

    1. excerpt [3:25]  (fades in at beginning, out at end)
    2. excerpt [11:45]  (cuts in at beginning, fades out at end)
    3. excerpt [12:10]  (cuts in at beginning—ten seconds in the level goes down, voice-over, music back up at 0:35—applause at end)
    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {CDr; Heinrich Smejkal}


    69.11.05 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR—50:00 & BR—55:27]

    November 5, 1969 / Newport Jazz Festival, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
    Swedish Radio Broadcast

    Broadcast Recording:
    1. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke Ellington [55:27]  (split track at 46:45)
    Audience Recording:
    1. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke Ellington [50:00]
    —Track is also titled "Unit Structures" according to the Lyon's Sessionography.

    "I have 55:00 mono radio broadcast recording, and I think this is the complete performance of the day."
    —H. Lukas Lindenmaier to CTResearch-List 03.09.23

    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {Broadcast CDr; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography}


    69.11.06 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR—64:47]

    November 6, 1969 / Berlin Jazztage 1969, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
    RBB Kulturradio, Broadcast June 19, 2009
    —This Berlin session has also been mistakenly dated 69.11.11 and 69.11.30

     Broadcast announcement Köhn [1:15]
    1. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke Ellington [63:25]
    "The German radio station ‘RBB Kultur’ did broadcast the Cecil Taylor concert... RBB Kultur, which stores the original tapes, played the complete
    ‘Fragments of a Dedication to Duke Ellington’, which had 63 minutes 25 seconds of music and didn't seem to be edited. Before that there was
    the announcement of Dietrich Schulz-Köhn + applause (1 minute 15 seconds); afterwards applause fading into the broadcast announcement of 2009."
    —Holger Neuhaus 09.06.29

    "After listening to the 1969.11.06 recording again [emphasis mine —RL], I do believe the 63:30 version we have from the 2009.06.19 broadcast
    (RBB Kulturradio) is the complete performance... There is no cut/editing audible—not in my ears, at least—except for cutting short the final applause.
    Also, this version is of the best audio quality so far.

    Longer versions of recordings from this same date result from—in my humble opinion—clumsy efforts combining (editing/pasting) fragments
    from earlier incomplete broadcasts (aired 1969, 1970, and later, by various German radio stations). All these pastiche versions (69 minutes, 75 minutes,
    some even longer) suffer from low audio quality, also harsh cuts and/or inexplicable fades, cross-fades, and overlappings. There is no private audience
    recording from this performance, as far as I know, documenting a ‘much longer performance’ as rumourously reported by a few eye-/ear-witnesses.

    From contemporary (1969) festival reviews, 1969.11.06 was the opening night of Berliner Jazztage. Performing on this ‘Piano For Duke’ night were:
    1) Joe Turner (with Hans Rettenbacher and Stu Martin)
    2) Steve Kuhn (with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Aldo Romano)
    3) Joachim Kühn (with Barre Phillips, Stu Martin, and Jacques Thollot)
    4) Thelonious Monk Solo, (with Joe Turner, Hans Rettenbacher, and Stu Martin sitting in for the last tune)
    5) Cecil Taylor Unit (with Lyons, Rivers, and Cyrille)

    Not having heard recordings from the first three sets, but the complete Monk set, which runs for some 30 minutes including applause, I guess
    the CT Unit started at about two and a half hours after the beginning of the program—and I don't think they played more than the 63:30
    on the recording, when ‘three-quarter parts of the audience derserted...’
    (From Hans Harzheim's review in Jazz-Magazine (France) #175, Feb. 1970 p.11). —H. Lukas Lindenmaier

    Other versions circulating:
      [74:50]  —Opening announcement [2:31], Music [70:53] fades out and back in at 10:52 and again at 55:23. Closing applause [1:27].
      [45:46]  —Without announcements, clipped at the beginning.
           "...the 45:xx from radio broadcast is—most probably—the closing section of the performance."
      [15:45]  —Opening section.
    "It seems most likely no Audience Recording of this concert exists." —H. Lukas Lindenmaier 05.01.03

    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, fl, voc), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {CDr at 64:47 and 45:46 (incomplete); Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; H. Lukas Lindenmaier and Florin Casura to the CTResearch list, 09.12.14}


    • Berlin, 1969:

      There is a story Rivers likes to tell about being in Berlin for a jazz festival in 1969. He is heading past
      the hotel restaurant when he spots jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, with whom he is sharing the festival stage.
      "Sit down with me," Rivers recalls Taylor instructing him.
      Rivers mentions he has a car waiting to take him to an interview.
      "You're Sam Rivers. Let them wait," Taylor replies.
      "So I sat down and had breakfast."
      ["Rivers' Edge" Sam Rivers feature article Orlando Magazine Jul 2009]
      ———


    69.11.09 • Cecil Taylor Quartet: In Europe

    1978: Jazz Connoisseur JC 111 (LP) It —Unauthorized
    • Cecil Taylor Quartet [AR & BR—57:03]

    November 9, 1969 / De Doelen Concert Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    JC 111:
    1. Improvisation 1 [22:54]
    2. Improvisation 2 [21:57]
    Audience & Broadcast Recordings:
    1. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke Ellington [57:03]
    In Europe excerpts the opening 44:51 of this concert.

    "Rumors were that the JC-111 is an edited version of the recordings from
    Rotterdam on 69.11.09... [It] IS an edited portion of the Broadcast Recording
    from this performance."
    —H. Lukas Lindenmaier to CTResearch-List 03.09.23; 05.01.03

    "I've just gone headphones to CDr, speakers to turntable, note-for-note,
    trill-for-trill, cymbal-splash-for-cymbal-splash through the first 8 minutes,
    and there is no doubt that they are one and the same." —RL

    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {JC 111; CDr; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography}


    69.11.10 • Cecil Taylor Quartet [BR—78:42]

    November 10, 1969 / Liederhalle, Mozartsaal, Stuttgart, Germany

    1. Fragments of a Dedication to Duke Ellington [78:27]  (incomplete)
    —Also noted as "Parts 1-5" (20:26 / 41:25 / 4:00 / 1:48 / 9:21)

    Cecil Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr)

    {CDr; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography}


      69.11.11 and 69.11.30 - Berlin / "The 69.11.30 date possibly was the broadcasting date for the 69.11.06 recording"
      —H. Lukas Lindenmaier to CTResearch-List 03.09.23

        Additional Rivers with Cecil Taylor sessions: 70.01.13-18; 70.02.00; 70.03.30-31; 70.04.10; and 71.05.13.


    69.12.10 • Bill Dixon Ensemble [Dixonia Archival Audio & Video Recordings—51:11]

    December 10, 1969 / Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

    1. improvisations [51:11]
    —A public concert of two classes: Improvisation I (spring, 1969) & Improvisation II (fall, 1969) "probably including their combined membership.".

    Arthur Doyle (ts, fl), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Bill Dixon (tp, flg, p), Scott Holt (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr),
    + Susan Myers, Paule Sepinuck, Megan Bierman, Erika Bro, Cheryl Niederman, Peter Stevens,
    and possibly Connie Allentuck, Karen Lierley, Mary Kinal, Cathy Weiss, and Leslie Berg (movement)

    {Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young, August 1998, Greenwood Press—Bennington-Madison p.144 R69-1210}


    69.12.11 • Bill Dixon Ensemble: Live at Bennington College

    unknown: no label (12" EP, 1-sided picture-disc, Ltd Edition of 70 copies, Unauthorized) It
    • Bill Dixon Ensemble [Dixonia Archival Audio & Video Recordings—95:59]

    December 11, 1969 / Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

    Live at Bennington College:
    1. improvisation excerpt [14:58]
    Dixonia Archival Audio & Video Recordings:
    1. improvisations [95:59]
    —As in 69.12.10 above, a public concert of two classes:
     Improvisation I & Improvisation II (fall, 1969).

    "Record is a picture disc [with] ...only a transparent plastic sleeve...
    this copy is numbered 12/70 on the front bottom-right corner."
    —The label on the grooved side is black and completely blank.
     The only other markings or text on the EP is a Matrix/Runout
     inscription of "MARIA A." —RL

    Arthur Doyle (ts, fl), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl),
    Bill Dixon (tp, flg, p), Scott Holt (b), Andre [sic] Cyrille (dr),
    + Susan Myers, Paule Sepinuck, Megan Bierman, Erika Bro,
    Cheryl Niederman, Peter Stevens, and possibly Connie Allentuck,
    Karen Lierley, Mary Kinal, Cathy Weiss, and Leslie Berg (movement)

    {12" EP; Dixonia, a Bio-discography of Bill Dixon, compiled by Ben Young,
    August 1998, Greenwood Press—Bennington-Madison p.144 R69-1211}


    • 69.12.31 - Burton Greene Quartet: Greene (p), Sam Rivers (reeds), Steve Tintweiss (b), Shelly Rusten (dr) /
      "...a New Year's Eve club date." / unknown venue, NYC [Steve Tintweiss 11.12.31 and 12.01.05]

    • Late 1969:

      "The Harlem Opera Society's abandonment of its former European repertory and subsequent reinvention as the Afro-American Singing
      Theater/Jazz Opera Ensemble. Collaborating with prominent avant-garde jazz musicians including Sam Rivers, Jacques Coursil,
      and Jerome Cooper, the group took improvisation... as the basis for a distinctly black and modern opera. They called their new form,
      alternatively, 'operatic improvisation,' 'operavisation,' 'black opera,' 'American opera,' and 'jazz improvisational opera.'" —p.25

      Technically, the Ensemble was a wing of the Afro-American Singing Theater, which was itself part of an organization called the Harlem
      Opera Society, which itself fell under the umbrella aegis of an institution called the Harlem Cultural Council. Presiding over this complex
      affair of nested councils, societies, and ensembles was an opera singer and community activist named Edward ('Emory') K. Taylor. —p.114

      At some point shortly before this, Sam Rivers had come on board as the principal composer and instrumentalist of the group. —p.46

      Thus, in January of 1970, Rivers joined Taylor, Jeanne Faulkner, and Francois Clemmons (an opera singer who had recently created
      the role of Officer Clemmons on National Educational Television's children's show, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) to dramatize the slippery
      slope of household debt in three 'Credit Improvisations.' Each was loosely based on a real case from the files of the Harlem Consumer
      Education Council... Following the improvisations were lectures by figures from [the] consumer advocacy movement." —pp.134-5
      —See 70.01.21, 01.28, 02.04, and 02.11.

      [David Gutkin "American Opera, Jazz, and Historical Consciousness, 1924-1994," Submitted... for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
      in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (2015) 328pp.]
      ———




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    • Early 1970:

      In 1970, Rivers—along with his wife, Bea—opened a studio in Harlem where he held music and dance rehearsals.
      The space relocated to a warehouse in the Soho section of New York City. "Named Studio RivBea...", though that name
      would not be used until the Bond Street Loft would open in June, 1972. —RL
      [allmusicguide.com]
      ———


    • 70.01.13 to 01.18 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / Slugs', NYC
      [Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography; The Village Voice Jan 15 p.20]

    • 1970:

      "A short history of the [Harlem Opera Society’s] activities, presumably used for promotional purposes, reads: ‘The composer-musician
      Sam Rivers became composer in residence and introduced the first Harlem-style operas, 15-minute singing/acting improvisations on
      consumer problems for Harlem housewives.’ Taylor claimed (in a performance at Cooper Union in the early 1970s) that the whole thing
      came about when the [Afro-American Singing Theatre] was mistaken for a drama troupe and asked to sing about consumer problems.
      Putting on his best ‘straight face,’ Taylor agreed." —footnote p.134
      [David Gutkin "American Opera, Jazz, and Historical Consciousness, 1924-1994," Submitted... for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
      in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (2015) 328pp.]
      ———


    • 70.01.21 - Afro-American Singing Theatre: Sam Rivers (p), Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Jeanne Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura),
      Francois Clemmons (voc) / "Credit... Big Deal," 7:00pm, West 125th Stret YWCA, NYC
      [David Gutkin "American Opera, Jazz, and Historical Consciousness, 1924-1994," Submitted... for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
      in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (2015) 328pp.; Poster, The RivBea Archive]
    • 70.01.28 - Afro-American Singing Theatre: as above / "Credit... Big Deal," 7:00pm, West 125th Stret YWCA, NYC [ibid]
    • 70.02.04 - Afro-American Singing Theatre / "Credit... Big Deal," 7:00pm, West 125th Stret YWCA, NYC [ibid]
    • 70.02.08 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), others unknown / Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      [Programs for On-Campus Events, D.C. History DA-836, BOX: 13447, PROGRAMS: RESS-SKID, 1890-2014, ead.dartmouth.edu/html/da836_fullguide.html]
      —Flyers for events held at Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Webster Hall, College Hall, Robinson Hall and College Church.
    • 70.02.11 - Afro-American Singing Theatree: Sam Rivers (p), Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Jeanne Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura),
      Francois Clemmons (voc) / "Credit... Big Deal," 7:00pm, West 125th Stret YWCA, NYC [ibid]

    • IMG: CREDIT poster p.160
      IMG: Rivers at piano img : Sam Rivers on piano, Jean Faulkner, and Francois Clemmons. Probably rehearsing or performing one of the Credit Improvisations (ca. 1970). p.161


    • 70.02.25 - The Here and Now Company: Sam Rivers (ts), Mike Lawrence (tp), Karl Berger (vbs), Reggie Workman (b), Horace Arnold (dr) /
      8:00pm, Hudson Park Library, NYC [The Village Voice Feb 19 "What's On" p.80]


    • 70.02.00 - Cecil Taylor Quartet: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / Slugs Saloon, NYC
      [Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography]
      —Ström had this split into two sessions: 70-0200A at "East 3rd Street Club" and 70-0200B at Slugs. (Slugs was in fact at 242 East 3rd.)
       He also notes a "Concert review—‘did a weekend stint.’"

      Taylor did have a January engagement in '70 (70.01.13 to 01.18), but there is no evidence of this February week. There are no mentions in any of the Village Voice Slugs' display ads for this time period.

    70.00.00 (1) • (V/A) New American Music, Volume 1

    1975: Smithsonian Folkways Records FTS 33901 (LP)
    1992: F-33901 (CDr & CS)

    "Early 1970" / unknown venue
    1. Shadows [11:00]  "for tenor sax, flute, soprano sax, and synthesizer."
    "Shadows" is an extended composition for woodwinds in four parts. The opening
    statement is for tenor sax, flute, soprano sax, and synthesizer. It is the shortest
    and only completely improvised section—themes stated here are the basis for
    the remaining three parts which are written although not heard in the section
    recorded here. —From the uncredited liner notes

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, synth / overdubs, Comp)

    {FTS 33901; F-33901; personnel via Mr. Sam Rivers;
    date from Tom Lord Jazz Discography [R3966]}


    70.00.00 (2) • Sam Rivers' Harlem Music Ensemble [Warren Smith Archival Recording]

    unknown date, 1970 / Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), Warren Smith (dr, perc), others...

    {Warren Smith Archive cassette}


    • 70.03.21 - Sam Rivers' 15-Piece Harlem Music Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Ed Whit (poetry), unknown others... /
      The New Sun Year Celebration, 8:30pm, "H" Building Auditorium, Long Island University, Long Island, NY
      —"African-American Teachers' Asociation and The Collective Black Artist Presents..." (This was an ATA/CBA Benefit Concert)
      [W. S. Tkweme "Vindicating karma: jazz and the Black Arts movement" (2007) p.212, Doctoral Dissertation,
      scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations_1/924; Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 70.04.10 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
      8:00pm, University Pavilion, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI [Wisconsin State Journal Mar 29 p.48]
      "The first concert of 1970 for his Unit... Taylor has composed a new three-part piece for the occasion."

      "Visiting professor of music for the spring semester, [Taylor] is teaching the first course of its kind ever given on the Madison campus
      [‘Black Music: From 1920 to the Present’]. More than a thousand students showed up for the first class session, making it necessary
      for School of Music administrators to comandeer a larger auditorium." —The Capital Times Mar 13 p.14

    • 70.04.12 to 04.15 - An Evening with Margaret Beals: Beals (dance, Chor, voc), Bryan Dunlap (dance, Narrator), Ree Dragonette (poetry),
      Sam Rivers (winds), Patricia Dell (p), Corky Christman (harp), Daniel Barra-Janos (perc) / 8:30pm, The Cubiculo Theatre, NYC
      [Village Voice display ad Apr 9 p.31 + "What's On" p.80; "Margaret Beals in Dance Program" The New York Times Apr 14 p.53]
       —Pieces included "Remember Zion" and "Wild Swan and Epitaph".


    • 70.04.15 - The Here and Now Company (as below) is also scheduled, probably sans Rivers / 8:00pm, Hudson Park Library, NYC [Village Voice Apr 9 + Apr 16 "What's On" p.80]

    • 70.04.26 - Afro-American Singing Theatre: Sam Rivers (p), Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Jeanne Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura),
      Francois Clemmons (voc), others? / 6:00pm, Mary McLeod Bethune School, NYC [Village Voice Apr 16 p.44 + Apr 23 "What's On" p.80]
      "A four-day festival to benefit the Harlem Jazz Music Center..."
      —Included Warren Smith Composers' Workshop, Society of Black Composers; Betty Carter Trio, and the Herbie Hancock Sextet.
    • 70.04.28 - The Here and Now Company: Sam Rivers (ts), Mike Lawrence (tp), Karl Berger (vbs), Reggie Workman (b), Horace Arnold (dr) /
      Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA [The Berkshire Eagle Apr 30 p.4]
      —One-hour concert, six seletions. "Tune In," "Sea Guise," "From Now On" (all by Berger), others...
      "The group is scheduled to give several similar concerts in the area during the next several weeks,
      under the auspices of Young Audience's school programs..."
    • 70.05.03 - Black Cowboys: Ed Taylor (Dir, Libretto), Sam Rivers and Roland Alexander (reeds, Comp), Jeanne Faulkner, Francois Clemmons,
      Abraham Lindoquendo, Beverly Mason, and Hugh Harrell (voc), Jackie Earley (poetry), Rod Rodgers (Chor), others? /
      2:00pm, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY [Village Voice Apr 30 p.30; Gutkin citation below]
      —Original cast included the singers named above.

      "Black Cowboys was actually just one name for this ‘horse opera in jazz form,’ which underwent numerous revisions and title changes
      from 1969 until its final iteration in the mid-1980s; other versions were called Buckaroos; Bronze Buckaroos; Cowboy Improvisations;
      The Black West; West on the Black Side; and Hodges & Co.
      The opera began as a collaboration between the AAST [Afro-American Singing Theatre], poet Jackie Earley, choreographer Rod Rodgers
      and saxophonist Roland Alexander, who, like Rivers, was a veteran of the 1950s Boston jazz scene. Rivers became involved sometime
      before the first performance at BAM in 1970, and all subsequent versions featured some combination of Alexander's and Rivers' compositions,
      with a libretto by Taylor, and poems by Earley.
      It is somewhat unclear, but it appears that Sam Rivers was hired to perform for the first performance only at the last minute.
      No instrumentalists are listed on the BAM program...
      Not so much a narrative work as a series of loosely related, and largely comic, set pieces that were presented, in some versions,
      as a multimedia collage comprised of live performance, projected photographic stills, and pre-recorded sounds (mostly, cows mooing).
      [David Gutkin "American Opera, Jazz, and Historical Consciousness, 1924-1994," Submitted... for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
      in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University (2015) pp.147-149]

    • 70.05.04 - The Here and Now Company: as above / Simon's Rock School, Great Barrington, MA [ibid]
    • 70.05.12 - The Here and Now Company / Keyport High School, Keyport, NJ [The Keyport Weekly May 28 p.6]
      "Berger is 'Karl Bergen' in photo caption, which reads 'Pictured doing a little improvising
      is Michael Calicari, KHS senior, right, at the drums, with Sam Rivers.'"
    • 70.06.21 - The Lyric Action: Ree Dragonette, Sylvia Spencer, Gary Livingston, and Herbert Krohn (poetry), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl),
      Daniel Barrajanos (dr) / 3:00pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [Village Voice Jun 18 p.39]
      "Opening June 21st with..." —This was the first Sunday afternoon poetry program at the Vanguard hosted by Dragonette.
    • 70.07.00 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Music Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Fred Kelly (ts, ss, fl), Gene Ghee (ts, fl, cl), Carlos Ward (as, fl),
      Hamiet Bluiett (bar, fl, bcl), Marvin Peterson, Charles McGee, Joe Gardner, and Robert Williams (tp), Daoud Hardon and Marvin Neal (tb),
      Bob Stewart (tu), Kiana Ziwadi (eu), Hakim Jami and Bill Wood (b), Billy Hart and Maurice McKinley (dr) /
      "Three Days of Peace Between the Ears," [July 3rd, 4th, and 5th] 8:00pm Thu-Fri, 2:00pm Sun, Studio We, NYC
      [Michael Heller Loft Jazz—Improvising New York in the 1970s poster reproduction p.39, from Juma Sultan Archive]
    • 70.07.26 - Red Dragonette's Lyric Action: Isidore Century, Vincent Gaeta, Frank Murphy, and Richard Zarro (poetry), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl),
      Karl Berger (vbs), Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc) / 3:00pm, Village Vanguard, NYC [Village Voice Jul 23 p.21]
      —This and 70.06.21 are the only dates that Rivers is named for these sets. Karl Berger and Dragonette were usually listed
       with other poets going forward, and the series fades away during September.
    • 70.10.06 to 10.10 - McCoy Tyner Quintet: Tyner (p, pic-fl, Comp), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, chimes, metal bells, pan pipes, pic-fl, perc),
      Charles Tolliver (tp, chimes, metal bells, pan pipes, pic-fl, perc), Herbie Lewis (b), Eric Kamau GrÁvátt (dr) / Slugs', NYC
      [Village Voice Oct 1 p.45 + Oct 8 p.47; Bill Cole "Caught in the Act" Down Beat Nov 26 1970 p.27;
      Musica Jazz Jan 1971 p.26; Bill Cole 19.06.07]
      "There were several great [Tyner] lineups in the '70s that never recorded, perhaps most notably an early '70s incarnation
      with Charles Tolliver, Sam Rivers, and Eric Gravatt." —Mark Rappaport posting to Miles-list 01.31.00
       —Some interviews describe this period with Tyner as a "six-month stint."
        Bill Cole recalled it being one of the initial gigs: "I believe it was towards the beginning of that collaboration."
    • 70.11.04 - Andrew Cyrille and the Ensemble Plus: Sam Rivers (ts-1,3, ss-3, fl-2), Charles Sullivan (tp),
      Lonnie Liston Smith (p, voc), Stafford James [replacing Charlie Haden, listed on program] (b), Cyrille (dr) /
      8:00pm, Countee Cullen Regional Library, NYC
      [Village Voice Nov 5 "What's On" p.80; Down Beat Bill Cole review Jan 21 1971]
      —1. Sockokimmiya (James Spaulding); 2. Autumn in New York; 3. Short Short

    70.11.00 • Black Journal [BR]

    1970: PBS Television (Documentary, 59:00)

    Early November, 1970 / Various locales, Brooklyn, NY and New York City
    —Broadcast November 30, 1970 (last Monday of every month)

    From Historic Films Transcript: (Appears from 27:54 through 41:54 of program)
     1. Black musicians carry instruments through ghetto streets, 1970S, carrying big bass
     2. Collective Black Artists title card superimposed over clip of musicians in city
     3. [Close-up] of Black musicians talking about the Collective, controlling their own music, 1970s afros
     4. Jazz musicians performing at the Seth Low Community Center, atonal music, bass sax,
       [medium shot] of percussionist
     5. [Exterior] of Muse, branch of Children's Museum
     6. Black man, Bill Barron, gives sax lesson to Black children, low-angle shot,
       [close-up] of Black flutist, music lessons
     7. Stand-up bass lesson, Black and Hispanic student, calls everything "Black music,"
       high-angle shot and down the neck of the bass
     8. Jimmy Owens conducts band rehearsal, asks questions of students, [extreme close-up] of trumpet players
     9. Owens, Black musician and teacher, talks about how difficult it is to make a living,
       ...clips of music lessons, talks about the music business
    10. Band practice, Black teens, [close-up] and "EXU" (?) of Black musicians playing instruments
    11. Jazz band playing at Seth Low Center, Brownsville Brooklyn, Reggie Workman talks about the music,
       cuts to Black teenage audience
    12. [Exterior] shots of Brownsville Brooklyn, kids playing cards, girls double-dutch jump roping
    13. Black boy blows bubbles with chewing gum as he watches performance,
       children watching African-American dance
    14. Black cultural performance, atonal music, dancer and woman reciting
    15. Black musician talks about limitations of music in a club
    16. African-American performance at Seth Low Community Center, 1970s
    17. [Medium shot] of Kiane Zawadi, Sam Rivers, and other Black musician [sic], talk about musicians uniting
       to the freedom movement, economic concerns, turned down record deals to stay united
    18. Black saxophonist jamming, musicians walk down city street
    19. A Black commercial: Black couples in the park, man with processed hair is shunned by Black women
       with natural hair, Black is Beautiful
    [0:43]
    [0:07]
    [0:59]
    [1:03]

    [0:13]
    [1:16]

    [1:17]

    [1:02]
    [1:05]

    [0:24]
    [1:26]

    [0:17]
    [0:21]

    [0:26]
    [0:15]
    [1:02]
    [1:41]

    [0:23]
    [1:13]

    —Members of Collective Black Artists appeared in the program, which also mentions free music classes at the Brooklyn Children's Museum,
     Brooklyn Muse, and free concerts at the Seth Low Community Center in Brooklyn.

    "In [this] segment, Black Journal looks at some black musicians who have organized to promote their music
    and to prevent it from being ‘controlled’ by the music industry..."

    Sam Rivers, Gary Bartz, Tyrone Washington, and Bill Barron (reeds), Sryl Greene (tp), Kiane Ziwadi (tb),
    Reggie Workman, Hakim Jami, and Don Moore (b), Art Lewis (dr)

    {"Black Nationalism in Politics Studied" The Messenger Nov 29 The Sunday Messenger p.C6;
    Historic Films NT-127, www.historicfilms.com/tapes/50529_459.25_493.48}


      70.11.12 (CANCELLED) - Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor, Jimmy Lyons, Sam Rivers, Andrew Cyrille / Black Arts Festival,
      5:00pm, Sears-Harkness Hall, Roberson Memorial Center, Binghamton, NY
      [Press and Sun-Bulletin Jul 10 p.17 + Jul 11 p.3]
      "Mr. Taylor notified Roberson officials earlier today that he had become ill and would be unable to come to Binghamton [tomorrow]."
      —Herbie Hancock Sextet filled in.


    • 70.11.13 to 11.15 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ken Cox (p), Ron Brooks (b), Archie Taylor (dr) /
      9:30pm Fri-Sat, 6:00pm Sun, Strata Concert Gallery, Detroit, MI [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 70.11.20 to 11.22 - Sam Rivers: as above / 9:30pm Fri-Sat, 6:00pm Sun,
      Strata Concert Gallery, Detroit, MI [Detroit Free Press Nov 15, 1970 p.27]
    • 70.12.16 to 12.20 - Beaver Harris' 360 Degree Music Experience: Roland Alexander (ts), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Grachan Moncur (tb, Dir),
      Victor Gaskin (b), Harris (dr) / The East Village "In," NYC [Village Voice Dec 17 p.57]
    • 70.12.22 to 12.27 - McCoy Tyner Quintet: Tyner (p, pic-fl, Comp), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, chimes, metal bells, pan pipes, pic-fl, perc),
      Charles Tolliver (tp, chimes, metal bells, pan pipes, pic-fl, perc), Herbie Lewis (b), Eric Kamau GrÁvátt (dr) / Slugs', NYC
      [Village Voice Dec 17 p.57]

    1971 : : :


    • 71.01.03 - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: unknown personnel / 6:00pm til 12:00midnight, The East, Brooklyn, NY
      [Down Beat Mar 18, 1971 clipping + Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 71.01.10 - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: unknown personnel / 6:00pm til 12:00midnight, The East, Brooklyn, NY
      [Down Beat Mar 18, 1971 clipping + Flyer, The RivBea Archive]

    On the P.S. 92 Recordings : : :
    P.S. 92 is located at 22 W 134th Street in East Harlem. Assuming that it wasn't until the RivBea days in mid-1972 that there
    was a large enough facility available to rehearse any extended ensembles, the P.S. 92 option during this time makes sense.
    The Harlem Ensemble Recording of 71.01.17 also suggests this.

    71.01.17 (1) • Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble [RBA—96:58]

    January 17, 1971 / P.S. 92, New York City

    RivBea Archive / Reel #12
    1. Shades—rehearsal recording [55:29]
     (fragment–1:12, w/ perc, fl, tu, chatter; fragment–2:37, incomplete, cuts in; SR: "That was letter B"–0:43;
     fragments–2:41, w/ perc, bar lead, starts and stops, SR cajoles; fragment–4:40; SR talks–2:30; "End of A"–7:39; SR instructs–2:33;
     "B"–1:08; SR guides–1:39; "Beginning of B"–10:07, several starts and stops interspersed with SR informing; "B"–7:51; SR chats–0:43;
     "B"–9:33, practicing fragments with SR directing; "B"–4:03; "B"–4:24, with a few brief hesitations and SR consulting; SR confers–0:39)
    2. Shades [31:32]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    —"This tape is in a TDK SD 150H-7 box. It is recorded at 7.5 ips on both sides. On the back in pen is written, ‘Sam Rivers PS 92,’ and beneath
     is written ‘Side ['two' is crossed out] One #10 (app 30 min) Halem [sic] Ensemble Sun Jan 17 1971 First Set Letter I.’ Tracking the first part
     of the rehearsal was very difficult due to the frequent breakdowns after short bits of music. I opted to track in... four or five minute increments."
     —Joe Washek

    Same composition as the ensemble is running on 71.00.00 (2) and 71.00.00 (3). Most of the fragments here are tentative (though the final
    long run-through is much more assertive), and the recording itself is of higher quality than the preceding rehearsal sections. The apparently
    later sessions on 71.00.00 (2) and (3) are more masterful and roaring, and the recordings are much better quality than anything here.
    This composition, Shades, would soon be performed by The Harlem Ensemble at Wesleyan University, 71.05.08. —RL

    Sam Rivers and the Harlem Ensemble: (personnel as listed for the Wesleyan concert)
    Sam Rivers (ts), Roland Alexander and Dave Young (ts), Rene McLean and Carlos Ward (as), Harvey Lesene (ss),
    Kenny Rodgers (bar), Paul Jeffrey (cl), Fred Kelly (fl), Joe Gardner, Olu Dara, Ted Daniel, and Don McIntosh (tp),
    Grachan Moncur, Dick Griffin, Jack Jeffers, and Daoud Haroon (tb), Ed Perry (frh), Bill Davis (tu),
    Hakim Jami (b), Jumma Sultan (cga), Warren Smith and Wilson Moorman (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #12; 2CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.06.08; Joe Washek 09.03.29; www.thesaurus.com}


    • 71.01.17 (2) - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: as above, most likely / 6:00pm til 12:00midnight, The East, Brooklyn, NY
      [Down Beat Mar 18, 1971 clipping + Flyer, The RivBea Archive]

    71.00.00 • Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble [RBA—42:40]

    Probably late January, 1971 / Rehearsal, P.S. 92, New York City

    RivBea Archive / Reel #15
    1. Shades [20:22]
    2. Shades [16:55]  (incomplete, cuts in)
    3. Shades [4:42]  (incomplete, cuts in, cuts out)
    —Rehearsal recording; see notes on 71.01.17 above.

    "This tape is in a Scotch 140 box. It is a 7-inch reel recorded at 7.5 ips. One side of the tape was blank. On the back is written in pen 'Sam Rivers P.S.92'.
    Also written in pencil is '2 compositions.' There is no other writing on the box." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl+voc), The Harlem Ensemble: See personnel listed in 71.01.17 above.

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #15; CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.06.08; Joe Washek 09.03.29}


    • 71.01.24 - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: (See 71.01.17 / 6:00pm til 12:00midnight, The East, Brooklyn, NY
      [Down Beat Mar 18, 1971 clipping + Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 71.01.31 - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: as above / 6:00pm til 12:00midnight, The East, Brooklyn, NY [ibid]
    • 71.02.09 - Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
      UW Black Arts Festival, 8:00pm, University Catholic Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
      [Wisconsin State Journal Feb 7 Sec.6 p.6]

    71.02.12 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—41:00]

    February 12, 1971 / The Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA

    RivBea Archive / Unnumbered Reel (Box W):
    1. improvisation [41:00]
    —RBA Reel (Box W) has "Set #1," "I-flute II-tenor sax III-piano IV-soprano," and is incorrectly dated "12.2.1961."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Norman Connors (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Unnumbered Reel (Box W); Display ad "Opens Fri. 2/12" Boston Globe Feb 5 p.13; Boston Globe Feb 12 p.33}


    71.02.13 • Sam Rivers: Hues

    1975: ABC/Impulse! ASD-9302 (LP, Quad) [+ White-label Stereo Promo];
        8027-9302 H (8Trk!); Impulse! IMP8007 (LP) UK; YQ-8505-AI (LP) Jpn
      —1st Session [See also 71.02.14; 72.10.27; 73.08.03; 73.11.10]

    February 13, 1971 / The Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA

    Hues:
    1. Amber [4:26]
    2. Turquoise [4:01]
    3. Rose [5:13]
    Samthology has track 3.
    —Track 1 "Amber" excerpt begins at 54:48 in (5:26 into ts section);
     track 2 "Turquoise" excerpt begins at 30:29 in (14:45 into fl+voc section);
     track 3 "Rose" excerpt begins at 42:23 in (8:24 into p+voc section).

     "This LP is made up of selections from various Sam Rivers performances, some
     recorded by Impulse! and some from Rivers' own tapes... (titles are... given to sections
     of live performance after the fact, for LP purposes.)"
     —Impulse! session producer Ed Michel
    RivBea Archive / Reel #53, 54, and 55:
    1. improvisation [63:14]
     (ss section–13:12; b+dr–2:32; fl+voc section–18:38; p+voc section–12:56; b+dr–2:04; ts section–13:52)
    —Three Scotch 207 10-inch Reels marked in pen ‘53,’ ‘54,’ and ‘55.’ On back of box 53 is written ‘Sam Rivers Trio-Boston Jazz Workshop,
     First Set, Feb 13, 1971 (Saturday).’ Below is written ‘opening with soprano saxophone section, beginning of flute section.’ Further below
     is written ‘Sam Rivers, Cecil McBee, Norman Connors.’ At bottom is written ‘Reel 1 of 3’ and ‘Sansui encoded quad, compatible stereo /
     ½-track 15 ips / Dolby NAB+3db.’ Reel box marked ‘54’ has same info except ‘2 of 3’ and ‘conclusion of flute section, complete piano
     section, beginning of tenor saxophone section.’ Reel box marked ‘55’ has same info except ‘3 of 3’ and ‘tenor section to end, faded on applause...’
     I believe that these are the master tapes of the complete performance from which 3 excerpts were drawn for the Sam Rivers LP Hues.
     Digitized, transferred to CDr, and edited to form one continuous [complete] performance." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, fl-2, p-3, voc-2, Comp), Cecil McBee (b), Norman Connors (dr, perc)

    {Impulse! ASD-9302; Samthology; RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #53, 54, and 55; CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.06.10;
    Producer Ed Michel; Joe Washek Jun '08}


    71.02.14 • Sam Rivers: Hues

    1975: ABC/Impulse! ASD-9302 (LP, Quad) [+ White-label Stereo Promo];
        8027-9302 H (8Trk!); Impulse! IMP8007 (LP) UK; YQ-8505-AI (LP) Jpn
      —2nd Session [See also 71.02.13; 72.10.27; 73.08.03; 73.11.10]
    • Sam Rivers Trio [Impulse! Studio Recordings—454:04]
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—531:55 +]
    • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—50:00]

    February 14, 1971, 4:00pm / The Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA

    Hues:
    1. Chartreuse [3:17]
    —Track excerpt origin unknown.
    Impulse! Studio Recordings:
     "My work notes on these tapes indicate [9] recorded sets for February 14."
     [Session producer Ed Michel]
    1. First set afternoon [58:00]
    2. First set evening [48:00]
    3. Second set evening [55:45]
    4. Reel A, undated [57:32]
    5. Undated Live at The Workshop [47:00]  (+ announcement)
    6. Reel Conceptualism [51:20]
    7. Box B, undated, probably same [39:00]
    8. Box C, undated, probably same [55:00]
     "with sitters-in John Neve (p), ‘Gordon?’ (dr), unknown (as, cl), unknown (ss)"
    9. Box D [42:27]


          Japan release YQ-8505-AI LP cover.
    RivBea Archive / Reel #7  —"Reel Conceptualism" (item 6) in Impulse! Studio Recordings.
    1. Conceptualism [51:46]
     (voc-b-dr–1:48; ss section–8:04; b solo w/ bells+slide-whistle–5:08; voc-fl section–16:14; dr solo–1:26; p section–15:09; ts section–3:57)
    —"A 10-inch reel recorded at 7.5 ips half-track. On the back of the box is written, ‘1. Conceptualism Time 51:20 Sam Rivers; piano, soprano,
     tenor & flute Norman Connors; Drums and percussions Cecil McBea (sic); bass’. On the bottom of the back is written
     ‘Sam Rivers Live at The Jazz Workshop’. On the spine is written, ‘7 1/2 ORIGINAL LIVE AT THE JAZZ WORKSHOP Sam Rivers Trio
     BASS Cecil McBee—Drums [illegible writing beginning with 'N']’. On another side of the outer box is written, in different handwriting,
     ‘HOTWATER/7 1/2 ORIG/FATZWESS’." —Joe Washek
    —"Conceptualism" is also circulating as an Audience Recording dated incorrectly as 71.02.21.
    RivBea Archive / Reel #10 (Box D)  —"Box D" (item 9) in Impulse! Studio Recordings.
    4. improvisation [42:02]
     (ss section–14:28; b solo–3:07; ss/musette+voc section–5:06; fl section–5:56; b solo–2:26; p section–;7:19; dr solo–3:39)
    —"A 10-inch reel, recorded at 7.5 ips half-track... in a Scotch 207 box. On the back, in blue pen, in the same handwriting (Ed Michel's)
     as seen on the other boxes of Jazz Workshop tapes, is written, ‘42:40 soprano (tenor?) flute piano probably Workshop, Boston McBee, Connors.’
     At the bottom of the back is written ‘Box D.’ At the top in magic marker is written ‘&½ ips 2-track (Prob).’
     On the spine is... ‘Sam Rivers - 7 1/2 ORIGINAL’. On another side... is the cryptic notation, ‘HOT WATER/7 1/2 ORIGINAL/FATZWESS’.
     Sam introduces [McBee and Connors] at the end. The type of tape, the recording method, the box, and the notations are the same as all the other
     tapes that are noted as recorded at the Jazz Workshop in 1971." —Joe Washek

    —First bass solo has a brief slide-whistle interlude from 15:05 to 15:20; second has same from 29:22 to 29:44.
    —Second soprano section sounds like a Chinese musette, as if Rivers is crushing and gnawing on the reed.
    RivBea Archive / Reel #6 (Box A)  —"Reel A undated" (item 4) in Impulse! Studio Recordings.
    1. improvisation [56:25]
     (ss section–15:13; voc, b+voc–1:09; voc+fl section–11:49; b solo–3:42; p section–11:44; dr solo–2:39; ts section–11:16)
    —"A 10-inch reel... is recorded at 7.5 ips, half-track. There is no... date or location. On the back of the box is written
     ‘Sam Rivers #1.’ In a different handwriting [Ed Michel's] is written, ‘soprano flute piano tenor 57:20’.
     ‘Box A’ and ‘7 1/2 ips prob 2 trk’ are also written on the back in a third handwriting. On the spine is written ‘Sam Rivers 7 1/2 ORIGINAL’.
     On another side of the box is written ‘HOT WATER/7 1/2 ORIGINAL/FATZWESS’.
     Box is a Scotch 206, and the tape appears to be as well, which was the brand used for the other Workshop recordings. The written
     notations on the box and ambient sound of the recording are consistent with the other Workshop recordings in the archive. Sam announces
     Cecil McBee and Norman Connors at the end of the set, and says ‘And that constitutes the evening’." —Joe Washek

    —RBA Recordings below unavailable for track detailing:
     RBA Reel #1 has "1st Set-45 min." and [recording engineer] "Larry Villella."
     Reel #2 has "2 Sets, 1st Set-40:20 min., 2nd Set-47:30 min." and "Hotwater/Fatzwess."
     Reel #3 has "2nd Set 54:45 min." and "Hotwater/Fatzwess."  —Impulse! Studio Recordings item 3.
     Reel #4 has "1st Set Afternoon, 58 min.," and "Hotwater/Fatzwess."  —Impulse! item 1.
     Reel #5 (Box C) has "55:00 min." and "Hotwater/Fatzwess."  —Impulse! item 8.
     Reel #52 (Box B) has "39:00 min." and "Hotwater/Fatzwess."  —Impulse! item 7.
     Unnumbered Reel (Box L) has "2nd Set Sun Eve," "tenor, flute, piano, soprano," and "Soprano last part."
     Unnumbered Reel (Box M) has "2nd Set Sun Eve" and "ss, flute, piano."

    —RBA Reel #6, 7, 10, and 52 are all dated "1971;" Reel Box L and Box M are both dated "2-14-? Sun Eve."
    —"FATZWESS," noted on several of the reels, is Fatz Wess, occasional musician and recording engineer.
    Audience Recording:
    1. "one continuous set" [50:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss [on Hues track], fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b, voc), Norman Connors (dr, perc)

    {ASD-9302; RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Box C), 6 (Box A), 7, 10 (Box D), 52 (Box B), unnumbered Box M, unnumbered Box L;
    CDr copies #6 (Box A), 7, and 10 (Box D), track detailing RL 19.06.10; Correspondence w/ Impulse! Producer Ed Michel;
    The Boston Globe Feb 14 p.A11}



    —All that, and the release of a three-minute track . . .


    • 71.02.15 through 71.02.18 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Cecil McBee (b), Norman Connors (dr) / The Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA
      "Opens Fri. 2/12" [Display ad Boston Globe Feb 5 p.13]
      —Others noted this period indicate a seven-day run, so through the 18th.


    • 71.03.29 through 71.03.31 - "Impulses: A [Dance] concert of improvisation conceived and directed by Margaret Beals" with Sheila Jordan (voc),
      Joel Press and Sam Rivers (reeds), Gwendolyn Watson (ce), Bill Wood (b) / 8:30pm, The Cubiculo Theatre, NYC
      [Village Voice Mar 25 p.33; New York Magazine Mar 29 p.19]
      —Rivers is listed in New York Magazine, but Village Voice display ad has Beals with "cello, bass, sitar, voice.". —RL



      71.03.30 (1) - Time/ ... on & on (1971)—Ceremonial Music for Kirkpatrick Chapel: Barbara Grant (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss),
      Noel Da Costa (vn, Comp), David Drinkwater (org), + electronic tape /
      Mid-Day Recital Series, Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
      [The Central New Jersey Home News Apr 18, 1971 p.71]
      —Rivers is listed in the production notice here, but the music was likely pre-recorded. —RL


    • 71.03.30 (2) - Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts), Andrew Cyrille (dr) / An "informal" concert,
      8:00pm, Marycrest Hall, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
      [Press release from March 23, 1971, Revised Schedule for Cecil Taylor In-Residence Program, ecommons.udayton.edu/news_rls/8339;
      The Journal Herald Mar 31 p.40]
    • 71.03.31 - Cecil Taylor Unit: as above / 8:15pm, Kennedy Union Ballroom, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH [ibid]


    • 71.04.02 through 71.04.04 (CANCELLED) - Cecil Taylor Unit: Taylor (p), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Alan Silva (b), Andrew Cyrille (dr) /
      Strata Concert Gallery, Detroit, MI [Detroit Free Press Apr 2 p.18 + Apr 3 p.28; Fifth Estate Apr 1-14 p.22+31]
      "To play an Antioch College date..." where Taylor was Visiting Professor of Music and Artist in Residence during the Fall quarter. —RL
      —And again, the Herbie Hancock Sextet fills in for a cancelled CT gig...

    71.04.08 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—48:00]

    April 8, 1971, 8:00pm / The Muse, Brooklyn, NY

    1. improvisation [48:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Hakim Jami (b), Clifford Jarvis (dr)

    {Village Voice Apr 8 p.88; John S. Wilson The New York Times Apr 11, 1971 p.57; Anonymous source for recording info}


    • 71.04.26 - The Harlem Ensemble (with members of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra): Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, Comp, Cond),
      Roland Alexander (ts, ss, fl, ob), Paul Jeffrey (ts, fl, cl), Fred Kelly and Dave Young (ts, fl), Carlos Ward and Rene McLean (as, fl),
      Hamiett Bluiett (ss, fl, bar, bcl), Ted Daniel, Olu Dara, Joe Gardener, and Charles Sullivan (tp), Charles Stephens (tb),
      Dick Griffin (tb, btb), Jack Jeffers (btb), Kiane Zawadi (tb, eu), Edward Perry and William Warnick (frh), Bill Davis (tu),
      Hakim Jami (b), Warren Smith and Wilson Moorman (perc) / JCO Workshop No. 10, 7:30pm, Public Theater, NYC
      [JCOA "Shades" promo sheet w/ personnel + JCOA Workshops Schedule mailer, The RivBea Archive;
      The New York Times Feb 24, 1971 p.35; Village Voice Apr 22 p.98]
      "Ten workshops... Works in Progress." —JCOA season mailer
      "Jazz Composer's Orchestra Workshop No. 10... This is an open rehearsal—not a concert." —Event promo sheet
    • 71.04.30 - Horacee Arnold's Here and Now Company: Sam Rivers (ts), Mike Lawrence (tp), Reggie Workman (b), Roy Ayres (vbs), Arnold (dr) /
      8:00pm, Tillet Hall, Livingston College of Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ [The Central New Jersey Home News Apr 29, 1971 p.50]
      —No personnel listed other than Arnold and Rivers.

    71.05.08 • Sam Rivers and The Harlem Ensemble (with members of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra) [RBA—59:01]

    • Sam Rivers and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra [Juma Sultan Archival Recording—30:00]
      —This is listed (as is the RivBea tape box) at Sultan Archive as "Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble".

    May 8, 1971 / Sam Rivers—Visiting Artist, World Music Program, Wesleyan University Chapel, Middletown, CT

    RivBea Archive / Reel #20
    1. Shades—rehearsal fragments [22:48]  (multiple splits in track, numerous starts and brief stops, Rivers giving instructions)
     —Very confident, working in sections, Sam simply saying "Okay." before moving immediately on to the next.
    2. Shades [36:03]  (split track at 22:07)  —Performance followed by much applause.
    —"This tape is in a Scotch 290 box. It is a 7" reel recorded at 7.5 ips. One side of the tape is blank. On the front of the box ‘Sam Rivers’
     is written in pen. On the back in pencil is written ‘Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble,’ ‘Shades,’ ‘JCOA,’ and ‘Workshop’. There are
     also a series of numbers in a column on the left and a corresponding column of letters on the right. I suspect that the numbers refer to
     digit-counter readings on the tape recorder the tape was made on, and that the letters refer to sections of a composition." —Joe Washek
    Juma Sultan Archival Recording Tape #T0146:
    1. Shades [30:00]
    —"The Sultan archive has a recording that I am VERY confident is this performance. Although I am not at liberty to share it, I have listened
     to it and it closely matches Bill Cole's description of the event in Downbeat. The tape itself was mislabeled, but when I listened with Sultan
     efore knowing the Downbeat connection (listening blind, essentially), he identified the group as Rivers'. You'll also note that in the personnel,
     Cole lists the percussionist as "Juma." This is not Jumma Santos, as you had hypothesized elsewhere, but Juma Sultan. Juma frequently
     travelled with recorders during this period, which accounts for how he ended up recording the tape... Juma's recording only has the first
     half-hour of the Wesleyan performance. We have not found any other tape with the remainder." —Michael Heller

    Bill Cole Down Beat review:
    "This concert was in jeopardy because of non-communication and general uncooperativeness by those representing the University.
    The money for the concert had not been secured until the Tuesday before the Saturday concert, which for Wesleyan is unusual. A request
    by Rivers for advance money to pay for the bus was denied. In fact, he wasn't notified about the money until Thursday, when he took
    the initiative to call to see what was happening. Food was supplied for the band when they arrived but they had to eat in one of the dormitory
    lounges, most of them sitting on the floor. When they arrived the chapel was completely closed, the piano was locked, no music stands
    were on the stage (which was entirely too small for a 25-piece band), and none of the amplifying equipment had been set up.
    In other words, none of the courtesies afforded any other music performers on the campus were available to this band. But Rivers was
    determined to have his new work premiered.
    The piece is called Shades. It was introduced by a procession of the musicians entering the chapel ringing bells and playing an assortment
    of percussion instruments. Rivers was the last to enter. Bedecked in a long, elegant white robe with black trim, he resembled a soothsayer...
    When percussionists Moorman, Smith, and Jami readied themselves and began playing, Rivers emotionally recited a poem by Yusef Rahman,
    All Praise to Allah, while the other musicians moved onto the crowded platform. ...Rivers picked up his tenor and the musical extravaganza
    began. The material seemed to be in four parts... about 90 percent of the music was improvisation with Rivers juxtaposing his lines against
    the full band, then a section, then another individual player, and then the percussion. The energy level... was incredibly high and it was
    sustained for the hour and 45 minutes it lasted... The stage area was so small that every time someone would move, music parts would
    fall off the stands and microphones would be hit... At the end I was exhilarated. And I wasn't the only one, the whole chapel seemed
    to burst at the seams, as if it hadn't heard anything like that in its entire history...
    I recall my amazement when he sat down at the piano. This was right after a flute solo in which he joined the other flutists in the band.
    During this, he created triads with flute and voice timbre at the same time. This was preceded by a vehemently aggressive tenor solo in which
    he played everything I had ever heard. But it was really the piano that took me off. First, his great skill, technically with the instrument,
    then the way he combined periods and styles. I watched the other musicians watch him, stunned. (I found out later that this was the first time
    anyone at this gathering, including the band, had heard his piano.)"

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, Comp), Roland Alexander and Dave Young (ts), Rene McLean and Carlos Ward (as), Harvey Lesene (ss),
    Paul Jeffrey (cl), Kenny Rodgers (bar), Fred Kelly (fl), Joe Gardner, Olu Dara, Ted Daniel, and Don Mcintosh (tp),
    Grachan Moncur, Dick Griffin, Daoud Haroon (some sources have "David Haroom"), and Jack Jeffers (tb),
    Ed Perry (frh), Bill Davis (tu), Hakim Jami (b), Juma Sultan (cga), Warren Smith and Wilson Moorman (dr)

    —Pre-show announcement/flyer omits Harvey Lesene, Kenny Rodgers, Don Mcintosh, and Juma Sultan; and adds Dave Young (ts, fl),
     Hamiett Bluiett (ss, fl, bar, bcl), Charles Sullivan (tp), Charles Stephens (tb), Kiane Zawadi (tb, eu), William Warnick (frh),
     Vishnu Wood (oud, b), and Clifford Jarvis (cga)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #20; 2CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.06.12; Harlem Ensemble/JCO "Shades" promo sheet, The RivBea Archive;
    Joe Washek 09.03.29; Down Beat Aug 19, 1971 p.11; Bill Cole Down Beat Oct 28, 1971 p.33; Michael Heller 14.06.25 + 18.07.28}


    Dick Griffin is the trombonist on the live recording. He also recorded the gig with his reel to reel machine.
    The gig was at the Jazz Museum (NYC) in 1971.

    • 71.05.13 - Cecil Taylor Ensemble & "The Mendota Players": Taylor (p), Bobby Zankel, Tom Lachmund, Craig Purpura, Herman Milligan,
      Douglas Harris, Bob Kaufman, and David Birkin (reeds), Sam Lobel and Estelle Katz (cl), Karen Borca—given as "Karen Kambitsis" (bsn),
      Carla Poole (fl), Steve Levi and Karyl Wolfe (tp), Jeff Crespi (b), Clifford Sykes (tmp),
      + Special Guests Jimmy Lyons (as), Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Andrew Cyrille (dr), Ken Miller (dance) /
      8:40 & 11:00pm, Hunter College Playhouse, Hunter College of the City University of New York, NYC
      [Down Beat undated clipping, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice May 13 p.28; Jan Ström's Jimmy Lyons Sessionography]
      —"Two concerts May 13..."
    • 71.05.17 - Time/ ... on & on (1971)—Ceremonial Music for Kirkpatrick Chapel: Barbara Grant (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss),
      Noel Da Costa (vn, Comp), David Drinkwater (org), + electronic tape / 8:30pm, Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
      [The Central New Jersey Home News May 14 p.5]
      "First complete performance."
    • 71.05.21 through 71.05.23 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ron Brooks (b), Dan Spencer (dr) /
      9:30pm Friday and Saturday, 6:00pm Sunday, Strata Concert Gallery, Detroit, MI [Detroit Free Press May 21 p.18]

    71.06.03 • Sam Rivers Trio: Emanation

    2019: NoBusiness Records NBCD 118 (CD, Sam Rivers Archive Series Volume 1) Lth
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—79:18 & AR—48:00]

    June 3, 1971 / The Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA
     "From Saturday night, June 3, 1971, presumably from The Workshop..."
     —Impulse! session producer Ed Michel.

    Emanation
    1. Emanation. Part I [31:09]
    2. Emanation. Part II [45:32]
    RivBea Archive Reel #8 [33:08]
     tune-up + chatter [1:32]
    1. improvisation [31:01]
     (ts section–11:23; b solo–4:34; fl section–7:55; p section–7:09)
    —RBA Reel #8: "With one reel... [31:50] + announcements... A Scotch 206 box.
     It is a ten-inch reel recorded at 7.5 ips, 2-track. On the back is written, ‘Sam Rivers—
     Sat. Night June 3, 1971, Set 1 7.5 ips 2-track stereo’. Beneath is written in what
     appears to be different handwriting, ‘31:50 Tenor, Flute, Piano (bass off mike),
     McBee, Connors probably Workshop, Boston’. This is apparently the master tape
     of a recording of the first set on a different night from the performances excerpted
     on Hues (71.02.13 and 71.02.14). —Joe Washek
    RivBea Archive Reel #9 [46:08]\
    2. improvisation [45:13]
     (ss section–20:46; fl+voc section–10:57; fl+voc w/ dr solo–3:08; p+voc section–10:22)
     Rivers at the end of the 2nd Set: "We're going to come back in about fifteen minutes with some more music."
    —RBA Reel #8: "Another... [46:0x]... is in a Scotch 206 box. It is a ten-inch reel recorded at 7.5 ips 2-track. On the back is written,
     ‘Sam Rivers—Sat. Night June 3, 1971 Set 2 7.5 ips 2-track stereo’. Beneath is written in what appears to be different handwriting,
     ‘46:0x (sic) Soprano, Flute, Piano, McBee, Connors (probably Workshop, Boston)’. This is a very nice performance with a very long
     and inventive soprano section and some wild playing by all, especially Sam's vocalizing. Unlike the other recordings from the Jazz
     Workshop in the archive, this one does not show any evidence of splicing or editing, leading me to believe that it was never considered
     for issue on Impulse!. This is the complete set and does not contain a soprano sax section. Having been in the Jazz Workshop many
     times and heard many... recordings from it, the ambient sound... leaves little doubt in my mind that it was recorded there." —Joe Washek
    Audience Recording:
    1. "one continuous set" [48:00]  (2nd Set)
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, ss, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Norman Connors (dr, voc-2 during p+voc section)

    {www.nobusinessrecords.com/emanation-sam-rivers.html; RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #8 and 9;
    2CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.04.19; Joe Washek 09.03.29; Session producer Ed Michel}


    • 71.06.09 - Harlem Cultural Council 7th Anniversary Benefit: George Shirley (Tenor), Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura),
      Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Alma Martin (p), Soloists & Ensemble from the Afro-American Singing Theatre,
      + Special Guests Rosetta LeNoir and Frederick O'Neal (actors) / 8:00pm, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC
      [Flyer, The RivBea Archive; Daily News Jun 4 p.65]
    • 71.06.20 (1) - Sam Rivers & Sonia Sanchez: Rivers (reeds), Sanchez (poetry) /
      2:00pm, Mt. Morris Park Amphitheatre, NYC [Village Voice May 20 p.32]
    • 71.06.20 (2) - Sam Rivers and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra: See 71.04.26 and 71.05.08 for probable lineup /
      Mt. Morris Park Amphitheatre, NYC [JCOA "Shades" promo sheet, The RivBea Archive]
    • 71.06.00 (probably the 26th or 27th) - Sam Rivers and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra: as above /
      Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC [JCOA "Shades" promo sheet, The RivBea Archive]
    • 71.06.28 to 07.04 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Cecil McBee (b), Norman Connors (dr) /
      9:00pm (Sunday matinee at 4:00pm), The Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA
      [Flyer, The RivBea Archive; Chris Carville 16.11.06; Display ad Boston Globe Jun 25 p.14 + Jul 2 p.18]
    • 71.07.10 - Sam Rivers and the Jazz Composer's Orchestra: See 71.04.26 and 71.05.08 for probable lineup /
      Franklin Park Amphitheatre, Brooklyn, NY [JCOA "Shades" promo sheet, The RivBea Archive]
    • 71.08.03 - Horacee Arnold's Here and Now Company: Sam Rivers (ts), Mike Lawrence (tp), Reggie Workman (b), Arnold (dr), possible others /
      Jazzmobile, 7:00pm, Gottesman Plaza, NYC [Village Voice Jul 29 p.72]
    • 71.08.04 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble: Rivers (ts, Comp, Cond), "the full compliment stands 30 members." /
      7:30pm, Mt. Morris Park Amphitheatre, NYC
      [Flyer, The RivBea Archive; New York Amsterdam News Jul 31 p.B10; Village Voice Aug 5 p.43 + "What's On" p.80]
    • 71.08.06 - Afro-American Singing Theatre: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      7:30pm, Tompkins Square Park Amphitheatre, NYC [Village Voice Aug 5 "What's On" p.80]
    • 71.08.12 - Afro-American Singing Theatre: as above / 8:00pm, Jacob Riis Amphitheatre, NYC
      [Village Voice Aug 12 "What's On" p.72]
    • 71.08.14 - Afro-American Singing Theatre / 8:00pm, Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park Bandshell, NYC [ibid]

    • Wesleyan University Graduate Program in World Music: MA and PhD Degrees—School year 1971-72:

      August 1971 through May 1972—Faculty member Sam Rivers, Visiting Artist in Afro-American Music,
      Room 235, Music Building, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.
      [World Music Program dated 8/11/71, Department of Music pamphlet, The RivBea Archive]

      "[Teaching at] ...Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. This African American Music Program began in 1969 with one instructor
      and one course. There are now 19 courses. Down Beat contributor Bill Cole is the administrative assistant. Trombonist Clifford Thornton
      is an assistant professor, and Sam Rivers, Jimmy Garrison, and Ed Blackwell are among the six visiting artists. The courses cover a wide range
      of African and Afro-American black music and art. They are available to undergraduate and applicable to Master's and Ph.D. degrees in World
      Music. To complement the program, many black musicians have given concerts on the campus over the past two years, including Sun Ra,
      Jackie McLean, Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Raschid [sic] Ali, Ken McIntyre, Clifford Thornton,
      and Ornette Coleman..." [Michael Cuscuna Record World Nov 6 '71 p.39]

      "Sam conducts jazz ensembles and teaches the history of music at Wesleyan... three times a week, commuting by bus, which gives him
      a chance to compose, instead of reading the way most of us do." —Ernest Leogrande
      ["An Artistic Bond" Daily News Sep 7 Night Owl p.6]


    • 71.09.17 - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp, Cond), Paul Jeffrey, (reeds), Ted Daniel (tp),
      Charles Stephens and Dick Griffin (tb), Warren Smith (dr), others... / The Harlem Cultural Council's Black Celebration,
      8:00pm, Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, NYC [Village Voice Sep 16 p.52]
    • 71.09.18 - The Afro-American Singing Theater: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      The Harlem Cultural Council's Black Celebration, 8:00pm, Delacorte Theatre, Central Park, NYC [ibid]
    • 71.11.08 - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp, Cond), Paul Jeffrey, (reeds), Ted Daniel (tp),
      Charles Stephens and Dick Griffin (tb), Warren Smith (dr), others... / 9:00pm, The East, Brooklyn, NY [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]

    1972 : : :


      Whitman College African-American Cultural Festival : : :

    • 72.04.04 (1) - Jazz Workshops with Sam Rivers Ensemble: as below / Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
    • 72.04.04 (2) - Sam Rivers Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Nathan Davis (ts, ss), Sonny King (as), Clifford Thornton (tp),
      Kenny Burrell (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Ed Blackwell (dr) / Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
    • 72.04.05 - Sam Rivers Ensemble + Improvisational Ensemble: as above, + Improvisational Ensemble—Denney Goodhew, Ernie Roberts,
      David Clodfelter, Peter Wilson, other Whitman College students + guest artist / Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
    • [Bill Cole review clipping Down Beat Sep 14, 1972 pp.36-7, The RivBea Archive;
      The Daily Chronicle Mar 31 p.5; The Paper May 5 p.8; archives.evergreen.edu]


    • 72.04.15 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Roland Alexander (ts), Kiana Ziwadi (eu) —Tkweme had "R Alex/Kiane Z." /
      Unity House, Brooklyn, NY
      [Down Beat Jun 8, 1972 clipping, The RivBea Archive; W. S. Tkweme "Vindicating Karma: Jazz and the Black Arts Movement" (2007) p.216,
      Doctoral Dissertation at scholarworks.umass.edu]
    • 72.04.16 - Sam Rivers Improvisation Ensemble: (no personnel listed) / Afro-American Music Festival,
      10:00pm, Wesleyan University Chapel, Middletown, CT [Oversize poster, The RivBea Archive; The Bridgeport Post Apr 16 p.58]

    72.05.12 to 05.14 • Bill Evans & George Russell Orchestra: Living Time

    1972: Columbia KC 31490 (LP) [+ Can]; CBS/Sony 23AP 89 (LP) Jpn;
        CBS/Sony SOPL-114 (LP, SX68MARK II Series) Jpn; CBS S 65010 (LP) Neth;
    1973: CBS S 65010 (LP) Spn [Same release# as '72 Neth];
    1988: CBS/Sony 25DP 5306 (CD, "Adventures of Jazz" Series) Jpn;
    1993: Sony Records SRCS 7134 (CD) Jpn;
    1997: Sony Records SRCS 9357 (CD) Jpn;
    2010: Sony Records Int'l SICP 2756 (CD) Jpn;
    2013: Sony Records Int'l SICP 30283 (CD, Blu-Spec CD2) Jpn
    • Bill Evans: The Bill Evans Album/And Living Time
      1972: Columbia CG33672 (2-LP)
    • (V/A) The Progressives
      1973: Columbia KG 31574 (2-LP) [+ Can];
          CBS S 68210 (2-LP) Neth [+ Club Edition w/ alternate sleeve];
          CBS S 68210 E (2-LP, "Los Progresivos") Spn
    • (V/A) Dive Into Jazz
      2011: Süddeutsche Zeitung Jazz (18-CD) Ger

    May 12 to 14, 1972 / Columbia Records 30th Street Studio, New York City
    —"Mid-May," "Thursday evening," and "May 12-14."

    1. Event I [3:50]
    2. Event II [8:23]
    3. Event III [2:49]
    4. Event IV [5:31]
    5. Event V [11:54]
    6. Event VI [4:15]
    7. Event VII [2:09]
    8. Event VIII [5:41]
    Dive Into Jazz has track 4.
    The Progressives has track 5.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Living Time original LP cover (CBS S 65010, Neth)
    The Progressives 2-LP cover (CBS S 68210, Neth)
    And Japanese release OBIs of Living Time CBS/Sony SOPL-114,
    and Sony Records Int'l SICP 2756 and SICP 30283


    George Russell (Comp, Arr, Cond),
    Carl Atkins (Asst Cond), Sam Rivers (ts, fl, ob),
    Jimmy Giuffre and Joe Henderson (reeds),
    Ted Saunders (cl, el-p), Stanton Davis (tp),
    Snooky Young, Ernie Royal,
    and Richard Williams (tp, flg),
    Dave Baker and Garnett Brown (tb),
    Dave Bargeron (tb, tu), John Clarke (frh),
    Sam Brown (g), Bill Evans (p, el-p),
    Webster Lewis (org, el-p), Eddie Gomez (b),
    Ron Carter (b-5,7), Stanley Clarke (elb -1,3),
    Herb Bushler (elb-4,6,8), Mark Belair (perc),
    Tony Williams and Marty Morell (dr)

    {KC 31490; SRCS 7134}


    The collaboration between pianist Bill Evans and composer-conductor George Russell... was decidedly more than a group of studio musicians
    coming down for a Thursday evening to play a few changes for background music for a soloist. Granted, Evans, playing the Fender Rhodes
    and the Steinway Grand, was the soloist for the date, but what went on between pianist and his orchestra was of a far more serious nature.
    The band playing behind him—including musicians like Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, and Ron Carter—was working on some
    intricate time charts, so complex that conductor Russell required an assistant to help with his chores...

    Evans, in the center, had a role which was not totally dissimilar to that of a soloist in a classical or romantic piano concerto. The differences
    were that the nature of Evans' playing was improvisational, and his role as pianist was not simply a case of virtuosity for virtuosity's sake.
    At times, Evans would play alone, other times in a trio (with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell), and other times with the full
    ensemble. The session marked a special reunion for Russell and Evans; it was in 1955, when Evans was doing postgraduate work at Mannes
    College, that he first recorded with Russell. One of those efforts, "All About Rosie." marked the turning point in Bill's career; his solo on
    the recording establishing him as one of the finest young pianist talents of the day.
    ["About The New Bill Evans Album" Record World Annual, Jul 22 '72 p.248 ]


    • 72.05.21 - The Afro-American Singing Theater: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      3:00pm, The Public Theater, NYC [Village Voice display ad May 11 p.71]

    • 1972:

      Panken: Did you go to Bond Street right away?
      SR: I had two six-room apartments on 124th Street. I had the whole top floor, 12 rooms, so I could do a lot of things up there... But then
      I started looking around downtown, and then eventually I found Bond Street. There was a very beautiful woman, Virginia [Admiral],
      the mother of Robert De Niro, and she was very pleased that we made the whole building internationally famous.
      [Ted Panken Interviews Sam Rivers, WKCR-FM New York, September 25, 1997 www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php]
      ———



    June, 1972 : : :

    Sam Rivers opens Studio RivBea at 24 Bond Street in Soho, NYC /
    "In a Soho building owned by Robert De Niro's mother,
    with artist Robert Mapplethorpe for an upstairs neighbor..."

    "The mid-70s music scene in NYC was amazing. Somebody interesting
    was playing almost every night; certainly every weekend. RivBea was
    one of the best places to go—great music from 10pm-4am, for $3.00!"
    —Peter Katz posting to Miles-list 95.07.29

    "I used to see Sam Rivers play in his basement studio, Studio RivBea
    (Bea was his wife) here in NYC in the 'loft' years (1970s). You'd pass
    through his living room and go downstairs to the performance space..."
    —Greg Masters posting to Miles-list 96.09.19

    "I remember in the '70s going to hear Sam Rivers all the time, and it was
    so informal—basically at his house, he and his wife were hanging out,
    and you just sort of talked to him and it was no big deal. These guys are
    just so cool and approachable, and it really rubs off on you—no attitude,
    no prima-donna stuff..."
    —Tim Berne interview, The Orlando Sentinel Jul 23 1999 Calendar p.8

    Photo by Lucia M. (with permission)



    72.06.27 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—40:14]

    June 27, 1972 / Studio RivBea, New York City
    WKCR-FM Broadcast, NYC
    —Also noted as June 28th, probably a Broadcast date.

    1. Statement of 3 Restless Musicians [40:11]  (split track at 30:23, fades out and back in)
     (ts section–11:02; b solo–2:23; fl section–8:10; b solo–2:42; p+voc section–6:11; SR voc + dr solo–0:42; ss+voc section–9:01)
     WKCR announcement [0:44]
    —This is the first known performance at Studio RivBea, perhaps a preview or opening in preparation for the New York Musicians' Jazz Festival.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Hakim Jami (b), Wilson Moorman (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.06.14; Andrew Galloway; Anonymous 06.01.01; Patrick Clare 07.02.07}



      The New York Musicians' Jazz Festival : : : June 30 through July 9, 1972

      "The New York Musicians' Jazz Festival was not sure as of Sunday afternoon [June 18] whether or not an ad for its activities would appear
      in this week's Voice. They plan to have about 100 acts participating—all people who are not on the Newport rosters—at various
      locations (from prisons to clubs) around town, from June 30 to July 10." [Village Voice Jun 22 RIFFS p.55]
      —No display ad was run in the Voice.

      "While the Newport Jazz Festival-New York is going on, an alternate festival, The New York Musicians' Jazz Festival, will also be taking place..."
      ["Newport Jazz Festival expanded for New York" The New York Times Jun 24 p.18]
      —This article has the first mention of Studio RivBea as a performance venue.

       The NYMJ Festival received minimal coverage in the Voice and The New York Times. The Times had a few mentions that it was happening
       within articles on the Newport Festival, but details were few: a short paragraph in the "Going Out Guide" on July 1st; a printed schedule
       only on the 7th, and another on the 8th that neglects to list Studio RivBea at all. Most of the feature articles dealt with the socio-political
       situation that gave rise to the competing festivals.

      [The New York Times Jul 1 p.23; "Dissonants Hear Another Jazz" Jul 6 p.45; "Jazzmen Sound Off On State And Status Of Their Art" Jul 7 p.20; partial schedule Jul 8 p.20; "All's Not Harmonious" Jul 9 p.E4]


    • 72.06.30 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc),
      Cecil McBee (b), and Warren Smith (dr) /
      New York Musician's Jazz Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [NYMJFestival Studio RivBea schedule + preliminary PR sheet, The RivBea Archive; Ed Hazell 09.06.14]

    • 72.07.01 through 72.07.04 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above /
      New York Musician's Jazz Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]

    72.07.05 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    July 5, 1972 / New York Musician's Jazz Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    Juma Sultan Archive has a 0:33 video clip: "This film was produced
    by Karma Stanley and Juma Sultan for the NYMO. The full version
    of this film is interesting for more than just shots of the performers.
    It captures moments of Sam's wife, Beatrice, the "Bea" of RivBea.
    It also captures moments when the band is setting up on stage. Sam
    is running the mic cables, and coming off stage is a very young Dave
    Holland, presumably from a preceding performance that night... Juma
    does believe [the audio recording] will be found in his collection."

    "The tribute to Lionel Hampton at Philharmonie Hall and the Chicago
    jazz night... at Carnegie Hall, I prefer a concert organized by the
    protesters New York Musicians' Jazz Festival. I go to the Studio
    Rivbea, Bond Street, in the Village. It's a cellar, a real one. For $3,
    we announce Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Rashied Ali, and Andrew
    Hiil. The latter does not appear, however. What does it matter since Ali
    is sensational, that Cecil McBee is the most interesting bassist of new
    music and that I discovered a guitarist named Blood who would shame
    Mr. Burrell and Larry Coryell, every night of the week! At the exit of
    the cellar, around 3:30am, I'm not not very brave. The streets are a little
    disturbing, luckily I can hail a taxi." —Gilles Archambault

    Sam Rivers (reeds), Cecil McBee (b), Warren Smith (dr)
    beginings

        One of the first schedules from Studio RivBea and Studio We.
        —Ed Hazell 09.06.14

    {Andrew Galloway; web2.clarkson.edu/projects/jumasarchive; Gilles Archambault "Le Tour du Jazz en Sept Jours" Le Devoir Jul 15 p.11,
    collections2.banq.qc.ca/jrn03/devoir/src/1972/07/15/5226335_1972-07-15}


    • 72.07.06 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Jerome Cooper (dr, mba, whooper, perc) /
      New York Musician's Jazz Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [NYMJFestival Studio RivBea schedule + preliminary PR sheet, The RivBea Archive; Ed Hazell 09.06.14]
    • 72.07.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: personnel as above / New York Musician's Jazz Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [ibid]
    • 72.07.08 - Sam Rivers Trio / New York Musician's Jazz Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.07.09 (1) - Sam Rivers Trio / Fulton Fish Market Festival, 2:00-10:30pm, Pier 15, NYC
      [Village Voice Jul 6 display ad p.27 + small notice p.57]
      Billboard Jul 1 p.55 has this on the 8th. Article mentions recordings, for which I've found no evidence.
       "The entire [‘Fish Market Festival’] will be recorded for after-airing on FM stations thorughout the US."
    • 72.07.09 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio / New York Musician's Jazz Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [NYMJFestival Studio RivBea schedule + preliminary PR sheet, The RivBea Archive; Ed Hazell 09.06.14]

    72.07.10 • Free Jam Session [AR & AVR—31:00]

    July 10, 1972 / Central Park Mall, New York City

    1. improvisation [31:00]
    "The audience of young people seemed to understand exactly what the musicians were saying as they shouted encouragement,
    whistled and finally gave the performers a standing ovation." —Les Ledbetter The New York Times Jul 11, 1972
    "For 31 minutes last night the Central Park Mall was the scene..." —The New York Times review

    This film was produced by Karma Stanley and Juma Sultan for the New York Musicians Organization.
    (This was the culmination of the first New York Musicians Jazz Festival.)

    Alan "Juice" Glover and Frank Lowe (ts), Sam Rivers, Noah Howard, and Arthur Doyle (reeds),
    Earl Cross and Ted Daniel (tp), Sam Brown (g), Art Jenkins, Jeanne Lee, and Joe Lee Wilson (voc), Juma Sultan (b),
    Ali Abuwi and Harold Smith (perc), Barry Altschul, Steve Reid, and Art Lewis (dr), many others...

    {Les Ledbetter The New York Times Jul 11, 1972; web2.clarkson.edu/projects/jumasarchive}


      No Sam Rivers dates on any of the RivBea Calendars between July 28 and NYMO Festival starting up on September 1.

      The New York Musicians Organization Labor Day Weekend Festival : : : September 1 through 4, 1972

      "The New York Musicians Organization, Inc., a cooperative of more than 500 jazz artists that temporarily coalesced just before
      the Newport Jazz Festival to produce an ‘alternate jazz festival’ in July, has become a permanent organization. The inaugural event
      of the new company is a series of Labor Day weekend performances centered on three free park concerts by a 150-piece jazz orchestra.
      Today the New York Musicians Improvisational Orchestra will perform an original group work, ‘Zodiac.’
      The musicians organization is also sponsoring performances by smaller jazz groups over the weekend at Studio Rivbea, 24 Bond Street,
      each day from 5 P.M. to 4 A.M.; and Sam Rivers, director of the 150-piece orchestra lead his trio at Studio We, 193 Eldridge Street,
      from 5 P.M. today to 4 A.M. tomorrow.
      [The New York Times "Five Hundred Jazz Artists Form New Group" Sep 2 p.15]

      The New York Times errs by switching up venues between the Studio We and RivBea performances: "Performances by smaller jazz groups
      over the weekend at Studio Rivbea, 24 Bond Street, each day from 5 P.M. to 4 A.M.; and Sam Rivers, director of the 150-piece orchestra
      lead his trio at Studio We, 193 Eldridge Street, from 5 P.M. today to 4 A.M. tomorrow."

      The Village Voice and the partial Studio We/RivBea PR sheet both had details of the other groups playing at Studio We during this time.
      (Earl Cross Ninette and Phase on the 1st; Earl Cross Ninette on the 2nd; Melodic Art-tet, Pithos Three, and Naoh Howard Quartet
      on the 3rd; Rashied Ali Quintet, Pithos Three, and Noah Howard Quartet on the 4th. The lone(ly) Studio RivBea listing is for
      the Rivers Trio on the 4th.
      —The Studio We/RivBea PR sheet also adds Art Jenkins + 3 and Abdullah to the 4th.
      [Village Voice "What's On" Aug 31 p.80; Studio WE/RivBea PR sheet p.2, The RivBea Archive]

    • 72.09.01 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Cecil McBee (b), Clifford Jarvis (dr) / 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice display ads Aug 24 p.43 + Aug 31 p.43; Studio WE/RivBea PR sheet p.2, The RivBea Archive; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
      Voice August 31 display ad has Clifford "Jarius."
    • 72.09.02 (1) - New York Musicians Improvisational Orchestra: Sam Rivers (Cond), 150 musicians, + dancers, + a chorus /
      3:00pm, Music Grove, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
      [The New York Times "Five Hundred Jazz Artists Form New Group" Sep 2 p.15]
    • 72.09.02 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Cecil McBee (b), Clifford Jarvis (dr) / 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice display ads Aug 24 p.43 + Aug 31 p.43; Village Voice "What's On" Aug 31 p.80; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
    • 72.09.03 (1) - New York Musicians Improvisational Orchestra: Sam Rivers (Cond), 150 musicians, + dancers, + a chorus /
      2:00pm, Central Park Mall, NYC
      [The New York Times "Five Hundred Jazz Artists Form New Group" Sep 2 p.15]

      "According to publicity, 150 musicians and dancers were supposed to appear in Central Park on Sunday afternoon, September 2 [sic].
      Only about 30 of them actually made it, but that was still the largest free jazz ensemble I had ever heard."
      [The Village Voice "Free Jazz: A Scrawly Texture" Sep 14 p.41]


    • 72.09.03 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Cecil McBee (b), Clifford Jarvis (dr) / 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice display ads Aug 24 p.43 + Aug 31 p.43; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
    • 72.09.04 - New York Musicians Improvisational Orchestra "Chorus and Dance Company": as above /
      2:00pm, Mount Morris (Marcus Garvey) Park Amphitheater, NYC
      [The New York Times "Five Hundred Jazz Artists Form New Group" Sep 2 p.15Village Voice "What's On" Aug 31 p.80; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
    • 72.09.04 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Cecil McBee (b), Clifford Jarvis (dr) / 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice display ads Aug 24 p.43 + Aug 31 p.43; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]

    • September, 1972:

      Bond Street in Manhattan is two blocks long. It runs from Broadway to the Bowery, a kind of lost area between the Greenwich
      and East Village turfs. If you care to hunt it out, two entertaining weekend events are happening face to face on the street.
      Studio RivBea at No. 24... looks like a blank door on a dingy street when you walk up, but at about 9 or 10pm the door slides back
      and there is one of the Rivers' daughters at a welcoming table and you walk directly into the Rivers' warm, spacious floor—through
      living space, broken up by multi-colored screens arranged by Bea, a room big enough to ride a bicycle through, as has happened.
      "I've seen people come to the door all tense," Sam said. "Then they walk in and relax."
      Downstairs, in a white brick-walled basement the length of the upper floor, the audience drifts in and takes seats with practically
      no exchange of conversation. The musicians do the same. No announcements are made or needed. The music begins...
      There's no sign outside because Sam wants to keep the evenings for audiences the size of friends, not mobs.
      The musical groups change from weekend to weekend. Sets run on for an hour or so, with short breaks, and end about 4am.
      "I can play two hours straight," Sam said. "I gave up smoking and drinking three years ago and I run a mile around the neighborhood
      here early in the morning. Sometimes we play after people leave, till 6 or 7. Sometimes that's when the best music is played, because
      we get our second wind..."
      Contributions are $3 for weekends, $1 for workshop groups, which use the basement midweek days starting at 7pm.
      [Ernest Leogrande: "An Artistic Bond" in Daliy News Night Owl Sep 7 p.6]
      ———


    • 72.09.11 - Sam Rivers' "Harlem Ensemble Woodwind Co." Workshop: Rivers and unknown others (reeds) /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice Sep 7 display ad p.55]
    • 72.09.20 - Sam Rivers' "Harlem Ensemble Woodwind Co." Workshop: as above / 7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Sep 14 display ad p.59]
    • 72.09.25 - Sam Rivers' "Harlem Ensemble Woodwind Co." Workshop / 7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Sep 21 display ad p.65]
    • 72.09.30 - Sam Rivers Ensemble: (no personnel listed), The Afro-American Singing Theatre, Ossie Davis and Frederick O'Neal (actors),
      Sonia Sanchez, Askia Mohammed Toure, and Jacqueline Early (poetry) / Schomburg Collection Day, 135th Street Branch, Public Library, NYC
      ["Library's Black Collection Is Saluted in Day of Its Own" The New York Times Oct 1, 1972 p.60]
    • 72.10.09 - Workshop Series: Sam Rivers "Composition for Woodwind Ensemble, Part 1" /
      Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice Oct 5 display ad p.55; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
    • 72.10.11 - Workshop Series: Sam Rivers "Composition for 15 Brass and Soprano Saxophone, Part 1" /
      Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]

    72.10.27 • Sam Rivers: Hues

    1975: ABC/Impulse! ASD-9302 (LP, Quad) [+ White-label Stereo Promo];
        8027-9302 H (8Trk!); Impulse! IMP8007 (LP) UK; YQ-8505-AI (LP) Jpn
        —3rd Session [See also 71.02.13; 71.02.14; 73.08.03; 73.11.10]
    • Sam Rivers: The Live Trio Sessions
      1978: IMP IA-9352/2 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII)
          AIMPL 25043 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII) It
          —1st Session [See also 73.07.06; 73.08.03; 73.11.10]
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—41:06]

    October 27, 1972 / Oakland University, Rochester, MI

    Hues:
    1. Mauve [4:17]
    2. Indigo [1:28]
    RivBea Archive / Reel 11":
     sound check; SR talking [0:40]
    1. improvisation [6:29]
     SR announcement [0:22]
    2. improvisation [24:14]
     (ts section–10:50)
     (fl section–7:45)
     (ss section–5:39)
     announcements [3:10]
    3. encore [5:02]
     announcement [1:13]


            Cover image from Live Trio Sessions
    "The tape is on a 10-inch reel and is recorded at 7.5 ips. half-track. It is in a Scotch 206 box. On the back, top left, is written, #2 Sam Rivers Trio’.
    Below that notation, are two pieces of masking tape. Written on the masking tape is, SAM RIVERS HOLD FOR ED MICHEL’. On the back,
    at the right, in the same handwriting (Ed Michel's?) that is on the Jazz Workshop tape boxes is written, 40=39 [sic] notes inside (blank tape
    at end) 1972 University of Michigan (?) [the mark in the foregoing parentheses is mostly likely a '?" but it could be a '2' or a '7'] Rochester’.
    On the spine is written SAM RIVERS TRIO, U. OF MICH. ORIGINAL 7 1/2 / 1/2’. On another side of the box is the now familiar, cryptic
    notation, HOTWATER/7 1/2/ ORIG/FATZWESS’. There are no notes inside the box. —Joe Washek

    "This is excerpted from a live performance, tape of which runs 40:20, and includes a section with Rivers on flute and soprano saxophone, and which
    has vibes, or possibly bell chimes played by the drummer, as well as raps on ‘Spontaneous Creativity’ and ‘Composition through Improvisation.’
    —Impulse! session producer Ed Michel.

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2, ss-2, fl-2,3, voc-3, Comp), Richard Davis (b), Warren Smith (vib, perc, dr)
    —Tenor sax only on both Hues tracks.

    {Impulse! ASD-9302; IMP IA 9352/2; CDr; Joe Washek 10.10.21; Producer Ed Michel}


    • 72.11.07 through 72.11.12 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Norman Connors (dr) /
      Slugs', NYC [The Village Voice Nov 2 p.66]

    • November 29, 1972:

      Bill Barron: You have a studio in which you have different things taking place.
      Sam Rivers: Right. That's another thing. I moved to New York from Boston in 1965 because there just wasn't enough musicians that
      were up to doing the kind of things I had in mind. It's relatively easy for me to get musicians to play my music. A lot of people say it's
      hard to find musicians, but I think that has more to do with the music. I don't have any trouble finding musicians; they're calling me up.
      When are you going to have rehearsal? They find the music interesting and challenging and therefore they're always ready to come out
      and rehearse and enjoy the music. Which is a rare thing today, because musicians like everyone else want to get paid for what they do.
      If you do something, somebody's going to get paid, you know. So they feel like they should get money. Even for rehearsals. In my case
      if they're not doing anything, they'll come down and rehearse the music for free because they like the music.
      As far as my studio, we put it together so I had a place to rehearse the band. So the fellas could come by and rehearse and talk and relax.
      In an atmosphere where some one doesn't come in and say, all right, time to get out now. And that blossomed into something else. The
      Newport Festival this summer wanted some new places to do concerts, so July 1 we opened up the doors as a studio doing concerts and
      workshops. So it's still moving right along now and I'm happy it happened that way. Actually I have the studio as an outgrowth of having
      a rehearsal space.
      BB: And what goes on there now?
      SR: Well, I have a full calendar of events for every month. Earlier in the week is workshops in the evenings, where a fella can bring in
      new music that they would like to have rehearsed and get the band together, or they can bring in the people they like, which is every
      evening from like 7:00 to 11:00. During the day, I have classes going on there. I have a few people who are teaching there now and that
      starts around 1:00. Group instruction and private students. And it's working really well.
      BB: What's the address?
      SR: Oh, the address. 24 Bond St. That's the same as Second Street, E. 2nd, between Lafayette and the Bowery.
      BB: What's the phone number?
      SR: The phone number is 473-4378. There's something happening there every night. On the weekends, Friday and Saturday, we have
      concerts, maybe Sunday afternoon. They start at 10:00 and go on until we get tired or things stop happening. This weekend we'll have
      concerts starting at 11:00pm and there will be a quartet featuring Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland on bass, and Barry Altschul on
      percussion, and I'll be playing with them too.
      BB: At...?
      SR: STUDIO RIVBEA (laughs)
      BB: We want all enterprising musicians or anyone who is interested or involved in music to go on out and support it.
      SR: That's right. It's a nice comfortable atmosphere for musicians. I'm a musician so I set it up that way. It's two floors. The first floor
      is an art gallery, and the music is in the basement so we don't disturb anyone. Upstairs are a few of my art pieces that were given to
      me by artists I know. I have one from Miro, which was given to me in the south of France when I was there in 1969.
      [Bill Barron Interviews Sam Rivers on November 29, 1972; The New York Times Dec 7 p.72]
      ———

      "While working with Stan Getz, Holland also began to play with reedsman Sam Rivers and the players that assembled for [Holland's]
      first ensemble record as a leader. Conference of the Birds... comprised, he says, his ideal group... That group played some concerts
      together, but the contrasting approaches of Braxton and Rivers proved incompatible." [WIRE #50 April 1988 p.49]

    • 1972: (late)

      Panken: You spent a good chunk of the 1970's working with Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers after Circle broke up.
      Dave Holland: That's true. We had all been living in LA for about six months, actually, when the band broke up. Barry and I both came
      to New York, although first I went up to Seattle for a few months with my wife and daughter. My wife was expecting our second child,
      and we came back to New York basically to set up home and have our second baby. Anthony had gone to Paris for a while, and worked
      over there, but he'd been making trips back to New York, and it was during one of these trips that we did Conference Of The Birds.
      Three-quarters of the band was Circle, and we had already achieved an identity as a collection of people. Barry and I also started playing
      with Sam Rivers after we got back to New York. We were going over to Sam's loft, and playing two or three hours a day with him.
      [Holland interview by Ted Panken, WKCR-FM, NYC, June 8, 1994, www.jazzhouse.org/files/panken4.php3]
      ———

    72.11.30 • Dave Holland: Conference of the Birds

    1973: ECM Records ECM-1027 (LP) Ger; ECM/Polydor ECM 1027 ST 2391 105 (LP);
        ECM/Warner 1-1027 ST (LP); ECM/Trio Records PA-7079 (LP) Jpn;
    1979: ECM 1027 ST (LP) Spn;
    1987: ECM 1027 829 373-2 (CD) Ger;
    2000: ECM 1027 (CD)
    2017: ECM 1027 (LP, 180g vinyl) Ger;
    unknown: ECM/Polydor 28MJ3505 (LP) Jpn
    • (V/A) ECM Special VI—New Music In Bass
      1978: ECM/Trio Records PA-4016 (LP) Jpn
    • Dave Holland: Conferences
      1998: Musica Jazz ECM/DH (CD) It
          Supplement to Musica Jazz Magazine Issue No.2 1998
    • Dave Holland: Mp3 Collection
      2003: MP3SERVICE, no issue# (CDrOM, Unofficial) Rus
    • Dave Holland: Selected Recordings
      2004: ECM Records 014 206-2 (CD, :rarum X Series) Ger
    • (V/A) Selected Recordings IX-XX
      2004: ECM Records 981 6208 (12CD Box, :rarum IX-XX) Ger
    • (V/A) 100 Years of Jazz
      2011: Ludwig Beck LBJ 150 (12CD, Ltd Edition of 1,058) Ger
      —"Exclusively for the Jazz section at the department store ‘Ludwg Beck’
       in Munich," a reissue of '100 Years of Jazz'—Jazz Selection 40012 (1999),
       a 10-CD Box distributed by Delta Music & Entertainment that did not
       contain the Holland track.

    November 30, 1972 / Allegro Studio, New York City

    1. Four Winds [6:32]
    2. Q & A [8:34]
    3. Conference of the Birds [4:34]
    4. Interception [8:20]
    5. Now Here (Nowhere) [4:32]
    6. See-Saw [6:40]
    100 Years of Jazz has track 1.
    New Music In Bass, Dave Holland: Selected Recordings,
     and Selected Recordings IX-XX and Musica Jazz Conferences have track 3.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Original US release LP cover (1973)
    New Music In Bass LP cover, 1978 release on Trio Records (PA-4016)

    Sam Rivers (ts-2,4,5,6, as-1,2, ss-2, fl-2,3,5),
    Anthony Braxton (as-2,5,6, ss-1,3,5, fl-2, cl-2, bcl-2, bsx or cbsx-2),
    Dave Holland (b, Comp), Barry Altschul (dr, perc)

    {ECM 1027; rutracker.org}




    72.12.01 • Dave Holland Quartet [AR—88:09]

    December 1, 1972 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. See Saw [13:52]
    2. Q & A [20:27]
    3. Four Winds [5:26]  (incomplete, cuts in after head during Braxton's solo)
    4. Interception [14:48]
    5. Now Here (nowhere) [13:08]
    6. Billie's Bounce (C. Parker) [18:15]
    Sam Rivers (ts, as, ss, fl), Anthony Braxton (as, ss, fl, cl, bcl, bsx), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {2CDr; Andrew Galloway}


      Creative Music Studio New York Studies in Musical Improvisation—December, 1972

      "Group workshops, classes, and special studies for all instruments." / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS December, 1972 Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
      "Special studies avaliable with... Sam Rivers (saxophones, flutes, improvisation and composition all instruments)."


    • 72.12.02 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.02 (2) - Class—Rhythm, Phrasing, Listening: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [ibid]

    72.12.02 (3) • Dave Holland Quartet [AR—98:54]

    December 2, 1972 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. Four Winds [27:08]
    2. Q & A [12:59]
    3. Interception [25:23]
    4. Now Here (nowhere) [11:39]
    5. See Saw [17:49]
    6. Conference of the Birds [3:56]
    —At the end of 72.12.01, Sam says that they will be "back tomorrow."

     Other sources have this as the SR and AB Septet, and include Monty Waters (as), Earl Cross (tp), and Jerome Cooper (dr).

    Sam Rivers (ts), Anthony Braxton (as), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {2CDr; Gig handbill + CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive; Andrew Galloway; Patrick Clare 07.02.07 and 08.12.18}


    • 72.12.03 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 1:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.03 (2) - Class—Harmony, Orchestration: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.06 (1) - Group Workshop: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.06 (2) - Class—Theory, Harmony: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.07 (1) - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble: unknown personnel "15-piece group... that will be playing some of my compositions." /
      7:30pm, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, Loeb Student Center, New York University, NYC
      [Undated display ad, The RivBea Archive; Bill Barron Interviews Sam Rivers, 72.11.29; The New York Times Dec 7 p.72]
    • 72.12.07 (2) - Sam Rivers and Boston Art Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Stan Strickland (ts), Arthur Brooks (tp),
      Hayes Burnett (b), Syd Smart (dr) / 7:30pm, Loeb Student Center, New York University, NYC
      [Undated display ad, The RivBea Archive; Down Beat Feb 1 1973; Ed Hazell 19.04.15;
      W. S. Tkweme "Vindicating karma: jazz and the Black Arts movement" (2007) p.217, Doctoral Dissertation, scholarworks.umass.edu]

    72.12.00 (1) • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR]

    December, 1972 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    —Moncur is in the house and accounted for on December 8, 9, 28, and 31, and may have been there at other times during the month.

    Sam Rivers (ts), Stafford Osborn (tp), Grachan Moncur III (tb), Hank Lewis (dr)

    {Andrew Galloway; Village Voice Dec 7 p.61 + Dec 28 p.36}


    • 72.12.09 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.09 (2) - Class—Rhythm, Phrasing, Listening: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice Dec 7 p.61]
    • 72.12.10 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 1:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.10 (2) - Class—Harmony, Orchestration: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.13 (1) - Group Workshop: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.13 (2) - Class—Theory, Harmony: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.00 (2) - Paul Bley Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Bley (p), Arild Andersen (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      "...I think I did a gig at RivBea late '72 with Paul Bley, Sam, and Barry." —Arild Andersen 11.12.29
      —This was likely either the 15th or 16th of December.
    • 72.12.15 or 72.12.16 - Paul Bley Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Bley (el-p, ARP synth), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice Dec 14 p.70; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
      —Studio RivBea had the "Paul Bley Quartet" scheduled for the 15th and 16th. —RL

    72.12.00 (3) • Paul Bley Quartet [AR—91:44]

    December, 1972 / Studio RivBea, New York City
    —This is the 15th or 16th, and noted also as "Sam Rivers w/ Paul Bley and Scorpio."

    1. improvisation [53:46]  (ts–fl; split track at 46:11, incomplete, cuts out)
    2. improvisation [37:36]  (ss–fl+voc; incomplete, cuts out)
     "[This is] an improvisation, but Bley inserts Carla Bley's "Syndrome" into it, which he, Holland, and Altschul had recorded
     together just a short time before, on November 24, 1972, for Bley's Milestone album Paul Bley and Scorpio. In fact another
     way to look at this gig is Scorpio with Sam Rivers." —Ed Hazell

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Paul Bley (el-p, ARP synth), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.19; Village Voice Dec 14 p.70; Ed Hazell 16.09.10}


    • 72.12.16 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice Dec 7 p.61]
    • 72.12.16 (2) - Class—Rhythm, Phrasing, Listening: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [ibid]

    72.12.16 (2) • Sam Rivers Quintet [AR]

    December 16, 1972 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    —Recording noted with 2 tracks.

    Sam Rivers (reeds), Noah Howard (as), Paul Bley (el-p, ARP synth), A. Freeman (b ?), John Lewis (dr)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    • 72.12.17 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 1:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice Dec 7 p.61]
    • 72.12.17 (2) - Class—Harmony, Orchestration: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.20 (1) - Group Workshop: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.20 (2) - Class—Theory, Harmony: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.23 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.23 (2) - Class—Rhythm, Phrasing, Listening: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [ibid]
    • 72.12.23 (3) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Monty Waters (as), Benny Wilson (p), Art Lewis (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Dec 21 p.62; [Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
      Voice display ad has "Sani Rivers," which I rather like.
    • 72.12.24 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 1:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.24 (2) - Class—Harmony, Orchestration: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.27 (1) - Group Workshop: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.27 (2) - Class—Theory, Harmony: Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 72.12.29 - Karl Berger and Friends: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dewey Redman (ts, as), Karl "Hans" Berger (vb), David Izenzon (b),
      Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc, perc), Jerome Cooper (dr) / 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Down Beat Feb 1 1973; New Music December flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.30 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.30 (2) - Class—Rhythm, Phrasing, Listening: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 5:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [ibid]

    72.12.30 (3) • Karl Berger and Friends [AR]

    December 30, 1972, 10:00pm / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1st Set:
    1. improvisations [ : ]
    —Recording noted with 4 tracks.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dewey Redman (ts, as), Karl "Hans" Berger (vb), David Izenzon (b),
    Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc, perc), Jerome Cooper (dr)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01; Village Voice Dec 28 p.36; Down Beat Feb 1 1973; New Music December flyer, The RivBea Archive}


    • 72.12.31 (1) - Group Workshop: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 1:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CMS Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 72.12.31 (2) - Class—Harmony, Orchestration: Karl Berger & Sam Rivers / Creative Music Foundation, 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]

    1973 : : :


      "We eventually moved over to playing at Studio We in the daytime... and Sam Rivers' Studio RivBea for the night-time activity.
       About '73 was when he had his full schedule going, he had music seven nights a week."
      —William Parker, interview by Bob Rusch [Cadence Vol.16 No.12 December 1990 p.6]


      Early to Late '70s, San Francisco, CA:
      "[Pianist George Duke] played at two local clubs, the Halfnote and the Both/And, where he and his trio were used as the rhythm section
       for such artists as Letta Mbulu, Bobby Hutcherson, and Sam Rivers." [Billboard Jan 14, 1978 p.21]

      Village Voice "Jazz on Bond Street" Jan 18 p.60 has this on the 25th and 26th, with Benjamin, John Fourie, Mike Pike, and Sonny Brown.
    • 73.01.26 through 73.01.28 - Sam Rivers Quartet with Bea Benjamin: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Benjamin (voc),
      Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr), unknown other / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [John S. Wilson "Bea Benjamin Here from South Africa..." The New York Times Jan 29, 1973 p.23;
      New York Magazine Jan 22, 1973 p.19]
      "I'm Glad There is You," "My Melancholy Baby," "It Never Entered My Mind" (Rodgers & Hart),
      a group of Ellington songs, "I Love You" (Cole Porter), "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child"


    • 73.02.02 [CANCELLED] - Margaret Beals' Impulses Company: Sam Rivers (fl), Collin Walcott (sitar), Gwendolyn Watson (ce),
      Beals (dance), Glen Moore (b), Janaki (voc) / 8:00pm, Washington Square Methodist Church, NYC
      [Village Voice display ad Jan 25 p.41]
      —This concert was rescheduled (See 73.05.26+27).


    • 73.02.04 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Feb 1 display ad p.61; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
    • 73.02.11 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Feb 8 display ad p.59]


    • Creative Music Studio New York—Studies in Musical Improvisation, February 12 through May 28, 1973

      Karl Berger, Lee Konitz, Barry Altschul, Sam Rivers, David Izenzon, and Frederic Rzewski / Turtle Bay Music School, NYC
      [The Village Voice Feb 1 p.39]


    • 73.02.18 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [The New York Times Feb 11, 1973 p.D18; Village Voice display ads Feb 1 p.61 + Feb 15 p.62; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
    • 73.02.23 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan / 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Feb 15 p.62 + Feb 22 p.50; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
      "Eleven Woodwinds Perform Composition by Sam Rivers"
    • 73.02.24 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan / 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.02.25 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [The New York Times Feb 11, 1973 p.D18; Village Voice Feb 1 display ad p.61]
    • 73.03.04 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Contemporary Jazz Orchestral Explorations" / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Studio RivBea March 1973 Schedule, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice Feb 1 display ad p.61]
    • 73.03.05 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Woodwind Ensemble" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Studio RivBea March 1973 Schedule, The RivBea Archive—Not included in weekly Village Voice display ad]
    • 73.03.07 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Fifteen Brass Instruments & Tenor Saxophone" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.03.11 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Contemporary Jazz Orchestral Explorations" / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Studio RivBea March 1973 Schedule, The RivBea Archive; Ed Hazell; Village Voice display ad Mar 8 p.52]
    • 73.03.12 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Woodwind Ensemble" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Studio RivBea March 1973 Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.03.13 - Karl Berger: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Berger (vb), unknown others... /
      10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.03.14 (1) - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Fifteen Brass Instruments & Tenor Saxophone" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.03.14 (2) - Karl Berger: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Berger (vb), unknown others... /
      10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.03.18 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Contemporary Jazz Orchestral Explorations" /
      6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid; Village Voice Mar 15 p.56]

    • [73.03.19 through 73.03.21 (2) below are not included in Village Voice display ad Mar 15 p.56 which covered the 16th through 24th.]

    • 73.03.19 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Woodwind Ensemble" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Studio RivBea March 1973 Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.03.20 - The Jazz Opera Ensemble: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.03.21 (1) - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Fifteen Brass Instruments & Tenor Saxophone" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.03.21 (2) - The Jazz Opera Ensemble: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]


    • 73.03.22 - Carman Moore & The Interplayers, with Elaine Summers Dance & Film Co.: The Interplayers—Moore (Dir, Comp),
      Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ken Bichel (synth), Robert Wood (vbs), Wilsom Moorman (perc), Omar Clay (dr), Peter Feld, Rob Spevack,
      and Janice Brown (unknown), + Guest Artist Barbara Washington Grant (voc); Dance & Film Co.—Summers (Chor, fims, camera, dance),
      Robert Wood (public instruments), Tedrian Chizik (camera, dance), Alexandra Ogsbury, Nanette Sievert, and Tony Nunziata (dance) /
      8:00pm, The Cubiculo Theatre, NYC [Program, The RivBea Archive]
       "A concert of improvised music / A Mixed Media Experience / A Public Participation Event."
      1. Subtle Jam for 7, 8, or 9 Players
      2. Interplay for Film and Instruments
      3. Variation on a Theme by Abraham Lincoln
      4. "Chamber Progressions"
       —With the Dancers—
       Intermission
      5. Public Improvisation for People, by People, with People
       (everyone is invited to join in making the Music and Dancing)


    • 73.03.25 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Contemporary Jazz Orchestral Explorations" / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Studio RivBea March 1973 Schedule, The RivBea Archive; Ed Hazell]
    • 73.03.26 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Woodwind Ensemble" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Studio RivBea March 1973 Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.03.28 - Sam Rivers Workshop: "Composition for Fifteen Brass Instruments & Tenor Saxophone" /
      7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.03.30 - Jeanne Faulkner Recital: Faulkner (Soprano), probably Sam Rivers (p) / Manhattan Country School, NYC
      —"In classical and jazz selections" (See 73.04.26) [Village Voice Feb 1 p.50]
    • 73.04.01 - Sam Rivers Orchestral Explorations Workshop / 7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice Mar 29 display ad p.61]
    • 73.04.02 - Sam Rivers Woodwind Ensemble Workshop / 7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.04 - Sam Rivers Compositions for Brass Ensemble Workshop / 7:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.06 - Karl Berger and Friends: no personnel listed, likely same as 73.04.14 / 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice display ad Apr 5 p.48]
    • 73.04.07 - Karl Berger and Friends: as above / 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.08 (1) - Jam Session / 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.08 (2) - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.09 - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.11 - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.00 - Black Musician's Conference, Keynote Speakers: Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Donald Byrd, Sam Rivers,
      and Clifford Thornton / University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA [Black World/Negro Digest Mar 1973 p.49]
      —Conference ran from 73.04.09 through 04.13, so either the 10th or 12th.
      "Memorial concerts are planned for each night of the conference."

    • 1973:

      "[Studio RivBea] is not a night club so there's no such thing as someone coming around picking up empty glasses. It really is a studio
      in the basement of Sam Rivers' loft, painted pristine white, carpeted and parachuted (for acoustics)... It's a serious place: but the atmosphere
      is easy, informal, not rigid like going to a concert because you can stay for another set, walk around, or have a refreshment or bring your
      own. There are some kids going back and forth too, which adds to the humanness of the whole scene. There are workshops or concerts
      going on every night of the week and some are only a dollar."
      [Rosetta Reitz in the Village Voice quoted in a Nat Henthoff column in Musician September 1973]
      ———

    • 73.04.13 - Karl Berger and Friends: Sam Rivers (ss), Berger (vbs), Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc, perc),
      Dave Holland (b), Steve Haas (dr, perc) / 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice display ad Apr 12 p.70; Studio RivBea March 1973 schedule, The RivBea Archive]
      Village Voice display ad has Berger concerts misdated "April 6, 7," same as the previous week's ad.
      —Studio RivBea's March 1973 schedule has the concerts list panel marked "April."

    73.04.14 • Karl Berger and Friends [RBA]

    April 14, 1973, 10:00pm / Studio Rivbea, NYC

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ss), Karl Berger (vbs), Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc, perc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Haas (dr, perc)

    {Cassette #203, RivBea Archival Recordings log; track detailing ...}


    • 73.04.15 (1) - Jam Session / 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice Apr 12 p.70]
    • 73.04.15 (2) - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Ed Hazell; Village Voice Apr 12 p.70]
    • 73.04.16 - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.18 - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]

    73.04.20 • Ed Taylor Jazz Opera Ensemble [AR—64:00]

    April 20, 1973, 10:00pm / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. "Jazz Opera" [64:00]
    Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others...

    {Black Theatre Alliance Newsletter #2 Spring '73, The RivBea Archive; Martin Milgrim 05.02.17; Village Voice display ad Apr 19 p.68}


    • 73.04.21 - Ed Taylor Jazz Opera Ensemble: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Black Theatre Alliance Newsletter #2 Spring '73, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice display ad Apr 19 p.68]
    • 73.04.22 (1) - Jam Session / 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice display ad Apr 19 p.68]
    • 73.04.22 (2) - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.23 - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.25 - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]

    • 73.04.26 Jeanne Faulkner Recital: Faulkner (Soprano), Sam Rivers (p) / 8:00pm, Town Hall, NYC
      [Raymond Ericson "Jeanne Faulkner Glitters in Song" The New York Times Apr 29 p.56;
      Black Theatre Alliance Newsletter #2 Spring '73 + Concert program, The RivBea Archive]
      "She gave the premiere of ‘Three Sung Poems,’ unusual if discursive works by Sam Rivers, who accompanied her,
      and then sang four spirituals. Here she showed that if she didn't want to do opera, she is already a marvelous gospel singer."

    73.04.27 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    April 27, 1973, 10:00pm / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisation [ : ]  (fl section; ss section)
    2. improvisation [ : ]  (p section; ss section)
    3. improvisation [ : ]  (fl section; ts section; ss section)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Jerome Cooper (dr, perc)

    {Andrew Galloway; Anonymous 03.12.13; David Spiwak "Riffs" Village Voice Apr 26 Centerfold + review May 3 pp.51-2}


    73.04.28 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    April 28, 1973, 10:00pm / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Jerome Cooper (dr)

    {Andrew Galloway; David Spiwak "Riffs" Village Voice Apr 26 Centerfold + review May 3 pp.51-2}


    • 73.04.29 (1) - Jam Session / 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice Apr 26 display ad p.46]
    • 73.04.29 (2) - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.04.30 - Sam Rivers' Woodwind Ensemble Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.02 - Sam Rivers' Brass Ensemble Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]


    • 73.05.05 - Elaine Summers Dance & Film Co: no personnel listed, "Music by Carman Moore" may imply similar performance to 73.03.22 /
      3:00pm, 131 Greene St., NYC [Village Voice display ad May 10 p.48]


    • 73.05.05 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Jerome Cooper (dr) / "Boston Jazz Week",
      All-Night Jazz Concert, 8:00pm to 8:00am (May 6th), Old West Church, Boston, MA
      [Boston Globe Apr 29 p.24B + May 8 p.37; Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.05.06 (1) - Jam Session / 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice May 3 pp.65]
    • 73.05.06 (2) - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.06 (3) - An Evening of Black Arts Song—Solomon and Sheba: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone voc, Dir), Robert Donaldson (Tenor),
      Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura), Beverly Mason and Brenda Feliciano (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp),
      and probably the following—Joe Ferguson (reeds), Vishnu Woods (oud, b), Bill Davis (b), Om-be (perc), Karin Burke and Terrin Miles (dance) /
      Harlem Opera Society, 8:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium, NYC Clark Center for the Performing Arts, NYC
      [Black Theatre Alliance Newsletter #2 Spring '73, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.05.07 (1) - Sam Rivers' Woodwind Ensemble Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice May 3 pp.65]
    • 73.05.07 (2) - An Evening of Black Arts Song—Solomon and Sheba: as in 73.05.06 (2) above / Harlem Opera Society,
      8:00pm, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, NYC
      [Black Theatre Alliance Newsletter #2 Spring '73, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.05.09 (1) - Sam Rivers' Brass Ensemble Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice May 3 pp.65]
    • 73.05.09 (2) - Karl Berger / 9:00pm, Studio C, WBAI-FM, NYC [Village Voice May 10 pp.66]
    • 73.05.10 - Karl Berger & Friends: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Berger (vbs), Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc, perc),
      unknown others / 9:00pm, Studio C, WBAI Free Music Store, NYC [Village Voice May 3 pp.13]
      —no personnel listed, but this was Berger's working group at the time.
    • 73.05.13 (1) - Jam Session / 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice May 10 pp.66]
    • 73.05.13 (2) - Sam Rivers' Workshop / 6:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.13 (3) - Karl Berger & "Group": probably Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Berger (vbs), Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc, perc),
      unknown others / 8:00pm, The Kitchen, NYC [Village Voice May 10 pp.120]
      —No personnel listed, but this was Berger's working group at the time and The Kitchen was only a few blocks from Studio RivBea.
        The same listing appeared for a May 20th concert at The Kitchen at 8:00pm, but Rivers had the Orchestral Explorations Workshop
       at 6:30pm on that date.
    • 73.05.14 - Sam Rivers' "14 Woodwind Ensemble" Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.16 - Sam Rivers' Brass Ensemble Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.20 (1) - Jam Session / 3:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Village Voice May 17 pp.70]
    • 73.05.20 (2) - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.21 - Sam Rivers Woodwind Ensemble Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.23 - Sam Rivers' Brass Ensemble Workshop / 6:30pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.05.24 - An Evening of Black Arts Song—Solomon and Sheba: see 73.05.06 (2) above / Harlem Opera Society,
      8:00pm, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, NYC
      [Black Theatre Alliance Newsletter #2 Spring '73, The RivBea Archive]

    • 73.05.26+27 - Margaret Beals' Impulses Company: Sam Rivers (fl), Collin Walcott (sitar), Gwendolyn Watson (ce),
      Beals (dance), Glen Moore (b), Janaki (voc) / 8:00pm, Washington Square Methodist Church, NYC
      [Flyer, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice display ad May 24 p.43] —A paste-up sheet (probably meant to be a display ad) also in the archive has Jack Kulowitch on bass and "May 26th, 27th," but no year indicated.

      Part 1: dancer-instruments; cello-bass; solos with group accents; bass-sax; tabla-all
      Part 2: "Madhonor" unaccompanied dancer; Trios—bass-sitar-winds, voice-cello-dancer;
           Conversation—sitar-bass, voice-cello, dancer-sitar; "Theme in B"—all; bass-all
      *Text for "Madhonor" from the Annunciation Luke ii 19, King James version; "Theme in B" by Colin Walcott.


    • Creative Music Summer Studio—June 1 through 10, 1973

      "An Intensive 10-day Workshop—Seminar—Performance Program for acoustical and electronic improvisation and composition,
      with Karl Berger, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, David Izenzon, Lee Konitz, Gordon Mumma, Sam Rivers, George Russell,
      Frederic Rzewski, members of Musica Elettronica Viva," and others... / Sessions 2:00-9:00pm, Turtle Bay Music School, NYC
      [Village Voice May 31 p.45; Michael Cuscuna Record World Jan 19 '74 p.14; Creative Music Foundation Newsletter, The RivBea Archive]



      12-Week Summer Music Course—June 3 through August 26, 1973

      Sam Rivers—Composition (Traditional and Contemporary): Techniques of Orchestration; New Music and Performance;
      Techniques of Improvisation; Keyboard Harmony & Solo Structure with Historical Background / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice May 17 p.70]

    73.06.00 (1) • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—33:00]

    June, 1973 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisation [33:00]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), probably Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Martin Milgrim 05.02.17}


    • 73.06.00 (2) (between the 1st and 10th) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (reeds), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Creative Music Summer Studio, Ornette Coleman's Artist House, NYC
      "The very first loft jazz gig I attended was at Ornette Coleman's Artist House space in the summer of 1973. Performing that day was
      the Sam Rivers Trio with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on drums. It was about 100 degrees outside and not much better
      inside. I was just getting into jazz and had not heard anything like this before so I was both confused and excited at the same time."
      —Bruce Gallanter [Downtown Music Gallery mailing 11.12.30; Creative Music Foundation Newsletter, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.06.06 and 73.06.07 - Solomon and Sheba: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone voc, Dir), Robert Donaldson (Tenor),
      Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura), Beverly Mason and Brenda Feliciano (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, Comp),
      Joe Ferguson (ts, fl), Vishnu Woods (oud, b), Bill Davis (b), Om-be (perc), Karin Burke and Terrin Miles (dance) /
      Harlem Opera Society, 8:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium, NYC
      [Village Voice clipping Jun 7 Centerfold + Flyer + The New York Times undated review, The RivBea Archive; Village Voice Jun 14 review p.58]
    • 73.06.08 - Karl Berger, Sam Rivers, & Friends: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Berger (vbs), unknown others / 10:00pm, Studio Rivbea, NYC
      [Village Voice Jun 7 p.68; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
    • 73.06.09 - Karl Berger, Sam Rivers, & Friends: as above / 10:00pm, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.06.10 - Sam Rivers Workshop—Techniques of Contemporary Orchestration / 7:00pm, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.06.11 - Sam Rivers Workshop—Composition & Arranging (traditional) / 6:30pm, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.06.13 - Sam Rivers Workshop—Composition for Woodwind Ensemble / 6:30pm, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.06.14 - Sam Rivers Composition for Flute Ensemble / 6:30pm, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.06.23 and 73.06.24 - Solomon and Sheba: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone voc, Dir), Robert Donaldson (Tenor),
      Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura), Beverly Mason and Brenda Feliciano (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, Comp),
      Joe Ferguson (ts, fl), Bill Davis (b), Vishnu Woods (oud), Om-be (perc), Karin Burke and Terrin Miles (dance) /
      Harlem Opera Society, 7:00pm, Clark Center Auditorium, NYC
      [Flyer, The RivBea Archive; Peter G. Davis review, The New York Times Jun 25 p.49; Village Voice Jun 14 review p.58]
      The New York Times had "Ed" Taylor.
      —Flyer named dancers and had Vishnu Woods on oud and bass, and did not list Bill Davis at all.


    Studio RivBea Avant Garde Festival Jazz, 6:00pm to 6:00am, June 29 through July 8, 1973 : : :
    "120 hours of new sounds that really cook... Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Paul Bley, Rashied Ali, Karl Berger,
    Monty Waters, Ken McIntyre, Frank Lowe, and many more... with their own groups and sometimes jamming with each [other]."
    [The Village Voice Jun 28 clipping, The RivBea Archive]


    • 73.06.30 (1) Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble: no personnel listed / "6:00pm to 6:00am", Studio Rivbea, NYC
      [The New York Times Jun 30 p.29]

    73.06.30 (2) • Don Cherry Octet [AR—46:15]

    Shelf no.RGA 0190-0191 (RWD 6582-6583 A) - 2 digital sound cassettes, mono, digital (polyester)
    Recording Laboratory 1995-7, Voice of America Music Library Collection (Library of Congress)

    [Also on this LOC tape—Jam session group 1: Archie Shepp, Ted Dunbar, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Tom Scott, Garnett Brown,
    Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Howard Johnson, Marvin Peterson, Cecil McBee; Jam session group 2: Clark Terry, Gerry Mulligan,
    Bob Brookmeyer, Roland Hanna, Sam Jones, Roy Haynes; Jam session group 3: George Benson, Herbie Mann, David Newman,
    Roy Ayers, Jimmy Owens, Roland Hanna, Sam Jones, Roy Haynes]

    June 30, 1973, 2:30am (so actually July 1st) / "Midnight Jam Sessions," Newport Jazz Festival, Radio City Music Hall, New York City

    "Jam Session group 4"
    1. unknown title [6:27]  (incomplete, cuts in)
    2. unknown title [38:14]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
     "Some bad edits on the mylar tapes; some level fluctuation."

    "When I arrived at Radio City Music Hall for the first midnight jam session of the Newport Festival I found a line five city blocks long.
    It had begun at 7pm. Six thousand capacity, sold out. Okay for jazz!" —Rosetta Reitz, The Village Voice Jul 12

    Don Cherry (tp, doussn'gouni), Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Gato Barbieri (ts), and Robin Kenyatta (as, ss),
    Dave Burrell (p), David Izenzon (b), Ed Blackwell (perc), Milford Graves (dr)

    {CDr "Jam Session group 4" only; Library of Congress Database; Andrew Galloway; The New York Times Jul 2 p.22; The Village Voice Jul 12}


    73.07.00 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    July, 1973 / Studio RivBea Summer Festival, New York City
    —I have this from two sources: dated 73.07.07 by Anonymous, which is unlikely given Rivers was in Europe; Galloway had this as "July, 1973."

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Barry Altschul and Norman Connors (perc)

    {Andrew Galloway; Anonymous 06.01.01}


    73.07.03 • Sam Rivers Orchestral Explorations Ensemble [AR—83:36]

    July 3, 1973 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... unknown titles [45:55]
    2. unknown titles [35:59]
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, Cond), Marty Khan (ts), "and everyone else" (ensemble of brass and reeds)

    {WKCR Archive; Very various very anonymous sources, who wish to remain so, 02.07.02 + 03.12.13; Marty Khan 11.30.11 + 12.07.17}


    • 73.07.04 (1) - Jazz Jamboree: Count Basie, Darius & Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, Cozy Cole, Eddie Lockjaw Davis,
      Roy Eldridge Quintet, Ray Nance, Anita O'Day, Sam Rivers, Sun Ra, Sarah Vaughan, Reggie Workman, Tiny Grimes,
      John Mayall, Archie Shepp, James Spaulding, Billy Taylor, many others... /
      Newport Jazz Festival, 1:00pm, Louis Armstrong Stadium, NYC
      [Billboard Jun 23 p.44; Cash Box Jun 30 p.41; Enormous poster-schedule, The RivBea Archive]
      "The city of New York is changing the name of the Singer Bowl, to Louis Armstrong Stadium."
    • 73.07.04 (2) - Sam Rivers Harlem Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Cond), "everyone else" (brass and reeds) /
      New York Musician's Five Borough Jazz Festival, 6:00 & 11:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Jul 5 p.41; WKCR Archive; Anonymous sources 02.07.02 + 03.12.13; Marty Khan 12.07.17]
      —Performance of two compositions, around 45 minutes each.

    73.07.05 (1) • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    Shelf no.RGA 0217 (RWD 6608 A2) - 1 digital sound cassette, mono, digital (polyester)
    Genre(s) Live sound recordings—Jazz, Recording Laboratory 1995-7, Voice of America Music Library Collection
    —Tape also has tracks by Art Ensemble of Chicago; Archie Shepp was also on the bill.

    July 5, 1973, 1:00pm / Newport Jazz Festival, Wollman Amphitheater, New York City

    1. unidentified works [ : ]
    —"some distortion on the acoustic"

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Richard Davis (b), Norman Connors (dr)
    "Performed by Sam Art Rivers Trio" (sic)

    {Library of Congress Database; Anonymous 03.12.13; Billboard Jun 23 p.44; The New York Times Jul 5 p.23 + Jul 8 p.37}


    • 73.07.05 (2) - Jazz Opera Ensemble: Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), three unknown (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      7:00pm, Apollo Theater, NYC [The New York Times Jul 5 p.23 + Jul 7 p.10]

    • 1973:

      The notoriety Sam gained with the Cecil Taylor group caught the eye of Impulse and we recently signed him to a recording contract.
      Sam's first album for Impulse was recorded live at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival held in Montreux, Switzerland. Sam, who currently
      works in a trio format, was backed up by two excellent musicians—Cecil McBee on bass and Norman Connors on drums.
      ["1973, ABC/Dunhill Records BIO," at www.jazzdiscography.com]
      ———

    73.07.06 (1) • Sam Rivers: Streams

    1973: Impulse! AS-9251 (LP); ABC Impulse!/Toshiba IMP-88143 (LP) Jpn;
        A 8027-9251 (8Trk!);
    1989: Impulse!/MCA Records MCA-39120 (LP); MCAD-39120 (CD);
    1997: MVCZ-123 (CD, Ltd Edition) Jpn;
        — Series ("Impulse Vista Collection");
    2015: RivBea Music RB52388 (digital download)
    • (V/A) Impulsively
      1973: Impulse! AS 9266-2 (2-LP);
          ABC Records/Impulse! IMP-1973 (2-LP, Quad)
    • (V/A) The Saxophone
      1973: Impulse! ASH-9253-3 (3-LP)
    • Sam Rivers at Montreux [BR]
      —Televisione Svizzera Broadcast "Jazz Club" 22:35hr Oct 15 1974
    • Sam Rivers: The Live Trio Sessions
      1978: IMP IA-9352/2 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII);
          AIMPL 25043 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII) It
          —2nd Session [See also 72.10.27; 73.08.03; 73.11.10]
    • (V/A) Fire Into Music—The Best of MCA/Impulse!
      1989: MCA2-8032 (2-LP); MCAD 8032 (CD); MCAC2-8032 (CS)

    July 6, 1973 / Montreux Jazz Festival, Congrès Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland

    LP tracking:
    A. Streams [24:35]
     Spoken introduction—1:18
     Tenor saxophone section–18:42
     Beginning of flute section–4:41
    B. Streams [25:21]
     Conclusion of flute section–8:32
     Piano section–7:31
     Soprano saxophone section–9:18
     Encore [3:06]
    CD tracking:
     Streams
    1. Spoken introduction [1:18]
    2. Tenor saxophone section, Beginning of flute section [23:12]
    3. Conclusion of flute section, Piano section, Soprano saxophone section [25:14]
    Impulsively contains excerpts of "Streams, Tenor Sax Section" [3:14]
     and "Streams, Flute Section" [3:48].
    Fire Into Music contains the "Soprano sax section" [9:21].
    The Live Trio Sessions and The Saxophone have "Encore" [3:06]

    "The entire piece Streams, which is a continuous performance, was separated
    into sections to fit an LP, and divided for titling purposes for LP labeling."
    —Impulse! session producer Ed Michel

    —Also noted on this date in The New York Times Jul 6 p.10:
     "Today's events in the New York Musicians Five Borough Jazz Festival: 3 P.M.,"
     (at Artist House) name participants Roy Haynes, Cecil McBee, Don Cherry,
     Marion Brown, Ken McIntyre, Juni Booth, Roger Blank, Sam Rivers... However,
     blow-by-blow festival reviews by George Robinson (with Irv Schenkler of WKCR)
     in the New York Columbia Spectator (Jul 12 pp.6-7) indicate Rivers was not present.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Original release LP cover
    Japanese release MVCZ-123 (1997)
    Fire Into Music compilation 2-LP cover (1989)

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,4, ss-3, fl-2,3, p-3, Comp),
    Cecil McBee (b), Norman Connors (dr, gongs)




    {A 8027-9251; MCAD-39120; AS 9266-2; ASH 9253-3; IA-9352/2; MCA2-8032; Producer Ed Michel; Musica Jazz Oct 1973 pp.11-18;
    Giuseppe Dalla Bona, on-line index; www.montreuxsounds.com/result2006.php?year=1973; La Stampa Oct 15, 1974 p.6; www.archiviolastampa.it}


    73.07.07 • Sam Rivers Ensemble [AR—50:00]

    July 7, 1973, 9:30pm & 2:00am (the 8th) / Studio RivBea, New York City
    —Followed by a late jam session that included a Dewey Redman Group and The Revolutionary Ensemble. —RL

    1. improvisation [50:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), unknown (g), unknown (b), unknown (dr)

    {Village Voice Jul 5 p.41; The New York Times Jul 7 p.10; Jan Ström 11.01.11}


    • 73.07.08 - Jazz Opera Ensemble: Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), three unknown (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      6:00 & 11:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Village Voice Jul 5 p.41; The New York Times Jul 8 p.37 ; Ed Hazell 14.06.21]
      "The Jazz Opera Ensemble was an offshoot of The Harlem Opera Society." —The New York Times

    73.08.03 • Sam Rivers: Hues

    1975: ABC/Impulse! ASD-9302 (LP, Quad) [+ White-label Stereo Promo];
        8027-9302 H (8Trk!); Impulse! IMP8007 (LP) UK; YQ-8505-AI (LP) Jpn
        —4th Session [See also 71.02.13; 71.02.14; 72.10.27; 73.11.10]
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—53:13]
    • (V/A) No Energy Crisis
      1974: ABC Records/Impulse! AS-9267/2 (2-LP)
    • Sam Rivers: The Live Trio Sessions
      1978: IMP IA-9352/2 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII);
          AIMPL 25043 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII) It
          —3rd Session [See also 72.10.27; 73.07.06; 73.11.10]
    • Sam Rivers: Trio Live
      1998: Impulse! IMPD-268 (CD, "The New Thing" Series);
          IMP 12682 (CD, "Impulse! Master Sessions") Eur
          —1st Session [See also 73.11.10]
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology
      2015: RivBea Music RB59813 (digital download)
         —4th Session: [See also 61.12.14; 67.03.17; 71.02.13; 73.11.10;
                     74.03.04; 75.12.09; 78.08.08; 79.12.04+05; 92.01.12]

    August 3, 1973 / Molde Jazz Festival, Molde Kino, Molde, Norway

    Hues:
    1. Suite for Molde, Part One [8:06]
     a. Onyx (The Soprano Saxophone Section)
     b. Topaz (The Flute Section)
    2. Suite for Molde, Part Two (The Tenor Saxophone Section) [11:27]
    Hues has track 1 split as a. Onyx (4:04), and b. Topaz (4:02).
    Trio Live and Samthology have track 1.
    No Energy Crisis has track 2 and gives the date incorrectly as March 8, 1973.

    RivBea Archive / Reels 48, 49
     announcement [1:04]
    1. improvisation [51:26]
     (ts section–17:44)
     (fl-voc section–15:50)
     (p section–8:59)
     (ss section–8:54)
     announcement [0:43]
    Two Scotch 206 10" Reels marked 48 and 49 in pen. On back of box 49 is written
    "Sam Rivers Molde Festival Recorded In Molde Finland (sic) MASTER/DOLBIED
    REEL 1 OF 2 'Suite For Molde 73' part one-tenor, fl." Below is written "info copied
    from original reel" and next to this note is "Molde-Jestivalgn Koncert Molde Kino
    3-8-73 (sic) Sam Rivers Trio Molde Kino (Sam Rivers, Barry Altschul, Arild
    Andersen)." At very bottom is "STEREO/15 ips/1/2 TRK/ DOLBIED." Reel Box
    marked 48 has same info only "2 of 2" and "Part 2." Edited the two reels together
    to form one continuous performance. This is the entire performance.
    —Joe Washek, June 2008






    Images, top to bottom:
    Trio Live CD cover (1998)
    No Energy Crisis 2-LP cover (1974)
    Sam Rivers Trio at Molde Jazz Festival
    —Photo courtesy Arild Andersen.

    Sam Rivers (ss-1, fl-1, ts-2, p, Comp),
    Arild Andersen (b), Barry Altschul (dr, perc)

    Molde Archive lists another session after this Rivers Trio date:
    "Show, Poetry, Jazz:" Sam Rivers (ts), Geirr Lystrup (g, voc),
    Knut Ødegaard, Arild Nyquist, Bjørg Vik,
    and Georg Johansen (poetry), Willie Mabon (p, voc),
    Arild Andersen (b), Barry Altschul (dr)
    "We never played with that band at the festival."
    —Arild Anderson

    {Impulse! ASD-9302; IMP IA 9352/2; IMP AS-9267/2; IMPD-268; Samthology; RivBea CDr, Reels 48/49;
    Producer Ed Michel; Arild Anderson 11.12.27; www.moldejazz.no/hoved/historie/list_musikere.php3}


    73.08.16 • Sam Rivers [BR]

    August 16, 1973, 9:00pm / Cafe AuGoGo, New York City
    Live Broadcast Teleprompter Manhattan Channel 10, "Inside Music," hosted by Ed Simon

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), unknown others

    {The New York Times Aug 16 p.71}


    • 73.08.00 (later in August) - Jazz Workshops "...several nights per week." / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [New York Magazine Aug 27 p.49]
    • 73.08.27 - StreetStage: The Afro-American Singing Theater's Jazz Opera Ensemble, Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), others... /
      Harlem Opera Society, 8:00pm, West End Avenue between 106th and 107th Street, NYC [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.08.28 - StreetStage: as above / Action for Progress, 8:00pm, Eldridge Street between Stanton & Houston, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.08.29 - StreetStage / Friends of 137th Street, 8:00pm, 137th Street between Seventh and Lenox Avenue, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.08.30 - StreetStage / Neighborhood Action Program, 8:00pm, Highbridge Park, 173rd Street & Amsterdam Avenue, NYC [ibid]
      "At entrance to pool."
    • 73.08.31 (1) - StreetStage / Ujuma Circle, 8:00pm, 157th Street between Amsterdam & St. Nicholas Avenue, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.08.31 2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      "With slides and films by Richard Otto." [Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 14.06.21]
    • 73.09.00 (1) - "September Jams" / Studio RivBea, NYC [New York Magazine Aug 27 p.49]
    • 73.09.01 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      Studio RivBea, NYC [Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 14.06.21]
    • 73.09.02 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.03 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.05 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.09 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.10 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.12 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.13 - Sam Rivers' Brass Ensemble Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.16 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.17 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.18 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.19 - Sam Rivers' Brass Ensemble Workshop / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 73.09.22 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Cecil McBee (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      8:00pm, Purple Moon, Crampton Auditorium, Howard University, Washington DC
      [Concert poster, www.rhourtney-collector.com; The Star-News Sep 24 newspaper clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 73.09.23 (1) - Elaine Summers' Dance and Film Company: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Carman Moore (tape, Comp), unknown (harp), unknown (synth),
      unknown (African xylophone), probably Wilsom Moorman and Omar Clay (perc), Summers (dance, Chor), Alexandra Ogsbury, Marilyn Wood,
      Yoland Roeberts, Tedrian Chizik, Tony Nunziata, Robert Escamilla, and 5 unnamed others (dance),
      + films by Summers, Phil Niblock, Albert Rossi, and Chizik / Gardens, Museum of Modern Art, NYC
      [The Village Voice Sep 20 p.38 + Sep 27 p.35 + "Music for a Garden Dance" p.37]
    • 73.00.00 - Seminar, moderated by Carman Moore, with Sam Rivers, Leonard Goine, Jimmy Owens, Mtume, and Edward Boatner /
      A dialogue on Black Music, "Black Music: Its Uses and Misuse" / Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC [Jet Magazine Dec 27, 1973 p.92]

    • 73.10.14 - Sam Rivers: (no personnel) / Broadcast on Teleprompter Manhattan Channel 10, "Inside Music," Ed Simon host
      [The New York Times Oct 14 p.148]
      —No info on whether this was a live broadcast or a previously taped performance.
    • 73.10.14 through 73.10.18 - Sam Rivers Workshop, Studio RivBea, NYC [Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 14.06.21]

    73.10.19 • Karl Berger and Friends [AR]

    October 19, 1973 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    "I had the privilege of working with [Rivers] from late 1973 through 1976. I was the Creative Music Studio bass player, an understudy
    of Dave Holland, and traveled throughout the continent with Karl Berger. I am credited in the Peace Church listing that follows in 1974.
    I am the unknown bass player in [this] listing." —Tom Schmidt

    Sam Rivers (reeds), Karl Berger (vb), Tom Schmidt (b), Barry Altschul and Jerome Cooper (perc)

    {Andrew Galloway; Tom Schmidt 05.04.20; Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 14.06.21}


    • 73.10.21 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc, Comp), Cecil McBee (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      "Impulse! Jazz on Tour", 8:00pm, Carnegie Hall, NYC [The Journal News Oct 14 p.47; Tour itinerary, The RivBea Archive]

    • —Tour itinerary ("Tentative Schedule") also has 73.10.26 at the Ford Theatre, Detroit, MI.

    73.11.01 • Karl Berger & the Creative Music Studio, Music Universe [BR—40:24]

    November 1, 1973 / Jazztage 1973, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
    —Broadcast Der SÜdwestfunk (SWF)

    1. Suite: Berlin—We Are You (K. Berger) [28:36]
     I - We Are You—2:26
     II - Now Is—6:54
     III - Time Is Going On—10:48
     IV - We Are You—2:07
     V - Going Out—6:45
     VI - The End—0:43
    2. unknown title (encore) [3:39]
    3. improvisation [0:54]  (Berger piano solo)
    —"Suite" is a continuous performance; broadcast begins with an announcement by Ronnie Scott,
      and has a Scott/Berger announcement before the final piano solo.
    —"‘The End’ is just a restatement of the ‘We Are You’ theme." —Peter Losin

    —An incomplete version [23:10] of this set has also been broadcast: "Now Is" cuts off 1:20 before its end and cuts into the last ten seconds
     of "Time Is Going On," and the pianos solo encore is eliminated altogether, and has different announcements by Achim Hegben.
    —Hebgen splits the first part of the medley into ‘You’ and ‘We Are."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Carlos Ward (as, fl), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Peter Kowald (tu), Karl Berger (p, vb, balafon, Comp),
    Frederick Rzewski (p, el-p), Dave Holland (b), Makaya Ntshoko, Bob Moses, and Klaus Hagl (dr, perc)

    {Digital files, track detailing RL 19.05.05; Musica Jazz Dec 1973 p.26, on-line index; Peter Losin 19.05.04, www.plosin.com}


    • 73.11.08 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc, Comp), Cecil McBee (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / "Impulse! Jazz on Tour", Providence, RI
      [Boston Globe Nov 2, 1973 p.22]
    • 73.11.09 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / "Impulse! Jazz on Tour", 8:30pm, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
      [Billboard Nov 10, 1973 p.80; Boston Globe display ad October 21 p.A46]

    73.11.10 • Sam Rivers: Hues

    1975: ABC/Impulse! ASD-9302 (LP, Quad) [+ White-label Stereo Promo];
        8027-9302 H (8Trk!); Impulse! IMP8007 (LP) UK; YQ-8505-AI (LP) Jpn
        —5th Session [See also 71.02.13; 71.02.14; 72.10.27; 73.08.03]
    • (V/A) Impulse! Artists on Tour
      1974: Impulse! AS-9264 (LP, Quad);
          Impulse!/ABC/EMI Italiano 3C 064-96332 (LP) It
    • (V/A) The Drums
      1974: Impulse! ASH-9272-3 (3-LP Box)
          [+ Promo pressing, White label, 4-page booklet, LPs in company sleeves.]
    • Sam Rivers: The Live Trio Sessions
      1978: IMP IA-9352/2 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII);
          AIMPL 25043 (2-LP, The Dedication Series—Vol.XII) It
          —4th Session [See also 72.10.27; 73.07.06; 73.08.03]
    • Sam Rivers: Trio Live
      1998: Impulse! IMPD-268 (CD, "The New Thing" Series);
          IMP 12682 (CD, "Impulse! Master Sessions") Eur
          —2nd Session [See also 72.10.27]
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology
      2015: RivBea Music RB59813 (digital download)
         —5th Session: [See also 61.12.14; 67.03.17; 71.02.13; 73.08.03;
                     74.03.04; 75.12.09; 78.08.08; 79.12.04+05; 92.01.12]

    November 10, 1973 / Battell Chapel, Yale University, New Haven, CT

    1. Hues Of Melanin—Part One (The Soprano Saxophone Section) [15:30]
    2. Hues Of Melanin—Part Two (The Flute and Vocal Section) [18:47]
    3. Hues Of Melanin—Part Three (Ivory Black: The Piano Section) [4:13]
    4. Hues Of Melanin—Part Four (Violet: The Tenor Saxophone Section) [5:48]
    Impulse! Artists on Tour has track 1.
    The Drums has track 2.
    Samthology has track 4.
    Hues has tracks 3 and 4 as "Ivory Black" and "Violet".
    Trio Live has all tracks, with 1 and 2 combined as one track [34:08].

    Images:
    Artists on Tour LP cover (1974)
    The Drums LP cover (1974)

    Sam Rivers (ts-4, ss-1, fl and voc-2, p-3, Comp),
    Cecil McBee (b), Barry Altschul (dr)
    Trio Live inexplicably also lists Lewis Worrell on bass.


    {Impulse! ASD-9302; AS-9264; IA-9352/2; IMPD-268; ASH-9272-3; Samthology; Producer Ed Michel}


    • 73.11.11 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc, Comp),
      Cecil McBee (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / "Impulse! Jazz on Tour,"
      7:30pm, Amherst College Alumni Gymnasium,
      Amherst College, Amherst, MA
      [Greenfield Recorder Nov 7 p.15]

    • 73.11.16 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above /
      "Impulse! Jazz on Tour", 8:30pm, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
      [Billboard Nov 10 p.80]

    • 73.11.18 (1) - Sam Rivers Trio /
      "The Center for New Music presents",
      3:00 and 5:00pm, Gallery Space, New York Cultural Center, NYC
      [The New York Times Nov 10 p.19]

    • 73.11.18 (2) - The Afro-American Singing Theatre: Ed Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), unknown others /
      8:00pm, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY [Village Voice Nov 1 p.66]

    73.11.00 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    November, 1973 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), Wayne Dockery (b), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    73.12.01 • Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo [BR—82:00]

    December 1, 1973 / WBAI Free Music Store, Studio C, BAI Church, New York City
    —WBAI-FM Live Radio Broadcast "From Studio RivBea... Sam Rivers and guest artists."

    1... unknown titles [82:00]
    Ström notes a recording dated Friday 73.11.30 ("2 Sets"), same place and line-up, but concerts were only being held
    on Thursdays and Saturdays, with the Saturday sessions broadcast live on WBAI-FM. —RL

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Barry Altschul (dr, perc, voc)

    {Anonymous; Jan Ström 11.01.11; Pacifica Radio Archives WBAI Folio December 1973 p.5+12}


    • 73.12.06 - Sam Rivers (no personnel info) / Studio RivBea, NYC [Jemeel Moondoc Interview, CODA Aug 1980 #174 p.7]
      "Ensemble Muntu made our first appearance at Studio RivBea opposite Sam Rivers in December 1973." —Jemeel Moondoc
    • 73.12.12 - The New York State Council on the Arts Grants Announcement Program: Elliot Carter, Sam Rivers, others... /
      Carnegie Hall, NYC [Daily News Dec 13 p.116]
      "Other recipients are... Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Elliot Carter of Waccabue ($10,000 from the Speculum Musicae to create mixed
      instrument chamber ensemble composition) and Sam Rivers, jazz and jazz opera composer, tenor saxophonist, founder-director of the Harlem
      Ensemble and director of Studio RivBea ($8,500) for an extended jazz composition for a 35-piece ensemble) were among those honored.
      Both were among those on hand..."
    • 73.12.13 - Sam Rivers Interview / "The Listening Room," 10:06am to 12:00noon, WQXR-FM Studios, NYC
      Guests: Conductor Richard Westenberg, Composers Charles Wuorinen and Sam Rivers, and Arthur Bloom (Director of NY state's
      Council on the Arts music program). [The New York Times Dec 13 p.95]

    • 73.12.14 - Sam Rivers: (no personnel) / Broadcast on Teleprompter Manhattan Channel 10, 8:30pm, "Inside Music," Ed Simon host
      [The New York Times December 14 p.95] —No info on whether this was a live broadcast or a previously taped performance. —RL
    • 73.12.21 through 73.12.23 - Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Altschul (perc) /
      Studio RivBea, NYC [Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 14.06.21]


    • Creative Music Studio Winter Term—December, 1973 through January, 1974

      "Vibist Karl Berger has succeeded in establishing the Creative Music Foundation, a project that has been in the works for several years now.
      It is based in New York City and Woodstock, NY. In New York City at the Turtle Bay Music School... the foundation is finishing up its first term...
      The instructors include Berger, Lee Konitz, Sam Rivers, Barry Altschul, Gordon Mumma..." and others...
      [Michael Cuscuna Record World Jan 19 '74 p.14]


    73.12.24 • Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo [RBA—58:40]

    December 24, 1973 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    RivBea Archive Cassette #144
    1. improvisation [58:40]  (incomplete, split track at 27:58, fades out)
     (ts section–27:02, fades out; ss section–2:18, fades out and back in; fl section–28:24, fades out)
    "Tape is labeled as ‘1973 december 24: sam rivers/altshul 24 dec 73 xmas eve.’
    Only one channel... On 60-min TDK. Soundboard or FM." —Jason Hook

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {CDr of RivBea Archival Cassette #144; Jason Hook 08.03.28}


    • 73.12.25 and 73.12.26 - Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Altschul (perc) /
      Studio RivBea, NYC [Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 14.06.21]

    73.12.27 • Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo [BR]

    December 27, 1973 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {Andrew Galloway}


      "Then after the Molde festival I went back to New York just before Christmas and from then I was the bass player in Sam's trio,
      'til I went back to Norway mid-March '74... Played at Studio Rivbea the winter of '74 with Sam. Barry brought me into the trio since
      I had worked with him and Paul Bley at some occasion."" —Arild Andersen 11.12.27, 11.12.29

      —A The Village Voice ad has Holland in the trio for this weekend, but he was not present. —RL
    • 73.12.28 through 73.12.31 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (reeds), Arild Andersen (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Studio RivBea, NYC [Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 14.06.21; Arild Andersen 11.12.29]
      "We played a lot of weekends, including New Year's Eve '73 at Rivbea Studio. Sam came over to pick me up with the bass at 18th Street West,
      where I lived, on weekdays so we could just play for an hour or so with Barry. I do not know if any of this was recorded." —Arild Andersen

    1974 : : :


      "I played with Sam his first two visits to Keystone Korner in San Francisco in 1974 and 1975. It was a trio both times
      with myself on double-bass and Eddie Marshall on drums." —Chris Amberger 08.01.29

    • 74.01.00 (1) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (reeds), Chris Amberger (b), Eddie Marshall (dr) / Keystone Korner, San Francisco
      [Chris Amberger 08.03.17]
      "On one night at Keystone a drummer named Augustus Collins played. The weather that day was cold and possibly precipitation
      in the air or fog in San Francisco. I wore a brown leather dahshiki and Sam did too, and Eddie had a tee on. It was a hot, hot set
      that people to this day come up to me and talk about..." —Chris Amberger
    • 74.01.00 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (reeds), Chris Amberger (b), Eddie Marshall (dr) / The University Theatre, Palo Alto, CA [ibid]
      "We also played in Palo Alto ... the next week. The gig got great reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle by Thomas Albright
      (Wednesday, January 29th) and in the San Francisco Examiner by Phil Elwood (Tuesday, January 28th)." —Chris Amberger
    • 74.01.30 - Karl Berger & the Creative Music Studio Music Universe Orchestra: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dewey Redman (ts, as),
      Carlos Ward (as, fl), Roswell Rudd and Garrett List (tb), Howard Johnson (tu), Frederick Rzewski (p, el-p), Karl Berger (p, vb, balafon),
      Dave Holland (b), Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso aka Ingrid Berger (perc, voc), Steve Haas (perc), Bob Moses (dr) /
      WBAI Free Music Store, Studio C, BAI Church, NYC [Pacifica Radio Archives WBAI Folio January '74 Free Music Store Schedule p.5]

    74.02.00 • Jeanne Lee: Conspiracy

    1975: Earthforms Records 1 / Seeds 5 (LP);
    2014: Private release (CDr) Eur

    February, 1974 / Sound Ideas Studio, New York City

    1. Sundance (Lee/Hazelton) [4:37]
    2. Jamaica (Lee/Gregg) [6:10]
    3. Subway Couple (Lee/Gregg/Hampel/McCall/Rivers) [2:51]
    4. Your Ballad (Hampel) [6:40]
    5. Conspiracy (Lee/Gregg/Hampel/McCall/Rivers) [11:55]
    Sam Rivers (ss-1,2,4, ts-3, fl-2,5),
    Gunter Hampel (fl-1, bcl-2,4,5, acl-2, p-3, vb-5),
    Perry Robinson and Allan Praskin (cl-4),
    Mark Whitecage (acl-4),
    Marty Cook (tb-4),
    Jeanne Lee (voc),
    Jack Gregg (b),
    Steve McCall (dr)

    {Earthforms Records 1 / Seeds 5}


    • 74.02.17 - Sam Rivers Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others... /
      The New York Jazz Repertory Company Concert Series, 3:00pm, Carnegie Hall, NYC
      [John S. Wilsom "If the Symphonies Can Do It, So Can Jazz" The New York Times Jan 20 p.15]
      "Sam Rivers, who will conduct and play in his own composition, ‘Shades,’ on February 17. Rivers Is a highly developed
      musician but he hasn't been exposed properly to the general public in the context of a large ensemble."

    • 74.03.00 through 74.05.00 - The Music Universe Orchestra: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc)—who did not make all of these dates,
      Lee Konitz (as), Dan Carter (as, tp), Ilene Marder (fl), Garrett List (tb), Frederic Rzewski, Richard Teitelbaum, and Tom Schmidt (keys),
      Karl Berger (p, vb), Larry Chernicoff (vb, perc), Jonathan Kline (vn), Gregory Reeve (va), Dave Holland and David Izenson (b),
      Ingrid Berger aka Ing Rid aka Ingrid Sertso (voc, perc), Steve Haas (perc), Bob Moses (dr) /
      Peace Church, Washington Square, NYC
      [Robert E. Sweet Music Universe, Music Mind p.51]
      "The Peace Church Concert series was another memorable New York highlight of 1974. The Music Universe Orchestra... performed
      ten concerts in a New York City church in March, April, and May. A live, double album resulted [see below], as did a good deal of publicity."
      —Robert E. Sweet

      Rivers is not on the 2-LP The Music Universe Orchestra: The Peace Church Concerts (Creative Music Communication CMC 1, 1974)
      There are citations that mistakenly include him in the personnel list for this release. —RL
      [Music Universe, Music Mind, Revisiting the Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York, by Robert E. Sweet, p.51]

    74.03.02 • Sam Rivers Ensemble [AR]

    March 2, 1974 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. unknown title [ : ]
    2. unknown title [ : ]
    3. unknown title [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), unknown others

    {Martin Milgrim 05.02.17}


    74.03.04 • Sam Rivers: Crystals

    1974: ABC/Impulse! ASD-9286 (LP) [+ White label Promo pressing];
        8027-9286 H (8Trk!); IMJ-80014 (LP) Jpn;
    1975: 3C 064-96430 (LP) It;
    1979: ABC Records RB 202 (LP, Record Bazaar Series) It;
    2002: Verve/Impulse! 314 589 760-2 (CD, LP Reproduction Series w/ OBI) [+ UK & Eur]
    • Del! The Funky Homosapien: No Need For Alarm
      1993: Elektra 61529-1 (2-LP, multiple sleeve and label variations);
          61592-2 (CD) [+ BMG Club]; CD 61529 (CD) Can;
          7559-61592-2 (CD) Ger; 7559615292 (CD) Aus; 61529-4 (CS);
          PRCS-8889 (CS, 5-track Ltd Edition Promo Sampler);
          7559-61529-4 (CS) UK;
          WEA Records, no release# (CS, Tape-to-Tape Promo) UK;
      unknown: No label, STEREO E93 (2-LP, Unofficial)
    • Del! The Funky Homosapien: Wrongplace/Don't Forget
      1993: ED 5678 (12" Single, White label Promo); 4-66241 (CS, maxi-single);
      1994: 0-66241 (12" Single)
    • (V/A) Respekt!
      2004: Universal Jazz Germany 06024 9817717 (CD) Ger
    • (V/A) Living on Impulse!
      2012: Universal Music Belgium/Impulse! 533957 (3-CD) Bel
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology
      2015: RivBea Music RB59813 (digital download)
         —6th Session: [See also 61.12.14; 67.03.17; 71.02.13; 73.08.03;
                     73.11.10; 75.12.09; 78.08.08; 79.12.04+05; 92.01.12]

    March 4, 1974 / Generation Sound Studios, New York City

    1. Exultation [8:25]
    2. Tranquility [8:58]
    3. Postlude [2:31]
    4. Bursts [6:51]
    5. Orb [9:36]
    6. Earth Song [4:09]
    Living on Impulse! has track 2.
    No Need For Alarm and Wrongplace/Don't Forget have track 2
     sampled in "Don't Forget."
    Respekt! has track 3.
    Samthology has tracks 4 and 6.

    "These days, for this kind of music you have to go in the studio and you have to do it
    in one day... Crystals was done in like... five or six hours." —Sam Rivers

    Images, top to bottom:
    Crystals Verve/Impulse! 2002 release (CD, LP Reproduction Series w/ OBI).
    Crystals Italian release LP cover, Record Bazaar Series.
    Belgian relese Living on Impulse!, compilation 3-CD set.
    Wrongplace/Don't Forget 12" Single label (1994).

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, perc, Comp, Arr, Cond),
    Roland Alexander (ts, ss, fl, African flute, perc),
    Paul Jeffrey (ts, fl, bassett horn, perc),
    Fred Kelly (as, ss, fl, bar, pic, perc),
    Joe Ferguson (as, ss, fl, perc),
    Ted Daniel, Richard Williams, and Sinclair Acey (tp, flg, perc),
    Charles Stephens and Charles Majeed Greenlee (tb, perc),
    Joe Daley (tu/eu, perc), Gregory Maker (b, elb, perc),
    Harold Smith (perc), Warren Smith (dr, perc)

    Joe Daley appears with Rivers for the first time in the recording session above.
     He is credited in a multitude of sessions in this document with playing
     either/and/or tuba, euphonium, and baritone horn:
     "I used tuba and euphonium only, but many confuse the euphonium with the baritone
     horn... They look exactly the same, but the baritone is cylindrical bore and the
     euphonium is a comical [sic] bore like the tuba and French horn... To add spice
     to the story, occasionally I would play a double-bell baritone horn..."
     —Joe Daley 18.02.13

    For our purposes going forward, and to avoid confusion and admit to my uncertainty
    on particular sessions, Daley is credited with an either/or tuba/euphonium (tu/eu).
    —RL

    {ASD-9286; Verve 314 589 760-2; Samthology}








    74.03.27 • The Music Universe Orchestra [AR]

    March 27, 1974 / Washington Square Church, New York City

    1. Music of the Spirit [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Carlos Ward and Lee Konitz (as), Garrett List (tb), Frederic Rzewski (p),
    Karl Berger (vb), Gregory Reeve (va, per), Dave Holland (b), Bob Moses (dr)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01; Robert E. Sweet, Music Universe, Music Mind p.51}


    • 74.04.07 - Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Edmonton Jazz Society, Old Timers' Cabin, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada [Edmonton Journal Apr 4 p.28 + Apr 8 p.9]
      "Two musicians of a trio booked into the Old Timers' Cabin, showed up late... Fans missed out on hearing and seeing bassist Dave Holland,
      detained in Philadelphia. But EJS president Marc Vasey assured Sunday's audience all three would be on deck [Monday the 8th]."
      —Wyman Collins in the Edmonton Journal Apr 8 review.
    • 74.04.08 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Edmonton Jazz Society, Old Timers' Cabin, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada [ibid]
      —Archive at www.yardbirdsuite.com adds the 9th, but none of the newspaper items mention it.
    • 74.04.10 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, as, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:30pm, MacEwan Hall Ballroom, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
      [Calgary Herald Mar 30 p.75 + Eugene Chadbourne ("Staff Writer") review, Apr 11 p.70, The RivBea Archive]
    • 74.04.14 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 7:30pm, Newcombe Auditorium, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
      [The C.C. Free Press Apr 12 p.5]

    74.05.15 • John Lee Hooker: Free Beer and Chicken

    1974: ABC Records ABCD-838 (LP, Quad, Santa Maria pressing); ABCD-838 (LP) [+ Aus]; ABCD-838 (LP, Promo);
        ABCD-838 (LP, Quad, Pitman pressing); ABCL 5059 (LP) UK; 2C06495970 (LP) Fr; SPBA 3080 (LP) Aus;
        TC-ABCL 5059 (CS) UK;
    1976: ABC LP-0062 (LP) Sp [Title "Cerveza y Pollo Gratis"];
    1991: BGO Records BGOCD123 (CD, Reissue) UK [+ BGO CD 123];
    1992: BGO BGOLP123 (LP) UK;
    2011: ABC Records ABCD-838 (LP)

    May 15, 1974 / Village Recorder, Los Angeles, CA

    1. Five Long Years (Trad arr. Hooker) [5:59]
    "I'd left a hole for a solo in this while I was mixing at Westlake Audio [in LA]. I was crossing hours with Stevie Wonder, who was working
    with some pals of mine; he agreed to put on a harmonica solo, but it never happened. Sam was in town, so I used him—I had planned a tenor solo,
    but he wanted flute, and that's what happened." —Session producer Ed Michel.

    John Lee Hooker (g, voc), Joe Cocker (voc, tamb), Sam Rivers (fl overdub), Clifford Coulter (p, elb), Jim Kahr and Wa-Wa Watson (g), Ron Beck (dr)

    {BGOCD123; Ed Michel}



    74.06.00 • Dick Griffin: The Eighth Wonder

    1974: Strata East SES-19747 (LP); JC-7508 (LP) Jpn;
    1980: Sugar Hill Records SH 261 (LP)
    • Dick Griffin: The Eighth Wonder & More
      1994: Konnex KCD 5059 (CD) Ger
    • (V/A) Strata-2-East
      1997: Universal Sound US LP6 (2-LP); US CD6 (CD)
    Early Summer, 1974 / Sound Ideals Studio, New York City
    1. Eighth Wonder [6:02]
    2. It Could Be [6:52]
    3. Girl, I Really Love You So [6:45]
    4. Jakubu's Dance [4:07]
    5. Flying Back Home [8:21]
    6. Come Be With Me [9:32]
    Strata-2-East has track 4.

    Dick Griffin (tb, Comp), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ron Burton (p), Cecil McBee (b),
    Warren Smith (vb, perc), Leopoldo F. Fleming (conga, bells, perc), Freddie Waits (dr)

    {KCD 5059; US LP6; Dick Griffin}



    • 74.06.05 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (perc) /
      Creative Music Summer Studio Festival, 10:00pm, Artists House, NYC [The New York Times Jun 2]

    74.06.09 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    June 9, 1974 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {Andrew Galloway}


    • 74.06.14 through 76.04.16 - The Jazz-Op Ensemble: Emory "Ed" Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Robert "Bob" Donaldson (Tenor),
      Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura), Beverly Mason, Lydia Payne, and Lillie Andrews (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp),
      Kasa (el-p), Scoby Stromen (dr), Bill Davis (unknown) / 8:00pm 14-15th, 7:00pm 16th, The Harlem Cultural Center, NYC
      [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]


    Studio RivBea Summer Festival : : : June 28 through July 7, 1974

    "During the Newport New York Jazz Festival, a counter-festival with 30 concerts at Studio RivBea and Studio We's Harlem New York
    Centennial Jazz Festival in various theatres and at Carnegie Hall, New York City." [Musica Jazz Oct 1974 p.27, on-line index]


    74.06.29 • Sam Rivers Sextet [AR]

    June 29, 1974 / Studio RivBea Summer Festival, Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Ferguson (fl, reeds), Olu Dara (tp), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Hakim Jami (b), Doug Hammond (dr)
    —Anonymous tape information and another reference in Jazz Magazine (in French) by Chris Flicker on p.17,
     has Sinclair Acey and Charles Stephens on trumpets and omits Daley and Dara.

    {CODA p.32, festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info; Anonymous 06.01.01}


    • 74.07.01 - Sam Rivers' Orchestral Explorations: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), others... / Studio RivBea Summer Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [CODA, p.33, festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info]
      —"There are about 50 involved, 12 played this night. It was totally made up of wind instruments: two tenors, two altos,
       three sopranos (one Eb, two Bb), one trumpet, two flutes, one piccolo, two trombones, one clarinet, one bass clarinet."
    • 74.07.04 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Ferguson, Paul Jeffrey, Danny Carter, and Gene Ghee (reeds),
      Richard Williams, Ted Daniel, and Norman Spiller (tp), Charles Stephens and Dick Griffin (tb), Joe Daley (tu/eu),
      Meeker Gregg (b), Warren Smith (dr) / Studio RivBea Summer Festival, NYC
      [CODA, p.33, festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info; Jazz Magazine, report by Chris Flicker (in French) p.17, no issue info]
      —"There are 35 or so people involved, this night it was a 12-piece band..."

    74.07.05 • Jazz Opera Ensemble [BR]

    July 5, 1974 / Studio RivBea Summer Festival, Studio RivBea, New York City
    —WNYU-FM Broadcast on August 7, 1974
     "Radio station WYNU taped the nights of July 5 and 6 for broadcast..."

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura), Beverly Mason and Lydia Payne (Soprano)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Kasa (el-p), Ronnie Boykins (b), Scoby Stromen (dr),
    CODA had "Ed" Taylor.

    {CODA p.33, festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info; Billboard Aug 10, 1974 p.25}


    74.07.06 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—89:56]

    July 6, 1974 / RivBea Summer Festival, Studio Rivbea, NYC
    —WNYU-FM Broadcast, "Jazz Expansions" 11:35pm, August 21, 1974

    RivBea Archive / Cassette 151:
    1. improvisation [54:03]  (incomplete, fades in, split track at 11:53, split track at 45:05)
     (ts section–17:06; b solo w/SR-voc—1:51; fl+voc section–26:08; b+dr w/ SR-voc—1:53; ss section–4:48; SR ann—1:27)
    2. improvisation [35:53]  (incomplete, cuts in, cuts out at end)
     (ss section–23:13; b+dr w/ SR-voc—1:35; fl section–11:06)
    In announcement at the end of the first set, Sam says that either Dewey Redman or Rashid Ali is next... This locates it at Rivbea.
    According to the Rivbea master schedule: July 6, 1974 —Ed Hazell 18.09.10

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, ss, voc), Hayes Burnette (b), Barry Altschul (dr)
    —Burnette "Due to the unavailability of Dave Holland and Cecil McBee..."

    {Cassette #151, RivBea Archival Recordings log; track detailing Ed Hazell 18.09.10; CODA, p.33, festival report by Randy Hutton, no issue info;
    Andrew Galloway; Billboard Aug 10, 1974 p.25; The New York Times Aug 21}


    • July, 1974:

      Harris Eisanstadt: Was it a regular group with two drummers or just once in a while?
      Barry Altschul: There was a bunch of projects with Sam and two drummers. It was another project of Sam's. I worked with two different drummers, both playing drumsets, me and Bobby Battle; me and Warren Smith; me and Charlie Persip.
      [Destination Out Guest Post: Barry Altschul interviewed by Harris Eisanstadt, January 2013]
      —This two-drummer configuration is noted on various gigs from 74.07.07 through 77.10.19.
      ———


    74.07.07 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR]

    July 7, 1974 / RivBea Summer Festival, Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    2. improvisation [ : ]
    —There is no mention of this session in either the CODA festival report by Randy Hutton or the Jazz Magazine report by Chris Flicker
     cited in the Festival entries above. Perhaps this was a late fill-in, or an after festival jam session. Looking for confirmation. —RL

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Hayes Burnette (b), Rashid Ali and Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    74.07.26 (1) • Dave Holland Quartet [BVR—25:31]

    July 26, 1974 / Festival de Jazz d'Antibes, Palazzo dei Congressi, Juan les Pins, Antibes, France
    —3eChaine del'ORTF Broadcast

    1. Four Winds—Q & A [25:18]  (incomplete, cuts in, Broadcast voice-over from 0:00 to 2:00)
    —European Tour "...started at Antibes." —Sam Rivers, forgetting Piazza on the 24th, WKCR-FM Interview, October 5, 1974

    Anthony Braxton (as, ss, cbsx), Sam Rivers (fl, voc), Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {DVD; Braxton references this in Impetus 6 1977 p.249; Timo Hoyer 03.11.03; Musica Jazz Oct 1974 pp.22-24 concert reviews, Andrea Puppo}


    • 74.07.26 (2) - After-hours jam session: Sam Rivers, others... / Late night, unidentified jazz club, Antibes, France
      [Sam Rivers Interview, WKCR-FM, October 5, 1974]
    • 74.07.28 - Dave Holland Quartet (-1): Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) ...Braxton was taken ill and missed the gig. /
      Molde Kino, Molde, Norway [www.moldejazz.no/hoved/historie/list_musikere.php3]
      —"We jumped from Perugia to... Molde, Norway, via five changes of planes... We had to be there the next night."

    74.08.01 • (V/A) Sam Rivers "Freedom" Trio: Jazz In Piazza—Umbria Jazz 1974

    1974: RaiTV Documentary by Pino Adriano (Film, B&W, 80min) Italy
    —Broadcast February 27, 1975
     [Includes tracks by Charles Mingus; Keith Jarrett; Gerry Mulligan; Sonny Stitt; Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Sextet; others...]

    August 1, 1974 / Umbria Jazz Festival, Piazza 4 Novembre, Perugia, Italy

    1. improvisation [4:20]
     (ts section–2:06, incomplete, fades in under Altschul interview; voc section–0:46; fl+voc section–1:28, fades out)
    —This broadcast has been circulating misdated 74.07.24.
    —Mario De Simoni's YouTube video excerpts have this (split) at the 11:32 marker in Part 5, ID #C2AZR8kq-Dk,
     and briefly at beginning of #YoTCzEY_mBQ.

    "During the encore [not included in this documentary], which featured Rivers on flute, pianist Don Pullen (who had performed earlier
    with the Charles Mingus group) unexpectedly came onto the stage and sat in with the trio." —Veniero Rizzardi

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Broadcast DVD, track detailing RL 19.04.05; Veniero Rizzardi 12.01.03 + 19.03.06; www.umbriajazz.com/popup/media/1974;
    www.teche.rai.it/varieta-1974-1975/ Library of Congress, memory.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.jots.200016631;
    Musica Jazz Oct 1974, pp.9-13 concert reviews by Arrigo Polillo}


    • 74.09.30 - Bill Cole Ensemble: Cole (Chinese musette, Indian Shenai, Korean Sona), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Vishnu Wood (b,oud, perc),
      Warren Smith (dr, perc) / John Coltrane Memorial World Music Series, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      [Boston Globe Sep 27 p.19+40; The Dartmouth clipping Oct 1, The RivBea Archive]

    74.10.05 • Sam Rivers Interview [BR—66:19]

    —WKCR-FM, Live Broadcast; WKCR-FM Re-Broadcast on May 22, 2007 (at 8:04am) during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

    October 5, 1974 / WKCR Studios, NYC

     Interview [66:19]
    Sam Rivers (speaking)

    {CDr}


      Creative Music Studio Fall Term—October 15 through December 15, 1974

      Karl Berger, Jack DeJohnette, Stu Martin, Dave Holland, Bob Moses, Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, and others /
      Group and Orchestra Workshops, Development Studies for Rhythm and Sound (fundamental and advanced),
      Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      [Unidentified, undated clipping "p.21" + Cardstock CMS handbill, The RivBea Archive]

    74.11.01 • Sam Rivers Reeds of Harlem [AR]

    November 1, 1974 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. Shadows [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Marvin Blackman, Joe Ferguson, and Gary Gordon (ss, fl), Daniel Carter and Hillary Schmidt (as, fl),
    Keshauan Maslik, Paul Jeffrey, and Lauren Brown (ss), Trevor Kohler and Ron Scott (bar, fl)

    {Andrew Galloway}


    • 74.11.15 and 74.11.16 - Sam Rivers Sextet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Ferguson (ts, as), Olu Dara (tp), Joe Daley (tu/eu),
      Ronnie Boykins (b), Doug Hammond (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC [Sam Rivers Interview on WKCR-FM, October 5, 1974]
    • 74.11.19 - Harlem Opera Society's Solomon and Sheba: Emory Taylor (Baritone voc, Dir), Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura),
      Robert Donaldson (Tenor), Beverly "Abby" Mason and Von Ray (Soprano), EE Ray and Lydia Payne (voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, el-p, synth, Comp), Joe Ferguson (ts, as, fl), Lawrence Evans (b), Ombe (perc) /
      7:30pm, The Harlem Cultural Council, NYC [Flyer + Program, The RivBea Archive]

    74.11.28 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—65:45]

    November 28, 1974 / Studio RivBea, New York City
    —Circulating mis-dated 74.11.29, but the Rivers interview puts the Trio + 1 gig ("and a surprise addition.") on the 28th. —RL.

    1. improvisation [65:45]  (split track at 45:52, incomplete)
     (ts section–26:04  incomplete)
     (fl+voc section–22:54)
     (fl section–16:37  incomplete)
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, voc), Olu Dara (tp), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {CDr; Sam Rivers Interview on WKCR-FM, October 5, 1974}


    • 74.11.29 and 74.11.30 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble: (no personnel given) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Sam Rivers Interview on WKCR-FM, October 5, 1974]

    • 74.12.08 - (CANCELLED) Sam Rivers & Barry Altschul Duo / Annex Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      [CODA Dec 1974 #134 pg.26, "Around the World" column]
      —Anthony Braxton Trio, w/ Dave Holland and Altschul: "Details from Coda 1/75 pp.26, 35-36. This trio was a replacement
       for the scheduled duo of Sam Rivers and Altschul." [Anthony Braxton Discography at www.jazzdiscography.com]
    • 74.12.07 through 74.12.09 - Harlem Opera Society's Solomon and Sheba: Emory Taylor (Baritone voc, Dir),
      Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura), Robert Donaldson (Tenor), Beverly "Abby" Mason and Von Ray (Soprano),
      EE Ray and Lydia Payne (voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, synth, Comp), Joe Ferguson (ts, as, fl), Kasa Allah (p),
      Lawrence Evans (b), Ombe Carter (perc) / 7:30pm (4:00pm on Sunday the 8th), The Harlem Cultural Council, NYC
      [Flyer + Program, The RivBea Archive]


      Creative Music New Year's Studio—December 27, 1974 through January 5, 1975

      "Guiding Artists include... Sam Rivers" / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      —"Group and orchestra workshops..." [CODA Dec 1974 #134 p.27]

    74.12.29 • Sam Rivers Trio + Karl Berger [AR—106:37]

    December 29, 1974 / Live At Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock, NY

      1st Set (Trio):
      crowd murmurs, murmuring [0:17]
     1. unknown title [24:39]
     2. unknown title [13:01]
     3. unknown title [14:54]
     4. unknown title [10:48]
      2nd Set (Quartet):
     5. unknown title [9:22]  (incomplete, fades in)
     6. unknown title [2:49]
     7. unknown title [11:36]
     8. unknown title [2:06]
     9. unknown title [3:58]
    10. unknown title [9:43]
      After-show Interview with Sam Rivers [3:28]
    I have this at [75:21]. At 41:50 in there is a cut in the flute section, and the abrupt start of the soprano sax section.
    The performance is a trio session with Berger entering around 57:00 in. —RL

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Karl Berger (el-p, 2nd Set only), Dave Holland (b), Stu Martin (dr)

    {CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; Heinrich Smejkal}


    1975 : : :


    • 75.01.02 - Beverly Mason Recital: Beverly Mason (Soprano), Sam Rivers ("accompanist," probably piano) /
      Room 200, Shepard Hall, City University of New York, NYC [Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 75.01.03 - Beverly Mason Recital: as above / 3rd Floor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, NYC [ibid]
      —[Both dates above] Program III: Perfomance of "Song Poems," by Sam Rivers
       1. To a Singer (text by S. Sonchez); 2. The Water of Your Bath (text by Ahmasi);
       3. Ego Trippin'—There May Be a Reason Why (text by N. Giovanni)
       Recital also included pieces by Schubert, Verdi, and others, all accompanied by Kathy Cerami

      Creative Music Studio Winter Term—January 15 through March 15, 1975

      Karl Berger, Jack DeJohnette, Stu Martin, Dave Holland, Bob Moses, Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, and others /
      Group and Orchestra Workshops, Development Studies for Rhythm and Sound (fundamental and advanced),
      Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      [CODA Dec 1974 #134 p.27; Cardstock CMS handbill, The RivBea Archive]
      "Group and orchestra workshops..." Rivers was in residence at various times during the Winter Term,
      most likely after the late January Carman Moore production in California.

      "[Carman Moore's ‘Gospel Fuse’] will be recorded by DGG." —Michael Cuscuna Record World Dec 7 '74 p.35

    • 75.01.22 and 75.01.23 - Carman Moore's "Gospel Fuse": Seiji Ozawa (Cond), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Sam Rivers (ss),
      Dennis Moorman (p), Paul Griffin (org), Cissy Houston and Barbara Washington-Grant (Soprano), Ann Duquesnay (Contralto),
      Maeretha Stewart (Mezzo-Soprano), others / 8:30pm the 22nd; 2:00pm the 23rd, The Opera House, San Francisco, CA
      "Seiji Ozawa conducts the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, with a gospel quartet led by Cissy Houston,
      and a small ensemble featuring soprano saxophonist Sam Rivers."
      [The Argus Jan 17 p.39; Billboard Jan 18 p.38; San Francisco Examiner Jan 23 p.25]

      "Moore's ‘Gospel Fuse’ will have its first performance on Wednesday night in San Francisco under Ozawa.
      The, piece, which Moore describes as ‘almost a church service,’ has a saxophone soloist (Sam Rivers) taking a kind of preacher's role
      in one movement, with the orchestra responding like a congregation. Later on, a gospel quartet led by Cissy Houston, lead singer
      of the Sweet Inspirations, gets into the action. ‘At first I thought of Aretha Franklin but Cissy is fantastic. She's Dionne Warwick's aunt,
      and taught her to sing.’
      According to Moore, the New York Philharmonic, which was accused of bias ... several years ago, ‘is still typical of the whole orchestral
      scene.’ But he feels more strongly about the San Francisco situation. ‘I wouldn't do this piece for the San Francisco Symphony. I did it
      for Ozawa and if he left the orchestra tomorrow he could take it with him.’ The sticky situation in San Francisco developed this season
      when a black woman timpanist, Elayne Jones, was refused tenure by the players committee, in what was considered a direct slap in the face
      to Ozawa, who hired her. Moore has decided to make a musical comment on the controversy: ‘In my revised version of ‘Gospel Fuse,'
      there is a big timpani solo in the first few measures. I think that will get the message across out there.’
      [Donal Henahan "This Week's Most Wanted Composer: Carman Moore" The New York Times Jan 19 p.105]

    75.01.24 • Carman Moore's "Gospel Fuse" [BR]

    KKHI-FM+AM Live Broadcast

    January 24, 1975, 8:30pm / The Opera House, San Francisco, CA

    1. Gospel Fuse [ : ]
    Carman Moore's "Gospel Fuse": Seiji Ozawa (Cond), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Sam Rivers (ss), Dennis Moorman (p),
    Paul Griffin (org), Cissy Houston and Barbara Washington-Grant (Soprano), Ann Duquesnay (Contralto), Maeretha Stewart (Mezzo-Soprano), others

    {The Argus Jan 17 p.39; The San Francisco Examiner Jan 22 The Arts p.36}


    • 75.01.25 - Carman Moore's "Gospel Fuse": as above / 8:00pm, Flint Center, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
      [Billboard Jan 18, 1975 p.38; The Argus Jan 17 p.39; The San Francisco Examiner Jan 22 The Arts p.36]


    • 75.01.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Chris Armberger (b), Eddie Marshall (dr) /
      Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA [San Francisco Bay Guardian Jan 25 p.27; San Francisco Examiner Jan 28 p.21]
      —An unusual one-night stand at Keystone between a Stitt/Hutcherson Quintet run and an Ahmad Jamal run.
    • 75.02.22 - Sam Rivers: (no ensemble noted) / Revolution & Social Change theme, 10:00am, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
      [W.S. Tkweme "Vindicating karma: jazz and the Black Arts movement" (2007) p.219, Doctoral Dissertation; The Onyx Feb 15 p.10]
      —"Straight Ahead w/ Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers..." —W.S. Tkweme
    • 75.02.00 - Bill Cole Trio: Cole (exotic winds), Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Warren Smith (dr, perc) / Amherst, MA
      [Upper Valley News Jul 30 clipping, The RivBea Archive—which quotes a CODA review]
      —Not clear if this is 75.02.22 above.
    • 75.03.08 - George Russell: Russell (Comp, Cond), Sam Rivers, Bill Pierce, and Jimmy Giuffre (reeds), Carl Atkins (bar, Asst Cond),
      Stanton Davis, Jimmy Owens, Victor Paz, and Charles Sullivan (tp), Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, Jack Jeffers, and Eddie Bert (tb),
      John Clark (frh), Stanley Cowell (p), Alan Pasqua (el-p), Patricia Brown (org), Sam Brown (g), Miskey Bass and one unknown (b),
      Warren Smith (perc), Tony Williams (dr) / 8:00pm, Carnegie Hall, NYC
      [Giuseppe Dalla Bona Musica Jazz May 1975 p.28; New York Jazz Repertory Company production sheet, The RivBea Archive]
      —Eddie Bert was named in review, but not on production sheet, which also had only one bass player listed.
      "...Included three percussionists, three keyboard instruments (acoustic piano, electric piano, organ), two basses (acoustic and electric),
      a dozen wind instruments, and two simulitaneously functioning conductors. They performed two long compositions by Mr. Russell—
      ‘Living Time’ (50 minutes) and ‘Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature’ (1 hour, 5 minutes)—as part of the New York Jazz
      Repertory Company's series of concerts." —John S. Wilson "Russell Presents His Episodic Jazz" The New York Times Mar 10 p.40

    • ADD SESSION ??
      75.03.16 - Karl Berger and Friends: featuring Ing Rid, Rivers present?? / 2:30pm, Riverside Church, NYC
      —Broacst WRVR, 10:00pm same day. [Jazzline Mar 10-16 p.5, The RivBea Archive]

    • 75.03.24 through 75.03.30 Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:00pm, (Sunday matinee 4:30), Jazz Workshop, Boston, MA [display ad, Boston Globe Mar 23 p.C16]

      Creative Music Studio Spring Term—April 1 through May 31, 1975

      "Guiding Artists include..." Karl Berger, Jack DeJohnette, Stu Martin, Dave Holland, Bob Moses, Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, and others /
      Group and Orchestra Workshops, Development Studies for Rhythm and Sound (fundamental and advanced) / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      [Cardstock CMS handbill, The RivBea Archive; CODA Dec 1974 #134 p.27]

    • 75.04.04 and 75.04.05 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      10:00pm, New Foxhole Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
      [Philadelphia Inquirer Apr 4, 1975 p.20; Philadelphia Daily News Apr 4 p.38; Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
      —Like dates on RivBea calendar below were cancelled.

    • 75.04.11 and 75.04.12 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 10:00pm and 12:00am, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
    • 75.04.18 and 75.04.19 - Sam Rivers Trio / 10:00pm and 12:00am, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
    • 75.04.25 - Sam Rivers Trio / 10:00pm and 12:00am, Studio Rivbea, NYC [ibid]
      —RivBea calendar date for the Trio on 75.04.26 was cancelled.



    • 75.04.26 - African-American Music-Dance-Song: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ray Copeland (tp, flg), Randy Weston (p),
      Bev Rohlehr (voc, p, g), Vishnu Wood (b, Dir), Clifford Jarvis (dr), four unknown (dance), + The World Music Workshop of Stockbridge School,
      The Price Memorial AME Zion Church Gospel Choir featuring 11-year-old Paul "Mr. Down Home Keele (p) /
      Patriots Arts Festival, 8:00pm, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
      [The Berkshire Eagle Apr 24 p.6 + Apr 29 p.6; Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
        Guest Speaker and Introductory Remarks—Ike Williams, University of Massachusetts
       1. African Rhythms  (World Music Workshop of Stockbridge School)
       2. Calypso: West Indies  (Weston, Wood, and Jarvis)
        Traditional "St. Thomas"
       3. Spirituals  (AME Zion Choir)
       4. Work Songs  (Bev Rohlehr)
        "Bid'em In" by Oscar Brown; "Work Song" by Cannonball; "Watermelon Man" by Oscar Brown
       5. Blues—Traditional  (Bev Rohlehr)
        "CC Rider Blues" by Ma Rainey; "Mother Earth" by Memphis Slim
       6. New Orleans Marching Bands, 1900s, 1920s  (Trio or Quartet)
        Traditional "When the Saints Go Marching In"
       7. The 1930s Early 1940s  (Trio or Quartet)
        "Jumpin' at the Woodside" by Count Basie; "C Jam Blues" by Duke Ellington
       8. The 1950s  (Rivers, Wood, and Jarvis)
        "Well You Needn't" by Thelonious Monk
       9. The 1960s—Avant Garde  (improvisation, Rivers, Wood, and Jarvis)
      10. Renewal of African Influences  (Quartet, Children's Gospel Choir, and Percussion Ensemble)
        "African Cookbook"


    • 75.05.01 (1) - Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul: Lectures in various classes /
      Michigan State University and Lansing Community College, East Lansing, MI
      [Lansing State Journal Apr 29 p.33]
    • 75.05.01 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:00 & 10:30pm, McDonel Kiva, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
      [Lansing State Journal Apr 29 p.33; Henry Kuntz, ©2009 bells/Network: free-jazz.net]
      "Two concerts a night Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the kiva (a small circular auditorium in the MSU dormitory complex)." —Henry Kuntz
    • 75.05.02 (1) - Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul: Lectures in various classes /
      Michigan State University and Lansing Community College, East Lansing, MI
      [Lansing State Journal Apr 29 p.33]
    • 75.05.02 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:00 & 10:30pm, McDonel Kiva, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
      [Lansing State Journal Apr 29 p.33; Henry Kuntz, ©2009 bells/Network: free-jazz.net]
    • 75.05.03 (1) - Open Workshop: Sam Rivers Trio / 2:00pm, McDonel Kiva, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
      [Lansing State Journal Apr 29 p.33]

    75.05.03 (2) • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    May 3, 1975, 8:00 & 10:30pm / McDonel Kiva, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    —"We caught the earlier performance on Saturday night..." —Henry Kuntz

    1. Early Show—improvisation [ : ]
     (ts section)
     (b solo)
     (p section)
     (fl+voc section)
     (dr solo)
     (ss section)
     standing ovation from the crowd
    2."two unknown medleys" [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Anonymous; Henry Kuntz at free-jazz.net; Reviews by David Wild, BELLS Magazine Jul '75, p.1; CODA #144 August 1975, p.38}


    • 75.05.09 - Sam Rivers: unknown ensemble / 10:00pm & 12:00am, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [May-June 1975 Studio RivBea schedule mock-up, The RivBea Archive]
    • 75.05.10 (1) - Reading and Reception: Sam Rivers, Larry Neal, Gilbert Sorrentino, and James McElroy /
      A Conference of Editors & Writers, 8:30pm, New York Studio School, NYC [Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 75.05.10 (2) - Sam Rivers: unknown ensemble / 10:00pm & 12:00am, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [May-June 1975 Studio RivBea schedule mock-up, The RivBea Archive]
    • 75.05.30 and 75.05.31 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: unknown personnel / 10:00pm & 12:00am, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [ibid]

    75.06.01 • Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR—60:07]

    June 1, 1975 / Studio RivBea, New York City
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast during the "Loft Jazz Festival" January 10 through 15, 1994

     announcement [0:22]
    1. unknown title [59:30]
     announcement [0:15]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), other personnel unidentified [See 75.07.01]

    {CDr}


    • 75.06.03 through 75.06.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Edmonton Jazz Society,
      Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada [www.yardbirdsuite.com/archives/index-shows.htm]
    • 75.06.13 and 75.06.14 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble: unknown personnel / 10:00pm & 12:00am, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [May-June 1975 Studio RivBea schedule mock-up, The RivBea Archive]
    • 75.06.15 - "Party in Harlem For Coltrane Book:" Sam Rivers, George Braith, others... / Harlem Performance Center, NYC
      "A book party celebrating a biography of John Coltrane, the jazz saxophonist, attracted several of his colleagues yesterday to entertain
      at the Harlem Performance Center in a benefit for the Schomburg Collection of Black History and Literature in Harlem.
      The Schomburg Collection... accommodates one of the world's largest assemblages of works on Afro-American and African art and literature.
      Sam Rivers, the jazz pianist, who knew John Coltrane; George Braith, John Coltrane's student, who plays alto and soprano saxophones
      at the same time; and Dr. Cuthbert Ormond Simpkins, author of the new book, ‘Coltrane, a Biography,’ drew a crowd of 200 to the event."
      [The New York Times Jun 16, 1975 p.21]

    • 75.06.19 http://skytime.org/IlluminatedWorkingmen.mp3

    75.00.00 (1) • Sam Rivers & Rashied Ali Duo [BR—15:57]

    unknown date, 1975 or 1976 / Ali's Alley, New York City
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast on May 22, 2007 during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

    1. improvisation [15:57]  (incomplete, fades in, fades out)
    Sam Rivers (ts), Rashied Ali (dr)

    {CDr}


      Creative Music Studio Intensive Festival—June 20 through June 22, 1975

      Sam Rivers, Karl Berger, Lee Konitz, and others... / Studio RivBea, NYC
      "Will include concerts, workshops, discussions as well as Development Studies in Rhythm + Sound and Body Awareness."
      [Creative Music Studio Festival 75 flyer, The RivBea Archive]

    75.06.22 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—68:46 & BR—54:15]

    WKCR-FM Broadcast during the "Loft Jazz Festival" January 10 through 15, 1994

    June 22, 1975 / Creative Music Studio Intensive Festival, Studio RivBea, New York City

    Broadcast Recording:
    1. improvisation [54:15]
     (ss section–12:32, incomplete, fades in)
     (b solo–4:21)
     (fl+voc section–22:10)
     (dr solo–4:39)
     (ts section–10:02, incomplete, split track...)
     (announcement—0:31)
    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [68:46]
     (ss section–29:58, split track at 18:52)
     (b solo–4:21)
     (fl+voc section–22:10)
     (dr solo–4:30)
     (ts section–10:00)
    —Audience Recording circulating dated "1975 or 1976".

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Broadcast & Audience CDrs; Creative Music Studio Festival 75 flyer, The RivBea Archive}


      Studio RivBea Summer Music Festival '75 Festival—June 27 through July 27, 1975

      "Two performances each night... 30 groups." [Announcement handbill mock-up, The RivBea Archive]

    75.07.01 • Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR—88:00]

    July 1, 1975 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1... unknown titles [88:00]
    Sam Rivers, Larry Nothington, Bill Saxton, Will Connell, Kay Shaven, and Fred Kelly (reeds), Gary Gordon (ss, fl),
    Lauren Brown and Paul Jeffrey (ss), Hamiet Bluiett (bar), Ron Scott (bar, fl)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    • 75.07.02 - Jass-Op Ensemble: Emory Taylor (Dir), Geanie Faulkner, Beverly "Abbey" Mason, Von Ray, and Robert Donaldson (voc),
      Sam Rivers (reeds, p, Comp, Arr) / Studio RivBea, NYC [Studio RivBea Summer Music Festival '75 flyer mock-up, The RivBea Archive]
      —Flyer has Geanie "Faulke," "Jonathan Donnson," and "Abbe Mason."
    • 75.07.03 - Sam Rivers' Harlem Ensemble: unknown personnel / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Studio RivBea flyer July Calendar mock-up, The RivBea Archive]


    • 75.07.04 - Sam Rivers' Wind Ensemble: "ten woodwinds," unknown personnel / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Studio RivBea schedule paste-up text fragment, The RivBea Archive]
      —This is not included on full-page schedule mock-up, which shows only a Byard Lancaster group for this date.

    75.07.05 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—131:30]

    July 5, 1975 / Studio RivBea, New York City
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast during the "Loft Jazz Festival" January 10 through 15, 1994
    —The DJ first gives the date as June 5, then later as July 5. The Trio was in Edmonton June 3rd through 7th.

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [69:50]
     (fl section–4:50)
     (ts section–26:00)
     (b solo–3:15)
     (fl section–24:25)
     (dr solo–3:35)
     (ss section–6:45)
    2nd Set:
    2. improvisation [61:40]
     (ss section–18:45)
     (b solo–4:10)
     (ts section–21:30)
     (dr solo–4:20)
     (fl section–11:55)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b, ce), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {2CDr; James Lindbloom; The SOHO Weekly News clipping Jul 3, The RivBea Archive}


      July 7, 1975 - The world premiere of for Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,
      a Choreopoem by Ntozake Shange, takes place on this day at Studio RivBea. I think that's worth mentioning. —RL

    75.07.08 • Sam Rivers Solo [RBA—52:48]

    July 8, 1975 / Live at WKCR, New York City
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast during the "Loft Jazz Festival" January 10 through 15, 1994

    RivBea Archive / Unnumbered Reel
     Interview [38:08]  (program breaks at 15:22 and 23:28)
    1. Composition on a Rainy Day for the Rain God part 1 [4:11]
    2. Composition on a Sunny Day for the Sun God part 2 [8:28]
     (ss section–3:13)
     (fl+voc section–5:15)
     Interview [1:17]
    —Also circulating without interview segments at 13:05.

    Transfer of an unnumbered Scotch 10" Reel of 1950s vintage, recorded ½ track at 15 ips. Written on back is "Copy of Op 59 FM 26 Event 46 (7-15-57)
    Copy on 10-21-58 by J.O.L & F.M.C," etc. The reel contains a recording of a radio interview of Sam Rivers during the Studio RivBea years
    and two short solo pieces. Digitized and transferred to CDr. —Joe Washek July 2008.

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, ss-2, fl-2, voc-2)

    {RivBea CDr; CDr at 13:05}


    • 75.07.19 - Sam Rivers Sextet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Ferguson (reeds), Olu Dara (tp), Joe Daley (tu/eu),
      Hakim Jami (b), Doug Hammond (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Rivers Interview segment from 75.07.08; tudio RivBea flyer July Calendar mock-up, The RivBea Archive]

    75.07.20 • Shelly Rusten Trio [RBA—130:44]

    July 20, 1975 / Studio Rivbea, NYC

    1. improvisation [61:21]  (incomplete, cuts in, split track at 36:40, cuts out during outro and introductions)
     (ss+voc section–21:51; ts section–6:11; b solo–3:33; ts section–5:14; dr solo–4:17; fl+voc section–20:42)
    2. improvisation [69:03]  (incomplete, cuts in)
     (ts section–29:04; fl+voc section–29:34; dr solo–3:26; ss section–6:59)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Rick Kilburn (b), Shelly Rusten (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #149 and 186, CDr #7 and 8; 2CDr, track detailing RL 19.06.09; RivBea Recordings log}


    • 75.07.26 - Sam Rivers Brass Ensemble: Sam Rivers (Cond, Comp), Sinclair Acey, Ahmed Abdullah, John D'earth, Marshall Farr,
      and Charles Miller (tp), Sam Burtis, Marty Cook, Bill Lowe, and Charles Stephens (tb), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Bob Stewart (tu),
      Sharon Freeman and Sarah Larson (frh) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Rivers Interview segment from 75.07.08; Studio RivBea flyer July Calendar mock-up, The RivBea Archive]

    75.08.01 • Bill Cole: The First Cycle

    1980: Music from Dartmouth D100 (LP)

    August 1, 1975, 8:00pm / Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    —"The John Coltrane Memorial World Music Series"

    1. First Cycle [20:48]  (A-side)
    2. First Cycle [21:52]  (B-side)
    Bill Cole (Ghanian flute, Chinese musette, Indian shenai, voc),
    Sam Rivers (ts, p),
    Warren Smith (dr, kettledrum, mba, perc)

    {D100; Bennington Banner Jul 18 p.9; Flyer, The RivBea Archive}


      75.08.02 - Bill Cole: Jazz Improvisation Lecture and Demonstration: unknown ensemble / 8:00pm, Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT
      [Bennington Banner Aug 2 Vermont Summer insert p.3]
      —The day after the "First Cycle," possibly involving Rivers and others.


    • 75.08.22 and 75.08.23 - Sam Rivers Quintet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), James Ulmer (g), Dave Holland (b),
      Warren Smith (perc), Barry Altschul (dr) / 11:00pm & 1:00am, Studio RivBea, NYC [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 75.00.00 - "Sam Rivers, who recently appeared in Buffalo, performing a new work for the multi-media production in Niagara Square..." /
      Niagara Square, Niagara Falls, NY [Buffalo Jazz Report Sep 1975 p.4]
    • 75.09.05 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Belvedere de Santa Croce, Allesio, Italy
      [La Stampa Aug 14, 1975 p.6 & August 19, 1975 p.6]
    • 75.09.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Festival Nazionale de l'Unita Firenze 1975, 21:00hr, Antifeatro, Florence, Italy
      [l'Unità Aug 29 p.11]
    • 75.09.24 - Sam Rivers Trio / Notre Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France
      [Musica Jazz Nov 1975 pp.45-46; L'Independant du Jazz Jan 6 1976]
    • 75.09.25 - Sam Rivers Trio / Notre Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France [ibid]

    75.09.26 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—90:37]

    September 26, 1975 / Notre Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France
    —ORTF-FM Broadcast
    —Recording is also circulating mis-dated 75.09.06, at "80:00".

    1. Shapes for Paris [34:56]  (Radio voice-over at beginning, fades out at end)
    2. Shapes for Paris [55:41]  (Radio voice-over at beginning)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr at 61:48 (incomplete, cuts in at beginning and out at end); Giuseppe Dalla Bona concert review, Musica Jazz Nov 1975 pp.45-46}


    • 75.09.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Notre Dame des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, France
      [Musica Jazz Nov 1975 pp.45-46]

    75.10.16 and 75.10.17 • Don Pullen featuring Sam Rivers: Capricorn Rising

    1976: Black Saint BSR 0004 (LP) It; JC 3504 (LP) Jpn;
    1993: 120004-1 (LP) It; 120004-2 (CD) It; 12004-4 (CS) It;
    2016: BSGG002-2 (CD, "Vinyl Replica") Eur
    • Don Pullen: The Complete Remastered Recordings
      2012: C.A.M. Jazz BlackSaint/Soul Note BXS 1017 (7-CD Box Set) It
    • (V/A) You Need This—An Introduction To Black Saint & Soul Note (1975-1985)
      2017: BBE Records BBE415CLP (3-LP Set—Remasters) UK

    October 16 & 17, 1975 / Generation Sound Studios, New York City

    1. Break Out (Rivers) [12:35]
    2. Capricorn Rising (Pullen) [11:48]
    3. Joycie Girl (Pullen) [6:36]
    4. Fall Out (Rivers) [15:04]
    You Need This has track 3.

    Don Pullen (p), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Alex Blake (b), Bobby Battle (dr, tamb)

    {BSR 0004; BS 120004-2; www.camjazz.com/boxsets/don-pullen.html}



    • 75.10.21 and 75.10.22 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Chris Amberger (b), Eddie Marshall (dr) /
      7:30 & 10:30pm, New Varsity Theatre, Palo Alto, CA [Stanford Daily Oct 17 p.2 + Oct 28 p.5; The San Francisco Examiner Oct 19 p.36]
      Stanford Daily display ad: "The John Coltrane of the '70s."
      "I played with Sam his first two visits to Keystone Korner in San Francisco in 1974 and 1975. It was a trio both times
      with myself on double-bass and Eddie Marshall on drums." —Chris Amberger 08.01.29
      —"Two hour-long improvisations..." —Stanford Daily


    • 75.10.24 and 75.10.25 CANCELLED - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      9:00 & 10:00pm, New Foxhole Cafe, Philadelphia, PA [Philadelphia Inquirer Oct 24 p.32]
      —"Rescheduled from two weeks ago..." Nov 6 Philadelphia Daily Pennsylvanian announcement for 75.11.07 + 75.11.08 below.
      —WKCR-FM Archive claims a Broadcast Recording for a session 75.10.25 at Keystone Korner in San Francisco,
       which is likely just a broadcast date. [WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31]


    • 75.10.28 and 75.10.29 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Chris Amberger (b), Eddie Marshall (dr) /
      Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [Berkeley Barb Oct 31-Nov 6 p.16; Argus Oct 31 p.14; San Francisco Bay Guardian Oct 24 p.26; The San Francisco Examiner Oct 19 p.36]
      —See 75.00.00 (2) below.


    • 75.10.30 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / "Jazz with Sam Rivers", 9:00pm, WBAI Free Music Store, Studio C, BAI Church, NYC
      —Cited in both New York Magazine Nov 3, 1975 p.30, and The New York Times "Events Today" Oct 30 p.49


    • 75.10.30 through 75.11.02 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Chris Amberger (b), Eddie Marshall (dr) /
      Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA [Berkeley Barb Oct 31-Nov 6 p.16; Argus Oct 31 p.14; The San Francisco Examiner Oct 19 p.36]
      —See 75.00.00 (2) below.

    75.00.00 (2) • Sam Rivers Trio [BR]

    Between October 28 and November 2, 1975 / Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA

    unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)
    —WKCR Archive had this with Holland and Altschul, as did other print sources, but they were not on this west coast jaunt.

    {WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; The San Francisco Examiner Oct 19 p.36}


    • 75.11.07 and 75.11.08 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      9:00 & 10:00pm, New Foxhole Cafe, Philadelphia, PA [Philadelphia Daily News Nov 7, 1975 p.66]

    75.00.00 (3) • Sam Rivers Quintet [AR—45:49]

    unknown date, 1975 / Five Spot, New York City

    First Set:
    1. Composition No.1 [24:42]
    2. Composition No.2 [20:11]
    Different personnel than the sessions below, so this may be an engagement from earlier in the year. —RL

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Ronald Prince (g), Dave Holland (ce, b, elb), Warren Smith (dr, vb, perc), Barry Altschul (dr, perc)

    {CDr}


    • December 1975:

      "Sam Rivers was playing at the Five Spot, and I went down to see him one night...
      Look Sam, I'm coming back tomorrow night with my violin."
      [Billy Bang feature Down Beat Sep 1981 p.28]
      ———


    75.12.02 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—30:00]

    December 2, 1975 / Five Spot, New York City

    1... unknown titles [30:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), "three unknown"

    {Anonymous}


    • 75.12.03+04 - Sam Rivers Quintet: (no personnel listed) / Five Spot, NYC [The New York Times Nov 30, 1975 p.D24]

    75.12.05 • Sam Rivers Quintet [Warren Smith Archival Recording]

    December 5, 1975 / Five Spot, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Ted Dunbar (g), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (dr, vb, perc), Barry Altschul (dr, perc)

    {Warren Smith Archive cassette}


    • 75.12.06 and 75.12.07 - Sam Rivers Quintet: (no personnel listed) / Five Spot, NYC [The New York Times Nov 30 p.D24]
    • CHECK THIS !!!
    • 75.12.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 2:00pm, Kresge Auditorium, MIT University, Cambridge, MA
      [Boston Globe Dec 5, 1975 p.43]

    75.12.09 • Sam Rivers: Sizzle

    1976: Impulse! ASD 9316 (LP) [+ White label Promo]; IMPL 8025 (LP) UK;
        Melody Park ABC/Impulse! YQ-8509-AI (LP, OBI, covered labels) Jpn

    December 9, 1975 / Generation Sound Studios, New York City

    ** Special shout-out to Randy Aranson of MCA for walking through the vaults
      while on the phone with me and nailing the long-lost session date!

    1. Dawn [12:38]
    2. Flare [8:53]
    3. Flame [12:20]
    4. Scud [9:59]
    Samthology has track 3.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc, Comp),
    Ted Dunbar (g), Dave Holland (ce, b),
    Warren Smith (dr, vb, tympani), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {ASD-9316; Samthology; Randy Aranson}


    CHECK THIS!!!
    • 75.12.09 through 75.12.11 - Sam Rivers Quintet: (no personnel listed) / Five Spot, NYC [The New York Times Dec 7 p.D32]

    75.12.12 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—71:59]

    December 12, 1975 / Five Spot, New York City

    1. improvisation [60:21]  (split track at 44:38)
     (p section–34:21)
     (dr solo–2:47)
     (ts section–23:13)
    2. encore [11:21]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    Sam Rivers (ts-1, p-1, voc-1,2, fl-2), Leo Smith (tp, perc), Karl Berger (vb-1,2, el-p-2), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {CDr}


    • 75.12.13 - Sam Rivers Quintet: (no personnel listed) / Five Spot, NYC [The New York Times Dec 7 p.D32]

    75.12.14 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR]

    December 14, 1975 / Five Spot, New York City

    1. (3) unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Leo Smith and Woody Shaw (tp), Barry Altschul (perc)
    —Some sources inexplicably have Leo Smith as "Lawrence" Smith.

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    • 75.12.16 and 75.12.17 - Sam Rivers Quintet: (no personnel listed) / Five Spot, NYC [The New York Times Dec 14 p.D37]

    75.12.18 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR]

    December 18, 1975 / Five Spot, New York City

    1. (5) unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Leo Smith (tp, perc), Peter Warren (b), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    • 75.12.19 and 75.12.20 - Sam Rivers Quintet: (no personnel listed) / Five Spot, NYC [The New York Times Dec 14 p.D37]

    75.12.21 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR]

    December 21, 1975 / Five Spot, New York City

    1. (2) unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Leo Smith (tp, perc), Peter Warren (b), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01; The New York Times Dec 21 p.D33}


    • 75.12.26 - Black Cowboys—A Jazz Opera: Emory Taylor (text), Sam Rivers (reeds, Comp), others... /
      Black Bicentennial Celebration, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC [The New York Times Dec 26 p.L52]
      "The Harlem Cultural Council will present a Black Bicentennial program that includes excerpts from ‘Black Cowboys,’ a jazz opera
      based on original black cowboy tunes. The excerpts will be offered by the Harlem Opera Society. The mixed-media production
      was written by Emory Taylor with music by Sam Rivers.


    • Creative Music Studio New Year's Intensive—December 27, 1975 through January 5, 1976

      Ing Rid aka Ingrid Berger aka Ingrid Sertso, Karl Berger, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Leroy Jenkins, George Russell, Sam Rivers, others... /
      Concert & Workshop Program, Creative Music Studio, Mt. Tremper Campus, Woodstock, NY
      [The Kingston Daily Freeman Dec 18 p.20]


    • 75.12.31 Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      "I was a student at Creative Music Studio starting in 1975... I'm not sure if it was recorded. Sam also did a workshop
      with the participants, and Barry did a workshop on drumming." [Danny O. 12.01.09]

    1976 : : :


    76.01.01 • Sam Rivers [BR]

    January 1, 1976, 8:00pm / The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, NYC
    —WBAI Radio Broadcast, 7:30pm, February 20, 1976. Program was three-and-a-half hours long.

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    "And tonight, to support these year-round ventures, [The Poetry Project] is having an appropriate blowout.
    Poets, musicians and dancers will perform at the church... for about six hours."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), unknown others
    "Among the poets, musicians, and dancers performing will be" John Cage, Sam Rivers, Allen Ginsberg, Helen Adam,
    John Ashberry, Kenneth King, Jackie Curtis, Joel Oppenheimer, Patti Smith, John Giorno, Douglas Dunn, Maureen Owen,
    Robert Wilson, Anne Waldman, Ted Greenwald, Taylor Mead, "and many others..."

    {The New York Times Jan 1 p.12; Pacifica Radio Archive WBAI Folio February 1976 p.3+12}


    76.00.00 (1) • Joe Cocker: Stingray

    1976: A&M Records SP-4574 (LP); SP-4574 (LP; SP-4574 (LP, Promo);
        SP-4574 (LP, Pitman pressing); 27 145 XOT (LP) Neth; L 35811 (LP) NZ;
        SP-4574 (LP) Can; LPS-88.641 (LP) Vnz; 27 145 XOT (LP) Benelux;
        SA&MX-2179 (LP) Brz; 27 145 XOT (LP) Ger; 985 033 (LP) Fr;
        AMP-2002 (LP) Jpn; AMLH 64574 (LP) Gr; 27145-I (LP) Sp;
        SLAM 64574 (LP) It; AMLH 64574 (LP) UK; L 35811 (LP) Aus;
        PGP RTB Records/A&M LP-55-5607, 4574 (LP, 1st edition—1500 copies) Yug;
        GP-2010 SP-4884 (LP, gate) Jpn; SP-4574 (LP, Promo) Can;
    1991: A&M 394 574-2 (CD) UK;
    1992: Il Grande Rock De Agostini CDDEA 2300 (CD) It [Title "Joe Cocker"];
    2016: A&M MOCCD13271 (CD) Eur;
    unknown: A&M 8T-4574 (8Trk!, 1-sided); 394 574-2 (CDr, Unofficial) UK
    • The Jealous Kind b/w You Came Along
      1976: A&M Records 1830-S (7" Single);
          1830/1830-S (7" Mono/Stereo, Promo, "The Jealous Kind" A&B-Sides);
          AMS 7243 (7" Single) UK; AMS 7243 (7" Single, Solid-center) UK;
          16848 AT (7" Single) Neth
    • Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits
      1976: A&M Records LP 4670 (LP); SP-4670 (LP, Promo); LP 4670 (LP, White Promo);
      1977: A&M SP 4670 (LP) [+Canada]; A&M-Columbia House SP 4670 (LP);
          A&M-RCA SP 4670 (LP); 8T-4670 (8Trk!); SP 69923 (LP);
          CS-4670 (CS); A&M-Columbia House CS-4670 (CS);
          A&M-Columbia House CS-4670 C 124404 (CS); CS-3257 (CS);
          CS-3257 (CS, clear-case); A&M-Columbia House CS-3257 (CS);
          SP 69923 (LP, Black label) Can [+ White label reissue]; SP 69923 (LP) Can;
          A&M of Canada Limited, Columbia House CS-4670 (CS) Can;
      1982: A&M SP-3257 (LP, Indianapolis pressing);
      1987: A&M CD 3257 (CD) [+ Reissue '98]; A&M-Columbia House CD 3257 (CD);
      1996: A&M 750213257-2 (CD) 1996 Vnz;
      1998: A&M CS-69923 (CS, Black casing) Can;
          CD 69923 (CD) Can [+ "546838T 569923" spine only]; 393 257-2 (CD) UK;
      unknown: A&M CS-69923 (CS, Value) Can; AMCS-69923 (CS) Can
    • Joe Cocker: Classics Volume 4—A&M Records 25th Anniversary Series
      1987: A&M Records CD 2503 (CD) [+ Can]; A&M CD-2053 (CD);
          A&M 83603 2503 4 (CS)
    • Joe Cocker: The Long Voyage Home—The Silver Anniversary Collection
      1995: A&M Records 31454 0238 2 (4-CD)
    • Joe Cocker: The Anthology
      1999: A&M Records 069 490 390-2 (2CD);
          A&M 490 390-2 (CD) Eur [+ Reissue unknown date]
    • The Best Of Joe Cocker: 20th Century Masters—The Millennium Collection
      2000: A&M Records 314 541 606-2 (CD) [+ Can];
          A&M B0007761-02 (CD, PaperFoam® digipak) [+ Ecopack™ digipak];
          A&M 314 541 606-4 (CS)
    • Joe Cocker: Greatest Love Songs
      2003: Hip-O Records 440-069-887-2 (CD)
    • Joe Cocker: The Singles
      2003: BR Music CDBX 545-2 (CD) Neth
    • Joe Cocker: Gold
      2006: UMe/Hip-O Records/Chronicles B0006142-02 (2CD);
      Hip-O Records 0249840763 (2CD) Can
    • Joe Cocker: Legends of Rock
      2011: Golden Collection no issue# (2CDr, Unofficial, MP3) Ukr

    • Images, top to bottom:
      Stingray LP cover
      The Jealous Kind (7" Mono/Stereo, Promo)
      The Jealous Kind 7" Single (Neth)
      Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits LP cover;
      Joe Cocker: ЛЕГЕНДЫ РОКА (Legends of Rock) 2CDr (Ukr)

    January or February, 1976 / unknown venue, New York City

    1. The Jealous Kind (Bobby Charles) [3:48]
    The LP has Dynamic Sounds Studio in Kingston, Jamaica for the main session locale,
    but Rivers recorded his part in NYC (confirmed in conversation with Sam Rivers—RL).
    Cocker was touring with this band (sans Rivers) in early '76 to promote it. Earliest date
    I have is a performance in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 28, playing "material that would
    appear on his Stingray LP the following month."
    [The Great Rock Discography by Martin C. Strong]

    Joe Cocker (voc), Sam Rivers (ss), Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale (g),
    Richard Tee (keys), Gordon Edwards (b), Flaco (cga), Steve Gadd (dr)

    {A&M SP-4670; A&M 394 574-2; Mr. Sam Rivers; discogs.com; Asya Ayrapetov-Robertshaw;
    concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/joe-cocker-concert/20051191-3408.html}







    • 1976:

      "While working with Stan Getz, Holland also began to play with reedsman Sam Rivers and the players that assembled for [Holland's]
      first ensemble record as a leader. Conference of the Birds (1972), comprised, he says, his ideal group... That group played some concerts
      together, but the contrasting approaches of Braxton and Rivers proved incompatible. Holland didn't want to play with anyone else;
      so, because he couldn't have them both in his group, he split his time between the groups that they led. Then, in 1976, when
      the double-bookings became impossible, he devoted his time exclusively to the Rivers band: a decision related... to the pull of free
      improvisation. Sam's thing was wide open, we never played a note of music that was written in the small group. ‘Sam used to say,
      play all the music, play vamps, play free, play everything. I said, well, this is the finishing school for me’"
      [Dave Holland feature, WIRE #50 April, 1988 p.49]
      ———


    • 76.01.30-31 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (b), Altschul (dr) / 8:00 and 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Patrick Clare archive, RivBea flyer]
    • 76.02.00 ("early February") - George Coleman, Sam Rivers, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins, others? / unknown city, Italy
      [Musica Jazz Jan 1976 p.22, on-line index]
    • 76.02.10 through 76.02.15 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (b), Altschul (dr) / 10:00pm, Village Jazz Club, NYC
      "Sam Rivers, who is appearing through Sunday at the Village Vanguard, plays some of the longest tenor saxophone solos imaginable.
      He began his first set Tuesday evening with a 35-minute workout that would have left most younger saxophonists exhausted;
      then he performed on the flute and soprano saxophone for another half hour..."
      [The New York Times Feb 12 p.37]

    76.02.17+18 • Dave Holland Sam Rivers: Dave Holland/Sam Rivers Vol. 1

    1976: Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.43 (LP); Phonogram/IAI RJ-7143 (LP) Jpn;
    1992: IAI 123843-2 (CD) It

    76.02.17+18 • Sam Rivers Dave Holland: Sam Rivers/Dave Holland Vol. 2

    1977: Improvising Artists Inc. IAI 37.38.48 (LP);
    1992: IAI 123848-2 (CD) It

    February 17 & 18, 1976 / Big Apple Studio, New York City
    —IAI releases all have February 18 as the lone recording date, but Producer
     Paul Bley's IAI archives differ. (See The Paul Bley Fonds notes below)

    Volume I:
    1. Waterfall [17:08]
    2. Cascade [21:19]
    Volume 2:
    3. Ripples [23:49]
    4. Deluge [23:23]
    Sam Rivers (ts-2, ss-1, fl-3, p-4; Comp),
    Dave Holland (b)

    {IAI 373843, IAI 373848, IAI 123843-2, + IAI 123848-2}




    For those, like me, aesthetically inclined and hopelessly fastidious, the CD cover art
    may be escaped by opening the booklets, turning them inside out, and reinserting them
    into the jewel box, thus exposing the studio photos within, which are, we must hope,
    to be preferred to the cover art outside. The LPs offer no such solace, sorry. —RL

    "This album is the face of two people by illustration, but something is creepy."
    —Google Translate of a blog review at www.asahi-net.or.jp





      The Paul Bley Fonds / Addenda to the Rivers/Holland IAI Recordings : : :

      Library and Archives Canada search codes: MUS = Repository (Music section); 297 = Fonds # (Paul Bley Fonds); J = Series; 62 = File.

      MUS 297/J,62
      Sam Rivers, Dave Holland and Sam Rivers, Dave Holland Vol. 2, IAI 37.38.43 and 37.38.48. (1976, 1992)
      6 audio reels (ca. 2 hrs 28 min.): polyester, 38 cm/sec., Dolby A; reels: 25 cm.
      Sound recordings (masters) of performances by Holland (double bass) and Rivers (soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, and piano)
      of "Waterfall," "Weirdness," and other compositions identified only by the instrumentation. Also includes studio talk.
      Recorded on 17 and 18 February 1976, possibly at the Basement Recording Studio Incorporated, NYC, and produced by Paul Bley.
      The numbering indicates that there were originally eight reels.
      Fourth reel: "Pno & bass now complete 9/17/92 db".
      Reels 1 to 4: 4 track, multitrack, 1.3 cm width.
      Reels 5 and 6: 2 track, 0.6 cm width.
      Reference numbers: T10 W5 357 to T10 W5 360, T10 4431, T10 4432.

      MUS 297/J,63
      Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, IAI 37.38.43. (1976)
      2 audio reels (ca. 38 min. 27 sec.): polyester, 38 cm/sec., stereo, Dolby A; reels: 25 cm.
      Sound recordings (copies of master mixes) of the performances by Holland (double bass) and Rivers (tenor and soprano saxophones),
      released as sides A and B of this LP: Waterfall and Cascade.
      Recorded on 17 February 1976 and produced by Paul Bley; jacket and cover by Carol Goss.
      According to the take sheets on the boxes, the recording took place at Big Apple Studios, NYC;
      however, the masters use take sheets from the Basement Recording Studio, NYC.
      Reference numbers: T10 4433, T10 4434.

      MUS 297/J,64
      [Sam Rivers, Dave Holland?] and Sam Rivers, Dave Holland Vol. 2, IAI [37.38.43?] and 37.38.48. (1976)
      2 audio reels (ca. 1 hr 47 min.): polyester, 19 cm/sec., 2 track; reels: 25 cm. – 1 textual record.
      File containing: sound recordings of performances by Holland (double bass) and Rivers (flute, piano, and saxophone)
      of unidentified compositions, as well as studio talk; and notes on durations and instrumentation (original).
      Recorded on 17 February 1976 at the Basement Recording Studio Incorporated, NYC, and produced by Paul Bley.
      Generation of recordings not clear; variously labelled "master", "copy", and "safety monitor mix".
      Although labelled as IAI 37.38.48, the recordings possibly also contain music from IAI 37.38.43.
      Reference numbers: T10 4435, T10 4436.

      MUS 297/J,65
      Sam Rivers, Dave Holland Vol. 2, IAI 37.38.48. (1976)
      2 audio reels (47 min. 12 sec.): polyester, 38 cm/sec., 2 track, stereo, Dolby A; reels: 25 cm.
      Sound recordings (copy master) of performances by Holland (double bass) and Rivers (flute and piano) of unidentified compositions.
      Copy created on 1 December 1976.
      Apparently an assembly; labelled "side A" and "side 2".
      Reference numbers: T10 4437, T10 4438.

      —Mentions of "1992" and "Basement Recording Studio" in the Paul Bley Fonds listings are likely references to the 1992 remaster release.

      [The Paul Bley Fonds—Numerical List David Fraser (Ottawa ©2005),
      Library and Archives Canada, MUS: Repository (Music Section), MUS 297 pp.162-3]

    • 76.02.19 - The Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), no other personnel listed /
      "Eclipse Jazz" event, The Residential College Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI [Ebay poster dated "February 19"]
      —No year indicated, but date fits the universal calendar for 1970, '76, and '81, and Rivers' activities eliminate the former and latter. —RL

    76.02.29 • Carman Moore: Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon, Tone Roads to Hong Kong '76

    1976: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council HKTDC-A1 (LP)
        "This is an LP... released in celebration of the American Bicentennial.

    February 29, 1976 / Port Authority, Hong Kong

    1. 1st Movement—Pastorale [13:29]
    2. 2nd Movement—Urban Walk [14:16]
    3. 3rd Movement—Colours [13:48]
    4. 4th Movement—Folk Energy [12:15]
    In addition to the "regular" LP produced for this event, there is this:
    "I found a copy... Very attractively bound in a red silk book with a show program...
    I found it where I get most of my records, Goodwill. It has a gold dragon, on a red
    silk background, with pinkish clouds. Well Sam's playing has never really been for me,
    but I am a very big fan of Jazz Music. And this has such unusual packaging, so I spent
    $1. The Record was in a V.R.P. Sleeve so somebody must have thought something of it."
    —Mark Frederick

    Images, top to bottom:
    The Red Silk Book
    The Label
    A Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon LP Cover.
    —Images courtesy Mark Frederick

    Carman Moore (Comp), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl),
    Elliott Randal (el-g, pípa), Kenneth Bichel (p, hrpschrd, el-p, synth),
    Richard Davis (b, elb), Warren Smith (dr, perc)
    Isaiah Jackson (Cond), The American Symphony Orchestra

    {Michelle Poirier, Agence France-Presse "Hong Kong Plans Swinging Dragon Year Fashion Show," syndicated feature; HKTDC-A1; Mark Frederick 08.02.27 and 08.12.12;
    Brass Music of Black Composers: A Bibliography, Aaron Horne, Greenwood Press}






    The rather unusual (uncredited) Liner Notes from this disc : : :

    Tone Roads to Hong Kong '76

    Fashion is no longer simply what you wear. Like music, fashion is a lifestyle in itself; reflecting the mood of an era. It is inspired by, and in turn inspires
    all aspects of the visual and aural media. And, as new fashion constantly evolves, so does new music.

    In this presentation, the cross-stimulation and the cross-fertilization of the two separate elements—fashion and music—has resulted in an experimental
    and totally new artform... fashion inspiring music and music inspiring fashion. The result—"Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon."

    In this attempt, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is in the vanguard of not only expanding the form of fashion, but of also producing an avant
    garde musical form, which itself combines the classical symphonic, the traditional Chinese, and the modern rhythm-and-blues idiom. In a sense, it is the
    creation of an international atmosphere, an environment, in which many "art" elements stimulate each other; a dual mirror image of society—one visual
    and the other aural.

    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council, as a patron of the project, considers that in its endeavours to promote the fashions emanating from
    its designers and its garment industry, it is launching a unique fashion statement. And this endeavour has presented an ideal opportunity for us
    to pay tribute to the United States of America"a country that has provided Hong Kong with a means to develop its fashion industry. And, having
    accepted the output of that industry so readily now as it has in the past, we hope that it will accept this gesture of goodwill in America's Bicentennial
    Year. We hope the music in this long playing record will be both a fitting and lasting tribute.

    To emphasize our gratitude, two of America's exciting new musicians were commissioned to execute the musical element of the presentation...
    The choice of American musicians has a double significance as a great deal of the new music of this century has evolved from the traditional
    American musical idioms.

    This year, in which America celebrates its 200th Anniversary, is an extremely auspicious year. For 1976, according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, is the
    Year of the Dragon. The Dragon, one of the four fabulous creatures of good omen, symbolises prosperity, fertility, and energy, expressions which typify
    our hopes for America. It is widely held that new projects undertaken in the Dragon Year will meet with great success, which we hope is prophetic for
    our venture. It is for these reasons we have chosen the title—"Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon."

    Almost as if celebrating the power and energy of this mythical and benevolent creature, the show presented is a synthesis of the dual artistic concepts
    of fashion/music and music/fashion. The project was conceived by Len Dunning, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

    Inspired by the creativity, the industry and the poetic imagination of the Chinese, composer Moore, in collaboration with fashion co-ordinator, Julius
    Schofield of London, created this new work, based on the colours, the designs and the feeling of the new fashions from Hong Kong's 1976 collection.

    Chinese classical instruments and the traditional Chinese musical idiom are mixed with contemporary music and the symphonic tradition in this
    unprecedented new musical form. The complete presentation was first staged at the 9th Hong Kong Ready-to-Wear Festival in February 1976.

    On this recording, conductor, Isaiah Jackson, the Associate Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic, is conducting the American Symphony Orchestra,
    which was founded by one of his mentors, Leopold Stokowski, in 1962. The ASO is one of the world's only major self-governing orchestras. Based at
    Carnegie Hall, the orchestra is noted for its interpretations of new music. The five soloists joining the orchestra in this work are each highly-acclaimed
    throughout the world for their mastery of improvisation in contemporary music forms.

    A festival of Hong Kong fashion inspired the "Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon." The clothes, representing four different feelings,
    four modes of fashion, complement and in turn are complemented by the four movements of Carman Moore's music.
    • 1st Movement—Pastorale: A rustic mood. The sophisticate's dream of the uncomplicated country life. Petticoats and baskets,
      aprons and shawls; or tough and sturdy workwear that takes mountains and city canyons in equal stride.
    • 2nd Movement—Urban Walk: The mood of the metropolis. The City Girl—neat little heels clattering through busy streets;
      satchel slung over one shoulder, flannels fluttering.
    • 3rd Movement—Colours: A warm, luxurious mood. Fluffy knits—soft and cuddly. Wrappings to nestle in; warmed and soothed
      against winter's chill.
    • 4th Movement—Folk Energy: The exotic mood. The nomad, the wanderer, wild and free; swathed in brilliant garb that marks
      her trail from the Yucatan to Madagascar.

    • 76.03.11 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: (no personnel listed) / 8:00 & 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Patrick Clare archive, RivBea flyer]

    76.03.12
    76.03.13 (1) • Sam Rivers: The Quest

    1976: Red Records VPA 106 (LP) It;
    1977: PAUSA Records PR 7015 (LP) It
    • Sam Rivers: Vision
      1977: Tobacco Road B/2512 (LP, "American Jazz & Blues History Vol. 12") It
    • Sam Rivers con Schiano, Altschul e Holland
      1977: Gong N° 6 Anno 4° di (magazine + vinyl 7" EP) It
          GONG: Monthly Music and Progressive Culture
          July/August 1977 720.pp, Supplemento
          —1st Session: [See also 77.04.28]
    • Sam Rivers: I Grandi del Jazz
      1979: Fabbri Editori GDJ-15 (LP) It
    • (V/A) I Grandi del Jazz: L'Avanguardia
      1981: Fabbri Editori no release# (8-LP Box—2nd in a 13-Box, 104-LP set) It
    • Just Jazz: Earl Hines/Sam Rivers
      1980: Fabbri Editori DLP 1012 (2-LP Box, Just Jazz Series) It
          —GDJ-03 (Earl Hines) + GDJ-15 Packaged together.
    • (V/A) Just Jazz Vol. 1
      unknown: Fabbri Editori no release# (5-LP Box) It
          —Hines, Albert Ayler, Rivers, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton

    March 12 & 13, 1976 / Rassegna Internazionale Jazz, Palazzo dello Sport, Milan, Italy

    1. Expectation [6:35]
    2. Vision [12:20]
    3. Judgement [10:15]
    4. Hope [6:55]
    Quest session complete on all of the Fabbri Editori editions. —RL
    —PAUSA PR 7015 has the tracks reversed. Side A has tracks 1 [10:10] and 2 [6:51];
     Side B has tracks 3 [6:28] (titled "Tudgement") and 4 [12:15].
    GONG 7" EP has excerpts of tracks 2 [2:00], 3 (mislabeled "Tudgement") [2:35],
     and 4 [2:05].
    Images, top to bottom:
    Original Red Records LP cover (1973)
    GONG Supplemento Al N° 6 Anno 4° sleeve
    GONG EP label
    Fabbri Editori I Grandi del Jazz 13-Box set (left)
    Fabbri Editori GDJ-15 LP cover (right)

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    On the Fabbri Editori editions:
    "Part of a series of more than 100 LPs sold not in record stores but in newspaper
    stands in the '80s. Every record was issued weekly and packaged as a booklet of LP size
    + record. The publisher was Fratelli Fabbri Editori (Fabbri Brothers Press), ...in Italy
    that works in the field of ‘serial encyclopedias’ sold in stands. They started the series
    in late 1979. It was laid out in several [embossed linen and fiberboard slipcases] of eight
    records each. The second box was entitled ‘L'Avanguardia’. The seventh record of the
    box (the 15th from the start, so its catalogue number is GDJ 15) was the Rivers one...
    [The Earl Hines was GDJ 03]. The Fabbri published these records licensed by several
    labels. The Rivers record is the exact reprint of the Red Records’ The Quest, with same
    tunes, personnel, etc.... Recorded after a concert with the trio in Bergamo, near Milan,
    where there was a jazz festival."
    —Stefano Zenni

    "There's no catalogue numbering on the slipcases for the Fabbri Editori records. This
    appears to me an American, Canadian, or perhaps British marketing project wherein
    the records were collected six at a time in the slipcovers as a sales approach, since all
    the record jackets and sleeves are in Italian while the slipcases are in English."
    —Rick Wallach










    {GdJ-15; PAUSA PR-7015; VPA 106; Lukas Notaras (GONG photos); Stefano Zenni, Giovanni Zanoni, and Rick Wallach;
    Musica Jazz Mar 1976 p.20, Apr 1976 p.25, May 1976 pp.13-16}


    76.03.13 (2) • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—47:18]

    March 13, 1976 / Bergamo Jazz VIII, Palasport, Bergamo, Italy
    —Recording is circulating mis-dated 76.03.16. Bergamo Jazz VIII ran from the 11th to the 13th and performance was on the final day.

    1. improvisation [42:52]  (incomplete, fades in)
     (ss section–8:46)
     (p section–9:36)
     (fl+voc section–15:28)
     (ts section–9:02)
    2. encore [4:10]  (incomplete, cuts in)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr; Stampa Sera Feb 17 "Spettacoli" p.13; l'Unita Mar 16 "Spettacoli-Arte" p.9}


    • 76.03.14 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:00pm (changed from 6:00pm), The Hirshhorn Auditorium, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
      [The Washington Post "SOLD OUT" Mar 12 clipping + Mar 16 clippings + Jazz at Smithsonian Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 76.03.18 - Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon: Carman Moore (Comp), Sam Rivers (reeds),
      Eliot Randall (g), Kenneth Bichell—"Michel" in articles (p, synth), Edward DeMatteo (b), John Beck (dr, perc),
      + Isaih Jackson (Cond) and The American Symphony Orchestra / Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA
      [Michelle Poirier, Agence France-Presse "Hong Kong Plans Swinging Dragon Year Fashion Show," syndicated feature; says Rochester Phil here / says A stereophonic record has already been made by the American Symphony Orchestra.
      The Provoince / ASO
      Syndicated article Indianapolis Star Mar 4 p.28+31; Mansfield News Journal Mar 30 p.8]
      —Pre-printed monthly schedule also has Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan at Studio RivBea on this date (weekly, see 76.03.11 + 76.03.25).
    • 76.03.24 - Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon: as above / Waldorf Astoria, NYC [ibid]
    • 76.03.25 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: unknown personnel / 8:00 and 10:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]


    • Harlem Opera Society's Solomon and Sheba was on tour at this time, but the 76.03.26 date in Columbus, 04.02 in Memphis,
      and the Winston-Salem performance on 04.03 all had Roland Alexander on reeds. Rivers credited as "lead musician and composer."
      [Columbus Citizen-Journal Mar 27; Winston-Salem Chronicle Mar 20 p.11; Memphis Press-Scimitar Apr 3; The Commercial Appeal Apr 3]


    • 76.03.27 - The Second Cycle—Tribute to John Coltrane: Bill Cole (Chinese musette, Indian shenai, Ghanian flute), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p),
      Jayne Cortez (poetry), Vishnu Wood (b, oud), Warren Smith (perc) /
      8:30pm, Center Theater, The Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH [Bennington Banner Mar 18 p.9]
      "The second of seven programs conceived by Dartmouth faculty member Bill Cole... presented over seven years, representing
      the seven stages of reincarnation in the beliefs of the Ibo tribe of southeastern Nigeria."
      (See The First Cycle 75.08.01 and The Fourth Cycle 78.09.24. No Third Cycle accounted for... yet.)

    76.04.03 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    April 3, 1976 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01}


    • 76.04.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:00pm, Fine Arts Theater, State University College at Brockport, Brockport, NY [Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Apr 4, 1976 p.85]

    76.04.09 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR]

    April 9, 1976, 9:00 & 11:00pm / WXPN-FM Benefit, New Foxhole Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
    —Live Broadcast, WXPN-FM 11:30pm

    1. improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Philadelphia Inquirer Apr 4 p.172; Philadelphia Daily News May 7 p.44}


    76.04.10 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—68:12 & BR]

    April 10, 1976, 9:00 & 11:00pm / WXPN-FM Benefit, New Foxhole Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
    —Live Broadcast, WXPN-FM 11:30pm
    —Audience Recording also mistakenly circulating dated April 19, 1976, at "The Empty Foxhole".

    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisations [68:12]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 10.07.16; Patrick Clare 13.03.28; Philadelphia Inquirer Apr 4 p.172; Philadelphia Daily News May 7 p.44
    centrostudi.sienajazz.it/archivioSonoroRisultati.asp, #DT0042 "part 1" + #DT0043 "part 2," both misdated 76.04.19}


    • 76.04.16 through 76.04.25 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [Syndicated ad Reno Gazette-Journal Mar 29 p.5; San Francisco Bay Guardian Apr 9 p.21; Berkeley Barb Apr 16-22 p.14]
      San Francisco Bay Guardian Apr 16 p.21, however, excludes the 19th and has run as April 16-18 and 20-25.
    • 76.05.02 - Four Movements for a Fashionable Five-Toed Dragon: Carman Moore (Comp), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Kenneth Bichell (p, synth),
      Eliot Randall (g), Edward DeMatteo (b), John Beck (dr, perc), Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Isaih Jackson (Dir),
      Garth Fagan (Chor, dance), Ronniev Baxter, Ron Blanco, Steve Humphrey, Bonnie Atkins, Pricilla Scott, Mary Greely,
      John Gourdine, Dana Ricks, and kathy Newcomb (dance) / Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY
      [Jackie Farnan "The Dance Beat: Preparing a Major New Work" Rochester Democrat and Chronicle May 2 p.G1+G6-7]

    • May, 1976:

      Heavy-hitting producers make things happen with a single phone call, usually because they know who to call. Douglas rang Cuscuna,
      knowing he was already working with many of the better-known musicians playing in the lofts. However, Cuscuna found Douglas' initial
      concept of placing a tape machine in several lofts for weeks at a time—and subsequently sifting through hours and hours of tape—to be
      unwieldy and cost-inefficient. Instead, Cuscuna persuaded Douglas to collaborate with Rivers, then in the process of programming Studio
      Rivbea's Spring Festival. Additionally, it was decided that the best performances would be gleamed for a multi-volume anthology and
      the tapes that failed to make the cut would be returned to the artists. Douglas decided to name the series "Wildflowers" after consulting
      a dictionary, and to issue the series as five separately sold LPs, not as a box set.

      Douglas then engaged former Hendrix engineer Ron Saint-Germain, who, upon seeing the bare bones ground-floor performance space,
      convinced the producers that a recording booth was needed; with the festival beginning in a matter of days, Saint-Germain, Rivers,
      and others built a loft over the bandstand. Coda reviewer Vladimir Simosko described the loft being "occupied by a master control board,
      tape recorders, and recording technicians, while the recessed, box-like bandstand became a maze of wires, microphones, and (between sets)
      technicians adjusting microphones and levels for the next group." Even though the logistics were simplified by using a single venue with
      a dedicated loft for recording, the task for the production team remained daunting; as 28 ensembles were scheduled to play over the course
      of two weekends, there were 28 opportunities for everything to go wrong in front of a paying audience.
      ["Jazz in the 1970s: Diverging Streams" Bill Shoemaker (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) p.145]
      ———


    76.05.15 • (V/A) Wildflowers I

    1977: Douglas/Casablanca NBLP 7045 (LP, The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Series)
        —Part one of a five LP series (Douglas NBLP 7045-7049);
        Douglas NBL-87045 (8Trk!); Douglas/Nippon Phonogram RJ-7307 (LP) Jp;
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA] Reel 24
    • (V/A) Wildflowers—The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Sampler
      1977: Douglas SMP 300 (LP)
    • (V/A) New York City Jazz 1
      1983: Polydor 815104-1 (LP, La Serie Douglas) Fr
    • (V/A) 1 Wildflowers—The New York Loft Jazz Sessions
      1995: Gravity 30 00 332 ARC 384 (CD) Fr;
          30 00 332/342/352 (3-CD Set) Fr
    • (V/A) Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions Complete
      1999: Knit Classics KCR-3037 (3-CD Box)
    • (V/A) Wildflowers: Loft Jazz New York 1976
      2005: Douglas AD-10 (3-CD) Fr

    May 15, 1976 / Spring Festival, Studio RivBea, New York City

    Wildflowers:
    1. Rainbows [10:00]
    RivBea Archive / Reel 24
     (no track or time info available)
    "This a 10-inch reel in an Ampex box. The tape is 1-inch wide and is probably
    multitrack. On The spine of the box is written, Loft Jazz 5/15/76 SAM RIVERS
    1 DBX’. There are no other notations on the box. Most unfortunately, I do not have
    multi-track equipment to play this tape. DBX was a noise reduction system that was
    used in the mid 70-80s. To play the tape, it would be necessary to find the proper
    model DBX machine." —Joel Washek

    Images, top to bottom:
    Original US release LP cover (1973)
    Loft Jazz New York 1976 3-CD cover, 2005 release on Douglas (AD-10)

    Sam Rivers (ss, Comp), Jerome Hunter (b), Jerry Griffin (dr)

    {NBLP 7045; NBL-87045; KCR-3037; Joel Washek 10.10.21; discog.piezoelektric.org}




    : : : On the Studio RivBea Wildflower Series : : :







      Creative Music Studio June Intensive—June 1 through June 14, 1976

      Karl Berger, Ed Blackwell, Anthony Braxton, Don Cherry, David Holland, David Izenzon, Garrett List, Oliver Lake,
      Ing Rid aka Ingrid Berger aka Ingrid Sertso, Sam Rivers, Jumma Santos, Leo Smith, Richard Tietelbaum, others... /
      Creative Music Studio, Mount Tremper Camp, Woodstock, NY [Kingston Daily Freedom Jun 1, 1976 p.14]
      —"Two weeks of concerts, workshops, rehearsals, and discussions." Included Creative Music Festival Concerts on June 4-6 and 11-13.


    • 76.06.05 (1) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), possibly Daley & Smart as below, possibly Dave Holland /
      8:30pm, Creative Music Studio, Mount Tremper Camp, Woodstock, NY
      [Kingston Daily Freedom Jun 3, 1976 p.12; Joe Daley 18.02.03]

    76.06.05 (2) • Sam Rivers and Rashid Sinan Duo [CMS Archival Recording—72:06]

    June 5, 1976 / Creative Music Studio, Mount Tremper Camp, Woodstock, NY
    CMS Archival Recording: (RivBea Cassette #81)
    1. improvisation [72:06]  (split track at 45:17)
     (ss section–30:15; fl+voc section–32:05; dr solo–2:01; ts+voc section–7:32)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Rashid Sinan (dr)

    {Cassette #81, RivBea Archival Recording; track detailing Ed Hazell 18.08.14; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.21}


      "Alan Douglas, a record producer whose projects have included the Last Poets, Jimi Hendrix's posthumous recording releases
      and the first American disks by the jazz-rock guitarist John McLaughlin, recorded the entire spring festival at Studio Rivbea
      and plans to issue a series of loft jazz anthology records [Wildflowers 76.05.15]. Rivbea will be presenting the same lineup
      of groups at its summer festival, July 1-10, with three groups performing each night."
      ["Loft Jazz Goes on a Three-Day Toot" The New York Times Jun 4, 1976 p.C1+C17]

    • 76.07.03 - Sam Rivers: ensemble unknown / Studio RivBea, NYC [Summer Music Festival 76 Schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 76.07.04 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (flute, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Syd Smart (dr) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Ed Hazell's Muntu Sessionography, from MUNTU Recordings booklet (NoBusiness Records); Joe Daley 18.02.03]
      —Muntu Ensemble and David Murray Quartet were also on the bill.

      Photos by Tom Marcello
      Who also provided the session date.
      www.flickr.com/photos/tommarcello/


    • 76.07.05 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr) /
      52nd Street Jazz Fair, 11:00am to 4:00pm, Broadway from 50th to 54th Streets, NYC [The New York Times Jul 5, 1976 p.9]
      —"With Gary Bartz Quintet, Hannibal's ‘Sunrise,’ Beaver Harris' 360 Degree Music, Roy Haynes' Hip Ensemble, Machito's Band,
      Joe Newman Quintet, Original Traditional Jazz Band, New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band, [and] Zoot Sims Quintet..."
    • 76.07.08 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (flute, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Syd Smart (dr) /
      Arti e Mestieri Camarillo Brillo, Festival Internazionale del Jazz, Torino, Italy
      [Musica Jazz Jun 1976 p.25; October 1976 pp.17-19 concert reviews, Giuseppe Dalla Bona, on-line index]


    • 76.07.09 - [CANCELLED] Rivers - no ensemble noted / scheduled at RivBea this night during the Newport Jazz Festival.
      [The Village Voice Jul 5 Voice Choices p.32]
      "Studio Rivbea, 24 Bond Street, where saxophonist Sam Rivers is winding up a ten-day jazz festival tonight and tomorrow..." [The New York Times Jul 9 p.48]

    76.07.11 (1) • Sam Rivers Trio [SBR—46:56]

    July 11, 1976 / Pescara Jazz Meeting 76, Unità Musicale, Penne, Italy

    1. improvisation [46:56]
    "This concert was taped the last evening of the Pescara Festival (07.11), but was held
    in Penne, a little town near Pescara." —inconstantsol.blogspot.com

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr)

    {Sound files; inconstantsol.blogspot.com/2009/11/sam-rivers-trio-live-in-pescara-76.html;
    Marcello Piras concert reviews, Musica Jazz Oct 1976 pp.12-13;
    Musica Jazz Jun 1976 p.25, and July 1976 p.2 (on-line index mistakenly has dates as 76.07.08-10);
    Poster image from http://www.pescarajazz.com/index/timeline/1976}


    76.07.11 (2) • (V/A) After Hours 2° / The Great Pescara Jam Sessions

    2000: Ecamlab Produzioni Musicali Ports Song CD L1006 (CD) It;
        Philology Jazz Records W96-2 (CD, retitle "The Fabulous Pescara Jam Sessions")

    July 11, 1976 / Pescara Jazz Meeting 76, Tortuga Club, Pescara, Italy

    1. African Call (traditional/Rivers) [3:25]
    2. Blue Moon (R. Rodgers) [1:55]
    "The best of the [first] piece is sung by someone in the public(!)"
    —Lucio Fumo (translated by Diego Conti)

    Release is of after-hours jam sessions during the Pescara Jazz Festival. The Rivers
    tracks, according to Lucio Fumo's liner notes, are from a rehearsal. —Stefano Zenni

    First track is a weak percussion vamp with an African vocal over it, indeed the "best of
    the piece." Second track sounds as if it were played at the tail-end of a very long party,
    perhaps around 5:17am, after much drink and merriment. Very loose, sloppy,
    and plodding, with much laughter, conversation, and miscellaneous noise. Both are,
    if I may be so bold, "unusual" choices for release. —RL

    Sam Rivers (ss-2, perc-1, voc-2), Joe Daley (tu-2, perc-1),
    "unknown" (p-2), Sidney Smart (dr, perc)
    —Rivers is mis-credited in the liners as playing tenor on the second track.

    {CD L1006; Stefano Zenni; session date via Angelo Valori of Ecamlab; www.ecamlab.it/diskafter2.html; www.depanorama.net/dems/2000-2.pdf}


    • 76.07.16 - Sam Rivers Trio / "1976 manifestzione organizzata dal giornale Fronte Popolare," Festival di MLS, Parco Ravizza, Milano, Italy
      [Musica Jazz Aug-Sep 1976 p.28; October 1976 p.39; November 1976 pp.20-23 concert reviews, Arrigo Polillo, on-line index]
    • 76.07.17 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Rassegna Internazionale del Jazz di Pisa, Italy
      [Musica Jazz Jul 1976 p.27, on-line index; l'Unità Jun 23 p.11]
    • 76.07.18 - Sam Rivers Trio / Festival di La Spezia, Italy [Musica Jazz Jun 1976 p.25, on-line index; l'Unità Jun 23 p.11]

    76.07.20 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—57:08]

    July 20, 1976 / Festival di Verona, Teatro Romano, Verona, Italy

    1. improvisation [57:08]
     (fl section–15:15, incomplete, cuts in; ts section–8:30; p section–12:05;
      fl section–6:35; ss section–11:40; fl section–2:30)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr)

    {CDr; Musica Jazz Jun 1976 p.25, July 1976 p.27, + October 1976 Giancarlo Roncaglia review pp.14-17; l'Unità Jun 10 "Spettacoli-Arte" p.9}


    76.07.23 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:04:34]

    July 23, 1976 / Festival del Jazz di Ravenna 1976, Rocca Branca Leone, Ravenna, Italy

    1. improvisation [64:34]
     (ts section–16:27; p section–13:43; fl section–14:19; ss section–8:08)
    2. improvisation [11:21]  (fl section–11:21)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 07.08.09; Musica Jazz June 1976 p.25, July 1976 p.27, + Giuseppe Dalla Bona review October 1976 pp.17-19; l'Unità Jul 24 p.9}


    76.07.24 • Sam Rivers: Black Africa! Villalago

    1977: Horo HDP 3/4 (2LP, Black Africa 1) It
        —1st Session: [See also 76.07.25];
    2008: Movie Gold no release# (CDr, Unofficial, original cover art) Eur;
    2009: Atomic Records 76813 (CD, Unofficial) Andorra
    • Sam Rivers Trio [SBR—66:22]

    July 24, 1976 / Umbria Jazz Festival, Villalago, Italy

    1. Black Africa (Soprano Section) [19:54]
    2. Black Africa (Piano Section) [19:56]
    3. Black Africa (Flute Section) [19:58]
    4. Black Africa (Flute section) [11:04]
    Atomic Records release has track 2 as "piano & flute section;"
     track 3 as "flute & tenor section;" and track 4 as "Encore."
    —No info available on Movie Gold release...

    "Umbria Jazz certainly has got to be one of the most unique jazz events in the world...
    This festival is a mini tour by both participating musicians and the public of the little
    towns in the region. The performances take place in the piazzas or parks of the village,
    and no entrance fee is charged. A nominal charge is made for bus transportation to the
    villages. These two double albums document the performances by the Sam Rivers tour:
    the villages of Villalago and Perugia."
    —Carl Brauer, Cadence Vol.4 no.4, June 1978

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc, Comp), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Don Pullen (p-3), Sidney Smart (dr, perc)

    {HDP 3/4; Digital files, track detailing RL 19.05.05; Musica Jazz Jun 1976 p.25, July 1976 p.27, + October 1976 Pino Candini review pp.8-12;
    l'Unità Jul 16 p.12; DMG mailing 09.11.20; Peter Losin 19.05.04, www.plosin.com}


    Digital files, track detailing RL 19.05.05; ; Peter Losin 19.05.04, www.plosin.com

    76.07.25 • Sam Rivers: Black Africa! Perugia

    1977: Horo HDP 5/6 (2-LP, Black Africa 2) It;
    2008: Movie Gold no release# (2CDr, Unofficial, original cover art) Eur
        —There was no 2009 Atomic Records release of this Perugia session.
    • Sam Rivers: Black Africa! Villalago
      1977: Horo HDP 3/4 (2LP, Black Africa 1) It;
      2008: Movie Gold no release# (2CDr, Unofficial, original cover art) Eur     —2nd Session: [See also 76.07.24]
    • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—51:37]

    July 25, 1976 / Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia, Italy

    1. Black Africa—tenor section [19:55]
    2. Black Africa—piano section [19:47]
    3. Black Africa—flute & soprano section [16:26]
    4. Black Africa—tenor section [21:04]
    5. Black Africa—finale [11:03]
    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [51:20]
     (ts section–16:12)
     (p section–11:59)
     (fl section–17:02)
     (ss section–5:54)
    —Horo Perugia release has tracks 1 through 4.
    Black Africa! Villalago has track 5.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr, perc)

    {HDP 5/6; Audience CDr; DMG mailing 09.11.20; l'Unità Jul 27 review p.9}


    • 76.07.26 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr, perc) /
      Festival del jazz di Palermo, Palermo, Italy [Musica Jazz Aug-Sep 1976 p.26, on-line index]
    • 76.07.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Festival Internazionale del Jazz di La Spezia, Spezia, Italy
      [Musica Jazz Jun 1976 p.25; October 1976 Emanuele Di Matteo reviews pp.19-20, on-line index]
    • 76.08.07 - Sam Rivers Trio / 7:00pm, Hnita Jazzklub, Torengebouw, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
      [Spectator Nr.14 2 Apr 1977 clipping, The RivBea Archive]

    76.08.08 • Sam Rivers Trio [AVR—4:00]

    August 8, 1976 / Hammerveld Jazz Festival, Roermond, Netherlands

    1. An Evening in Roermond (part of flute section) [4:00]
    —The complete session lasted about an hour.

    Sam Rivers (fl), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr)

    {Video; date and session time from Peter Verhagen}


    • 76.08.00 (1) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr, perc) /
      Festival del Jazz Moderno, Anversa, Italy [Musica Jazz Oct 1976 p.38, on-line index]
      —Festival from 76.08.10 through 08.14.
    • 76.08.00 (2) - Sam Rivers: Rivers (flute, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Syd Smart (dr) / Festival del Jazz, Arles, France
      [Musica Jazz Oct 1976 p.37, on-line index]

    76.08.22 • Hugo Heredia Quartet [AR]

    August 22, 1976 / Jazz Festival, Chateauvallon, France

    1. Rivers' Theme [ : ]
     "With [guest] Sam Rivers on soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano and flute in the last piece."

    Hugo Heredia (ts, fl), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Franco D'Andrea (p), Peter Frei (b), Peter Schmidlin (dr)

    {CDr; Sergey Ivzhenko 17.11.04}


    76.08.23 • Sam Rivers Solo [AR—11:14]

    August 23, 1976 / Jazz Festival, Chateauvallon, France

    1. improvisation
     (ss solo–2:31)
     (p solo–3:32)
     (ts solo–2:56)
     (fl + voc solo–2:14)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc)

    {CDr}


    76.08.27 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—108:56]

    August 27, 1976, 20:00hr / Willisau Jazz Festival, Willisau, Switzerland

    1. improvisation [108:56]
     (ss section–34:00)
     (p section–26:00, split track)
     (ts section–27:30)
     (fl section 1—10:00)
     (encore / fl section 2—11:20)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Warren Smith (dr, perc)

    {2CDr; Luzerner Neuste Nachrichten Nr.198 Aug 26}


    • 76.08.00 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Sidney Smart (dr, perc) /
      Festival del Jazz d’Avanguardia, Rimini, Italy [Musica Jazz Jun 1976 p.25, on-line index]
      —Festival 08.25-29, so 25, 26, 28, or 29.
    • 76.09.01 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Warren Smith (dr) /
      The Kroeg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      [NRC Handelsblad Sep 2 + Volkskrant Sep 3 typed review MSS, The RivBea Archive]

    76.09.02 • The Tuba Trio: Essence—The Heat and Warmth of Free Jazz, Vol.I

    1977: Circle Records RK 2976/1 (LP) Ger;
    2015: RivBea Music RB90827 (digital download)

    The Tuba Trio: Essence—The Heat and Warmth of Free Jazz, Vol.II

    1977: Circle Records RK 2976/2 (LP) Ger;
    2015: RivBea Music RB61200 (digital download)

    The Tuba Trio: Essence—The Heat and Warmth of Free Jazz, Vol.III

    1977: Circle Records RK 2976/3 (LP) Ger;
    2015: RivBea Music RB11191 (digital download)
    • Sam Rivers Tuba Trio: Jazz of the Seventies + Earl Cross: Una Muy Bonita
      1977: Circle Records RK 7376/6 (LP, split) Ger
    • Sam Rivers & James Newton: Flutes!
      1977: Circle Records RK 7677/7 (LP, split) Ger
    • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—39:31]

    September 2, 1976 / Live in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands

     1. Essence Part I—instrumental solo of the tenor sax [3:20]
     2. Essence Part II—instrumental solo of the tuba [3:15]
     3. Essence Part III—instrumental solo of the drums [4:20]
     4. Essence Part IV—group with the tenor sax,
                  dramatic intrusion of a second tenor sax player [11:10]
     5. Essence Part V—group with the flute [16:25]
     6. Essence Part VI—group with the soprano sax [20:20]
     7. Essence Part VII—group with the piano, with a tuba and a drum solo [19:30]
     8. Essence Part VIII—group with the tenor sax [18:05]
     9. Essence Part IX—drums interlude, group with the piano [14:10]
    10. Essence Part X [8:05]
    11. Essence Part XI [13:07]
    The Tuba Trio, Vol.I has tracks 1 through 5.
    The Tuba Trio, Vol.II has tracks 6 and 7.
    The Tuba Trio, Vol.III has tracks 8 and 9.
    Jazz of the Seventies has track 10 as side A1, + an Earl Cross session on A2 and B.
    Flutes! has track 11 as side A, + two James Newton sessions on B.

    "Unfortunately, the three original LPs, as issued, reversed the entire sequence of
    the music as played, i.e. LP3 (sides 5 & 6) comprised the first set, LP2 (sides 3 & 4)
    comprised the second set, and LP1 (sides 1 & 2) comprised the third set."
    —inconstantsol.blogspot.com
    Actual performance order then was:
    Essence Parts VIII and IX, Essence Parts VI and VII, Essence Parts I through V
    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [11:52]  (incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
    2. improvisation [27:39]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    —Audience Recording is also in circulation misdated 76.11.23,
     and has "Essence" Parts I through V.

    Part IV has an unidentified "dramatic intrusion of second tenor sax."
    —Matt Gorney of RivBea: "I spoke with Joe Daley about Mr. Dramatic Intrusion.
     He laughed and recalled it was an African-American/European who popped out
     of the crowd or wings to play on stage. It doesn't seem like anyone recalls this
     guy being a "name" musician. Joe said that he continued playing while trying
     to limit the tenor player's real estate and move him off the stage."
    —I also asked Mr. Rivers about this, and his recollection of a name sounded like
     "Rob Schneider,"but when I wrote it this way he said, "No, it was some strange
     European spelling..." —RL
    —"In conversation in Amsterdam in September, 2012, flutist Ronald Snijders assured
     me it wasn't him. He played some soprano in the '70s, but not tenor. (And there went
     our last lead.) —Kevin Whitehead 14.05.08

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,4,8,10, ss-6, p-7,9, fl-5,11, voc), Mr. Dramatic Intrusion (ts-4),
    Joe Daley (tu/eu, frh-11, perc, pipe), Warren Smith (dr, perc)

    {RK 2976/1; RK 2976/2; RK 2976/3; RK 7376/6; RK 7677/7; CDr}






    Images, top to bottom:
    Essence Vol. I
    Essence Vol. II
    Essence Vol. III
    (keeping it simple)

    Jazz of the Seventies (left)
    Flutes! (right)





    : : : The Discographer's Life Encapsulated—June through November, 1999 : : :
      —From Bimhuis 25, Stories of twenty five years at the Bimhuis
       (Edited & Compiled by Kevin Whitehead, w/ Herman te Loo and John Corbett) pp.82-83

    "I don't believe that G-d exists, but if he does, he is most certainly in the details." (—RL)

    I began compiling the Sam Rivers Sessionography in February of 1997. It was the first of six, with a seventh on the way, and yes it sounds as if
    I'm telling you about my children. I learned how by simply doing it, and it all suited me perfectly—the detective work; the search; the formalism.
    Add to this the creation of something worthwhile, and my complete lack of interest in leisure time almost becomes reasonable.

    One of the most tenacious details I had to track down was the mystery performer on Volume I of the Sam Rivers Tuba Trio recordings. Recorded live
    at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam on September 2, 1976, with drummer Warren Smith and tuba-man Joe Daley, the trio suddenly became a quartet during
    "Part IV" of the piece being performed, with the LP credit of this mini-event appearing simply as "dramatic intrusion of second tenor sax player."

    This was not good enough for me. If it were a known player, someone who'd been invited onstage, then I felt it only right to identify and credit them.
    Then again, perhaps it was someone who definitely had not been invited. Some stumbling interloper crashing the stage? I had to know.

    In late June of 1998 I received my first lead from San Francisco pianist Graham Connah, who had heard "speculation that this could be the guy who
    is always at the Bimhuis hanging out. He runs sessions ... and does a lot of drinking. I believe the guy's name is Sean Bergin..."

    Adding this detail to my search list in early July got it forwarded by Boston saxophonist Allan Chase to Kevin Whitehead, who in turn passed it along
    to Huub van Riel at the Bimhuis. Mr. van Riel turned out to be away, so this proved to be a dead end. Four days later, Kevin wrote to inform me that
    he had contacted Bergin via Joost Buis, and that Sean had said it was not him. Following a few more dud missiles, the correspondence went quiet.

    Late September had me firing off another dying quail to van Riel at the Bimhuis. I followed this with the last of several requests to Rivers and
    his manager Matt Gorney at RivBea Sound, but everyone was far too busy, harassed, and preoccupied by their own lives to be able to afford me
    help with mine.

    Finally, while at a Sam Rivers Trio concert at The Painted Bride in Philadelphia on 3 October '98, I had an opportunity to ask Mr. Rivers himself,
    and he informed me that it had been a fellow named "Ronald Schneider," though when he saw me write it down like that he cautioned me: "No, no,
    it's not spelled like that, it was some strange European spelling..."

    After another few weeks trying to confirm this, I received an e-mail from Matt Gorney filling me in on the recent happenings in New York City
    during the Sam Rivers 75th Birthday celebration. Gorney: "I spoke with Joe Daley about Mr. Dramatic Intrusion. He laughed and recalled it was
    an African-American/European who popped out of the crowd or wings to play onstage. It doesn't seem like anyone recalls this guy being a ‘name’
    musician. Joe said that he continued playing while trying to limit the tenor player's real estate and move him off the stage."

    The listing for this session still has "Mr. Dramatic Intrusion (ts-4)" listed in the personnel. Barring the miraculous and unlikely
    appearance of a Bimhuis audience member from that night 22 years ago, I'll try to be satisfied with that.
    —Rick Lopez / 99.03.10, in Bimhuis 25


    Postscript...

    Phil Allgaps (pianist with the Robin Bastard Orchestra): "For the record, after reading this, I left a phone message for the Surinam-born flutist Ronald Snijders, who in the '70s also played soprano saxophone, to ask if he might be Mr. Dramatic Intrusion. I never heard back."



    Bimhuis 25
    —Transclucent dust jacket (left)
    —Book cover (right)

    76.09.03 • Sam Rivers Tuba Trio [Warren Smith Archival Recording]

    September 3, 1973 / De Kroeg, Amsterdam, Holland

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Warren Smith (dr, perc)

    {Warren Smith Archive cassette}


    76.10.10 • Kazuko Shiraishi: Dedicated to the Late John Coltrane

    1977: Musicworks 3001 (LP);
    2004: BRIDGE-024 (CD, "OTOKO TACHI YO!" Series) Jpn

    October 10, 1976 / New York City

    1. My Tokyo [12:10]
    2. Dedicated to the Late John Coltrane [13:10]
    3. Once Again the Season of the Sacred Lecher [24:22]
    —Musicworks 3001 has tracks as above;
    —Musicworks BRIDGE-024 has the first two tracks switched.

    From Ms. Kazue Yokoi, a freelance jazz journalist:
    "You can find English translation of the poems on the following book: Seasons
    of Sacred Lust
    by Kazuko Shiraishi, Edited and with an introduction by Kenneth
    Rexroth (New Directions). Kazuko Shiraishi is one of the greatest poet in the world.
    Born in Vancouver, Canada 1931, return to Japan before World War 2nd, graduated
    Waseda University. She received several prizes. Published over 20 poetry books,
    and essay, short story, etc. Her poems have been translated, appeared in collections
    and anthologies in various language. She was invited to poetry festivals including
    the Rotterdam Poetry Festival (the most important poetry festival in the world)
    many times. She has performed with jazz musicians like Sam Rivers, Leo Smith,
    Peter Brötzmann, Michel Pilz, Itaru Oki, Kazutoki Umezu, Masahiko She Sato,
    Nobuyoshi Ino, and many others. —Kazue Yokoi, Tokyo, 97.12.14

    Kazuko Shiraishi (voc, Comp), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, perc), Buster Williams (b), Abdul Wadud (ce), Andrei Strobert (perc)

    {Musicworks 3001; CD info KC White 05.08.22}


    76.10.12 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—44:48]

    October 12, 1976 / Studio Rivbea, NYC

    1. improvisation [44:46]  (incomplete cuts out at end)
     (ts section–21:27; dr solo–2:55; voc + dr solo–1:30; fl+pipe section–3:04; fl section–15:51)
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu, pipe), Warren Smith (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #6; track detailing Ed Hazell 18.08.14}


    76.11.13 (1) • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    November 13, 1976, 9:00pm & Midnight / Union Auditorium, Student Union Building, SUNY at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    "The concert was in a room like a large tiered lecture theatre with a stage at the bottom... It was used quite a lot for concerts at the time. (Robert Palmer
    performed there two weeks later, on 9 Dec '76.) The entry in my 1976 diary has 12:00pm written alongside it, which, assuming it relates to that concert,
    I take to mean mid-day. If so, I've no idea why it was a daytime gig. It was, however, a full concert... I also vaguely remember Sam Rivers playing with
    Mingus at some point during that concert..." —Christopher Smith 07.05.27

    "Metamorphosing, pulsing, live JAZZ exploded at Stony Brook Saturday night. The Sam Rivers Trio and the Charles Mingus Quintet gave high-quality
    performances in their contrasting styles for two full-house audiences in the Union Auditorium...
    In the opening act, reedsman Rivers appeared with a new group featuring Joe Daley on tuba and bass horn and Bobby Battle on drums... Rivers directed
    his trio... wailing on soprano sax (his primary instrument), pounding out complex piano solos, playing both haunting and piercing flute lines, and yelping
    and chanting vocal parts. —Tom Vitale, The STATESMAN Nov 17, 1976, Proscenium p.1A

    "There's no mention in The Statesman review of any musicians being shared between Rivers and Mingus, so I must have been wrong about that,
    but I'm pretty sure that Rivers returned to the stage to play with Mingus at some point." —Christopher Smith 09.02.15

    "And I have the tapes to prove it..." —Ralph Pantuso 06.02.24 Stereophile Forums

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {Christopher Smith 07.05.27; dspace.sunyconnect.suny.edu/bitstream/1951/28203/1/Statesman,%20V.20,%20n.%2026.pdf}


    76.11.13 (2) • Charles Mingus Quintet + guest Sam Rivers [SBR—1:00:00]

    November 13, 1976, 9:00pm & Midnight / Union Auditorium, Student Union Building, SUNY at Stony Brook, Long Island, NY

    1. unkown title [ : ]
    —"I also vaguely remember Sam Rivers playing with Mingus at some point during that concert..." —Christopher Smith 07.05.27
    —"I'm pretty sure that Rivers returned to the stage to play with Mingus at some point." —Christopher Smith 09.02.15
    —"And I have the tapes to prove it..." —Ralph Pantuso 06.02.24 Stereophile Forums
    —Pogost has "The 2nd show, and Rivers is not on it."
    Len Pogost's "Charles Mingus Live Recordings 1973-1977" has "For Harry Carney" [13:00]; "Remember Rockefeller At Attica" [11:00];
    "Sue's Changes" [31:00, incomplete]; and "Ko-Ko—Cherokee [1:00], with no mention of Rivers.

    Ricky Ford (ts), Jack Walrath (tp), Walter Norris (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (dr), + Sam Rivers (ts, ss, or fl)

    {Christopher Smith 07.05.27 and 09.02.15; Ralph Pantuso 06.02.24 Stereophile Forums; home.earthlink.net/~lpogost/mingus.htm#1976}


    • 76.11.19 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Studio RivBea, NYC [The Village Voice Nov 15 Voice Choices p.97]
    • 76.11.20 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 10:00pm, Ethical Society, Philadelphia, PA
      [Philadelphia Inquirer Nov 19 p.22; Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 76.12.00 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Tom Varner (frh), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      "late December" Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [Anonymous correspondence]

    1977 : : :


    • 77.01.01 - Sam Rivers Orchestra: Rivers, Paul Jeffrey, Gary Gordon, Lauren Brown, and Fred Kelly (reeds), Jack Walrath, Eddie Preston,
      and Oliver Beamer (tp), Charles Stephens (tb), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Willie Vasquez (?), Monette Sudler (g), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (dr) /
      Studio Rivbea, NYC [The Village Voice]
    • 77.01.05-02.12 not 23, 31, + "music meeting" Jan 29 - Sam Rivers: no ensemble information, a 500-member US contingent of talent /
      FESTAC '77, The 2nd Annual Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture in Lagos, Nigeria
      —17,000 participants representing some sixty nations.

      [Professor J. Southern The Black Perspective in Music Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring, 1977), pp.104-117, www.jstor.org/stable/1214362;
      Ebony May 1977 p.48]
      "The American delegation which at Dakar [1966] included Louis Armstrong and James Baldwin is making do with the likes of the National Black Theater of New York, the Denver-Ensemble, the Flying Soul Trapeze of Los Angeles and the Milford Graves Music Ensemble..." ["FESTAC: Culture, Confusion, and Dust" Washington Post Jan 24]

      Ahmed Abdullah: One of the deepest things I learned from Sun Ra is that one should have a respect for leadership. He always emphasized that the problem we had as a people was our lack of respect for people in positions of leadership. The most glaring example of that which comes to mind occurred during our two week visit to Lagos, Nigeria during the Festival of Arts and Culture of 1977 also known as FESTAC. We were invited to the country by the Nigerian government, they were our host. Fela Kuti, the great musician, was in opposition to the government for various reasons. Sun Ra had warned us not to go to Fela's Shrine because of his opposition to our host. One would have thought that we would have more in common with the musician Fela than the military government of Nigeria, however, Sun Ra's position was that the government, not Fela, was providing us with a place to stay and food to eat and they paid for our transportation to Lagos. They had organized the event. They were the Leaders and he was the Leader of our organization and it was our responsibility to follow his lead. As much as I wanted to visit Fela's Shrine, even at that young age, I thought Sun Ra made good sense and so I didn't go. Two weeks after FESTAC, when all of the international guests had left the country, the government brutally destroyed the Shrine and murdered Fela's mother. As awful as that was, the lesson was clear. [Ahmed Abdullah Interviewed by Cisco Bradley]

      "This festival was initially meant to be held in 1975 during the regime of General Yakubu Gowon but due to political instability, this festival was postponed till 1977 during General Olusegun Obasanjo's Regime." —festaconline.com.ng/ Poster! Image graphic p.106, photos p.115 In Retrospect; FESTAC '77 venues: National Theater, National Stadium, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos City Hall Festac 77 Archive @Marilyn.Nance was the official photographer North American Zone of FESTAC 77 Second World Black & African Festival of Arts & Culture.

    • 77.00.00 (1) - Sam Rivers: no personnel details / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      [Musica Jazz "Jazz insegnato a Woodstock" January 1977 pp.28-29]

    77.00.00 (2) • (V/A) Silver Burdett's Pipeline Volume 5 Number 5

    1977: Silver Burdett Records AVM-13335 PV-13335 (7-inch vinyl EP)

    1977 / unknown venue or place
    1. Sounds of Saxophones and Improvisations [7:23]
     (tenor sax improv—1:21)
      Tenor fades to background and presenter announcement begins at 0:31 in:
      "You are listening to the saxophone music of Sam Rivers, one of the world's
      greatest masters of improvisation. Although he also plays flute, piano, and viola,
      "You are listening to the saxophone music of Sam Rivers, one of the world's
      as well as saxophones, today Sam Rivers will demonstrate three instruments
      "You are listening to the saxophone music of Sam Rivers, one of the world's
      of the saxophone family, and his unique approach to improvisation."
      ...and ends at 0:51, tenor back to volume.
    SR: "This is the sound of the B-flat soprano saxophone..." [0:05]
     (soprano sax improv—0:20)
    SR: "The E-flat alto saxophone sounds like this..." [0:03]
     (alto sax improv—0:31)
    SR: "The B-flat tenor saxophone, the one I learned on, and my favorite,
       sounds like this..." [0:07]
     (tenor improv—0:43)
    SR: "I'm going to improvise for you, on the B-flat tenor saxophone,
       but first, before I begin, I shall play the melody for you, so that you will
       recognize when I improvise." [0:11]
     (melody on tenor—0:27)
     (tenor improv on melody—0:18)
    SR: "You will notice of course, that I stayed very close to the melody,
       when improvising." [0:05]
    SR: "This time, I will stay close to the melody and do a rhythmic
       improvisation..." [0:10]
     (tenor improv—0:22)
    SR: "And finally, I am going to improvise, by going further away from the melody.
       see if you can still recognize the tune..." [0:09]
     (tenor improv—1:47)
       Tenor fades to background, presenter announcement begins at 1:17 in:
       "We have heard the saxophone improvisations of Sam Rivers, and we thank
       him for sharing his artistry with us today."
       ...and ends at 1:24, when Rivers' tenor swells as it ends and plays out.
    Sam Rivers (ts, as, ss, narration as above)

    {CDr; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Library of Congress Database, "Shelf no. Pipeline BVS-13335—1 sound disc: 33 1/3 rpm; 7-inch"}


    77.01.00 • Sam Rivers [AR—2:12]

    January, 1977 / unknown venue, New York City

    1. interview [2:12]  (!)
    SR: "Well I'm a third-generation musician. My Grandfather's a musician and my father and mother were both musicians and so I'm a musician.
       It was just natural that I should be a musician 'cause I was born into the family. So my mother taught me and I learned piano, studied piano,
       and took saxophone up in high school, in the marching band and then into college. I studied music and into the service, you know I'm
       studying... And my early influences I'd say were, well, just about all the old great masters like Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, naturally
       Charlie Parker, and quite a few others that are still around like Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis and Illinois Jacquet and of course my great friend
       Dexter Gordon. And so I mean I just can't think of, any of the great musicians of the past that I haven't really been influenced by. So I mean,
       I guess I mean by being influenced by all of them I sort of am a sort of a whole conglomerate of everyone, you know, coming out in myself,
       which I think is [urgent (?)]."
    Host: "But you have continued to change and develop and go into new things year after year."
    SR: "Yes well I suppose it's the way, I mean, I suppose it's my philosophy of music as I think of it, and there's really no way for me to do but develop.
       Once I make a record, I don't play that music any more you see, so I have to do something else. And so, I mean, I have made that one of my policies
       never to play anything that I've already put on record. So I constantly have to keep creating, y'know that's one of the things, and aside from the fact
       that I guess it's just my natural tendency to create so I just, you know, it's really just part of my nature I suppose just to keep trying to do things
       differently. Myself I just finished doing some work with the San Francisco Symphony and so I was a soloist with that orchestra last year, I'm
       going to be a soloist with the New World Symphony next month. So I also do some of the classical European style things. It's the rounded
       kind of knowledge that the rest of the musicians also in the group have the same kind of background." —Transcribed by RL.

    Sam Rivers (speaking)

    {CDr}


    • 77.01.24 - Sam Rivers Big Band: Sam Rivers (ts), Paul Jeffrey (ts, ob), Gary Gordon (as, fl),
      Lauren Brown (reeds), Fred Kelly (bar), Oliver Beener, Eddie Breston, and John Eckert (tp), Willie Vasquez And Bill Ohashi (tb),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), Monette Sudler (g), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (perc) / Storyville, NYC
      [Daily News Jan 21, 1977 p.24; New York Post Jan 21 p.27; NY New Amsterdam News RAVE review Feb 5 p.D2]
      "The big band was one night. I don't recall playing consecutive nights." —Monette Sudler 18.08.22
      New York Post mistakenly has this as the 23rd.
    • 77.01.25 through 77.01.29 - Sam Rivers Quintet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (perc),
      an unknown other / 10:00pm, Storyville, NYC
      [New York Magazine Jan 31, 1977 p.19; Village Voice undated clipping, The RivBea Archive]


    • 77.01.26 - Harlem Opera Society's "Solomon and Sheba": perhaps as below, though Rivers has an engagement at Storyville, as above... /
      8:15pm, Castleton State College Fine Arts Center, Castleton, VT [The Brattleboro Reformer Jan 19 p.8]

    • 77.02.03 - Harlem Opera Society's "Solomon and Sheba": Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Jeanne "Geanie" Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura),
      Robert Donaldson (Tenor), Beverly "Abby" Mason (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), others... /
      8:15pm, Ogden Hall, Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA
      [Daily Press Jan 30 p.57]
    • 77.02.06 - Noel DeCosta's "Ceremony of Spirituals": DeCosta (vn, Comp), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Barbara Grant (Soprano),
      The New World Symphony conducted by Leon Thompson, J. Weldon Norris' Howard University Choir / Carnegie Hall, NYC
      [John Rockwell "Music by Da Costa in Premiere" The New York Times Feb 7 p.25; Billboard Feb 26 p.40]
    • 77.02.07 - Sam Rivers Big Band: unknown personnel / Storyville, NYC
      [Robert Palmer "Jazz: Lavish Sam Rivers" The New York Times Feb 23 p.39]
      —"Rivers... has been leading a big band on Monday nights at Storyville."

    77.02.08 and 77.02.09 • Barry Altschul: You Can't Name Your Own Tune

    1977: Muse MR 5124 (LP);
    2000: 32 Jazz 32192 (CD)

    February 8 & 9, 1977 / Rosebud Studio, New York City

    1. You Can't Name Your Own Tune (Altschul) [7:52]
    2. For Those Who Care (Altschul) [4:53]
    3. Natal Chart (Altschul) [3:42]
    4. Cmbeh (Abrams) [6:13]
    5. Hey Toots! (Altschul) [5:07]
    6. King Korn (Carla Bley) [4:40]
    Sam Rivers (ts and ss-1,3,6, fl-2), George Lewis (tb-1,2,3,6),
    Muhal Richard Abrams (p-1,3,4,6), Dave Holland (b-1,3,4,6, ce-2),
    Barry Altschul (dr, perc, gong-5, waterphone-5)

    {MR 5124}


    Barry Altschul: That band was an all-star band and didn't work. We had a couple of gigs to warm-up up for the record date. One was at Sam's loft
    and the other was at Fischer's loft—Environ or something like that. We did a couple of little gigs before the record date. First we rehearsed at my house,
    then we did a couple gigs to see how we could play with the music in performance.
    Harris Eisenstadt: One-day session?
    BA: Six hours.
    HE: Remember the session going real easy?
    BA: Very.
    HE: You'd been playing with these guys a bunch...
    BA: It wasn't just that. I was also the least astute musically of the group. I mean, here you got Sam Rivers, a great composer, Muhal Richard Abrams,
    you know, George Lewis, a motherfucker at 21, and Dave Holland, these are my first compositions, and they were beautiful to me, they showed me
    all the respect in the world, there was no bad vibe at all, the date went down smooth, no problems whatsoever.
    HE: But that quintet never worked?
    BA: No, it was a record date.
    [Destination Out Guest Post: Barry Altschul interviewed by Harris Eisanstadt, January 2013]
    • 77.02.13 - Jayne Cortez, Sam Rivers, Bill Cole, Warren Smith / Winter Festival of New Music, 8:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [The Village Voice Feb 14 p.99]
    • 77.02.14 - Sam Rivers Big Band: unknown personnel / Storyville, NYC
      [Robert Palmer "Jazz: Lavish Sam Rivers" The New York Times Feb 23 p.39]
    • 77.02.20 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan / Winter Festival of New Music, 8:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 77.02.21 - Sam Rivers Big Band: unknown personnel / Storyville, NYC
      [Robert Palmer "Jazz: Lavish Sam Rivers" The New York Times Feb 23 p.39]
    • 77.02.24 - Harlem Opera Society's "Solomon and Sheba": Emory Taylor (Baritone, Dir), Geanie Faulkner (Lyric Coloratura),
      Robert Donaldson (Tenor), Beverly "Abby" Mason and Von Ray (Soprano), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), others... /
      UTEP Paso Lyceum Series, 8:00pm, Magoffin Auditorium, University of Texas at El Paso, TX
      [El Paso Prospector Feb 11 p.5]
      —"Four singers, two dancers, and four musicians."
    • 77.02.26 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), probably Holland and Altschul, and an unknown other /
      8:00pm, New England Life Hall, Boston, MA [Boston Globe Feb 24 p.A9]
    • 77.02.28 - Sam Rivers Big Band: unknown personnel / Storyville, NYC
      [Robert Palmer "Jazz: Lavish Sam Rivers" The New York Times Feb 23 p.39]
    • 77.03.05 (1) - 1977 Hong Kong Ready-to-Wear Gala: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Gheorghe Zamfir (Pipes of Pan), Mike Nock (p, synth),
      John Campo (g), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith and Bobby Battle (dr, perc, gongs) /
      10th Anniversary Show #1, 2:30pm, The Palace, Hong Kong
      [South China Morning Post Mar 6 p.1+3; The Star Mar 7 p.9; Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 77.03.05 (2) - "Impromptu Jazz Session:" Sam Rivers and Henry Francisco (ts), Len Tracey (tp), Dave Campo (g), Bobby Battle (dr),
      + "The Hong Kong and China Jazz Company" / Dickens Bar, Hong Kong
      [Hong Kong Standard Mar 7 p.6; Program, The RivBea Archive]
      —Fit the session in between the two Gala shows.
    • 77.03.05 (3) - 1977 Hong Kong Ready-to-Wear Gala: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Gheorghe Zamfir (Pipes of Pan), Mike Nock (p, synth),
      John Campo (g), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith and Bobby Battle (dr, perc, gongs) / 10th Anniversary Show #2, Convention Centre, Hong Kong
      [South China Morning Post Mar 6 p.1+3; The Star Mar 7 p.9; Program, The RivBea Archive]

    77.03.14 • Sam Rivers Quintet [Warren Smith Archival Recording]

    March 14, 1977 / Ready-to-Wear Fashion Gala, Tokyo, Japan

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Mike Nock (p), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith and Bobby Battle (dr, perc)

    {Warren Smith Archive cassette}


    • 77.03.17 through 77.03.20 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle /
      9:30 & 11:30pm, Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [The Argus Mar 11 p.24; Daily Independent Journal Mar 12 p.54; San Francisco Chronicle review (of Mar 18 performance) Mar 19 p.32]


    • The Tokyo dates below with Shiraishi were obviously cancelled. We have a review of the March 18th gig at Keystone,
      along with multiple references to the Keystone stand from March 17 through 20. —RL

      77.03.18 - Kazuko Shiraishi and the Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Shiraishi (poetry), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (dr, perc) /
      7:00pm, Ochanomizu, Tokyo, Japan [Makoto Sato 18.10.21; Oversize poster, The RivBea Archive]
      "Original Lost Sound Burning!!"

      77.03.22 - Kazuko Shiraishi and the Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 7:00pm, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan [ibid]
      [IMG]


    • 77.04.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Atschul (dr) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      [Sander Piek 07.07.30; www.Bimhuis.nl]
    • 77.04.09 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 7:00pm, Hnita Jazzklub, Torengebouw, Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
      [Spectator Nr.14 2 Apr 1977 clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 77.04.12 - Sam Rivers Trio / 9:00pm, Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
      [Event poeter, Charles Carville 19.06.12]


    • 77.04.13 through 77.04.16 - CODA has the Sam Rivers Trio (w/ Holland & Altschul) in Vancouver on these dates. They were in fact in Europe.
      Probably a mistaken reference to the first two weeks of May (4th through 15th). [CODA #156 July-August 1977 p.29]


    • 77.04.15 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) / 20:30hr, Palais des Glaces, Paris, France
      [L'Humanite Apr 15 p.9 + Jazz Magazine review Jun 1977, The RivBea Archive]

    77.04.16 • Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [BR—38:25]

    April 16, 1977 / Studio Radio France, Paris, France

     interview fragment [0:10]
    1. improvisation [37:55]
     announcement [0:20]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b)

    {CDr}


    77.04.18 • Sam Rivers: Paragon

    1977: Fluid Records Fluid-101 (LP) Fr;
    2015: RivBea Music RB52090 (digital download)

    April 18, 1977 / Davout Studio, Paris, France

    1. Ecstasy [5:38]
    2. Bliss [6:23]
    3. Rapture [5:10]
    4. Tingle [7:28]
    5. Paragon [12:15]
    Sam Rivers (ts-1,5, fl-2,5, ss-3,5, p-4,5, Comp),
    Dave Holland (ce, b),
    Barry Altschul (dr, perc)

    {Fluid-101}


    • 77.04.21 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Atschul (dr) /
      Cercle Nantais, Nantes, France [The RivBea Archive]

    77.04.28 • Sam Rivers & Mario Schiano: Rendez-vous

    1977: Red Records/Vedette VPA 8375 (LP) It
    • Sam Rivers con Shiano, Altschul e Holland
      1977: Gong N° 6 Anno 4° di (magazine + vinyl 7"EP) It
          GONG: Monthly Music and Progressive Culture
          July/August 1977 720.pp, Supplemento
          —2nd Session: [See also 76.03.12]

    April 28, 1977 / Sciascia Sound Studios, Milano, Italy

    1. Rendez-vous (Rivers/Schiano) [2:55]
    2. Brother Sam (Rivers/Schiano) [9:48]
    3. Lover Man (Ramirez/Davis/Sherman) [11:58]
    4. Earth Dance (Rivers/Schiano) [8:33]
    5. Sunrise (Rivers/Schiano) [6:21]
    6. Cross Current (Rivers/Schiano) [6:23]
    GONG has excerpts of tracks 2 [2:31] and 4 [3:09].

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Mario Schiano (as),
    Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr, vb)

    {VPA 8375; Lukas Notaras and Giovanni Zanoni; Corriere Della Sera Apr 30}


      The following Trio tour dates in Canada during the first few weeks of May were previously listed
      with Holland and Altschul as sidemen, which was incorrect.

       "I was at the gig, Wadud and Battle are the correct sidemen—Holland and Altschul were definitely
       not in town for the gig or workshop. Trust me!!" —Norm Westbrook, Kamloops, BC

    • 77.05.04 through 77.05.06 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Abdul Wadud (ce), Bobby Battle (dr) / Vancouver Jazz Society,
      "Spring '77 Concert Series," Old Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      [The Vancouver Sun May 5; CODA #154 Apr 1977 p.28; CODA # 156 Aug 1977 p.29;
      vancouverjazz.com/vjs/index.php; Norm Westbrook 09.10.19]
    • 77.05.07 (1) - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Afternoon Workshop, Old Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [ibid]

    77.05.07 (2) • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—90:00]

    May 7, 1977 / Vancouver Jazz Society, Old Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    1. improvisation [90:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Abdul Wadud (ce), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {The Vancouver Sun May 5; Brian Nation; Norm Westbrook 09.10.19}


    • 77.05.13 through 77.05.15 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Abdul Wadud (ce), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      The Hovel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      [www.yardbirdsuite.com/archives/index-shows.htm; Norm Westbrook 09.10.19; Edmonton Journal May 9 p.30 + review May 14 p.44]
      "The Edmonton Jazz Society's loss has turned out to be The Hovel's gain. EJS, backing out of a deal top bring the Sam Rivers Trio to town May 13-15, has had The Hovel step into the protruding breach. Dates for the concerts are the same. The tenor saxman planned to appear with bassist Dave Holland and drummer Brry Altschul. But when Holland and Altschul became unavailable, EJS withdrew from the planned presentation." Edmonton Journal May 7 p.42
      —Holland and Altschul did not make this tour.



    • Amazingly, this poster had been hanging
      on my wall for about five years before
      I realized I hadn't entered the session dates.
      —RL



      Edmonton Journal May 19 p.38 + May 20 p.45 also has the Trio at The Hovel on the 20th through 22nd, but the display ad is identical to the previous week's
      ("Next weekend, Paul Hann"), and there are no other references. —RL

    77.05.24 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—151:02]

    May 24, 1977 / The Cellar Door, Washington, DC

    Early Show:
    1. improvisation [71:24]
     tenor sax section
     piano section (split track)
    Late Show:
    2. improvisation [79:38]
     soprano sax section
     flute section (split track)
    The Cellar Door was a very small, but great room that held about 200 people packed in like sardines. Years later the DC Fire Marshall forced
    the club to reduce their capacity to about 125 people. The club tried to continue, but financially couldn't do it... This was the third concert I ever taped.
    It was something I never would have gone to see if it hadn't been for my friend Paul, who was a jazz musician... We had come to The Cellar Door
    the previous night, but there had been transportation problems, and Sam didn't make his scheduled appearance for his two-night stand. Luckily,
    the group was able to salvage one night..." —"bpthree"

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Abdul Wadud (ce), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {Eric Devin 09.12.17}


    • 77.05.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Groningen Jazzdagen, De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands [NRC Handelsblad May 26 p.6]

    • 77.05.28 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 6th International New Jazz Festival, Schlosspark, Moers, Germany
      [Musica Jazz Jun 1977 pp.25-26 (on-line index); www.moers-festival.com/history/chronik1976_78.html; The Stars and Stripes Apr 30 p.19]
      —Preceded earlier in the day by a production of Samuel Beckett's Play as part of the Jazz Fest at the Schlosstheater Moers,
       which I just have to mention since I was a Beckett scholar in a past life... [www.bb10k.com/Beckett.html]
    • 77.06.01 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Sinkkasten, Frankfurt, Germany
      [Sinkkasten Program Mai 1977, The RivBea Archive]


    • —Of note: Broadcast of June 3, 1977, "Sam Rivers Orgy: recordings of the '60s & '70s", on WHRB-FM Boston at 10:00am.
       [Boston Globe Jun 3 p.51]

    77.06.04 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—1:01:22]

    June 4, 1977, 17:00hr / Gemeindehalle, Feldburg-Altglashütten, Germany
    —SWF Jazz Session Broadcast

    1. Sketches 1 [7:55]
    2. Sketches 2 [10:21]
    3. Sketches 3/4 [21:01]
    4. Traces [8:55]  (incomplete)
    5. encore [8:05]  (incomplete)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr; Flyer, The RivBea Archive}


    • 77.06.08 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      19:30hr, Kuhgasse, Düren, Germany [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]

    77.06.12 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—59:51]

    June 12, 1977 / Lovere Jazz 1977, Lovere, Bergamo, Italy
    —Audience Recording circulating misdated 77.06.13 (including at centrostudi.sienajazz.it).

    1. improvisation [48:08]
     (ts section–p section–ss section–fl+voc section)
    2. encore [11:42]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {Festival program, The RivBea Archive; Jakob Blumenthal 11.02.19; centrostudi.sienajazz.it/archivioSonoroRisultati.asp, #DT0133;
    Musica Jazz Jun 1977 p.27; l'Unità Jun 14 review p.9}


    77.06.15 • Sam Rivers Trio [SBR]

    June 15, 1977 / Orpheum, Haus der Jugend, Graz, Austria

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {Dietrich Heinz Kramer 02.07.14; 08.08.20}



    Photos courtesy Dietrich Heinz Kramer, reproduced with permission.


    77.06.17 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—55:47]

    June 17, 1977, 20:00hr / The 18th International Festival Ljubljana, Krizanke, Laibach, Slovenia
    German Radio Broadcast, originally broadcast from Yugoslavia

    1. Earth Dramas [55:47]  (incomplete, fades out)
    Sam Rivers (reeds), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr; Festival Schedule, The RivBea Archive}


    77.06-07.00 • Sam Rivers & Stanley Crouch Duo [Street Fight—00:01]

    Between late June and July 4, 1977 / Soho, New York City
    1. smooth uppercut [0:01]
    Sam Rivers (probably a right), Stanley Crouch (on the chin)

    "I saw Stanley Crouch get decked by Sam Rivers one time, that was a great experience, Sam Rivers laid him out cold right on the stage."
    —Eugene Chadbourne [WIRE #117 November 1993 p.40]

    "The book begins with thumbnail sketches of the various jazz styles that have evolved over the past century—bop, boogie-woogie, cool,
    free improv, etc.—and concludes with longer essays on history and genre, the earlier ones mostly by Scott Yanow and some excellent later ones
    by Eugene Chadbourne including 'Loft Jazz', the 'NYC Scene 1980-2000' and the 'Chicago Scene 1980-2000'. Chadbourne explains how tension
    rose as critic Stanley Crouch and saxophonist Sam Rivers organised rival loft festivals in Summer 1977; in a fight on the streets of SoHo, Rivers
    got the better of Crouch, which some believe began the latter's dislike of avant garde jazz."
    All Music Guide To Jazz reviewed by Andy Hamilton [WIRE #232 p.82]

    "What some considered the death knell of the loft jazz scene came in the Summer of 1977, which found Sam Rivers and Stanley Crouch organizing
    festivals scheduled for the same time, on the same street. Rivers noticed that many of the same musicians he was presenting were advertised for Crouch's
    surprise event, and delivered an ultimatum that anyone participating in Crouch's festival would be cancelled from RivBea. Since Crouch's was strictly a
    door-money deal (no guarantees), many musicians bowed out of Crouch's festival. At least one musician opted for RivBea, not because of the ultimatum,
    but upon learning of plans to tape his show & possibly make a record (without working out pay for the musicians who'd be recorded). Tensions
    heightened, and finally climaxed on the streets of Soho when a fight broke out, and Sam Rivers purportedly delivered a ‘smooth uppercut’
    to the competition; an event that some believe to be the source of Crouch's dislike of avant-garde jazz."
    —Eugene Chadbourne [www.allmusic.com]

    "Let's set the record straight. I was there, in front of Joe Lee Wilson's The Ladies Fort, taking photos. Sam did come hustling up 2nd Street
    and confronted Crouch, but no punches were thrown by either party. Sam was particularly mad that Crouch had decided to put on a festival
    at the Tin Palace in conflict with the one Sam had going on around the corner at Rivbea. Joe Lee was also booked. The problem was not only
    the temporal overlap, but the musician overlap. Crouch was trying to take over the scene. He was succeeding. That night at Sam's, Hamiet Bluiett
    came out solo, dressed in a dashiki, and angrily lectured the audience on 'free music.' 'My music ain't free; you got to pay,' he insisted.
    He then blew away the house. That was the death knell for Rivbea."
    —William Ellenberg 12.12.24

    Sam Rivers confirmed to me in conversation that he had indeed knocked Stanley down. —RL

    {Eugene Chadbourne; WIRE #117 November 1993 p.40; WIRE #232 p.82; www.allmusic.com}


      77.07.02 [CANCELLED] - Sam Rivers (no personnel details) / 9:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [The Village Voice Jul 4 p.65]

      77.07.04 [CANCELLED] - Sam Rivers Orchestra: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), David Murray (ts), Julius Hemphill and Oliver Lake (as),
      Hamiet Bluiett (bar), Olu Dara (tp), and others... / 9:00pm, Studio RivBea Festival, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Robert Palmer "Other Jazz Pests in Manhattan" The New York Times Jun 24 p.66; The Village Voice Jul 4 p.65 + display ad p.79]
      "A big band made up of some of the most provocative musicians in New York"

      "Two of the major lofts—Studio RivBea and Ladies' Fort—had published full schedules of concerts. Music by artists with
      heavy reputations... would be heard daily from mid-afternoon until long after midnight. So it seemed; and for a few days, it was so...
      On the whole, the first five days of Newport week found the loft musicians living up to the published enthusiasms of their supporters...
      Yet by mid-festival something had obviously gone wrong."
      [JR Taylor "In the Lofts: Bon Street Breakdown" Village Voice Jul 18 pp.50-52]

    77.07.18 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—46:35]

    July 18, 1977 / Grendel's Lair Cabaret Theater, Philadelphia, PA

    —Broadcast on WXPN "Blues Genesis," 10:30pm, July 31, 1978
    —Also circulating dated 72.01.01 and "unknown, 1972" [Plosin], but Holland's comments above the Conference of the Birds session (72.11.30)
     indicate his associaton with Rivers does not begin until late 1972. See also the somewhat confusing Barker interview:
     [Barker, Ted Panken, WKCR-FM NYC, November 18, 1985] before the WAVES session on 78.08.08.

     "This concert took place much later than '72. I was there, and it was broadcast on the radio at a date soon after. My cassette says 7/77." —Danny O.
    1. improvisation [46:35]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, inadequately amplified piano, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (mba), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr; Philadelphia Daily News Jul 15, 1977 p.36; The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul 31, 1978 p.C19;
    Danny O 12.01.09; www.plosin.com/milesAhead/Tapes.aspx?s=19720000}


    • 77.07.22 - Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: unknown personnel /
      WKCR Benefit, 8:00pm, Wollman Auditorium, Columbia University, NYC
      [Village Voice Jul 25 Centerfold; CODA #157 October 1977 p.29]
    • 77.07.31 - Sam Rivers: unknown ensemble / Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, Glen Cove, Long Island, NY
      [Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 77.08.02 through 77.08.06 - Sam Rivers Quintet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu) and/or Abdul Wadud (ce), Barry Altschul and/or Bobby Battle (dr) / Sweet Basil, NYC
      [Village Voice Jul 11 display ad p.66]
    • 77.08.09 through 77.08.13 - Sam Rivers Sextet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Mike Nock (p), Dave Holland (b),
      Barry Altschul and Bobby Battle (dr), and either Joe Daley (tu/eu), or Abdul Wadud (ce) / Storyville, NYC
      [The New York Times Aug 7, 1977 p.D25; New York Magazine Aug 8, 1977 p.20]
      NYT Aug 7 names Holland, Battle, Altschul, and Nock.

      "I am holding in my hands a flyer I saved from 26 years ago—August of 1977 I was in NYC ... This flyer has Sam Rivers Quintet
      the 9th thru 13th... I saw one night of this run." —Graham Connah 03.03.10

    77.06-07.00 • Sam Rivers Quintet [BR]

    August 9th to 13th, 1977 / Storyville, New York City
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    —Received as "Late June or July," but the July Village Voice Storyville ads have no mention.
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Abdul Wadud (ce), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Patrick Clare 09.11.24; CODA #157 October 1977 p.29; Robert Palmer "Lavish Sam Rivers" The New York Times Feb 23, 1977 p.39}


    77.08.19 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—1:22:51]

    August 19, 1977 / Festival de Musiques Ouvertes de Chateauvallon, Chateauvallon, France

    1. improvisation [82:49]
     (ss section–15:48)
     (p section–14:28)
     (flute section–17:42)
     (ts section–21:51)
     (flute, voice section–11:07)
    "Of the three or four great things that have happened this year in Chteauvillon, this was one of them, without appeal or grievance."
    —Rui Neves Musica&Som

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Oliver Johnson (dr)
    —No information on why Altschul was absent on this date.

    {2CDr; Jazz Magazine No.259 November 1977 pp.16-17+19, The RivBea Archive; Musica&Som No.17 p.37}


      September 2, 1977 : : : The Other Sam Rivers

      —Born this day, the bassist and backing vocalist of the relatively famous nu-metal rap/rock band "Limp Bizkit" [sic],
       (whose Wiki page "may not meet Wikipedia's general notability guidelines"), forever trashing any hopes I may have had
       for efficient Google search results for The Actual Sam Rivers.

      Studio RivBea's Summer Festival of New Music, August 30 through September 4, 1977
      [CODA #157 October 1977 p.29]

    • 77.09.03 and 77.09.04 - Sam Rivers Quartet: (no personnel listed) / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Robert Palmer The New York Times Sep 3, 1977 p.6; The Village Voice]
      "Studio Rivbea, the Bond Street jazz loft which abruptly canceled its traditional summer festival early in July because of competition
      from newer lofts and other factors, was back in business this week. The belated summer festival concludes tonight and tomorrow night
      with performances by Sam Rivers, the Studio's founder and a formidable tenor saxophonist."

    77.09.06 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:07:04]

    September 6, 1977, 21:15hr / Festival Nazionale dell'Unità-Modena, Arena Spettacoli, Modena, Italy

    1. improvisation [67:04]
     (ss section–16:00; p section–17:00; fl section–32:00)
    —Pre-publicity for this tour had a quintet with Joe Daley and Abdul Wadud added, but the Trio made these dates. —lUnità Jul 22 p.9

    Sam Rivers (ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr, vbs)

    {CDr; l'Unità "Il Programma del Festival" insert Sep 2}


    • 77.09.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr, vbs) / Festival dell'Unità,
      21:00hr, Piscina Costoli (Municipal Pool), Firenze, Italy [l'Unità Sep 7 p.13]

    77.09.24 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—1:28:46]

    September 24, 1977, 8:00pm / Southeastern Massachussetts University Auditorium, Dartmouth, MA

    1. improvisation [83:29]  (split track at 45:06)
     (ts section–14:33; b solo–4:30; p section–21:57; dr solo–3:56; ss section–25:18; fl+voc section–13:13)
    2. encore (fl) [4:55]  (incomplete, fades out)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu, bamboo-fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (perc)
    —Abdul Wadud is included in pre-concert press, but this session was a quartet.

    {2CDr; Mattapoisett Presto Press Sep 21 p.35; The Torch Sep 23 p.15; track detailing RL 18.07.09}


    • 77.09.26 through 77.12.17 - Creative Music Studio 1977-78 Season: Sam Rivers, others / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      [CODA #157 October 1977 back cover]

    • Studio RivBea Fall Festival : : :



    • 77.09.30 (1) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers, Dave Holland (ce, b), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      11:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [Studio RivBea flier from Ed Hazell, 10.09.25]
    • 77.09.30 (2) - Sam Rivers Orchestra: Rivers, George Adams, Byard Lancaster, Kalaparusha McIntyre, and Rene McLean (reeds),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), George Lewis (tu), Frank Gordon, Ahmed Abdullah, and Youseff Yancy (tp, flg), Abdul Wadud (ce),
      Dave Holland (ce, b), Brian Smith (b), Barry Altschul and Charlie Persip (dr) / Midnight, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 77.10.01 (1) - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (ce, b) / 9:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [ibid; CODA Dec 1977 #158 p.32]
    • 77.10.01 (2) - Sam Rivers Orchestra: Rivers, George Adams, Byard Lancaster, Kalaparusha McIntyre, and Rene McLean (reeds),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), George Lewis (tu), Frank Gordon, Ahmed Abdullah, and Youseff Yancy (tp, flg), Abdul Wadud (ce),
      Dave Holland (ce, b), Brian Smith (b), Barry Altschul and Charlie Persip (dr) / Midnight, Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Studio RivBea flier from Ed Hazell, 10.09.25]
    • 77.10.02 (1) - Sam Rivers Solo (p) / 9:00pm, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 77.10.02 (2) - Sam Rivers Orchestra: Rivers, George Adams, Byard Lancaster, Kalaparusha McIntyre, and Rene McLean (reeds),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), George Lewis (tu), Frank Gordon, Ahmed Abdullah, and Youseff Yancy (tp, flg), Abdul Wadud (ce),
      Dave Holland (ce, b), Brian Smith (b), Barry Altschul and Charlie Persip (dr) / Midnight, Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 77.10.07 Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce,b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Quaker City Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA
      [Philadelphia Daily News Sep 2, 1977 p.43; The Philadelphia Inquirer Sep 11 p.F4; The Daily Pennsylvanian Nov 3 34th Street p.2]


    • October 10, 1977 : : :


      [Charles Kaiser "SST Foes Roll at Speed of Snail..." The New York Times Oct 10, 1977 p.56]

    : : : Nancy Jazz Pulsations '77 : : :

    • 77.10.11 - Sam Rivers Orchestra: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), George Adams (ts, fl, bcl), George Lewis (tb), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr), "16 musicians" / Nancy Jazz Pulsations 1977, 19:30hr, Salle Poirel, Nancy, France
      ["Programme Definitif," The RivBea Archive]
      —Rivers may have also performed with "Quartet et Quintet du RivBea of New-York" earlier on this bill at this venue.

    77.10.12 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR & BR—42:45]

    October 12, 1977, 19:30hr / Nancy Jazz Pulsations 1977, Salle Poirel, Nancy, France
    —Radio France Broadcast; WBAI Broadcast, July 14, 1978, with program note: "Tapes courtesy of Radio France and BFA."
    —Circulating dated "October, 1977." (Radio announcement mentions "September, 1977.")

    Broadcast Recording:
    1. Image [42:45]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss. fl, Comp), Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Byard Lancaster, Chico Freeman, and Rene McLean (reeds),
    Frank Gordon and Ahmed Abdullah, Yousef Yancey (tp, flg), Charles Stephens (tb), George Lewis (tb, tu), Joe Daley (tu/eu),
    Don Pullen (p), Abdul Wadud (ce), Dave Holland (ce, b), Brian Smith (b), Barry Altschul and Charlie Persip (dr)
    —George Adams credited on reeds from a festival report in the German magazine Jazzpodium Dec, 1977 pp.18-20, but Ahmed Abdullah says otherwise.
    —Another source has Charles Defense (tu), and Brian Smith (p).
    —Broadcast Recording circulating omits Yousef Yancey (tp) and has Yousef Chauncey mistakenly credited on french horn.

    {Broadcast CDr; Norbert Kreutzer 05.11.01; Ahmed Abdullah; Ed Hazell 16.11.06; "Programme Definitif," The RivBea Archive}


      77.10.12—Rivers may have also performed with "Duo et Trio du RivBea of New-York" earlier at the venue above.

    77.10.13 • Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [AR—25:41]

    October 13, 1977 / Nancy Jazz Pulsations 1977, Nancy, France

    1. improvisation [25:41]
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Dave Holland (b)

    {Sound files; inconstantsol.blogspot.com; centrostudi.sienajazz.it/archivioSonoroRisultati.asp #DT0101}


    77.10.15 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—33:00]

    October 15, 1977 / Nancy Jazz Pulsations 1977, Nancy, France

    1. improvisation [33:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18}


    77.10.19 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [SBR—1:32:25]

    October 19, 1977 / Centré Culturel Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Brussels, Belgium

    1st Set:
    1... unknown titles [46:11]
    2nd Set:
    2. unknown titles [46:14]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    Sam Rivers, Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, Byard Lancaster, Chico Freeman,
    and Rene McLean (reeds), Frank Gordon, Ahmed Abdullah, and Yousef Yancey (tp),
    Charles Stephens (tb), George Lewis (tb, tu), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Don Pullen (p),
    Abdul Wadud (ce), Brian Smith and Dave Holland (ce, b),
    Barry Altschul and Charlie Persip (dr)

    —On the recording in circulation, Yousef Yancey (tp) is omitted; "Youseff Chauncey" is incorrectly
     credited on french horn; Chico Freeman (reeds) is omitted; George Adams is incorrectly listed
     on sax (in pre-concert print sources as well).
     "How do I know? I was very fortunately there." —Ahmed Abdullah

    {2CDr; Poster image from Patrick Clare 10.09.01; Ahmed Abdullah at bigozine2.com 11.04.09; Ed Hazell 16.11.07; Spectator Oct 15 p.15}


    • 77.10.21 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr) / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France
      [Daniel Soutif "En direct: Le Totem" Jazz Magazine #261 Jan 1978 pp.9–10 + Serge Loupien "En direct: Lowe/Rivers" p.13]
    • 77.10.25 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Jazz a Aix, La Fontaine d'Argent, Aix-en-Provence, France
      [Terre de Provence Oct 21 p.8, The RivBea Archive]
    • 77.11.04 and 77.11.05 - Sam Rivers Trio / Sigma 13, Bordeaux, France
      [La Dépèche du Midi Nov 12 clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 77.11.00 (between 11.02-06) - Sam Rivers: Joe Daley (Duo? or same as 77.11.06 below?) / Giornate del Jazz, Berlin, Germany
      [Musica Jazz Jan 1978 pp.6-8 concert reviews, Joachim Ernst Berndt, on-line index]

    77.11.06 • Sam Rivers Quintet [BR—53:54]

    November 6, 1977 / Jazztage 1977, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany
    —Berliner Jazztage 1977, from a rebroadcast on November 16, 2012 on RBB Kulturradio

     Broadcast announcement
    1. Universal Message—Rivers announcement [36:15]
    2. unknown title—Broadcast announcement [17:39]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul and Charles Persip (dr)

    "Are you sure that the second drummer besides Altschul was Persip and not Warren Smith?" —Bettina Bogumil 04.05.05
    —Persip is confirmed at the festival archives. —RL

    {CDr incomplete at 44:54; Jakob Blumenthal 09.09.18; archiv.berlinerfestspiele.de/jazzsuche; Stars and Stripes Oct 29 p.17}


    77.11.13 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—19:03]

    November 13, 1977 / Jazz van 3 tot 3, unknown venue, Rotterdam, Netherlands
     "The name of the festival was ‘Jazz van 3 tot 3’. The schedule ran from 3:00pm to past 3:00am,
     —so technically Rivers did play on November 13, but the date of the festival was November 12." —Pierre Crépon 17.03.24

    1. Waves (p section) [19:03]
    Radio announcement mentions a "four-part composition"—duration of the complete performance about 68:00,
    but only the piano section was broadcast. —Heinrich Smejkal

    Sam Rivers (p), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr; Heinrich Smejkal; Gérard Rouy "En direct: Rotterdam" Jazz Magazine Jan 1978 p.9}


    • 77.11.15 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      21:00hr, Salle Benoit XII, Avignon, France [Le Meridional Nov 17 + La Provence Dec 16 clippings, The RivBea Archive]


    • 77.11.25 - (CANCELLED) Sam Rivers Quintet: Rivers, Daley, Holland, Altschul, unknown / Two Nights of New Music Festival,
      DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC [Baltimore Sun Nov 3, 1977 p.29; November 24 p.48]
      "Dave Holland announced they'd be out in fifteen minutes, yet the removal of their equipment foreshadowed the next announcement:
      Two Nights of New Music would not continue due to lack of ticket sales."
      CODA #160, April '78 p.30 had this as a Trio in Odessa, Ukraine, USSR...


    • 77.12.22 and 77.12.23 - Sam Rivers "Quartet": Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Barry Altschul (dr),
      and possibly Holland, though Schlanger has the group as a trio the next day. / Studio Rivbea, NYC
      [The Village Voice undated item]
    • 77.12.24 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Barry Altschul (dr) / Studio Rivbea, NYC
      [Jeff Schlanger musicWitness® 16.08.07]

      "Original art 22.5x30" made Live"



    • Creative Music Studio New Year's Intensive—December 28, 1977 through January 6, 1978

      Sam Rivers, others... / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY [CODA #157 October 1977 back cover]


    • 77.12.26 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Grendel's Lair, Philadelphia, PA [The Philadelphia Inquirer Dec 25, 1977 p.G8]
    • 77.12.29 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Studio RivBea, NYC
      [Ed Hazell's RivBea Research Project 16.11.08]
      "The text of the review [Jean-Loup Bourget "Jazz en direct: Sam Rivers" Jazz Magazine Feb, 1978 p.12] mentions the presence
      of a crew filming the performance." —Pierre Crépon 17.03.24
    • 77.12.30 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]
    • 77.12.31 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Studio RivBea, NYC [ibid]

    1978 : : :


    78.01.01 • Sam Rivers Quintet [AR]

    January 1, 1978 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), George Lewis (tb), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Anonymous 06.01.01; The Village Voice}


    • 78.01.04 and 78.01.05 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:10 & 11:10pm, The Bottom Line, NYC [The Village Voice Jan 2 p.53]

    78.00.00 (1) • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—9:23]

    unknown date, 1978 / Studio RivBea, New York City

    1. improvisation [4:28]  (excerpt, fades out)
     Interview segment [0:43]
    2. improvisation [4:12]  (excerpt, cuts in, fades out)
    Received as "Interview, Music, 13:00."

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, fl-2, p-2,), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr}


    • 78.01.10 through 78.01.15 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      9:30pm, Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [Billboard Jan 14 p.32; Berkeley Barb Jan 13-19 p.14 (which only had through the 14th); San Rafael Independent-Journal Jan 6 p.20]
    • 78.01.17 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 8:15 & 10:30pm, Boon's Treasury, Salem, OR
      [The Capital Journal Jan 12 p.17]



    Sam Rivers Trio Artists-in-Residence with the University of Utah Department of Music : : : January 20 through 23, 1978


    78.01.20 • Sam Rivers Trio: The World of Sam Rivers [BR—18:39]

    National Public Radio's "Jazz Alive" The World of Sam Rivers, Broadcast December 9, 1979 & July 19, 1981
    —1st session: [See also 78.06.30; 78.10.02; 78.10.00 (1)]

    January 20, 1978, 12:00noon / Union Ballroom, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    —"Originally scheduled to play at the Club Blue Note..."

     radio announcement [0:20]
    1. improvisation (ss section) [18:19]  (incomplete, fade out by radio announcer)
    —Concert lasted for two hours.

    Sam Rivers (reeds), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr; Ed Hazell; Down Beat Jul 1981 p.12; Norbert Kreutzer 05.10.31; The Daily Utah Chronicle Jan 18 p.2 + Jan 20 p.9}


      78.01.20 (2) - Master Bass Clinic: Dave Holland / 4:30pm, Room 200, Music Building

    • 78.01.21 - Sam Rivers Trio—Seminar / 2:00pm, Room 200, Music Building
      "Informal rap and jam sessions."
    • 78.01.23 - Sam Rivers Trio—A Session on Jazz Improvisation / 1:10pm, Room 302, Music Building

    • "Sam Rivers... and backup musicians Barry Altschul, percussionist, and Dave Holland, bassist, are sweeping the States
      with their first American tour."
      [Mike Watkiss "Sam Rivers and Company Will Add a Touch of Class" The Daily Utah Chronicle Jan 20 p.9]


    • 78.01.25 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (ce, b) / Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
      [Austin American-Statesman Jan 24 p.21]
    • 78.01.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Holland (ce, b), Altschul (dr) / 8:00pm, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
      [Michael Kelly 07.05.25; Poster, eBay listing; Austin American-Statesman Jan 27 p.44; Austin Daily Texan Jan 30 p.18-19]
      "90 minutes of continuous music..." —Austin Daily Texan
      —The Trio was at Record Town at the Dobie Mall at 4:30pm for a public meet-and-greet.
    • 78.01.29 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:00pm, The Blue Onion, Norman, Oklahoma
      ["Rivers Speaks Out" Down Beat interview taken in Chicago; The Daily Oklahoman Jan 29 p.7]
    • 78.02.01 through 78.02.04 - Sam Rivers Trio / 9:00 & 11:00pm + 1:00am 3rd and 4th, Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL
      [Chicago Tribune Feb 3 p.21]


    78.02.05 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:14:05]

    February 5, 1978 9:00pm, 11:00pm, & 1:00am / Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL

    1. improvisation [8:29]
    2. improvisation [11:25]
    3. improvisation [9:02]
    4. improvisation [10:17]
    5. improvisation [6:04]
    6. improvisation [19:51]
    7. improvisation [8:00]  (incomplete, fades at end)
    —Another Recording noted: 12 tracks at 78:50.

    "I don't know if this is another set, or a more extended version of the same set..."
    —Jakob Blumenthal
    Contrary to rumors, "Kevin Eubanks was NOT there... I recorded the whole thing."
    —Michael McLaughlin

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21 and 09.07.01; Michael McLaughlin 13.03.10}


    78.02.10 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    February 10, 1978 / Eclipse Jazz Winter 1978 Series, Power Center, Michigan State University, Ann Arbor, MI

    1. improvisation [ : ]
     (ss section)
     (p section)
     (ts section)
     (fl section)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Patrick Clare archive; Anonymous; CODA #160 April '78 p.28; Lansing Star Jan 27-Feb 16 p.12}


    • 78.02.11 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Eclipse Jazz Winter 1978 Series, Power Center, Ann Arbor, MI
      [Patrick Clare archive; Winter Jazz Series 1978 poster; CODA Feb 1978 #159 p.31; Lansing Star Jan 27-Feb 16 p.12]
    • 78.02.12 Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Gilly's, Dayton, OH [Dayton Daily News Feb 11 p.47]
      —Multiple sources have "Sam Rivers & Dave Holland" billed, but it was the trio.
    • 78.02.00 - Sam Rivers Trio / Bloomington, IN [Plain Dealer Feb 17, p.12]
    • 78.02.16 through 78.02.18 - Sam Rivers Trio Workshops / Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
      [The Orlando Sentinel Feb 13, 1998 Calendar p.6]

      "I recall the trio with Barry and Dave was at Oberlin for two or three days—it was a mini-residency. Each of them gave a group workshop,
      and I got a short private lesson with Sam. I brought in the Oliver Nelson ‘Patterns for Saxophone’ book and he said ‘You want to sound
      like Oliver Nelson or like yourself? Write your own goddamn patterns!’
      I have no idea whether Sam's workshop was the day of the gig at Finney Chapel or a day or two before. Dave Holland also gave an incredible
      workshop. I don't remember Barry's, I think it was with the percussionists.
      They were hired by the student social board (which I was on) for the concert, and Wendell Logan at the conservatory got money for the
      workshops. I wonder if there is an archival recording of the concert..."
      —Ned Rothenberg 19.03.07

    • 78.02.18 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:30pm, Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH [Plain Dealer Feb 17, p.12]


    • Creative Music Studio 1977-78 Season Spring Session—March 6, 1978 through May 27, 1978

      Sam Rivers, others... / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      [CODA #157 October 1977 back cover]


    • 78.00.00 - Fourth Cycle—Tribute to John Coltrane: Bill Cole (Chinese sona, Indian shenai), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Julius Hemphill (as, fl),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), Jayne Cortez (poetry), Alanis Obomsawin (voc), James Blood Ulmer (g), Abdul Wadud (ce),
      Warren Smith, Abraham Adzinyah, Jerry Gonzalez, and Hafiz Shabazz (perc) / Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      [Bill Cole "My Approach to Playing Music" in Harmolodic Programmes Bottlecap Press 2012 p.14]
      —This likely took place during either the Spring or Fall semester. [Session not listed in Dixonia]


    • There are several French tour dates during March noted below that were cancelled. Vigilant researcher Pierre Crépon had sent me a Totem Bar
      chronology he had done ["Gérard Terronès: Totem (1977–1979)"] in Current Research in Jazz Volume 10 (2018), at crj-online.org. I questioned
      the timeline of these dates since they did not seem to fit with Rivers' other stateside activity during this time, and Pierre helped me sort this out.
      "I think we can safely conclude that all of Rivers's French appearances for March were cancelled, as there are no reviews of anything, and no other
      big concerts aside of the also cancelled Rouen appearance which would justify flying to Europe (and if there had been in neighboring countries,
      you'd know about them)." —Pierre Crépon 19.01.21+22
      [See 78.03.14, 78.03.16, 78.03.21, 78.03.28, 78.03.29, and 78.03.31]

      78.03.14 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France [Jazz Magazine no. 262 February 1978]
      Jazz Hot no. 350 June 1978 had the Trio at Nìmes; no. 349 May 1978 had this as a Quintet at Nìmes Festival;
       no. 348 April 1978 had the same with no date mentioned.

      78.03.16 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France [Jazz Hot no. 347 March 1978]


    • 78.03.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Bob Northern (tu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Boston Globe Jazz Fest, 11:00pm, Emmanuel Church, Boston, MA
      [Boston Globe display ad Feb 19 p.32 + feature Mar 23 p.19; The Real Paper review Apr 1, The RivBea Archive]


    • 78.03.21 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France [Jazz Magazine no. 262 February 1978]
      Jazz Hot no. 347 March 1978 had this as the 24th.

      78.03.23 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio: Holland, Altschul / Rouen Jazz Action, 21:00hr, Rouen, Normandie, France
      [www.rouenjazzaction.asso.fr/concert/1978-03-23-sam-rivers-trio]

      78.03.24 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France [Jazz Hot no. 347 March 1978]

      78.03.28 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France [Jazz Magazine no. 262 February 1978]

      78.03.29 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / Salle Sainte-Croix-des-Pelletiers, Rouen, France
      [Jazz Magazine no. 262 February 1978; Jazz Hot no. 347 March 1978]
      Jazz Hot adds "Théatre d'Angoulème, Angoulème, France" and has "both have been announced!"


    • 78.03.29 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Public Theatre, NYC [The New York Times Mar 26 p.D35]

    78.03.30 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—29:10 & BR—1:09:17]

    March 30, 1978 / Public Theatre, New York City
    —Broadcast by WKCR-FM, NY

    Broadcast Recording:
     WKCR announcement [1:12]
    1. improvisation [68:05]
     (ts section–19:44)
     (b solo–4:40)
     (ss section–16:24)
     (dr solo–4:02)
     (p section–15:09)
     (fl section–7:42, incomplete, fades out)
     WKCR announcement [0:33]
    Audience Recording:
    1. piano solo [13:00]  (incomplete)
    2. piano solo [16:10]  (incomplete)
    —Announcer identifies Broadcast (on my copy) as "first reel" of this concert performance, and suggests that the second
     may be aired in the future. Also circulating as "Audience Recording: 54:00," although it, also, is the Broadcast at 70:00 long. —RL
    —Audience Recording in circulation—noted as "Sam Rivers piano solos, Mid '70s, Public Theatre, NYC, 28min."—is actually
     two excerpts of Rivers' piano work with the quartet. The first 13:00 piece is from this session (at around 44:00 in on the Broadcast);
     the second 16:10 piece is unidentified, possibly from the second reel mentioned in the Broadcast.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {CDr; CODA #161 June 1 p.33; WKCR-FM Archive}
    CODA has this as the 30th through April 1st.


      78.03.31 (CANCELLED) - Sam Rivers Trio / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France [Jazz Hot no. 347, March 1978]


    • 78.03.31 through 78.04.03 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      Cabaret, Public Theatre, NYC [CODA #161 June 1, 1978 p.33; The New York Times Mar 26 p.D35]
      CODA has this as the 30th through April 1st.
    • 78.04.29 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / 8:00pm, Lyman Auditorium, Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT
      [Hartford Courant Apr 23 p.5G + May 1 p.26]
    • 78.05.06 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:00pm, Zellerbach Auditorium, University of California at Berkeley, CA
      [The San Francisco Examiner May 5 p.21; Berkeley Barb May 5-11 p.11]
      —Double-bill with Dexter Gordon...
    • 78.05.10 through 78.05.13 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Edmonton Jazz Society,
      Room at the Top, Student's Union Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      [www.yardbirdsuite.com/archives/index-shows.htm; Edmonton Journal May 11 p.35 + May 13 p.H6]
    • 78.05.16 through 78.05.20 - Sam Rivers Trio / Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA [CODA #162 August 1, 1978 pp.30-31]
    • 78.05.21 (1) - Sam Rivers Trio / "Improvisation Workshop," Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [ibid]
    • 78.05.21 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio / Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [CODA #162 August 1, 1978 pp.30-31; Keystone Korner "Spring Jazz" poster]
    • 78.05.22 through 78.05.24 - Sam Rivers Trio / Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, Canada
      [ www.yardbirdsuite.com/index-shows.htm]
    • 78.05.24 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:00pm, Punch & Judy, Detroit, MI [Detroit Free Press May 24 p.F10]
    • 78.06.18 - Sam Rivers: (no personnel details) / South Lawn, The White House, Washington, DC
      [Down Beat Nov 16, 1978 p.21; Musica Jazz Aug-Sep 1978 p.26, on-line index]
    • 78.06.19 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Barry Altschul (dr) /
      8:30, 10:30pm, & 12:30am, Grendel's Lair, Philadelphia, PA
      [The Philadelphia Inquirer Jun 16 p.D20]

    • "A World Premiere as The Duo. Two Nights Only."

    • 78.06.23 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Holland (ce, b) / 9:00 and 11:00pm, DC Space, Washington, DC
      [The Washington Star clipping Jun 24, The RivBea Archive; Down Beat Jul 13, 1978 p.62; CODA #161 June 1, 1978 p.34]
      CODA mistakenly had this as the 22nd and 23rd.

    78.06.24 • Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [AR—1:59:52]

    June 24, 1978, 9:00 and 11:00pm / DC Space, Washington, DC

    1st Show:
    1. improvisation [58:08]  (split track)
    2nd Show:
    2. improvisation [61:44]  (split track)
    "This was the only time I went to DC Space, which was essentially a row home. They had a restaurant or bar downstairs, and the upstairs was used for
    the performances. None of the instruments were mic'd, so it was like you were sitting in your living room, and the guys came in to play for you. They did
    have a P.A. for announcements, and that was it. While the sound was good, you also unfortunately pick up other noises that would have been drowned
    out if the instruments had been amplified. This includes my camera shutter, and some odd noise, especially on the second show, that sounds like a minor
    loose connection, or something rubbing against the mic. It's not horrible by any means, but it is noticeable. I seem to remember there was little or no
    seating, and my friend Paul and I sat on the floor in front of Sam and Dave. (No relation to the great soul band!)" —‘bpthree’

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (ce, b)

    {2CDr; CODA Oct 1978 #163 p.28; Flyer, The RivBea Archive}


    78.06.30 (1) • Sam Rivers Quintet: The World of Sam Rivers [BR]
    78.06.30 (2) • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: The World of Sam Rivers [BR]

    National Public Radio's "Jazz Alive" The World of Sam Rivers, Broadcast December 9, 1979 & July 19, 1981
    —2nd Session [See also 78.01.20; 78.10.02; 78.10.00 (1)]

    June 30, 1978 / 25th Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, New York City

    Sam Rivers Quintet—1st Program
    1. Hong Kong Suite [ : ]
     Joy—Sophistication—Serenity—Fun
    Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra—2nd Program
    2. Evocation (four sections) [ : ]
    —The "Hong Kong Suite" was written for the event a year after the Carman Moore/American Symphony recording.
    —Track 2 was four of the eight sections of this composition commissioned by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. (See 76.02.29)

    Quintet:
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc, Comp), Mike Nock (p and synth), Ted Dunbar (g), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)
    RivBea Orchestra:
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc, Comp), Hamiet Bluiett, Ricky Ford, Chico Freeman, and JD Parran (reeds), Jack Walrath, Malachi Thompson,
    Oliver Beamer and Frank Gordon (tp), Ray Anderson (tb), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (dr and perc)

    {Down Beat Nov 16, 1978 p.39 + Jul 1981 p.12; RL's Hong Kong Suite chat with Sam Rivers;
    The Village Voice Jul 17 p.61; CODA #162 Aug 1, 1978 pp.30-31}


      Studio RivBea's Early-Summer Festival, July 1 through July 6, 1978
      [CODA Oct 1978 #163 p.25]

    • 78.07.09 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Players Tavern, Westport, CT [Westport Fairpress Jul 5 p.C8]
    • 78.07.00 (1) - Sam Rivers "Quintet": Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr), + unknown other /
      Jazz Festival du Nimes (July 11-16), Arenes des Nimes, Nimes, France
      [Stars and Stripes Jul 8 p.19]
    • 78.07.12 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France
      [Crépon's Totem Bar chronology, "Gérard Terronès: Totem (1977–1979)" Current Research in Jazz Volume 10 (2018), crj-online.org;
      Pierre Crépon 19.01.21; Undated newspaper clipping "Music/by Doctor Jazz: Jazz Beat," The RivBea Archive]

    78.07.16 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA—1:40:20]

    July 16, 1978, 23:30 / Northsea Jazz Festival, Palazzo dei Congressi, Bon Bini Zaal, Den Haag, Netherlands

    RivBea Archive / Reel 23
    1st Set:
     tune-up [0:56]
    1. improvisation [43:25]
     (ts section–13:27)
     (p section–21:08)
     (fl section–8:50)
     announcement [0:50]
    2nd Set:
    2. improvisation [43:25]
     (ss section–18:10)
     (p section–27:22, split track, incomplete, fades out)
     (fl section–0:47, incomplete, cuts in)
     SR announcement [0:42]
    3. encore [7:08]
     SR announcement [0:47]
    "The tape is on 10-inch reel and is in an Ampex box of the type used for 1-inch multitrack tapes. The tape is recorded 2-track at 7.5 ips.
    All that is written on the box is Sam Rivers’ and 23’. There are apparently two sets on this reel. At the end of... Set 1, Sam can be heard
    saying, We'll be back soon’. There is then a break in the recording and it starts up again with about five minutes of tuning and mic checking,
    which I have eliminated, before... Set 2 begins. Side 1 of the tape runs out during a bass solo. Side 2 begins after what must have been
    a considerable gap, with Sam on flute accompanied by the whole group. The set comes to an end and Sam introduces everyone, there
    is a break in the recording and an apparent encore follows." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, ss-2, fl, p-1,2), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {2CDr; Joe Washek 10.10.21; Luciano Federighi festival review Musica Jazz Oct 1978 pp.13-16 on-line index;
    Jakob Blumemthal 11.01.11; CODA Oct 1978 #163 p.31; www.northseajazz.com/en/program/1978/sunday-16-july/timetable}


    • 78.07.00 (2) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Teatro Comunale dell'opera, Genoa, Italy [Musica Jazz Aug-Sep 1978 p.29, on-line index]

    78.07.22 • Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR—1:17:47]

    July 22, 1978 / Festival Internazionale del Jazz, Nervi, Italy

    1. improvisation: "Una Giornata a Genova" [77:47]
     (ss section–16:19, incomplete, fades in)
     (dr solo–5:27)
     (p section–11:05)
     (b solo–4:36)
     (fl section–14:48, split track at 5:18, section missing, incomplete, cuts out at end)
     (ts section–23:53, incomplete, cuts in at beginning)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr; Musica Jazz Aug-Sep 1978 pp.32-33 festival review, Giorgio Lombardi, on-line index; centrostudi.sienajazz.it/archivioSonoroRisultati.asp, #DT0201 + #CCL0337}


    78.07.23 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—46:57]

    July 23, 1978 / Festival del Jazz, Auditorium del Parco Marsaglia, San Remo, Italy

     announcement [0:40]
    1. improvisation [46:12]
     (ts section–4:17)
     (b solo–4:33)
     (ss section–15:05)
     (dr solo–6:43)
     (p section–7:19)
     (fl section–8:16)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr; Musica Jazz Oct 1978 p.36 festival review, Arrigo Polillo, on-line index}


    • 1978:

      Panken: And later that year you recorded with Sam Rivers.
      Thurman Barker: That's right. What happened was that the AACM gave its first concert on New York territory in 1976, right here
      at Columbia University. We were able to perform our first jazz festival right here in New York. And in the audience, of course, was
      Mr. Sam Rivers. I had performed with some of the groups and with the Big Band. So Sam was in the audience—and this was in '76.
      A few years later, I get this call right out of the blue. It was Sam Rivers, and he was asking me to come to New York and to make
      a record. Of course I was floored! I said, "Sure, when are the rehearsals and when can we get together, because I need to learn
      your music." He said, "Look, we'll just rehearse in the studio. But can you be here by this particular date?" I said, "No problem."
      So my very first contact with Sam Rivers was in the studio, and we made the record that we are about to hear called Waves
      on Tomato Records. Of course, I am now very familiar with Sam Rivers in terms off what he's done, and all the Blue Note
      records that he appeared on with Andrew Hill and Tony Williams—the early Blue Note dates.
      Panken: Not to mention that he had used Braxton's previous bass and drums.
      TB: Exactly. Now here I go, I'm beginning to think that I'm in a circle here, because somehow Anthony Braxton's rhythm section
      went with Sam Rivers—and we're speaking of Barry Altschul and Dave Holland. At the time I joined Sam, Dave Holland was still
      there. This recording features Joe Daley on brass, Dave Holland on bass and cello, and myself on drums and percussion, and Sam Rivers.
      Like I say, I was really back, because this was my first contact with Dave Holland and Sam, and here I am getting ready to make a record.
      So it was quite a special event for me.
      [Music: S. Rivers, "Surge"]
      TB: ...after the Waves record, we went on tour.
      [Barker, Ted Panken, WKCR-FM NYC, November 18, 1985, www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php?read=panken13]
      ———


    78.08.08 • Sam Rivers: Waves

    1979: Tomato Records TOM-8002 (LP);
    1988: Affinity AFF 186 (LP) UK;
    1989: Tomato 2696491 (LP) [+Ger, w/ "Shockwave" as title on spine only);
        Tomato 2696492 (CD) Hol; Tomato 2696494 (CS) Hol
    2002: TOM-2030 (CD, Green Tomato Series)
    • (V/A) The Tomato Sampler
      1989: Tomato Records 2696164 (2-CS, Ltd Edition, 1st issue) Hol;
          Tomato 2696162 (2CD) Hol
          [Includes tracks by Townes Van Zandt; Lightnin' Hopkins; Albert King;
          Jon Hassell; Heiner Stadler; Melanie; Leroy Jenkins; Louisiana Red;
          Haans Eisler and Bertolt Brecht; Magma; Harry Partch; Johnny Shines;
          Robert Cray; John Cage; others...]
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology
      2015: RivBea Music RB59813 (digital download)
         —8th Session: [See also 61.12.14; 67.03.17; 71.02.13; 73.08.03;
                     73.11.10; 74.03.04; 75.12.09; 79.12.04+05; 92.01.12]

    August 8, 1978 / Big Apple Studio, New York City

    1. Shockwave [14:41]
    2. Torch [6:56]
    3. Pulse [10:22]
    4. Flux [6:03]
    5. Surge [5:13]
    Samthology has track 2.
    The Tomato Sampler contains a 5:13 excerpt of track 2.

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,5, ss-3, fl-2, p-1,4; Comp), Dave Holland (b, ce-4), Joe Daley (tu-2,3,4, eu-1,5), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    [Tomato Records 2696492 & 2696162; Samthology; Session date, Sam Rivers feature Down Beat Nov 16, 1978 p.49; "Daniel Gr" 18.06.19}




    • 78.08.11 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Holland (ce, b) /
      The Tabernacle, Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Grounds, Martha's Vineyard, MA / 8:00pm [Boston Globe Jul 28 p.26]
    • 78.08.22 (1) - Sam Rivers & the Studio RivBea Orchestra: (no personnel given) / 1st Harlem Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Vincent's Place, NYC
      [The Record Aug 10 p.B21; Billboard Aug 28, 1978 p.29; Program book + schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 78.08.22 (2) - Sam Rivers Sextet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), unknown others / Storyville, NYC
      [New York Magazine Aug 28, 1978 p.29]
    • 78.08.26 (1) - "Sam Rivers featuring Dave Holland..." / Harlem Jazz Festival, Small's Paradise, NYC
      [The Record Aug 10 p.B21; Billboard Aug 28, 1978 p.29; Program book + schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 78.08.26 (2) - Sam Rivers Sextet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), unknown others / Storyville, NYC
      [New York Magazine Aug 28, 1978 p.29]
    • 78.08.27 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) /
      Left Bank Jazz Society, 5:00pm, Famous Ballroom, NYC [Baltimore Sun Aug 4 p.18; Baltimore Afro-American Aug 26 p.15]
      Baltimore Afro-American mistakenly has Barry Altschul on drums in a display ad Aug 4 edition.
    • 78.09.10 - The Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, p), Vishnu Wood (b, oud), Bobby Battle (dr), Andrew Salkey,
      Bob Marquez, and Robert Ruff (poetry) / "Tribute to Malcolm X," 7:00pm, Robert Crown Center, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
      [Massachusetts Daily Collegian Sep 8 p.4 + Sep 13 p.4]
      "The Tribute combined Black Classical music, poetry, and taped speeches of Malcolm X, as the musicians and poets relived events
      of Malcolm's life. The 280 people on hand heard Malcolm's voice open the Tribute... The 'Trio' provided musical improvisations...
      Vishnu Wood played a solo on the oud... and after the Tribute he said he had written the piece for the occasion and that he would
      name it 'Malcolm.' Bobby Battle also did a solo on drums, accompanied by Wood's vocal improvisations... The evening closed with
      a taped song by Bernice Reagon, 'We Gonna Rumble Through the Streets of Soweto.' The Trio played a song dedicated to the memory
      of Malcolm, and his voice was heard at the end." —Terrell Evans Massachusetts Daily Collegian Sep 13

    78.09.23 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—52:61]

    September 23, 1978, 9:00 & 11:00pm / International House, Philadelphia, PA

    1. improvisation [52:61]  (split track at 28:49)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, perc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    {CDr; The Philadelphia Inquirer Sep 22 p.54}


    • 78.09.24 - Bill Cole—The Fourth Cycle: Cole (Korean sona, Indian shenai, Chinese muzette, Ghanaian flute), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl),
      Julius Hemphill (as, fl), Joe Daley (tu/eu), "Blood" [James Ulmer] (g), Abdul Wadud (ce), Warren Smith, Abraham Adzinyah, Farel Johnson,
      and Jerry Gonzalez (perc), + The Dartmouth College West African Drumming Ensemble /
      The John Coltrane Memorial World Music Series, 8:00pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      ["Fourth Cycle Honors Fanny Lou Hamer" Bennington Banner Sep 22 p.9]

      "Three events in two days dedicated to one of the south's most indominable freedom fighters, Fanny Lou Hamer... There will be three parts
      to the program, each introduced with poetry read by Jayne Cortez... The second part will feature native American music by Alanis Obamsawin...
      The program will conclude with African music, including several traditional Ghanaian pieces."
      (See The First Cycle 75.08.01 and The Second Cycle 76.03.27. No Third Cycle accounted for... yet.)

    78.10.02 • Sam Rivers Quartet: The World of Sam Rivers [BR—16:28]

    National Public Radio's "Jazz Alive" The World of Sam Rivers, Broadcast December 9, 1979 & July 19, 1981
    —3rd Session [See also 78.01.20; 78.06.30; 78.10.00 (1)]

    October 2, 1978 / The Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX

     unrelated nonsense [6:12]
    1. tenor sax section [16:28]  (fade-out by Radio announcer)
    —Recording is circulating with an additional first track at 6:12—a rather lame piano quartet lead-in, tenor sax in at 4:09 (over the piano quartet).
     This is absolutely not part of this Sam Rivers session, but something that must have been tagged on years ago with the broadcast track.

    "The quartet began in unison and played continuously for almost two hours..." —Austin Daily Texan

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    Ticket!

    A ticket to the event...

    Courtesy Rick Barrett.

    "We do indeed house the archives for the Armadillo World Headquarters and we actually have a finding aid for the collection
    available online at: www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00031/cah-00031.html
    I searched through this finding aid and found two boxes that contained information on Anthony Braxton: Box 2U217 and Box 2U221.
    I looked through the boxes themselves and this is what I found:
    ...Box 2U221 includes a Daily Texan article from October 4, 1978 commenting on his performance at the Armadillo World Headquarters
    in a concert shared with Sam Rivers. It also includes an article from Friday September 29, 1978 talking about the performance
    that was going to occur on that Monday and a number of other articles on Braxton..."
    —A very helpful Amelia Brunskill / Reference Services, The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

    {CDr; Ed Hazell; Down Beat Jul 1981 p.12; Norbert Kreutzer 05.11.06; Austin Daily Texan Oct 4 p.12}


    78.10.00 (1) • Sam Rivers Quartet: The World of Sam Rivers [BR]

    National Public Radio's "Jazz Alive" The World of Sam Rivers, Broadcast December 9, 1979 & July 19, 1981
    —4th Session [See also 78.01.20; 78.06.30; 78.10.02]

    October, 1978 / probably Southern University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, perc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    {Down Beat Jul 1981 p.12; venue Bret Sjerven 18.05.22}


    • 78.10.05 Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, perc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) /
      Neeb Hall, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ [Arizona Republic Oct 1 p.N5; New Times Weekly Oct 4-10 p.8]
    • 78.10.07 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Acrosanti Festival '78, 2:10pm, Main Stage, Cordes Junction, AZ
      [Arizona Daily Sun Oct 4 p.6; CODA Oct 1978 #163 p.34; madaraz.com/events/arcosanti-78/arco-78-schedule]
    • 78.10.10 through 78.10.14 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) /
      9:30 & 11:30pm, and 1:00am, Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [San Francisco Examiner Bay Calendar Oct 9 p.19; San Francisco Chronicle Oct 12 p.3; Bay Area Reporter Oct 12 Sec.2 p.28]
      —The Chronicle on the opening night: "The Rivers band... improvised a 90-minute sequence of moods and styles...
        After the Rivers set, Braxton appeared alone to play a 45-minute solo set on just the alto.... For the third and final set,
       Braxton joined the Rivers band for further special adventures."

    78.10.15 • Sam Rivers Quartet & Anthony Braxton [BR—57:40 & AR—53:46]

    October 15, 1978 / Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
    —KPFA-FM Broadcast during the week following the session.

    Broadcast Recording:
    1... unknown titles [57:40]  (split track, fades out at 28:03, back abruptly at 28:16)
     announcement [0:54]
    Audience Recording:
    1... unknown titles [53:46]  (split track at 46:36)
    The Audience Recording, horrid in quality, may be another set, or some other session. None of it matches the broadcast material. —RL

    "Came across a very old trading list that provides what are I think previously unknown live recordings of [Braxton]. A few gigs were known
    but weren't confirmed as taped: '1977 San Francisco, CA / Braxton, Anthony private tape: Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, quintet.' Now, be
    aware that I have found numerous errors elsewhere in this list, so..." —Michael Fitzgerald to AnthonyBraxtonProject Group 06.03.04

    Holland's statement here: 76.00.00, indicates that the two reed players were no longer performing together. The last known date preceding
    this was a Holland 4tet date on 74.07.26 (1). "1977 San Francisco, CA" is likely a mis-dated recording of this '78 session.
    This weekend at Keystone was a double-bill with Anthony Braxton solo. —RL

    Sam Rivers (ss, p), Anthony Braxton (as), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    {Audience + Broadcast CDrs; San Francisco Examiner Bay Calendar Oct 9 p.19; Berkeley Barb Oct 12-25 p.18}



    Photo by Kathy Sloane (with permission) / Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club.

    • 78.10.22 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), David Holland (ce, b), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      [vancouverjazz.com/vjs/index.php; Vancouver Sun Oct 25 p.C3; CODA Oct 1978 #163 p.24; The Province Oct 23 p.11;
      VECC Newsletter, The RivBea Archive]

    78.10.23 • Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR]

    October 23, 1978 / Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    "I generally didn't record performances. After the first night's gig Sam asked if I'd recorded it and I said no. ‘Why not?’ he asked.
    So I had the second night recorded, probably by Tinker, the sound guy. There was a cassette which I eventually gave to Sam."
    —Brian Nation

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {Brian Nation 11.12.30; vancouverjazz.com/vjs/index.php; Vancouver Sun Oct 25 p.C3; CODA Oct 1978 #163 p.24;
    VECC Newsletter, The RivBea Archive}


    "Sam Rivers Quartet photographed next to the Oceanside Hotel on Pendrell, where they stayed during their appearance
    at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, October 1978." —Brian Nation

    The Quartet in Vancouver
    Photo by Brian Nation

    78.10.25 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—1:01:18]

    October 25, 1978 / Egyptian Moore Theater, Seattle, WA

     announcement [0:12]
    1. improvisation [61:06]
     (ss section–10:10)
     (b solo–4:14)
     (p section–13:51, tuba solo in at 6:44)
     (ts section–8:53)
     (dr solo–3:19)
     (fl section–3:33)
     applause & band intro [0:48]
     (fl section–16:04)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CDr; Norbert Kreutzer 05.10.31}


    • 78.10.00 (2) - Sam Rivers Big Band: unknown personnel / Woluwe St Pierre, Centre Culturel, Brussels, Belgium
      "Professional recording engineer Michaël W. Huon did one recording... with the Sam Rivers Big Band on October '78."
      —Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg 04.11.29]


    October through November, 1978: Sam Rivers Quartet "completed, in November, a long tour through Italy."
    —Lugano [78.10.29], Brescia [78.10.31], Padova [78.11.06 + 07], Milano [78.11.11 through 17], Vercelli [78.11.00 (1)], Palermo [78.11.00 (2)].
    Also Varese, Saronno, and Bergamo, which are all nestled in the triangle between Milan, Lugano to the north, and Brescia to the east.
    [Musica Jazz Nov 1978 p.22 + Rivers interview, Dec 1978 pp.8-10, on-line index]


    • 78.10.29 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      "Festival L'improvvisazione," 21:30hr, Aula Magna Trevano, Lugano, Switzerland
      [Musica Jazz Dec 1978 pp.39-40, on-line index; Multiple-format posters + Program, The RivBea Archive]

    78.10.31 • Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR—89:25]

    October 31, 1978 / Supercinema, Brescia, Italy

    1. Tides (Maree) Suite [79:53]
     (ss section–28:45, incomplete, cuts in; dr solo–3:17; ce solo–4:53; ts section–21:59; b solo–6:25; fl+voc section–14:34)
    2. encore [9:04]
     (fl section)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    {Sound files, track detailing RL 19.04.22; centrostudi.sienajazz.it/archivioSonoroRisultati.asp, #DT0088; Pat Clare 11.07.13}


    • 78.11.00 (1) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) /
      Nel 24° Festival Viottiano, Vercelli, Italy [Musica Jazz Dec 1978 p.14, on-line index]
      —"Encounter with Jazz" three evenings of concerts and an introductory conference.
    • 78.11.00 (2) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Brass Club di Palermo, Auditorium SS Salvatore, Palermo, Italy
      [Brass Club Program, The RivBea Archive; Musica Jazz Jan 1979 p.17, on-line index]

    78.11.06 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—2:00:00 & RBA—34:00]

    November 6, 1978 / Centro d'Arte degli Studenti dell'Università di Padova Presents..., Teatro Tenda al Foro Boario, Padova, Italy

    RivBea Archive / Reel 17
    1. improvisations [34:00]
    —Centro d'Arte Padova Soundcloud has an excerpt of... 0-1512 / begin ts section to app

    "This tape is in a Revox box. The only notation on the box is on the spine, which reads: 'Sam Rivers Padova Nov 6 1978'.
    It is a ten-inch reel recorded at 15 ips, 2-track stereo. The recording runs approximately 34 minutess and is of only the soprano
    and part of the piano sections of a set. It cuts off abruptly a minute or two into the piano section. ...[Not sure if] the rest
    of the show is in the archive. Given that the recording cuts off with plenty of tape left on the reel, I'm not optimistic." —Joe Washek

    "A recording from the mixing table exists in the archive of the promoter, the Centro d'Arte degli Studenti dell'Università di Padova.
    It used to be on a reel-to-reel tape (so this may explain the archival copy of the Rivbea Studio), now on CDr. At that time our
    archival recordings were made sometimes on a Revox reel-to-reel machine, sometimes with a 'pro' cassette machine (Nakamichi),
    but eventually transferred on reel." —Veniero Rizzardi

    "120' private audience recording exists." —Heinrich Smejkal

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CDr; Joe Washek 09.03.29; Veniero Rizzardi 12.01.03 + 19.03.06; Heinrich Smejkal 04.01.12; soundcloud.com/centrodarte}


    78.11.07 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—2:00:00]

    November 7, 1978 / Centro d'Arte degli Studenti dell'Università di Padova Presents..., Teatro Tenda al Foro Boario, Padova, Italy

    1. improvisations [120:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {Veniero Rizzardi 12.01.03 + 19.03.06}


    • 78.11.11 to 11.17 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Cinema Teatro Ciak, Milano, Italy
      [Musica Jazz Jan 1979 p.20 concert reviews on-line index; Spettacoli Nov 15 review clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 78.11.29 + 11.30 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      [Horseshoe Tavern November schedule; The Globe and Mail Oct 28 p.31]
    • 78.12.05 - Sam Rivers Quartet / 8:00 & 10:30pm, Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, MA
      [Boston Globe Nov 30 p.A32 + Dec 3 p.A15]
    • 78.12.06 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b) / 8:00 & 10:30pm, Jonathan Swift's, Cambridge, MA
      [Boston Globe Nov 30 p.A32 + Dec 3 p.A15; Boston Phoenix Dec 19 p.6+13]
      "[Barker] missed this second gig." —Boston Phoenix
    • 78.12.09 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      8:30pm, Theatre de I'lle, Hull, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
      [The Ottawa Citizen Dec 9 p.36]

    78.12.11 • Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [BR—1:32:28]

    December 11, 1978, 8:00 & 10:00pm / Theatre de L'lle, Hull, Quebec, Canada
    —CKCU-FM 93.1 Ottawa Broadcast "In a Mellow Tone," host Ron Sweetman

    1. improvisation [27:37]
    2. improvisation [50:10]  (incomplete, split track, fades at 30:55, back in at 31:10)
    3. improvisation [14:41]  (incomplete, fades in, fades out)
    —This session is circulating with 4 tracks [56:10] of non-Rivers filler assumed to be Rivers with a larger ensemble, same date.
     Rivers is not present on these tracks. —RL

    "Rivers and Holland produced an unbroken stream of improvisations..." — Lois Moody review in The Ottawa Citizen.

    Sam Rivers (ts-2, ss-3, fl-1,2, p-1,2), Dave Holland (b)

    {2CDr; CODA #166 April 1979 p.30; stommel.tamu.edu/~baum; The Ottawa Journal Dec 7 p.54; The Ottawa Citizen Dec 12 p.62; "S. Baum" at http://pong.tamu.edu/˜baum}


    • 78.12.15 and 77.12.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      10:30pm, Public Theatre, NYC [New York Magazine Dec 18 p.42]
    • 78.12.26 - Harlem Opera's "Hodges & Co.": Sam Rivers and Roland Alexander (reeds), others... / 7:00pm, Entermedia Theater, NYC
      [Daily News Dec 26 p.90]
    • 78.12.28 - Harlem Opera's "Solomon & Sheba": as above / "Opening Thursday...", Entermedia Theater, NYC [ibid]

    1979 : : :


    • 79.01.12 and 79.01.13 - Sam Rivers: no personnel details / Stars, Philadelphia, PA
      [The Philadelphia Inquirer Dec 31 p.9-H]
    • 79.01.21 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Holland (ce, b) / 9:30, 11:00, & 12:30am, Lulu White's, Boston, MA
      [Undated newspaper display ad clipping, The RivBea Archive; Boston Globe Jan 18 p.A13]
      —The display ad has Sam Rivers and "Dave Collins."

    79.01.24 • Sam Rivers Big Band [AR]

    January 24, 1979 / Storyville, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc, Comp), others...

    {2CDrs in WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 79.01.28 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, flute, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Michael Carvin (dr) /
      Hartford Jazz Society, 7:00pm, Opera Room, Sheraton Tobacco Valley Inn, Windsor, CT
      [Hartford Courant Jan 21 p.G7; CODA #166 April 1979 p.36]
      "Two loosely structured pieces, each which ran well past an hour."
      —Preview ads had Thurman Barker on drums, review noted Carvin.
    • 79.01.30 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, flute, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b) /
      Great Black Music Series, 8:00pm, Town Hall, St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      "The trio played but one piece... Eighty minutes..." —Mark Miller
      "Opening the series... Unfortunately percussionist Thurman Barker chose an African tour in preference to the inclement winter." —CODA
      [Mark Miller review The Globe and Mail Jan 31 p.F10; CODA #166 April 1979 p.29]

    • February, 1979:

      "As far as the studio went, I cut back on activities in '78. I was doing things down there, but not on a regular basis.
      I did a few things in '79, and then that was it."
      [Fred Goodman interviews Sam Rivers NYC Jazz Feb.4-Mar.3, 1980 p.4]
      ———

      Rivers closed the performance space in February, 1979.
      "When the Public Theater started the same program we were doing with more money behind it, I didn't see any need to keep RivBea open."."
      [Keith Raethern interviews Sam Rivers The Albuerque Tribune Feb 6, 1980 p.4]
      ———

        —Michael Scholnick, Mag City #1 (New York); voices.revealdigital.com



    The Kent Winter Jazz Festival : : : February 3 and February 4, 1979

      "Musicians' workshops, an open jam session in the Student Center Rathskellar, and other special events."
      Billboard Feb 3 p.65+90 has the Orchestra on both the 3rd and 4th, but I only find references to the 4th elsewhere.

    • 79.02.04 (1) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, flute, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      7:00pm, Student Center Ballroom, Kent State University, Kent, OH [ibid]
      [Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Jan 19 p.13; Billboard Feb 3, 1979 p.65+90]
      "Followed by the Chico Freeman Quartet, the Hamiet Bluiett Trio, and the entire Rivers' Jazz Festival Orchestra." —Billboard
      "A series of four ensembles and quintets that lasted more than five hours." —Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

    79.02.04 (2) • Sam Rivers' New Jazz Festival Orchestra [AR—54:10]

    February 4, 1979., 10:30pm / Student Center Ballroom, Kent State University, Kent, OH

    1. unknown title [10:30]
    2. unknown title [10:53]
    3. unknown title [15:52]
    4. unknown title [15:23]
    Sam Rivers, (ts, ss, fl, voc), Chico Freeman, Ricky Ford, and Hamiet Bluiett (reeds), Jack Walrath and Frank Gordon (tp), Ray Anderson (tb),
    Joe Daley (tu/eu), Jay Hoggard (vb), Abdul Wadud (ce), Don Pullen (p), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker and Warren Smith (perc)
    —The The Plain Dealer display ad had Jack Walrath (tp) instead of Gordon, Ray Anderson (tb) added, and Thurman Barker on drums.
    —The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram (Jan 19) had a "10-piece" Orchestra with Jack Walrath (tp) instead of Gordon,
     Ray Anderson (tb) added, and Hoggard and Wadud omitted.
    —The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram (Feb 9) had an "18-piece" Orchestra, but no personnel noted.

    "After listening to the Sam Rivers New Jazz Festival Big Band from 79.02.04, there's no question in my mind that the musicians listed in the different
    papers are not substitutions but additions to the band and that everyone mentioned is in the group. There are definitely two trumpet players, a trombonist,
    and a second drummer in the band. I think it would be safe (accurate even) to add Walrath, Anderson, and Barker to the personnel list. —Ed Hazell

    {Audience CDr, track detailing RL 19.03.07; Kevin Skotnicki; JAM 9134-2; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; The Plain Dealer Feb 2 p.82 + display ad p.84;
    Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Jan 19 p.13 + Feb 9 p.16; Billboard Feb 3, 1979 p.65 + 90; Ed Hazell 19.04.18}



    [Also, sort of:]
    • Hamiet Bluiett / Muhal Richard Abrams: "Saying Something for All"
      Just a Memory Records JAM 9134-2 (CD) 1998 CAN

      February 4, 1979 / Kent Winter Jazz Festival, Kent State University, Kent, OH

      Contrary to the liner notes and credits on this disc, there is not a single note played by or with
      Sam Rivers or his Big Band. The track noted below, "recorded with the Sam Rivers Big Band
      on February 4th, 1979," is a Bluiett solo without any accompaniment. Nor is Rivers doing
      the introduction, as has been suggested. That being said, this is a fine recording, with five
      other tracks, all Abrams/Bluiett duets, and a cover I really like, which I've included here
      just for the hell of it. —RL

      1. Requiem for Kent State (Bluiett) [10:49]
      Hamiet Bluiett (bar)
    Saying Something for All


      February through March, 1979
      "Some dates with an 18-piece group, and toured in duo with Holland" [Down Beat Mar 22, 1979 Sam Rivers Blindfold Test p.29]
      —There is no evidence of the February 25th gig at Gross Pointe (below) in the Punch & Judy concert database,
       and nothing but Duo and Quartet dates on the tour. —RL



    • 79.02.12 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (b) / 9:30pm, Tyrone's O.C., Athens, GA
      [Flyer + The Athens Observer Feb 8 p.5B, The RivBea Archive]
    • 79.02.13 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Workshop / 3:00pm, Tyrone's O.C., Athens, GA [ibid]
    • 79.02.16 (1) - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland: Presentation followed by a workshop /
      2:00pm, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO [The Catalyst Feb 9 p.5]
    • 79.02.16 (2) - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (b) /
      8:15pm, Packard Hall, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO [ibid]
    • 79.02.19 (1) - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Workshop / 1:00pm, University of Georgia Music Department, Athens, GA
      [The Athens Observer Feb 8 p.5B, The RivBea Archive]
    • 79.02.19 (2) - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (b) / 9:30pm, Tyrone's O.C., Athens, GA
      [The Atlanta Constitution Feb 24 p.83; Flyer + The Athens Observer Feb 8 p.5B, The RivBea Archive]
    • 79.02.23 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: as above / Golden Spur, Russell House, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
      [Baltimore Sun Feb 23 p.37; dalesmoak.com/2017/10/23/50-bands-ive-seen]
      —"Two shows... Tour of five Southern cities."
      "Sam Rivers and Dave Holland. A duo performance at the Golden Spur, the watering hole in the Russell House at the University
      of South Carolina, February 1979. I remember the month and year because I had the flyer taped to my bedroom wall for years.
      It was an uncompromising, full-throttle show despite the environment, for what I remember as an appreciate audience. Talked
      to Rivers a little; he's tied with drummer Kenny Washington and trumpeters Richard Kelley and Rich Given as the nicest man
      in the world." —Dale Smoak
    • 79.02.24 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo / 10:00pm, Stimson Hall, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD [ibid]


    • 79.02.25 - "Tentative", likely cancelled - Sam Rivers Orchestra: (no personnel details) / New Music Festival,
      Punch & Judy Theatre, Gross Pointe, MI [Down Beat Mar 8, 1979 p.47]


    • 79.02.26 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Holland (b) / Tyrone's O.C., Athens, GA
      [Atlanta Journal and Constitution Feb 24, 1979 p.T-37]
    • 79.02.00 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: as above / "And later to Memphis..." Memphis, TN [ibid]

    79.03.01 • Sam Rivers with the New Jazz Festival Orchestra [BR]

    March 1, 1982, 8:00pm / Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
    —LIVE Broadcast on KSJN-FM, "The Jazz Image", hosted by Leigh Kamman

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), unknown others...

    {The Minneapolis Star Sep 12, 1978 p.10C; news clipping stamp-dated "Feb 25" on back of promo photo}


    • 79.03.04 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Grenoble Jazz Festival, 17:00hr, Maison de la Culture, Grenoble, France [Festival web-site; Oversize poster, The RivBea Archive]
    • 79.03.06 and 79.03.07 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Envenements-Jazz of Metz 1979, Le Caveau Des Trinitaires, Metz, France
      [Unknown newspaper clipping Feb 18 + "Grande Région" Mar 8 clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 79.03.08 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 07.07.30; www.Bimhuis.nl]
    • 79.03.09 - Sam Rivers Quartet / International Jazz Focus Festival, Entrepôt Laîné, Bordeaux, France
      [Pierre-Henri Ardonceau "Jazz en direct: International Jazz Focus" Jazz Magazine Jun, 1979 p.11;
      "Où jouent-ils?" Jazz Magazine Mar, 1979 pp.20-21]
    • 79.03.13 - Sam Rivers Quartet / 20:45hr, Théatre de Montébeliard, Montébeliard, France
      [Unknown French newspaper clipping Mar 13 p.3, The RivBea Archive]
    • 79.03.15 - Sam Rivers Quartet / 20:30hr, Totem Bar, Le Stadium, Paris, France
      [Bernard Amiard "Jazz en direct: Motian/Harper/Rivers" Jazz Magazine May, 1979 pp.15-16;
      Pierre Crépon 17.03.24; Le Stadium Feb-Mar schedule, The RivBea Archive]


    • Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on 04.11.29: "Professional recording engineer Michael W. Huon... also one trio concert
      the year after [1978] in Antwerpen with Barry and Dave...."
      —I'm skeptical, as by this point Holland last appeared April of '78, and does not again
       until January of '81. May be the session below... —RL

    • 79.03.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Hnita Jazz Club, Heist op de Berg, Antwerp, Belgium
      "It is... the only concert of about 40 years ago that I remember vividly, if only because I did not understand it at the time."
      —Photos and info from Jef Vandebroek, FB posting on February 6, 2018.



    • 79.03.22 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Round House, London, UK [Arts Guardian Mar 23 p.12]

    79.04.07 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA]

    April 7, 1979 / Den Haag, Netherlands

    RivBea Archive / Tape 59
    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    "This is a 10-inch reel in a Pyral Professional box. The tape is 3 inches wide and is definitely multitrack. On the back of the box is written,
    ‘RivBea Orchestra 4/7/79 The Hague’. It is also marked on the back as ‘Reel No. 3’. There are no other notations on the box. Unfortunately,
    I do not have multitrack equipment to play this tape." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers and Hamiet Bluiett (reeds), Frank Gordon (tp), Joe Daley (tu/eu),
    Abdul Wadud (ce), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (perc), others...

    {Joe Washek 10.10.21}


    • 79.04.19 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      DC Space, Washington, DC [Poster, The RivBea Archive]
      —Poster has Thurman Barker on drums.

    79.04.20 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—58:20]

    April 20, 1979 / DC Space, Washington, DC
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast on May 22, 2007 during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

    1. improvisation [58:20]
     (ts section–14:02)
     (b solo–8:48)
     (p section–15:50, Daley solo begins 4:40 in)
     (dr solo–5:08)
     (fl section–14:17, incomplete, fades out)
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr; Washington Star Apr 20 p.C5}


    • 79.04.21 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      9:00 & 11:00pm, DC Space, Washington, DC
      [Ben Young, WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Washington Star Apr 20 p.C5]
    • 79.04.23 and 79.04.24 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Tyrone's O.C., Athens, GA [Atlanta Journal and Constitution Apr 14 p.T-4]

    79.04.27 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—35:52]

    April 27, 1979, "Midnight till Dawn" / Jazz & Blues Festival, "Dew Drop Inn '79," New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
    —National Public Radio's "Jazz Alive" The World of Sam Rivers, Broadcast December 9, 1979 & July 19, 1981.
    —This is the first or second section of this broadcast, which, as Billy Taylor says in the final announcement, will continue
     with "quartet and orchestra performances". The next segment of the program is Session 78.10.02, the quartet in Austin, TX.

     radio announcement (Billy Taylor) [0:24]
    1. improvisation [28:19]
      (p and ts sections; dr solo; fl+voc section)
     Rivers announcement [0:24]
     radio announcement (Billy Taylor) [0:15]
     Rivers interviewed by Michael Cuscuna [5:14]
     radio announcement (Billy Taylor) [0:41]
    "Sam Rivers... meets New Orleans jazz professor Kid Jordan." (not present in this Broadcast)

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr; Martin Milgrim 05.02.17; Norbert Kreutzer 05.11.06; 1979 Jazz Fest Program Book p.31, nojh.saas.dgicloud.com}


    • 79.04.28 - Sam Rivers meets keyboard magician Henry Butler Quartet: perhaps with SR Quartet, as in 79.04.27 /
      Jazz & Blues Festival, "Midnight till Dawn," "Dew Drop Inn '79," New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
      [1979 Jazz Fest Program Book p.31, nojh.saas.dgicloud.com]
    • 79.04.29 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Jazz & Blues Festival, 6:15pm, Jazz Tent, Fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA
      [1979 Jazz Fest Program Book p.31, nojh.saas.dgicloud.com]

    • 79.05.09 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) /
      21:00hr, Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy
      [l'Unità May 9 p.11; Yves Thébault, Jazz Magazine Jul-August, 1979 pp.15-16; Pierre Crépon 17.03.24]

    • 79.05.12 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      20:00hr, Hotel Mohren, Willisau, Switzerland
      [Kevin White 02.10.21; www.troxlerart.ch/pages/posters.php]



    • —"As illustrated on the Niklaus Troxler poster
       in OREOS Collection Jazz—Niklaus Troxler Jazz Posters, p.95."

    79.05.15 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—1:55:49 & BVR]

    May 15, 1979 / Studio 10, Hamburg, Germany
    —NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP Nr.:145 (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) Radio/TV Broadcast

    Broadcast Recording:
     announcement [0:21]
    1. An Evening In Hamburg, Part I [18:39]
     announcement [0:26]
    2. An Evening In Hamburg, Part II [37:55]
     announcement [1:10]
    3. Blossoms Part I + II [56:33]  (incomplete, fades at end)
     announcement [0:26]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    {2CDr; Anonymous}


    • 79.05.21 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr, perc) /
      Rouen Jazz Action, 21:00hr, Mount Saint Aignan, Faculté de Lettres, Rouen, Normandie, France
      [Rouen Jazz Action Archive, ww.rouenjazzaction.asso.fr/concert/1979-05-21-sam-rivers-quartet]
    • 79.05.23 and 79.05.24 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Totem, Le Stadium, Paris, France
      [Crépon's Totem Bar chronology, "Gérard Terronès: Totem (1977–1979)" Current Research in Jazz Volume 10 (2018), crj-online.org;
      Pierre Crépon 19.01.21]
    • 79.06.01 through 79.06.03 - Sam Rivers Quartet/ 9:00pm, The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
      [Los Angeles Times Jun 5 p.66; CODA Aug 1979 #168 p.32]

    • 79.06.05 through 79.06.10 - Sam Rivers Quartet / 9:00 & 11:00pm, + 1:00am the 8th and 9th, Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [Billboard Jun 2, 1979 p.66; Todd Barkan 18.06.12]

    79.06.12 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—2:38:14]

    June 12, 1979, 8:00 & 10:00pm / The Gnu Deli, Olympia, WA

    Early Show:
    1. improvisation [79:24]
     (ts section–16:32, incomplete, cuts in)
     (dr solo–6:11)
     (p section–15:22)
     (b solo–10:47)
     (fl section–17:57)
     applause, announcement [1:48]
    Late Show:
     warming up [0:32]
    2. improvisation [78:18]
     (ss section, tuba solo at 19:05 in—24:18)
     (p section–15:02)
     (b solo–10:32, split track at 7:12)
     (fl section–5:50)
     (voc + flute section–7:43)
     —Around 9:00 into this section Rivers goes off with his multiphonics
      and is accompanied by a carnivalesque chorus of euphonium, slide-whistles, bird-calls,
      whistles, and kazoos that sounds like a Three-Ring Psychotic Duck Circus with the insane
      uncle of Tom Waits as the ring-master. The crowd laughs out loud, and I did too.
     (dr solo–7:17)
     (fl section–16:54)
     applause / band intro [1:10]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {3CDr; Norbert Kreutzer 05.11.01; Poster, The RivBea Archive}


    79.06.17 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA—1:37:31]

    June 17, 1979 / Carver Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX

    RivBea Archive / Reel 8A
     announcement; soundcheck [4:37]
    1. improvisation [87:10]
     (ts section–23:41)
     (p section–15:37)
     (ss section–20:14)
     (fl-voc section–15:29)
     SR announcement; MC announcement [2:11]
    2. encore [5:36]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    "3,600 ft. 10-inch reel at 7.5 ips, half-track. This was apparently the closing set of a jazz festival. I tracked the intro and tuning
    as one track. The music was continuous and ran over 80 minutes, and I had to make the flute section and the encore a second disc.
    The tape runs out before the encore is finished." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (ce, b), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {2CDr; Joe Washek 10.10.21}


    79.06.22 • Sam Rivers & The Studio RivBea Orchestra [BR—30:03]

    June 22, 1979, 8:30 and 11:30pm / New Jazz at the Public Theatre, New York City
    —National Public Radio's "Jazz Alive" The World of Sam Rivers, Broadcast December 9, 1979 & July 19, 1981.

     radio announcement [0:09]
    1. "...an excerpt from his orchestral suite." [28:58]
     band intro [0:56]
    "Played one movement from a larger work by the leader... a march-like feel in the ensemble sections... alternating looser soloistic sections"

    Sam Rivers (reeds, Comp), Steve Coleman, Jimmy Vass, John Stubblefield, John Purcell, Hamiet Bluiett, Ron Bridgewater, Lee Rozie, Bill Cody,
    James Ware, and James Stewart (reeds), Jack Walrath, Oliver Beamer, Frank Gordon, and Ted Daniel (tp), Ray Anderson, George Lewis,
    Charles Deffinitz, and Richard Harper (tb), Vincent Chancey, John Clark, and Greg Williams (frh), Joe Daley and Bob Stewart (tu),
    Abdul Wadud, Pat Dixon, and Muneer Abdul Fataah (ce), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker and Warren Smith (perc)

    {CDr; Daily News Jun 22 p.18; CODA Aug 1979 #168 p.34; Norbert Kreutzer 05.11.06; Anonymous 06.01.01}


    • 79.06.23 - Sam Rivers & The Studio RivBea Orchestra: personnel as above / 8:30 and 11:30pm, New Jazz at the Public Theatre, NYC
      [Daily News Jun 22 p.18; ; New York Magazine Jun 25, 1979 p.28]
    • 79.06.00 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      Studio RivBea Festival, Joseph Papp's Public Theatre, NYC [Robert Palmer The New York Times Jun 25 Sec.3 p.14]
    • 79.07.00 - Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: unknown personnel / Newport Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, NYC
      [Robert Palmer The New York Times Jun 28, 1978 p.18; Robert Palmer review The New York Times Jul 9 p.40]

    79.07.05 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR]

    July 5, 1979 / Kent State University Jazz Festival, Kent, Ohio
    —Broadcast WCBN-FM Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan, on "Reel Live Music,"

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (reeds), Don Pullen (p), Dave Holland (b), others...

    {Anonymous}


    • 79.07.13 (1) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Bobby Battle (dr) /
      6:30pm, North Sea Jazz Festival, Carrousel Zaal, Congresgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands

    79.07.13 (2) • Archie Shepp & Sam Rivers Double Quartet [BR—37:56]

    July 13, 1979, 8:15pm / North Sea Jazz Festival, Carrousel Zaal, Congresgebouw, Den Haag, Netherlands
    —Circulating misdated 79.07.14.

    1. improvisation [37:56]
    "According to the searchable archive (concert schedules in PDF-Format), from the festival website, the exact date would be
    July 13, 1979 (so not the 14th). The venue was called Carrousel Zaal, Congresgebouw, Den Haag (Carrousel Hall, Congress Center,
    The Hague). That evening, on 6:15 PM the Sam Rivers Quartet played in that hall, followed at 7:15pm by the Archie Shepp Quartet.
    On 8:15pm, both groups were joined together on stage." —Sander Piek 07.02.08

    Archie Shepp and Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Siegfried Kessler (p),
    Dave Holland and Yon Takahashi (b), Clifford Jarvis and Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr; Franz Herzog 06.03.23; Stars and Stripes Jun 2 p.19; Billboard Jun 2, 1979 p.61; www.northseajazz.nl}


    • 79.07.13 (3) - Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc, Comp), Hamiett Bluiett, Chico Freeman,
      Dwayne Armstrong, and Steve Coleman (reeds), Ted Daniels, Olu Dara, and Jack Walrath (tp), George Lewis and Ray Anderson (tb),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc) /
      Northsea Jazz Festival, Congress Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      [Billboard Aug 18, 1979 p.39; Festival Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 79.07.20 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      4th International Wiesen Jazz Festival, Wiesen, Austria
      [Stars and Stripes Jul 14 p.19]
    • 79.08.08 - Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra / 1:00pm, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, NYC [New York Magazine Aug 13, 1979 p.25]

    • Sam Rivers Quartet Cornish Institute for the Allied Arts Residency, August 20 through August 24, 1979 : : :

    • 79.08.20 through 79.08.22 - Sam Rivers Quartet Workshop: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc),
      Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) / Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA
      [CODA Aug 1979 #168 p.37; Undated Down Beat review of the Residency, The RivBea Archive]

    79.08.23 • Sam Rivers Quartet with The Seattle Composers & Improvisers Orchestra [AR—1:53:43]

    August 23, 1979 / Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA

    1. unknown title [60:39]  (split track at 46:35)
     applause, announcement [1:24]
    2. unknown title [51:38]  (music fades out and back in at 43:16)
    —"Two Holland tunes..."
    —Audience Recording has CIO on "track 1 only," probably the two Holland pieces, with the quartet playing set two.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p-2, voc-2), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr), + The CIO—Denney Goodhew (as), two unknown (reeds), James Knapp and Doug Canning (tp), unknown (tb), unknown (frh), unknown (tu), unknown (g), unknown (vn), unknown (ce), (unknown (b)

    {Norbert Kreutzer 06.01.16; CODA Aug 1979 #168 p.37; Undated Down Beat review of the Residency, The RivBea Archive}


    • 79.08.24 - Sam Rivers Quartet Workshop: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Cornish Institute, Seattle, WA [CODA Aug 1979 #168 p.37; Undated Down Beat review of the Residency, The RivBea Archive]

    79.11.06 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—30:54 & BVR—15:46]

    November 6, 1979 / Teatro CIAK, Milano, Italy
    —"Schlegge/Raitre" TV Broadcast

    Broadcast Audio Recording:
    1. Evening Breeze [30:57]
     (ts section–9:32, incomplete, cuts in; dr solo–0:17, cuts out; p section–8:27, incomplete, cuts in; fl+voc section–12:38, cuts out at end)
    Broadcast Video Recording:
    1. Evening Breeze (excerpt) [15:46]
     (ts section–8:48, incomplete, cuts in during opening credits; dr solo–0:17, cuts out; p section–6:41, incomplete, cuts in, fades out)
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CDr + DVD, track detailing RL 19.04.04}


    • 79.11.10 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr) /
      Jazz Cascais '79, 9.° Festival Internacional, 21:30hr, Cascais, Portugal []

    79.11.15 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—2:28:17 & AVR—59:34]

    November 15, 1979 / Loft, München, Germany
    —AVR is posted on Youtube in six parts and mis-dated as the 14th.

    1st Set:
     pre-game [1:18]
    1. improvisation [70:10]
     (ts section–26:40; dr solo–6:49; p section–11:47; b solo–8:11)
     (fl+voc section–16:15, incomplete)  —AVR cuts out at 4:49
     (2nd Set:
    2. improvisation [76:30]
     (ss section–24:30; b solo–14:10; p section–16:55; dr solo–5:55; fl+voc section–15:00)
    —Video Recording is the opening 58:16 of 1st Set.

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, ss, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    {2CDr; DVD}


    79.11.17 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—2:28:00]

    November 11, 1979, 20:00hr / The Loft, Munich, Germany

    1. improvisation [148:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, ss, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Thurman Barker (dr, perc)

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18; Jazzpodium Jan 1980 clipping + Stefan Weskott review, undated typed manuscript copy, The RivBea Archive}


    79.11.20 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR—1:29:43]

    November 20, 1979, 21:00hr / Piemonte Autunno Jazz 79, Palasport, Turin, Italy

    1. composition [28:53]
    2. composition [39:00]  (split track at 15:25)
     announcement [0:24]
    3. composition [20:28]  (incomplete, fades out)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, flute, p, Comp, Cond), Chico Freeman, Steve Coleman, Hamiet Bluiett, and Duane Armstrong (reeds),
    Malachi Thompson, Jack Walrath, and Oliver Beamer (tp), Malachi Thompson (cor), Charles Stevens and Craig Harris (tb),
    Richard Ancell [or Pincell] (tu), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    —Pre-concert promo had drastically different players credited, substituting Ted Daniel, Rank Gordon, and Olu Dara for the three trumpets;
     George Lewis and Ray Henderson for the two trombones; Joe Daley the tuba; and has Ricky Ford in place of Duane Armstrong on reeds.
     [www.centrojazztorino2.it/index.php/1979j/piemonteautunnojazz1979]

    {2CDr; inconstantsol.blogspot.com/; Patrick Clare 13.04.04; track detailing RL 18.08.14}


    • 1979:

      Thurman Barker: ...after the Waves record, we went on tour. Contrasts was also done while we were on tour...
      [Barker, Ted Panken, WKCR-FM NYC, November 18, 1985, www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php?read=panken13]
      ———


    79.12.04 and 79.12.05 • Sam Rivers: Contrasts

    1980: ECM 1162 (LP) Ger; ECM-1-1162 (LP); ECM-M5E-1162 (CS);
        ECM/Trio Records PAP-9227 (LP, Obi, Promo only) Jpn;
    2014: ECM 1162 (CD, Re:solutions Series) Ger [+ LP, same configuration];
        ECM Records, no release# (7xFile, FLAC, 24-Bit Remaster) Ger;
        ECM Records 3743508 (CD) UK;
        ECM 1162 (7xFile, AIFF, 24-Bit Remaster)
    • (V/A) ECM Sampler 7
      1980: ECM PRO-E-895 (LP, Promo only)
    • (V/A) The Greatest Jazz Recordings of All Time: Contemporary Currents
      1986: Franklin Mint Record Society Jazz 25 (4-LP)
          [+ (4-LP) Swd, Red Box and Vinyl]
    • (V/A) Re:solutions Series (ECM Reissues 2014/I)
      2013: ECM no release# (CDr, Promo only) Ger
    • (V/A) Re: Seoul
      2013: ECM 2365 (CD, Promo only) Ger
          Exhibition Special Sampler in Seoul, South Korea
          "ECM—Think of your ears as eyes"
    • (V/A) Ecm—The Story of Our Listening
      2014: Musica Jazz ECM/MJCD 1278 (CD) It
          Supplement to Musica Jazz Magazine, Issue No.4 December 2014
    • (V/A) Top Jazz 2014
      2014: Musica Jazz MJCD 1288 (CD) It
          Supplement to Musica Jazz Magazine, Issue No.1 January 2015
    • Sam Rivers: Samthology
      2015: RivBea Music RB59813 (digital download)
         —9th Session: [See also 61.12.14; 67.03.17; 71.02.13; 73.08.03;
                     73.11.10; 74.03.04; 75.12.09; 78.08.08; 92.01.12]

    December 4 and 5, 1979 / Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany

    1. Circles [4:10]
    2. Zip [4:42]
    3. Solace [6:54]
    4. Verve [7:09]
    5. Dazzle [9:12]
    6. Images [3:48]
    7. Lines [7:15]
    Ecm—The Story of Our Listening, Re:solutions Series,
     and Re: Seoul have tracks 1 and 3.
    ECM Sampler 7 and Samthology have track 2.
    Top Jazz 2014 has track 4.
    Contemporary Currents has track 6.

    "A colleague in Munich went digging in the old files and found old documentation
    suggesting that the Contrasts recording session was on December 4 and 5, 1979.
    He said they may even have added December 6 as a recording day, but that is
    not clear." —Tina Pelikan

    Images, top to bottom:
    Original release LP cover
    Re: Seoul CD cover, 2013 ECM Promo
    Contemporary Currents LP Box, Franklin Mint Society (1986)

    Sam Rivers (ts-2,5, ss-1,3,6,7, fl-4,6, Comp),
    George Lewis (tb),
    Dave Holland (b),
    Thurman Barker (dr, mba)





    {ECM 1-1162; ECM PRO-E-895; Franklin Mint Jazz 098A; Samthology; Tina Pelikan (ECM publicist) via John Chacona 19.04.11}


      79.12.09: First Broadcast of 78.06.30 mistakenly circulating under this date.


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    • 1980:

      "Now in smaller quarters at 442 Tenth Avenue, Studio RivBea continues to function as it was originally intended to:
      as a rehearsal and instruction studio."
      [Fred Goodman interviews Sam Rivers, NYC Jazz Feb 4-Mar 3 p.4]
      ———

      "In his new studio, Rivers rehearses a big band of 35 musicians called the Young Musicians' Orchestra seven nights a week.
      He also continues to write for his 12-piece RivBea Orchestra and practice with his small ensemble."
      [Keith Raether "Sam Rivers Jazz Concert Planned for KiMo Feb. 16" feature/interview The Albuquerque Tribune Feb 6 p.4]
      ———


      January 16, 1980 - "The Sam Rivers Orgy," 10:00am on WHRB-FM in Boston, MA. Starting your day off right.
      [The Boston Globe Jan 16 p.19]


    • 80.02.14 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr) / 9:00pm, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX
      [Patrick Clare 08.11.05; Austin American-Statesman Feb 3 p.169]

      Ticket! A ticket to the event...
      Courtesy Patrick Clare

    • 80.02.16 (1) - Sam Rivers Workshop / 9:00am, KiMo Theater, Albuquerue, NM [Albuquerque Journal Feb 15 p.103]

    80.02.16 (2) • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—45:36]

    February 16, 1980, 8:00pm / KiMo Theater, Albuquerue, NM

    RivBea Archive Reel #40
    1. improvisation [44:44]  (incomplete, beginning moments cut off)
     (ts section–20:13; dr solo–5:37; fl+voc section–11:27; b solo–5:00; fl+voc section–2:27)
    "A ½-track recording at 7.5-ips, 10.5" reel. ‘#40’ written on box and circled, ‘Sam Rivers Trio Reel II 2/16/1980 Albuquerue, NM.’
    It was spliced about half way through and the splice was broken." —Joe Washek, June 2008
    —RBA Reel #39 has no notes other than "Reel I."

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)
    Santa Fe New Mexican mistakenly has Thurman Barker on drums pre-concert.

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #39 and 40; CDr copy of #40, track detailing RL 19.04.20;
    Concert flyer + The Albuquerque Tribune Feb 6 p.4 + Feb 23 clippings, The RivBea Archive; Albuquerque Journal Feb 15 p.103;
    Santa Fe New Mexican Feb 15 Weekend p.9}


    80.02.19 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—60:00]

    February 19, 1980 / Bloomdido Jazz Café, Brussels, Belgium

    1. improvisation [60:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18}


    80.02.00 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:11:40]

    February, 1980 / Gluepot Tavern, Auckland, New Zealand

    1. improvisation [71:34]  (incomplete, fades in)
     (ts section–15:32; b solo–8:57; el-p section–14:38; dr solo–7:26; ce solo–6:17; fl+voc section–18:44)
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, el-p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.04.20}


    • 80.03.09 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Holland (ce, b) / 9:00pm, Lulu White's, Boston, MA
      [The Boston Globe Mar 9 p.2B]

    80.03.20 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—2:49:00]

    March 20, 1980 / Ülm, Germany

    1. improvisation [169:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18}


    • 80.03.00 (21st or 23rd) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      "Urban Jazz in the Ballroom," Wiener Jazz Frühling, Wiener, Germany [www.lps.at/festivals/wrjazz.html]

    80.03.22 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—97:01]

    March 22, 1980 / Jazzclub Schlachthof-Geststätte, Karlsruhe, Germany

    1. improvisation [66:41]
     (ts section–20:33; dr solo–7:08; ss section–22:12; b solo–8:25; fl+voc section–8:23)
    2. improvisation [28:33]
     (ss section–17:07; b solo–5:51; ts section–5:35)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.04.21}


    80.03.24 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:28:55]

    March 24, 1980, 22:00hr / Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany

    1. improvisation [64:28]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
     (ts section–26:36; p section–20:29; fl+voc section–17:21)
    2. improvisation [64:27]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
     (ts section–32:13; p section–32:04)
    —A few seconds are missing at end of track 1 and "about eight minutes are missing" from track 2 due to tape run-outs.

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)
    Das Magazin bits all have Thurman Barker expected to appear on drums.

    {Undated pre-concert Das Magazin clippings + Jürgen Engelhardt review "Musikalische Protestplakate" Berliner Mar 26, The RivBea Archive;
    Recording info Mario Grenz 18.12.26}


    • 80.03.25 - Sam Rivers Trio: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      22:00hr, Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany [ibid]
      "A two day engagement at the Quasimodo on Monday and Tuesday, March 24 and 25, 1980."
    • 80.03.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 22:00hr, Club Malteserkeller, Aachen, Germany
      [Aachener Musik Forum Nummer 3 1980 clipping, The RivBea Archive]

    80.03.28 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—35:26]

    March 28, 1980 / Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld, Germany

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [35:14]  (incomplete, fades in, cuts out)
     (ts section–26:29; dr solo–7:15; p section–1:30)
    Sam Rivers (ts, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.04.21}


    • 80.03.30 - Sam Rivers Trio: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      20:00hr, Restaurant Lindenhof, Braunschweig, Germany [Braunschweig Mar 26 clipping, The RivBea Archive]

    80.04.01 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—132:47]

    April 1, 1980 / Basel, Switzerland

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [61:17]
     (ts section–18:23; dr solo–4:44; p section–13:18; b solo–8:08; fl+voc section–16:44)
     (2nd Set:
    2. improvisation [56:47]
     (ss section–13:26; ce solo–9:23; p section–5:08; dr solo–7:54; fl+voc section–20:56)
    3. encore [13:27]
     (p section–2:42; b solo–3:09; p interlude—0:17; dr solo–7:19)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.04.21}


    80.04.11 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—87:00]

    April 11, 1980 / Public Theatre, New York City

    1. improvisation [87:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Jan Ström 11.01.11; CODA #173 June 1980 p.34}


    80.04.12 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR—23:38]

    April 12, 1980 / Public Theatre, New York City

    1. unknown composition [22:42]
    —Recording ends with introductions and thank-yous, indicating this was the final composition of the evening.
    —Most circulating copies (but not mine) are followed by: "title/faded-in [17:56]; title [7:10]."
     "[These additional titles] Misinterpreted as Sam Rivers Orchestra but in my opinion is additional material
     from..." George Russell Orchestra 78.05.08 at Village Vanguard, NYC. —Norbert Kreutzer

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Chico Freeman, John Purcell, Marty Ehrlich, and Bobby Eldridge (reeds),
    Oliver Beamer, Malachi Thompson, and Stanton Davis (tp), Charles Stevens and Craig Harris (tb),
    Bob Stewart (tu), Dave Holland (b), Freddie Waits (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.04.21; Norbert Kreutzer 05.12.26}


    • 80.04.19 - Sam Rivers Trio: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      "Evening," Centro Jazz St. Louis, Rome, Italy [l'Unità Apr 22 p.12]

    80.04.20 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—90:00]

    April 20, 1980, "afternoon" / Centro Jazz St. Louis, Rome, Italy

    1. improvisation [90:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {centrostudi.sienajazz.it/archivioSonoroRisultati.asp, #DT0112; l'Unità Apr 22 p.12}


    80.04.00 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:15:42]

    April, 1980 / Perugia, Italy

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [69:38]
     (ts section–29:45, cuts out; dr solo–8:38, cuts in; p section–10:03;
     b solo–8:06, cuts out and back in at 7:27; fl+voc section–13:05)
    2nd Set:
    2. improvisation [46:35]
     (ss section–30:58, cuts out and back in at 15:14; ce solo–11:52, w/ p+dr comp 31:45-39:45; p solo–0:18, incomplete, cuts out)
    —Marco Renzini's YouTube audio excerpts have the 1st Set split at 29:45 and 49:06 (7:27 of b solo).

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce-2, b-1), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Marco Renzini YouTube video ID #s b37Z9yTvrEw, C5dLHCW-YtU, 8Trsde9CVU4, EInfiNCbpWg, + dy_OgwR-Mr4, track detailing RL 19.04.22}


    • 80.04.24 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / City Hall Café, Naples, Italy [l'Unita Apr 6 p.13]
      "Braxton finished his concert, and with all those from the Jazz Club he went to the Corso Vittorio Emanuele to say hello to Sam Rivers."
    • 80.04.25 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce-2, b-1), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      21:15, Calabria Jazz, Teatro Comunale, Reggio, Italy
      [Gazetta del Sud Anno 29 n.109 "Spettacoli" Apr 23 p.10 + Anno 29 n.113 Apr 27 clippings + Calabria Jazz postcard, The RivBea Archive]

    80.04.30 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—66:42]

    April 30, 1980 / Foggia, Italy

    1. improvisation [66:37]
     (ts section–19:41; dr solo–6:47; ss section–11:18; b solo–7:19; fl+voc section–16:14; guest voc section–3:40; fl section–1:38)
    —An unknown vocalist does a short scat solo from 61:19 through 64:59, in between two flute sections.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), unknown (voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Digital sound files, track detailing RL 19.04.27; inconstantsol.blogspot.com; Ernst Grgo Nebhuth 19.04.25}


    • 80.05.01 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Ente Corsa All'Anello, Manifestazioni Artistico Culturali 1980, 21:00hr, Auditorium San Domenico, Narni, Italy
      [Festival flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 80.05.02 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / On the Road Rassegna Jazz, 21:00hr, Teatro Scuola, Modena, Italy
      [Festival program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 80.05.06 through 80.05.10 - Sam Rivers (no personnel details) / 9:30 and 11:30pm + 1:15am Friday and Saturday, Fat Tuesday's, NYC
      [The New York Times May 4 p.167 + May 6 p.C17; New York Magazine May 12, 1980 p.117]


    • 80.05.13 - Composers' Composers: Jacob Druckman and Sam Rivers present Jan Radzynski and Abdul Wadud in concert /
      8:00pm, The Drawing Center, NYC [The Record May 9 p.B3]


    • 80.05.17 - Sam Rivers Solo / New Jazz Benefit Concert Series, 10:00pm, Public Theatre, NYC
      [New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater press release, The RivBea Archive; Flyer from Patrick Clare archive;
      The New York Times May 11 p.D38 + May 16 p.C1; CODA #173 June 1980 p.34]
      CODA mistakenly has this as April 17.
      "Since the suspension of the regular season of New Jazz at the Public due to funding problems, a special series of benefit concerts
      have been planned and will begin on May 17. Proceeds from these concerts will be used to underwrite future Ne Jazz events."
      —Public Theater press release
    • 80.05.23 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Holland (ce, b) /
      9:00 and 11:00pm, DC Space, Washington, DC [The RivBea Archive]

    80.05.24 • Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [AR—125:09]

    May 24, 1980, 9:00 and 11:00pm / DC Space, Washington, DC
    —Also circulating mis-dated 78.06.24.

    1. improvisation [58:31]  (split track)
    1. improvisation [66:38]  (split track)
    "Two shows."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b)

    {Jakob Blumenthal 10.10.12; Michael McLaughlin 04.01.05}


    • 80.05.29 and 80.05.30 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) / The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
      [Jazz Gallery May schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 80.06.03 through 80.06.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / Edmonton Jazz Society, 8:30pm, Espace Tournesal, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      [Edmonton Journal Jun 3 p.17 + review May 4 p.13]
    • 80.06.08 - Sam Rivers Trio / 9:00pm, The Showbox, Seattle, WA [Patrick Clare 12.01.26; Show flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 80.06.10+11 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:30 & 10:30pm + 12:30am 13th and 14th, Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [Keystone Korner June schedule + San Francisco Examiner Jun 11 p.39 clipping, The RivBea Archive; Bay Area Reporter Jun 5 p.28]

    80.06.12 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA]

    June 12, 1980 / Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA

    1. improvisation [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #21; Keystone Korner June schedule + San Francisco Examiner Jun 11 p.39 clipping, The RivBea Archive}


    • 80.06.13 through 80.10.15 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      8:30 & 10:30pm + 12:30am 13th and 14th, Keystone Korner, San Francisco, CA
      [Keystone Korner June schedule + San Francisco Examiner Jun 11 p.39 clipping, The RivBea Archive; Bay Area Reporter Jun 5 p.28]
    • 80.06.16 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:00pm, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA [The Californian Jun 14 p.36]
    • 80.06.19 Sam Rivers Trio / "The Jazz Musician Presents," 8:00 & 10:30pm, De Anza Hotel, San Jose, CA [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 80.06.20 through 80.06.22 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Holland (b) / 9:00pm, The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, CA
      [San Bernadino Sun Jun 20 p.49]

    80.06.28 • Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo [SBR—52:40]

    June 28, 1980 / Festival de Pisa, Pisa, Italy

    1. improvisation [52:40]  (split track at 23:08 and 45:21)
     (ts,b—11:30; b solo–5:39; p,b—5:46; p solo–2:39; ce solo–0:57; ss,ce—7:32; ce solo–5:30; fl,ce—2:49; fl+voc solo–1:45; fl,b—7:53)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.04.27; CODA #175 October 1 1980 p.37; "Pisa Jazz, Scopre l'Esotico" l'Unita Jun 25 p.10}


      Summer Artist-in-Residence at Dartmouth's Hopkins Center : : :
      —Improvisation and Composition Workshop; One major concert; Three informal duet concerts.

    • 80.08.06 - Sam Rivers & Warren Smith Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Smith (dr, perc) / Duo Concert #1,
      7:30pm, Faulkner Recital Hall, Music Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH [ibid]
      —Also Duo Concerts #2 (80.08.20) and #3 (80.08.27).
    • 80.08.09 - Sam Rivers and The Dartmouth Summer Jazz Ensemble with Guest Artists, Dan Glasgo (Dir)
      + Special Guests Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (perc) /
      8:30pm, Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH [ibid]

      —Part I—The Dartmouth Summer Jazz Ensemble with Sam Rivers, Guest Artist
      1. This Bass Was Made for Walkin' (Thad Jones)
      2. Concerto for Cootie (Duke Ellington)
      3. Angel Man (Jimmy Heath)
      4. Self Portrait in Three Colors (Charles Mingus)
      5. Hora Decubitus (Charles Mingus)
      6. Home Fries (Don Glasgo)
      7. Green Dolphin Street (Klaper/Glasgo)
      8. Oye Como Va (Tito Puente)
      9. Para Los Rumberos (Tito Puente)
        Sam Rivers (ts-4,5,7, ss-6, fl-3), The Dartmouth Summer Jazz Ensemble: Jay Clemens (ts), Mike Gelich (ts, cl, fl),
        Tim Macaulay (as, ss, fl), Kevin MacNeil (as, fl), Glenn Grube (bar),
        Jeff Zimmerman and Robert Schell (tp), Dave Ellis and John Carrington (tp, flg), Mark Klarich (tp, perc),
        Kerek Frierson, Peter Desrosiers, Paul Becker, and Mike Kremer (tb), Dave Silbersweig (tb, perc),
        Paul Yelder (p), Kyle Grimes (g), Doug Andrews (b), Julian Bull and Mary Glaser (perc)

      —Part II—SHADES
      1. Shades Parts I, II, and III (Rivers)
        The Dartmouth Summer Jazz Ensemble (as above), + Sam Rivers (reeds, Cond), Jim Filiano (ss), Mary Fusco (cl), Susan Ringler (fl),
        Don Glasgo (v-tb), Richard Van Kleeck and Helen Lukash (frh), Guest Artists Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (b), Warren Smith (perc)

      —Part III—The Sam Rivers Quartet
      1. improvisation
        Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Dave Holland (ce, b), Warren Smith (perc)

       [Event program + Dartmouth College Hopkins Center press release dated July 29 1980, The RivBea Archive; The Brattleboro Reformer Aug 6 p.5]

    • 80.08.10 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b) /
      Real Art Ways' RAW August Jazz Festival, 9:00pm, Old State House Green, Hartford, CT
      [RAW August Jazz mailer, RAW monthly schedule, + The New Haven RegisterAug 3 clipping, The RivBea Archive;
      Hartford Courant Aug 3 p.G1 + Aug 8 p.55]
    • 80.08.11 through 80.08.14 - Carman Moore with Sam Rivers, others... / Democratic National Convention, Madison Square Garden, NYC
      [Billboard Aug 30, 1980 p.94]



    • 80.08.15 and 80.08.16 - Festival of Innovative Music conceived by Carman Moore presenting works by Sam Rivers /
      9:00pm, Lenox Arts Music Center, Hartford, CT
      [Hartford Courant Aug 7 p.7, Aug 9 p.7, + Aug 15 p.62; Berkshire Eagle display ad Aug 16 p.5]
      "Sam Rivers will premiere new music and dance."
    • 80.08.20 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Holland (ce, b) / Duo Concert #2,
      7:30pm, Faulkner Recital Hall, Music Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
      [Dartmouth College Hopkins Center press release dated July 29 1980, The RivBea Archive]
      —Also Duo Concerts #1 (80.08.06) and #3 (80.08.27).
    • 80.08.27 - Sam Rivers & Joe Daley Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Daley (tu/eu) / Duo Concert #3,
      7:30pm, Faulkner Recital Hall, Music Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH [ibid]
      —Also Duo Concerts #1 (80.08.06) and #2 (80.08.20).
    • 80.09.29 Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      The Basement, Sydney, Australia [Chris Frazier 14.02.20]
    • 80.09.30 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 8:30pm, The Met, Melbourne, Australia [The Age Sep 29 p.36 + Oct 3 review p.10]
    • 80.10.01 - Sam Rivers Trio / The Creole Room, Adelaide, Australia [J.A.M. Oct 1980 p.15]

    80.10.02 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA—44:18]

    October 2, 1980 / The Cellar, Brisbane, Australia

    RivBea Archive Reel #36
    1. improvisation [44:14]
     (ts section–9:58; b solo–8:47; el-p section–12:45; dr solo–7:06; ss section–5:19, incomplete, cuts out)
    —A 10.5" reel, "#36" written on box and circled, "Sam Rivers 2 Oct 2 80 [?] Brisbane The Cellar Compliments,"
     and a man's name and address, also written on box. —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, el-p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #36; CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.05.03; Joe Washek, June 2008}


    • 80.10.03 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, el-p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr) / 8:30pm, The Met, Melbourne, Australia
      [The Age Sep 29 p.36 + Oct 3 review p.10]

    80.10.04 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR]

    October 4, 1980, 5:00pm / Australian National University Arts Centre, Canberra, Australia
    —Recorded by Public Broadcasting Association of Australia for broadcast on affiliates only until October 4, 1981.
    J.A.M. had this mistakenly as the 5th.

    1. improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {J.A.M. Oct 1980 p.15; Poster + PBAA letter of agreement dated 4/10/1980, The RivBea Archive}


    80.10.05 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—81:00+]

    October 5, 1980 / The Basement, Sydney, Australia

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [81:00+]
     (trio—20:20; b solo–8:20; b+dr duo—2:50; trio—6:48; p solo–4:27; trio—3:15, split track at 46:00;
     dr solo–7:50; trio—4:25; ce solo–6:25; trio—5:50; fl+voc—2:25; trio—8:05, incomplete, fades out)
    2nd Set / no track times:
    2. improvisation [ : ]
     (ss section; dr solo; p section)
    —Recording has each return-to-trio section in this continuous performance arbitrarily track-marked as a "Movement:"
     1st Set has "Improvised Piece #1," followed by "Second" through "7th" Movements;
     2nd Set has "Improvised Piece #2," followed by "Second" through "Fourth" Movements.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Chris Frazier 18.04.02}



    • 80.10.06 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      The Basement, Sydney, Australia [Chris Frazier 18.04.02]
    • 80.10.07 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 8:30pm, Ponsonby's Gluepot, Auckland, New Zealand
      [Rip It Up feature Oct 1980 + Aukland Star Oct 7 display ad clippings, The RivBea Archive; The Auckland Star Oct 16 p.15]
      "Last week's packed audience..."

    80.10.00 • Sam Rivers [AR—7:10]

    October, 1980 / Stockholm, Sweden

    1. Interview segment [6:48]  (incomplete, cuts in)
    —Possibly misdated and done in conjunction with the Stockholm gig on November 16.
    —Rivers makes mention of a lecture given the day preceding the interview.

    Sam Rivers / Interview given in conjunction with a session or tour by Rivers, Dave Holland, and Steve Ellington.

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.03}


    • 80.10.29 through 80.11.01 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Paris Jazz Festival, at the Dreher, Paris, France
      [Jazz en Sous-Sol au Dreher October-December schedule, The RivBea Archive; CODA Feb 1981 #177 p.36]

    80.11.03 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—122:23]

    November 3, 1980, 8:00pm / Praxis Jazz '80, Theatro Alambra, Athens, Greece

    1. improvisation [77:17]  (incomplete, fades in; split track at 60:01)
     (ts section–10:24; ts solo–3:21; ts section–2:00; b solo–8:04; p section–11:25; dr solo–7:21;
     ss section–10:22; ce solo–8:13; fl+voc section–4:16; fl+voc solo–5:08; fl+voc section–6:35)
    2. improvisation [36:43]
     (ss section–13:20; dr solo–7:16; ts section–4:10; b solo–7:58; fl+voc section–4:07)
    3. encore [6:36]  (fl section, incomplete, fades out )
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.03; TZAZ #10 4ème Annee. Nos 34 + Praxis Jazz '80 Program, The RivBea Archive; John Chacona 18.08.10}


    • 80.11.09 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      National Jazz Party, 19:00hr, University Concert Hall, Jyvaskylä, Finland
      [Keskisuomalainen Kulttuuri Nov 10 p.7; Jazzpäivät Jyväskylässä Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 80.11.15 - Sam Rivers' Studio RivBea Ensemble: (no personnel listed) / Hopkins Center, Dartmouth, NH [CODA #176 December 1, 1980 p.38]
      —I'm skeptical. Studio RivBea no longer exists at this time; Sam seems to be in Europe; unclear what they were referring to here.

    80.11.16 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:00:00]

    November 16, 1980 / Club Fashing, Stockholm, Sweden

    1... unknown titles [60:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Jan Ström 11.01.11}


    • 80.11.20 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      21:00hr, Caveau des Trinitaires, Metz, France
      [Unidentified newspaper clipping "Spectacles" Nov 15, The RivBea Archive]

    80.11.21 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA]

    November 21, 1980 / Caveau Des Trinitaires, Metz, France

    1... unknown improvisations [ : ]
    RBA Reel #27, database notes:
     "Enregistrement Stereo, 2 Pistes Vitesse, 38 cm/s, Debut 2 Tartie [sic], Sam Rivers Caveau Des Trinitaires Metz 21 Nov 1980."
    Reel #30, database notes:
     "Enregistrement Stereo, 2 Pistes Vitesse, 38 cm/s, Fin de la 1 Partie, Sam Rivers Caveau Des Trinitaires Metz 21 Nov 1980,
     Bande Inteerrorn que an Milieu"
    Reel #31, notes per Joe Washek:
     "...10-inch reels in an Agfa-Gevaert box. On the back of the box is written, ‘Enregistrement Stereo, 2 Pistes, Vitesse 38 cm/s,
     Sam Rivers Caveau Des Trinitaires Metz [21] Nov 1980, Fin de la 2° Partie, incomplete avec problimes de defilement.’
     There are no other notations on the box. Unfortunately, the tape is not wound on a standard reel but is instead wound around steel disc.
     Apparently, the steel disc is designed to be clipped into a specially made reel which I do not have. The tape is already starting to come off
     the disc and it would be a very difficult and time-consuming job to transfer it manually to a standard reel. Also the chances of manually
     winding 2,400 feet of tape without reversing it or breaking it are slim. Unless I can find a clip-in reel, the tape cannot be played
     (at least by me)." —Washek's notes have date as "27 Nov 1980."
    Reel #56, database notes:
     "Enregistrement Stereo, 2 Pistes Vitesse, 38 cm/s, Fin de la 2 Partie, Debut 1 Partie [also], Sam Rivers Caveau Des Trinitaires Metz 21 Nov 1980."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel database #27, 30, 31, and 56; Joe Washek 10.10.21}


    80.11.28 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:34:00]

    November 28, 1980 / unknown venue, Munich, Germany

    1. improvisation [94:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18}


    • 80.12.01 through 80.12.19 - Sam Rivers: "Resource Staff" with George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, Edward Blackwell, Lee Konitz,
      Dave Holland, others; Artistic Director Karl Berger / The Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
      "The Winter Cycle 1980-81 Advanced Studies in Improvisational..."

      "[My] involvement here at Banff started in 1981. I came here with a pilot program that actually became the Creative Music Studio...
      [Berger] ...put together a collection of people... and we came up here and did about ten days around Christmas time."
      —Dave Holland interview w/ Bill Smith [CODA #229 December 1989 p.6]

      "I'm sure you got Dave's quote right, but what he said is wrong. Yes, Dave was at the pilot program in Banff, but that was in 1980, not '81.
      He actually was referring to another entry on your webpage. [80.12.01-19] I know this, because I was one of the people Karl Berger brought
      to the program. And technically, this was not part of Creative Music Studios (although many of the people there were from CMS, myself
      included). CMS was founded in the early '70s and was located near Woodstock, NY; and I have no idea what Dave meant by saying the Banff
      pilot project actually became the Creative Music Studio.’" —Bob Selcoe 04.06.29

      "If, by chance, the walls of Banff Centre had collapsed recently, the mountains surrounding that Jericho of High Art would have ben alive
      with the sound of chicken squawks, radar beeps, and primal honks. Making the rude noises were 25 young musicians from Canada, the US,
      and Europe, gathered together for 19 days in the Rocky Mountain resort to explore the agonies and ecstasies of improvisational composition
      with 10 of its most illustrious exponents... By the start of the project's third week, many performers and instructors were looking rather forlorn,
      the result of having donned the same T-shirt six days in a row, of chatting, jamming, rehearsing, writing until three in the morning, only to
      collapse for a meager five or six hours sleep before stumbling into a nine o'clock practice session or seminar with Berger, Rzewski, or Sam
      Rivers. One musician, a trumpet player from Brooklyn, became so ‘neurotic’ about his ability to read charts that he left Banff four days
      before the project's completion." —James Adams Edmonton Journal

      [Advertisement, CODA Aug 1980 #174 p.37; James Adams "Discipline bedevils Banff Jazz Forum" Edmonton Journal Dec 26 pp.E2+E6]

    • 80.12.16 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Holland (ce, b) /
      8:00pm, Margaret Greehnam Theatre, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada [Edmonton Journal Dec 12 p.D6]


    • Creative Music Studio New Year's Intensive—December 27, 1980 through January 4, 1981

      "The 1980/1981 New Year's Intensive with Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, Joe Daley, and Special Guests" / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, NY
      [CODA #176 December 1, 1980 p.34; display ad clipping, The RivBea Archive]


    1981 : : :


    81.01.01 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—15:00]

    January 1, 1981 / Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York

    1. improvisation [15:00]
    "For the New Years' concerts at Karl Berger's Creative Music Studio, Dave Holland also played with Lee Konitz,
    and was very ill afterwards. He had a tooth infection that traveled into his heart and required life-threatening open-heart
    surgery and put his career temporarily on hold." —Patrick Clare

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), Barry Altschul (dr)

    {Ed Hazell; Patrick Clare 09.11.24}


    81.01.06 • Sam Rivers [RBA]

    January 6, 1981 / Zelda Bloomdido's, Northampton, MA

    RivBea Archive / Reel 35
    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    —"‘10½-inch Reel ‘#35’ written on box and circled, ‘Bloomdido Set 1/1, 01 06 81, DBX 155, 7.5 ips, Quadrophonic, 4 tracks,’
     and an illegible name also written on box." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Barry Altschul (perc)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #35; Joseph Washek June 2008}


      Contemporary Music Network Spring Tour 1981—Sam Rivers Trio : : : January 11 through 25, 1981

    • 81.01.11 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Dave Holland (ce, b), Steve Ellington (dr) / 7:30pm, Round House, London, UK
    • "[Rivers] started off with 25 minutes on the tenor... but after that concentrated entirely on the flute and—more surprisingly—the piano...
      Holland, in fact, contributed two of the concert's highspots: his bass solo halfway through the first half, his cello solo halfway through
      the second... Each set is a continuous performance, lasting about an hour, with Rivers signalling a change of tack by playing a little trill
      or rhthmic figure." —Charles Fox, Statesman
    • 81.01.13 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 8:00pm, Solent Suite, Southampton, UK
    • 81.01.14 - Sam Rivers Trio / 7:45pm, Warwick University Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
    • 81.01.17 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:00pm, Arnolfifi Gallery, Bristol, UK
    • 81.01.18 - Sam Rivers Trio / 7:30pm, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, UK
    • 81.01.19 - Sam Rivers Trio / 7:30pm, Playhouse, Leeds, UK
    • 81.01.21 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:00pm, Lyons Concert Hall, York University, York, UK
    • 81.01.23 - Sam Rivers Trio / 7:45pm, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham, UK
    • 81.01.24 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:00pm, Hurlfield Arts Campus, Sheffield, UK
    • 81.01.25 - Sam Rivers Trio / 8:00pm, Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, UK

    • [CMN January UK Tour schedule clippings, flyers, The Times review Jan 12, + Statesman review Jan 16, The RivBea Archive]

    • 1981:

      "In 1976, ...[Holland] devoted his time exclusively to the Rivers band: a decision related... to the pull of free improvisation.
      ‘Sam's thing was wide open, we never played a note of music that was written in the small group. Sam used to say play all the music,
      play vamps, play free, play everything. I said, well, this is the finishing school for me.’ The finishing school finished in 1981."
      [WIRE #50 April 1988 p.49, Dave Holland feature]

      "Rivers, Holland, and Steve Ellington will be touring mid-Western Universities in February..."
      [CODA #176 December 1, 1980 p.38]
      This tour ended up as a quartet to-do with Skip Bey on bass instead of Holland,
      who moved on at some point after the January '81 UK tour.
      ———

    81.01.30 • Ramsey McLean's Lifers + Sam Rivers [RBA & AR—51:39]

    January 30, 1981 / Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
    —Received misdated the 81.01.31; Also circulating misdated 82.05.05.

    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [51:25]  (incomplete, fades in / split track at 29:10)
     (ts section–25:19; b+dr duo–1:51; b+dr+keys–8:27; fl section–26:07)
    "Subject to final confirmation as Wavelength goes to press, saxophonist Sam Rivers plans to fly in from New York on January 30
    to play with his former student Ramsey McLean, who will augment his band, The Lifers, by adding a second drummer."
    Wavelength January 1981 p.4, scholarworks.uno.edu/wavelength/3

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Larry Sieberth (p, keys), Ramsey McLean (b, ce, perc), Johnny Vidacovich and Alvin Fielder (drums)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #133; Audience CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.13; Bret Sjerven 18.05.22}


      81.02.08 - (CANCELLED) Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo / Children's Theater, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
      [Down Beat Jan 1981 p.70]

    81.02.08 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA—79:56]

    February 8, 1981 / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

     RivBea Archive / Reels 47 and 44
    1. improvisation [78:31]  (SR announcement over vamp during final 3:50)
     (ts section–8:22; ts solo–2:29; ts section–6:46; b solo–4:15; ss section–11:54; dr solo–6:07; p solo–5:33; p section–9:19;
     g solo–6:06; fl section–3:24; fl+g duo–1:33; fl section–1:44; fl+voc solo–3:58; fl+voc section–7:48)
    —"[Two] Scotch 250 10 Reels marked in pen ‘44’ and ‘47.’ On the back of box 47 is written in pen ‘Sam Rivers,
     2-8-81 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1 of 2, 7.5 ips ½-Track stereo.’ No notation is included regarding the personnel. Box marked 47
     has same info except ‘2 of 2.’ I edited the the two reels together to form one continuous performance." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, p, fl, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Skip "Crumby" Bey (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    —Skip Bey is with the quartet from this date through the West Coast tour ending in early March and a Euro-tour from April through late September.
     "While living in Atlanta in 1981, Jerry was asked to tour with saxophonist Sam Rivers. The Sam Rivers tour would take Jerry
     to exotic ports of call such as Rome, Paris, and Canada." —nujazz.tripod.com

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #47 and 44; CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.05.06;
    nujazz.tripod.com/JerryByrd.html; Joe Washek, June 2008}


    • 81.02.09 Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Skip "Crumby" Bey (elb)—Holland not on this tour, Steve Ellington (dr) /
      9:00pm, The Joynt, Eau Claire, WI [Eua Claire Leader-Telegram Jan 31 Hilites p.17]
      —Oddly, though touring the midwest here, there is a small notice in the Santa Cruz Sentinel (Feb 8 p.26)
       that has the quartet at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA on this date, as does The Californian (Feb 7 p.25),
       which also lists Dave Holland on bass.


    81.02.10 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—92:43]

    February 10, 1981 / Tut's, Chicago, IL
    —"Occasional jazz one-nighters, recently including... Sam Rivers." —Down Beat

    1. improvisation [92:26]  (incomplete, split track at 46:09, cuts at ss section and back in on b solo, and cuts off at end)
     (ts section–4:57; ts solo–3:44; ts section–14:38; dr solo–5:22; ss section–1:36; ss solo–2:35; ss section–4:39; ss solo–1:34; ss section–6:06;
     b solo–1:19; p section–2:04; p solo–3:43; p section–7:37; g solo–5:33; fl section–8:18; fl+voc solo–4:37; fl+voc section–13:07)
    —A shorter version is circulating at 73:18, a continuous performance with arbitrary tracks
     marked of 8:29, 11:25, 9:02, 10:17, (15 sec silence), 6:04, 19:51, and 8:00.

    "The beginning of the various guitar bands in the '80s after the break-up of the great Holland/Altschul trio. —"Fredito"

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Skip "Crumby" Bey (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.06; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21; Down Beat Apr 1981 p.69}


    • 81.02.13 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Skip "Crumby" Bey (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      8:00 & 10:30pm, The Maintenance Shop, Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
      [The Planet Feb 12 p.19 clipping, The RivBea Archive]

    81.02.15 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR]

    February 15, 1981, 9:30 & 11:30pm / Gilly's, Dayton, OH
    —WAIF-FM Broadcast "Jazzviews"

    1. improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Skip "Crumby" Bey (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    The Daily Guardian Feb 13 p.5 mistakenly credits Dave Holland on bass.

    {CODA #185 August 1982 p.4; Dayton Daily News Feb 14 p.41}



      81.02.19 CANCELLED - Sam Rivers Quartet / 8:00pm, Residential College Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
      [CODA #177 February 1981 p.32; Down Beat Feb 1981 p.72; Lansing Star Feb 20-26 The Calendar p.8]
      Lansing Star had the cancellation notice post-concert date, offering ticket refunds. —RL


    • 81.02.24 through 81.02.28 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Skip "Crumby" Bey (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Edmonton Jazz Society, 9:00pm, Palms Cafe, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      [www.yardbirdsuite.com/archives/index-shows.htm; Edmonton Journal display ad Feb 21 p.H6 + review Feb 25 p.C16]
      —Yardbird Suite has this quartet mistakenly listed with Holland on bass. —RL
    • 81.03.01+02 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / 7:00pm, Shenanigan's, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
      [Calgary Herald Feb 26 p.D8 + Mar 2 p.D10]
    • 81.03.04 through 81.03.06 - Sam Rivers Quartet / 7:45 & 10:00pm, Soft Rock Cafe, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      [The Province Mar 5 review clipping, The RivBea Archive]
      Vancouver Sun Mar 3 p.B12 has this very incorrectly listed with George Lewis, Dave Holland, and Thurman Barker.
    • 81.03.00 (1) - Sam Rivers Quartet / Music Hall, San Francisco, CA [CODA #179 June 1981 p.35]
      —Possibly same as University of California below.
    • 81.03.00 (2) - Sam Rivers Quartet / University of California, San Francisco, CA [ibid]
      —Previous to Berkeley concert according to Oakland Tribune review cited below.
    • 81.03.08 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Wheeler Auditorium, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
      [Larry Kelp Oakland Tribune Mar 10 review clipping, The RivBea Archive]
      "What splendid music! And what an audience! As one of jazz' most serious practitioners, Sam Rivers hilariously danced and sang on stage.
      One man danced down an aisle, a woman nursed her baby, college couples necked and nearly everyone cheered and urged the band on...
      The UC's Committee for Arts and Lectures was not allowed to advertise the concert because both artists had previous commitments
      at San Francisco clubs." [This was a double-bill with the Arthur Blythe Quartet]

    81.03.13 • Sam Rivers Solo [AR—51:12]

    March 13, 1981 / New Jazz—World of Sam Rivers, DC Space, Washington, DC
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast on May 22, 2007 during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

    1. soprano improvisation [10:08]
    2. tenor improvisation [12:22]
    3. piano improvisation [13:19]
    4. Wind Song [13:27] —(fl+voc)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.06; DC Space March '81 schedule, The RivBea Archive; Michael McLaughlin 04.01.05}


    • 81.03.14 (1) - Sam Rivers Workshop / 3:00pm, DC Space, Washington, DC
      [DC Space March '81 schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 81.03.14 (2) - Sam Rivers Solo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc) / New Jazz—World of Sam Rivers, DC Space, Washington, DC
      [ibid]


    • 81.04.02 through 81.04.04 - West on the Black Side: Edward K. Taylor Jr (Libretto and concept), music by Sam Rivers (not present),
      Roland Alexander, Fred Benjamin (Chor) / Symphony Space, NYC [Daily News Mar 31 p.42]

    81.04.04 • Sam Rivers: Crosscurrent—Live at Jazz Unité

    1982: Blue Marge 1005 (LP) Fr; Blue Marge/DIW DIW-1055 (LP, with Obi) Jpn;
    2009: Blue Marge 1005 (CD) Fr;
    2015: RivBea Music RB61823 (digital download)
    • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA]

    April 4, 1981 / Jazz Unité, Paris, France

    Crosscurrent:
    1. Swirl [3:51]
    2. Crosscurrent [5:32]
    3. Rapture [3:17]
    4. Riptide [5:33]
    5. Breeze [5:45]
    6. Eddy [8:38]
    7. Sunbeams [3:45]
    8. Serenity [1:55]
    —Tracks above as on LP issues; CD release orders them 1, 4, 3, 2, 7, 5, 8, 6.
    RivBea Archive / Reels #32, 33, 37, and 38)
    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    —RBA Reel #38 and 33: "2 BASF reels ‘#33’ and ‘#38’ written on boxes and
     circled. ‘Sam Rivers 4-4-81 # I’ written on one, and same notation "#2" written
     on the other. #2 has additional notation ‘Banded...’ Both [1-inch] wide tapes,
     apparently multitrack. I suspect these are the master tapes... No indication on
     the boxes of the recording speed or number of tracks." —Joe Washek
    —RBA Reel #32: "A 10-inch reel in a BASF box. The tape is 1-inch wide
     and is probably multitrack. On The back of the box is written, ‘SAM 4/4/81 V
     [Roman numeral 5].’ There are no other notations on the box. I do not have
     multitrack equipment to play this tape." —Joe Washek
    —There are no notes on RBA Reel #37.
    Images, top to bottom:
    Original release LP cover
    2009 CD release

    Sam Rivers (ts-2,4, ss-6, fl-1,3, p-7,5, voc-3,6, Comp), Jerry Byrd (g-except 7),
    Rael-Wesley Grant (elb-except 7), Steve Ellington (dr)
    [From LP order as given above]

    —Grant takes his turn as the quartet's guitarist from this date until the Sweet Basil's
     gig in late May, and then makes a return in October of '89 (after Rivers leaves
     the Gillespie bands), and stays until after a European tour just before the Orlando
     years kick in April of '91.



    {Blue Marge 1005; RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #32, 33, 37, and 38; Joel Washek 10.10.21; Tyczynski Piotr 18.01.11}


    • 81.04.05 through 81.04.07 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Jazz Unité, Paris, France
      [Crépon's Jazz Unité chronology, "Gérard Terronès: Jazz Unité (1981–1982)" Current Research in Jazz Volume 10 (2018), crj-online.org;
      Pierre-Jean Gaucher "Concerts: Sam Rivers entre funk et free" Jazz Hot #385 review Jun-Jul '81 p.34, The RivBea Archive]
      —Crépon has "Ending April 7, 1981."
    • 81.05.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Teatro Ristori, Verona, Italy [The RivBea Archive]

    81.05.17 • Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR—72:17 & SBR—139:21]

    May 17, 1981 / Florence, Italy
    —Recording is also circulating incorrectly dated 81.03.17.

    Soundboard Recording:
    1. improvisation [72:30]  (split track at 44:27, fades out and back in at 51:26)
     (ts section–11:25; ts solo–4:27; ts section–5:18; dr solo–7:59; p solo–5:34; p section–10:43; voc + g trio–6:08;
     fl section–4:23; fl+voc solo–4:09; fl section–2:07; b solo–5:23; fl+voc section–4:52)
    2. improvisation [66:27]  (incomplete, cuts in, split track at 16:22)
     (ss section–16:22; dr solo–5:58; p section–4:56; p section–5:08; b solo–5:25;
     fl section–9:50; g solo–7:05; fl+voc section–9:42)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings 2CDr #22; 2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.11}


    • 81.05.18 - Sam Rivers Quartet:Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      20:00hr, Teatro Olimpico, Rome, Italy
      [Messeggero review May 20 or 30 (obscured), The RivBea Archive; l'Unità "Spettacoli" May 20 p.11]
    • 81.05.23 and 81.05.24 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / 17:30hr, Centro Jazz St. Louis, Rome, Italy
      [l'Unità "Spettacoli" May 20 p.11 + May 24 p.13]
    • 81.06.10 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 07.07.30; www.Bimhuis.nl]

    81.06.11 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA]

    June 11, 1981, 21:00hr / Bloomdido, Brussels, Belgium

    1-4. improvisations [ : ]
    —RBA Reel #A has "Set 1 of 2," #43 has "Set Two / 1," #42 has "Set Two / 2."
    —Reel #A, 42, and 43 all have "7½-inch, Recorder #3440, Type DBX155, Quad, Tracks 4, Miehel [Michael] W. Huon."
    —Reel #42 and 43 both have "44 av Genn Dossin B 1050 Brussels."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #43, 42, and A; Flyer, The RivBea Archive}


    • 81.07.10+11 - Sam Rivers Trio: unknown personnel / 10:00pm until 4:00am, World Stage Cafe, Detroit Jazz Center, Detroit, MI
      [Cadence Jun 1981 p.63; Lansing Star Jul 2 p.4+6]
    • 81.08.00 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Edmonton Summer Fest 1981 (Aug 16-23), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada [The Lethbridge Herald Aug 1 p.B12]

    81.08.28 • (V/A) Niklaus Troxler: Jazz in Willisau

    2011: Point de vue 1008.529 (DVD, PAL format, 75:00, German w/ English subs) Swz
    • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—19:54]

    August 28, 1981, 20:00hr / Willisau Jazz Festival, Switzerland

    Broadcast Recording:
    1. An Evening in Willisau [19:52]  (incomplete, fades in and out, broadcast voiceover from 12:52 to 13:32 + from 16:51 to 17:49)
     (dr solo–5:50; ss+voc section–14:02)
    Jazz in Willisau has an excerpt, no info on how long.

    Sam Rivers (ss, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    —Broadcast Recording circulating with Steve McCraven wrongly credited on drums.

    {Broadcast CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.11; OREOS Collection Jazz—Niklaus Troxler Jazz Posters p.119; www.filmvandaag.nl}



    • 81.08.31 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      New Morning, Paris, France [New Morning Août/Sept Calendar, The RivBea Archive]

    81.09.04 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—71:34]

    September 4, 1981 / Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Austria

    1. improvisation [71:20]  (split track at at 45:14)
     (ts section–23:08; g trio–4:38; g solo–4:16; ss section–12:53; b solo–4:52; fl+voc section–9:39; dr solo–5:41; fl+voc section–6:12)
    "A smoking show. As they say, never a dull minute." —Stefan Hautke

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.11; Franz Herzog 06.03.23; Stefan Hautke 07.09.01; Stars and Stripes Aug 12 p.19}


    • 81.09.07 to 09.12 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      21:00hr, Jazz Unité Club, Paris, France [Jazz Unité September calendar, The RivBea Archive; CODA Oct 1981 #180 p.38]

    81.09.19 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA]

    September 19, 1981, 21:00 & 23:00hr / Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany

    1-4. improvisations [ : ]
    —RBA Reel #B has "Sam Rivers B, No. 1, ips 15, Stereophonic, Tracks 2" with venue, date, and personnel.
    —Reel #E has "E, No. 2, ips 15, Tracks 2" with additional info as above.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #B and E; Alabama-Halle September Program '81, The RivBea Archive; Arbeiter Zeitung Sep 19 Feuilleton p.6}


    • 81.09.21 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany [Mario Grenz 18.12.26]

    81.09.22 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—82:47]

    September 22, 1981 / Quartier Latin, Berlin, Germany

    1. improvisation [81:49]  (split track at 47:54)
    —About one minute missing at split due to tape flip.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {Mario Grenz 18.12.26}


    81.09.25 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA]

    September 25, 1981 / The Pump Werk, Aachen, Germany

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    —RBA Cassette #103 has "Aactten" and the venue name.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #103, The RivBea database}


    • 81.10.00 - Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: Marvin Horne (g), Eddie Gomez (b), others... /
      Benefit for Dave Holland, Mike Morganelli's Loft, NYC
      "I was unable to attend, but a close friend was able to go." —Patrick Clare 09.11.24

    81.12.06 • Sam Rivers Orchestra [AR—2:49:00]

    December 6, 1981 / Jazz Forum, New York City

    1... unknown titles [169:00]
    Sam Rivers ts, ss, fl, p, Comp), John Purcell (ts, as, bar, fl), Chico Freeman (ts, fl, bcl), Bobby Aldrich (bar, fl),
    Oliver Beener and Malachi Thompson (tp), Craig Harris (tb), Vincent Chauncey (frh), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Bob Stewart (tu),
    Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)
    —Personnel taken from RivBea PR roster material published in Feb-Mar of '81.
     Same list has Skip "Crumby" Bey on bass, but he was only with Rivers for a few months early in the year.

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18}


    81.12.18 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—58:38]

    December 18, 1981, 10:00pm / New Jazz at the Public Theatre, New York City
    —WBGO-FM Broadcast

     Broadcast announcement [0:32]
    1. improvisation [57:19]  (split track at 48:10)
     (ts section–4:30; g trio–2:11; g solo–1:47; ss section–22:49; dr solo–3:10; p solo–4:51; p section–3:26; b solo–3:32; fl+voc section–11:02)
     Broadcast announcement [0:27]
    "I was at this one, and it was also broadcast at a later date on WBGO-FM. The guitar player was Marvin Horne... [The Broadcast] starts
    with the WBGO DJ giving the line up as: Sam Rivers, Marvin Horne, Rael Grant, Newman Baker..." —Patrick Clare

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Marvin Horne (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman Baker (dr)
    —Some recordings and on-line sources incorrectly note Skip "Crumby" Bey on bass, Jerry Byrd on guitar, and Steve Ellington on drums.

    {Broadcast CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.12; The New York Times Dec 13 p.2; Patrick Clare 09.11.24;
    New York Magazine Dec 21, 1981 p.98}


    81.12.19 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—46:26]

    December 19, 1981, 10:00pm / New Jazz at the Public Theatre, New York City
    —Circulating dated "December, 1981;" not the same show as the 18th.

    1. improvisation [46:08]  (incomplete, cuts out)
     (ts section–9:14; g trio–4:24; ss section–13:13; dr solo–3:26; p solo–5:06; p section–7:25; b solo–2:46; fl+voc section–5:29)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Marvin Horne (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman Baker (dr)
    —Some recordings and on-line sources incorrectly note Skip "Crumby" Bey on bass, Jerry Byrd on guitar, and Steve Ellington on drums.

    {Audience CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.12; The New York Times Dec 13 p.2; Patrick Clare 09.11.24;
    New York Magazine Dec 21, 1981 p.98}

      —RivBea Archival Recordings CS #161 has "At the Public, Tape 2, Friday (cont'd) and Saturday."
       Possible that this is one of The Public Theatre dates above. —RL

    1982 : : :


    • 82.01.15 + 01.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman Baker (dr) /
      Gulliver's, West Paterson, NJ [The Record Jan 15 p.B13]
      —Eubanks comes aboard just before a European tour and stays through March, appearing intermittently after through early '84.

      "They played two nights: Friday and Sunday [sic]... I asked Sam how Dave Holland was doing, and he said he was getting better.
      Sam also said that he was auditioning guitar players. (Sam was living in Teaneck, NJ at this time, which was less than
      a half-hour car ride to West Paterson.)" —Patrick Clare 09.11.18

    • 82.01.00 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman Baker (dr) /
      Jazzfestival (82.01.07-09), Stadthalle, Hofheim, Germany [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.11 p.33, 1982]

    82.02.05 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—57:14]

    February 5, 1982 / Theater am Ring, Villingen, Germany
    —SWF Jazz Session

     Broadcast intro, Joachim Ernst Berendt [1:48]
    1. An Evening in Villingen [55:20]  (split track at 41:27, incomplete, fades out, broadcast announcement over last 0:24)
     (ts section–13:58; b solo–5:10; ss section–11:49; dr solo–3:57; p section–12:48; g solo–5:30; fl+voc section–2:07)
    "‘The New’ Sam Rivers Quartet..."
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman "T" Baker (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.13; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


    82.02.06 • Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR—185:09]

    February 6, 1982 / Club Ranch, Saalfelden, Austria

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [62:11]  (split track at 46:24)
    2. improvisation [22:52]
    3. encore, intermission [2:18]
    2nd Set:
    4. improvisation [81:34]  (split track at 4:57 and 51:16)
    5. encore [16:14]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman Baker (dr)

    {LOST 3CDr; Franz Herzog 06.03.23}


    • 82.02.07 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman Baker (dr) /
      20:30hr, Bazillus, Zürich, Switzerland [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.2 p.34, 1982; Bazillus Feb schedule, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.02.08 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Amerikahaus, München, Germany [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.2 p.34, 1982]
    • 82.02.10 and 82.02.11 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Jazz Unité, Paris, France
      [Crépon's Jazz Unité chronology, "Gérard Terronès: Jazz Unité (1981–1982)" Current Research in Jazz Volume 10 (2018), crj-online.org]
      —Crépon's reference has this listed as a Quintet.
    • 82.02.12 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Kulturforum, Bonn, Germany [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.2 p.34, 1982]
    • 82.02.13 - "The New" Sam Rivers Quartet / JazzClub Luxembourg, France [www.jazzclub.lu/historique_concerts81-82_FR.htm]
    • 82.02.20 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 07.07.30; www.Bimhuis.nl]
      —Marvin Horne is incorrectly listed at the Bimhuis archive instead of Eubanks.

    82.00.00 • Sam Rivers Quartet [SBR—58:35]

    1982 possibly maybe / Florence, Italy
    —Incorrect date or venue on this recording circulating dated February 21, 1982. Quartet is in the Netherlands this day and the day before.

    1. improvisation [33:14]  (incomplete, fades out and back in at 28:38, cuts out at end)
     (ts section–24:19; g solo–4:20; fl+voc section–4:32)
    2. improvisation [25:05]  (incomplete, ts section fades out then back in on b solo at 13:48, fades out at end)
     (ts section–9:16; ts solo–3:31; ts section–1:01; b solo–2:48; ss section–8:28)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr)
    —Soundboard in circulation has Jerry Byrd listed on guitar.

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.13}


    • 82.02.21 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Newman Baker (dr) /
      Den Haag, Netherlands [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.2 p.34, 1982]
    • 82.02.26 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Göteborg, Sweden [Program + Göteborgs-Posten Mar 1 clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.03.06 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Domicil, Dortmund, Germany
      [Jazzclub Domicil Programm März/April 1982 + Dortmunder Rundschau Mar 6 clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.03.08 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Amerikahaus, München, Germany [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.3 p.51, 1982]
    • 82.03.12 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Schweizerbund, Bern, Switzerland [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.3 p.41, 1982]
    • 82.03.18 and 82.03.19 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Bunker Ulmenwall, Bielefeld, Germany
      [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.3 p.46, 1982]
    • 82.03.20 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Jazz Studio, Nürnberg, Germany [Sander Piek 09.06.23; Jazzpodium, No.3 p.51, 1982]
    • 82.03.26 - Le Quartet Sam Rivers: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve Ellington (dr) /
      Salle d'Avanchet-Balexert, Vernier, France [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]

    82.05.05 • Ramsey McLean's Lifers + Sam Rivers [AR—67:27]

    May 5, 1982, 12:00 midnight / Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA
    Wavelength May 1982 p.9 has a photo with this incorrectly date as May 8.

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [53:05]  (incomplete, fades in; fades out and back in at 13:29)
     (ts section–20:04; dr anti-solo–2:51; ss section–10:01; b solo–3:10; fl section–9:37; b solo–1:01; dr solo–2:12; fl section–4:49)
    2nd Set: (incomplete?)
    2. improvisation [7:54]
     (b solo–1:54; fl+voc section–6:10)
    —A partial recording is also in circulation at 41:44, missing the first 13:31 of the 1st Set and the entire 2nd Set.
    —Announcement at end of 1st Set says that they'll be back for "a medium-length set."
    —Recording ends with a guitar-bass-drum vamp encore sans Rivers.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Steve Masakowski (g-2), Ramsey McLean (ce, b), Herlin Riley (dr-2), John Vidacovich (dr-1)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.13; Wavelength May 1982 p.43, scholarworks.uno.edu/wavelength/19}


    • 82.05.06 - Ramsey McLean's Lifers + Sam Rivers: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Steve Masakowski (g), Ramsey McLean (ce, b),
      Herlin Riley and John Vidacovich (dr) / New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA
      [Wavelength May 1982 p.28, scholarworks.uno.edu/wavelength/19]
      "Tomorrow at the fairgrounds, in the tent," —From 1st Set announcement on 82.05.05 Audience Recording.

    • Wavelength May 1982 also has Ramsey McLean's Lifers at The Fauborg on May 1st and 8th (pp.8+71), and the Jazz and Heritage Fest
       Program has them at the Jazz Tent on The Fairgrounds early May 8th at 3:00-4:15pm (p.73), but without mention of Rivers.

    • 82.05.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Jerry Byrd (g), Dave Holland (b), Steve Ellington (dr) / Verona, Italy
      [Festival Program, The RivBea Archive]

    82.05.31 • Sam Rivers RivBea Orchestra [AR—1:17:00]

    May 31, 1982 / Trossingen, Germany

    1... Evocation Suite; others [77:00]
    Sam Rivers, unknown others... (See 82.06.06 and beyond)

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18}


    82.06.06 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR—87:35 & BR—46:30]

    June 6, 1982 / 10th Anniversary Concert Series, Baird Auditorium, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast (of the Audience Recording!) on May 22, 2007 during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

    Audience Recording:
    1. Evocation Suite, part 4 [21:33]  (split track at 9:30)
    2. Evocation Suite, part 3 [24:32]
    3. Evocation Suite (part) [20:50]
    4. Roses (from "Flower Suite") [16:08]
    —RBA Cassette #106 is misdated "6/6/92."
    —Broadcast was of tracks 1 and 2 (#2 was given as "Suite for Flutes"), followed by a one-minute announcement with an iffy rendering of the personnel.

    "Performance commentary and interviews with 16 jazz greats will be part of a four-program videotape series being prepared
    for the 10th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institute's Performing Arts program." —Billboard Oct 10, 1981 p.68

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, ss-4, fl-2, p-3, Comp), Chico Freeman (ts, fl), Bobby Watson (as, fl), Ken Rogers (bar, "and other reeds, assorted"),
    Jack Walrath and Wallace Roney (tp), Dick Griffin and Robin Eubanks (tb), Doug Purviance (btb), Vincent Chauncey (frh),
    Anthony Cox—listed as "Hopps" (b), Cindy Blackman (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #106; Audience sound files + Broadcast CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.14; Jakob Blumenthal 10.10.12;
    WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31; Michael McLaughlin 04.01.05; CODA #182 February 1982 pp.36-7 + #185 August 1982 p.29}


    82.06.09 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR—37:21]

    June 9, 1982 / Jazz Festival Ost-West ’82, Nuremberg, Germany
    —Bayrischer Rundfunk Broadcast

    1. Evocation Suite, part 1 [13:05]
    2. Evocation Suite, part 2 [23:59]  (incomplete, cuts out at end)
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, voc, Comp), John Purcell (as, fl), Claston [Patience] Higgins (bar, fl), Jack Walrath and Oliver Beener (tp),
    Dick Griffin and Robin Eubanks (tb), Doug Purviance (btb), Vincent Chauncey (frh), Anthony Cox (b), Eli Fountain (dr)

    {Mario Grenz 18.12.26}


    82.06.12 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR—73:28]

    June 12, 1982 / Bundesakademie, Trossingen, Germany

    1. Evocation Suite, part 4 [17:49]
    2. Evocation Suite, part 2 [11:15]
    3. Roses (from "Flower Suite") [20:09]
    4. Evocation Suite, part 3 [22:28]
    Sam Rivers (ts-2, ss-1,3, fl-4, p-2, Comp), Carlos Ward (as, fl), Bernd Konrad (ts, ss), Patience Higgins (bar, fl), Jack Walrath and Oliver Beener (tp),
    Dick Griffin and Robin Eubanks (tb), Doug Purviance (btb), Vincent Chauncey (frh), Anthony Cox (b), Eli Fountain (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.14}


    82.06.13 • Sam River's RivBea Orchestra: Jazzbühne Berlin '82

    1982: Repertoire Records PRECD4910-CC (CD, Jazz Bühne Berlin/Rundfunk Der DDR—Vol.10) Ger;
    1990: RR 4910-CC (CD) Ger;
    1991: 33WD-1015 (CD, w/ Obi) Jpn
    • (V/A) Jazz Highlights Live in Berlin
      1989: Amiga Records Amiga 8 56 468 (LP, Amiga Jazz Series) Ger

    June 13, 1982 / Rundfunk der DDR, Live at Volksbühne, East Berlin, Germany

    1. Evocation Suite, part 4 [19:35]
    2. Evocation Suite, part 3 [23:10]
    3. Roses (from "Flower Suite") [12:59]
    4. Evocation Suite, part 2 [10:23]
    Jazz Highlights Live in Berlin has an excerpt of track 3 at 9:17.

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, ss-3, fl-2, p-4, Comp), Patience Higgins (bar, fl), Jack Walrath and Oliver Beener (tp),
    Dick Griffin and Robin Eubanks (tb), Doug Purviance (btb), Vincent Chauncey (frh), Anthony Cox (b), Eli Fountain (dr)

    {RR 4910-CC; rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/47687/PDF/1/play}




    82.06.17 • Sam Rivers RivBea Orchestra [AR—2:03:00]

    June 17, 1982 / Munich, Germany

    1... Evocation Suite, others [123:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, Comp), unknown others (reeds), Patience Higgins (bar, fl), Jack Walrath and Oliver Beener (tp),
    Dick Griffin and Robin Eubanks (tb), Doug Purviance (btb), Vincent Chauncey (frh), Anthony Cox (b), Eli Fountain (dr)

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18}


    • 82.06.26 - Sam Rivers Solo + Guest with Family of Percussion: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Peter Giger, Trilok Gurtu,
      Doug Hammond, and Tom Nicholas (vastly various perc) / Jazz im Pfaffenwinkel, 18:30hr, Hauptschule, Schongau, Germany
      [Jazz im Pfaffenwinkel "Wochenende Schongau" Program 26./27.Jun 82, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.06.30 - Sam Rivers & Han Bennink Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Bennink (dr, perc, the floor, the chairs, the mic stands, the walls...) /
      Il Festival di Ravenna-Comacchio, Rocca Brancaleone, Ravenna, Italy [l'Unità Jun 29 p.8]

    82.07.01 • Sam Rivers Solo [RBA]

    July 1, 1982, 21:30hr / Rassegna di Musica Jazz, Incontri con il Sax, Giardini di Bellariva, Florence, Italy

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    —RBA Reel #F has "SPR 50 LHL, H/730 m - 6,3 mm, 2400 ft. - ¼ in., Prod. Nr. 14554 XB, Chargen-Nr. S912CR" with venue and date.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc)

    {RivBea Archival Recording Reel #F; Incontri con il Sax Jul 1-6 schedule, The RivBea Archive}


    • 82.07.19 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Marino (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      18:15hr (scheduled for 17:00), Collegno, Torino, Italy [Spettacoli review Jul 26 p.6 + Partial flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.07.24 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Dave Marino (g), Rael-Wesley Grant—"Raul Walton" (elb),
      Steve McCraven—"Stephen Alan Mc Craven" (dr) / Incontri d'Estate, 21:00hr, Piazza del Grano, Bolzano, Italy [Cronica di Rovereto Jul 24 + Unidentified newspaper clippings, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.07.26 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Kevin Eubanks (g), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      Sondrio Estate '82, 21:00hr, Piazza Garibaldi, Sondrio, Italy
      [...ere Della Valtellina (cut off) Jul 24 clipping, unidentified clipping Jul 21 p.6, + del Gruppo Jazz a Musica Contemporanea di Sondrio Press Release The RivBea Archive]
      —Pre-concert clippings both have Steve Ellington on drums. He was not on this tour.

    82.08.26 • Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR—73:01]

    August 26, 1982, 20:00hr / Willisau Jazz Festival, Switzerland

     soundcheck
    1. composition [21:27]
    2. composition [17:39]
     Broadcast announcement [1:22]
    3. composition [15:10]
     Broadcast announcements/applause [2:00]
    4. composition [5:59]
     introductions by Rivers [1:33]
     Broadcast announcements/applause [0:39]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Marvin Blackman (ts, ss, fl), Talib Kibwe (ts, ss, fl, cl), Nat Dixon (ts, fl, cl), Bill Cody (ts, ob),
    Eddie Alex (ts, pic), Steve Coleman and Bobby Watson (as, fl), Chris Roberts (ss, fl), Jimmy Cozier and Patience Higgins (bar, fl)
    —Program has Kenny Garret and René McLean, and omits Talib Kibwe and Chris Roberts.

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.14; Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.25; Willisau Festival 82 program, The RivBea Archive}


    • 82.08.30 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: see 82.08.26 / 20:00hr, Kino Union, Maribor, Slovenia [Stop 26.8.1982 p.44]
      —Article says "Some musicians... that we will hear" and only mentions Chico Freeman, Rene McLean,
       Byard Lancaster, Steve Coleman, and John Purcell.
    • 82.08.31 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: as above / 20:00hr, Avditorij Portoroz, Portoroz, Slovenia [ibid]
    • —On both gigs in Slovenia, the headline has "Orchestra," while the article itself
       has "An orchestra with an old name from the late '60s, The Wind of Manhattan."

      Both CODA #185 August 1982 p.36 and Billboard Jul 17 1982 p.74 had notices that Rivers was scheduled to appear
      at the Greenwich Village Jazz Festival in New York, which took place on August 30th and 31st.

    82.09.01 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [BR—54:24]

    September 1, 1982 / Nürnberg, East Berlin, Germany

    1. composition [7:12]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    2. composition [9:30]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    3. composition [2:51]  (incomplete, cuts in during drum solo)
    4. composition [24:02]  (incomplete, fades out)
    5. composition [9:30]
     introductions by Rivers [0:48]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl-4, p-5, voc, Comp), Patience Higgins (bar, fl), Jack Walrath and Oliver Beener (tp),
    Dick Griffin, Robin Eubanks, and Doug Purviance (tb), Vincent Chauncey (frh), Anthony Cox (b), Eli Fountain (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.14}


    82.09.05 • Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [SBR—89:48]

    September 5, 1982 / Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Saalfelden, Austria

    1. composition [4:34]  (incomplete, cuts in)
    2. composition [12:48]
    3. composition [11:52]
    4. composition [23:07]  (split track at)
     introductions by Rivers [0:40]
    5. composition [12:22]
    6. composition [7:42]
    7. composition [14:23]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Marvin Blackman (ts, ss, fl), Talib Kibwe (ts, ss, fl, cl), Nat Dixon (ts, fl, cl) ["Mat" in program],
    Bill Cody (ts, ob) ["Coty" in program], Eddie Alex (ts, pic), Steve Coleman and Bobby Watson (as, fl),
    Chris Roberts (ss, fl), Jimmy Cozier and Patience Higgins (bar, fl)

    —Program has Danny Garret and Rene McLean, and omits Talib Kibwe.

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.14; Vjesnik Sep 12 review clipping + Program p.24, The RivBea Archive;
    Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.31; Stars and Stripes Aug 18 p.18}


    • 82.09.10 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: as above, so below / 21:00hr, Teatro Comunale, Mori, Italy
      [Large poster, The RivBea Archive]
      —Poster has only "Venerdi 10" (Friday the 10th), but refers to the "Sam Rivers Saxofone Orchestra" under Winds of Manhattan,
       a phrase that was used repeatedly on this tour. —RL

    82.09.13 • Sam Rivers Winds of Manhattan: Colours

    1983: Black Saint BSR 0064 (LP) It; BSR 0064 (CD) It;
    1993: 120064-2 (CD) It;
    2017: CAM Jazz/Black Saint CDSOL 45021 (CD, Ltd Edition, w/ Obi) Jpn

    September 13, 1982 / Cine Music Studio, Milano, Italy

    1. Lilacs [5:44]
    2. Colours [5:01]
    3. Spiral [8:36]
    4. Matrix [7:53]
    5. Revival [1:58]
    6. Blossoms [11:24]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Marvin Blackman (ts, ss, fl),
    Talib Kibwe (ts, ss, fl, cl), Nat Dixon (ts, fl, cl),
    Bill Cody (ts, ob), Eddie Alex (ts, pic),
    Steve Coleman and Bobby Watson (as, fl), Chris Roberts (ss, fl),
    Jimmy Cozier and Patience Higgins (bar, fl)

    {BSR 0064 120 064-2; l'Unità Sep 15 "Spettacoli Cultura" p.11}


    Winds of Manhattan—Colours / Liner notes reprinted with permission of Lee Jeske:

    There is a fascinating little museum in the section of Manhattan known as Soho—the Museum of Holography. Don't ask me how it works,
    but what this museum exhibits are amazingly realistic three-dimensional images and artworks that seemingly just float on thin air. Just like
    those cheap old science-fiction movies—you see something sitting there as large as life, yet when you try to grab it, all you come up with
    is nothing. And to make matters worse, for somebody like me who is still amazed that a wireless radio can actually make music, the images
    move. They tell me that holography is a thing that will be quite common in the future—you might telephone your Aunt Martha and end up
    with a full-sized, life-like Aunt Martha sitting in your living room.

    Now you might think I'm setting you up for one of those liner-note writer's analogies: holography is modern and fresh, as is Sam Rivers;
    holography is based on simple and traditional methods, as is the music of Sam Rivers; holography is mind-boggling, as is Sam Rivers.
    Well, you're right, in a way, but what brings to mind that Soho museum in conjunction with Samuel Carthorne Rivers is much more
    obvious: you can enter that museum, lay down your money, and leave with your very own holograph of Sam Rivers working out on the
    soprano saxophone. You have a choice of sizes and prices (I, cheapskate that I am, bought a teeny-weeny one), but there it is—a Sam Rivers
    holograph for your very own. Okay, what's the point? The point is: if there's something that's advancing art, that is new and unique, it shouldn't
    be surprising to find Sam Rivers somehow involved in it.

    There is no end to the facets that make up Sam Rivers and this recording of his Winds of Manhattan ensemble adds yet another new
    dimension to his recorded oeuvre: an entire herd of smoking reeds and woodwinds.

    About the music contained herein, Sam Rivers says, "When I had my studio (Studio Rivbea), one of the reasons I had it was because I had all
    this music and I needed a place to rehearse it and perform it. I had most of this music then, and a lot of musicians played it. I'd say I wrote most
    of this—except for "Lilacs", which is new—about 1973, or even earlier. And some of the members of the World Saxophone Quartet—Hamiet
    Bluiett and Julius Hemphill—were part of the group that played that music then. I want people to know that this music has been around for
    some time and no one's heard it for lack of record exposure.

    I tell Sam that the music here reminds me, at times, of a pipe organ or calliope. He says, "I noticed that. The closeness of the sounds of the
    instruments does make it sound like that. I was surprised at some of the things that happened on it—it wasn't altogether experimental, but there
    were some things that I didn't think would work when I wrote them, because of my knowledge, earlier in my career, of so-called traditional
    harmonies. But then I did them anyway, and they really work. A lot of the things that I was always taught weren't correct for arranging—like
    the clusters with the same timbre instrument—were not supposed to happen at all. But they do, they sound very good. And there are times
    when these things sound like trumpets and trombones. All these things surprised me."

    I ask Sam why there isn't any soloing on the album, and he explains, "These are all very long pieces with the improvising. I wanted to get
    the music in rather than the improvising and that's why I took that out. I knew that each composition would fit on an album itself. It didn't matter
    to me because I know that I've got too much music to get it all recorded, so I can afford to be extravagant. And I did have some good soloists.
    I know they're going to be quite perturbed that I took out all the solos."

    What we are left with is high-caloric music with Sam Rivers' typical intensity and brilliance. There are rave-ups of counterpoint; joyous,
    sassy honking and testifying; and bright bouquets of lushness. When you hear writing of this calibre for a reed section, only one name comes
    to mind and Sam Rivers acknowledges, "Duke Ellington is my role model." It is clear to see.

    About the specific music on the album, Sam Rivers only wants to point out that "Colours" is a completely written piece—136 dense bars
    and every one of them is notated. I'll also add that "Lilacs" is part of a 24 song suite, "The Flower Suite".

    "I consider myself to be a pretty well-rounded musician in all styles," says Sam Rivers. "Just not 'free,' which is what I'm known for. That's
    pretty much the latest part of my thing. There's no such thing as having music without chords or harmony. Even though you say you're playing
    'free,' if you put that stuff down, you can put the chords right with it, whether the player knows he's doing it or not. That's the point."

    The point here is that Winds of Manhattan adds another dimension to an immensely talented, determinedly individualistic musician. Sam Rivers
    is a force in contemporary music. There ain't no moss on Sam Rivers. And, for yet another dimension, set up your Sam Rivers holograph before
    you put this album on. The future, here we come!!



     Charlotte Moorman's 11th Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York took place on November 16, 1974. An event that was held in different
     venues each year (The Armory; islands in the East River; 20 box cars leaving from Grand Central Terminal), in '74 it took place at Shea Stadium.
     The Museum of Holography was one of the participants (along with Yoko Ono, Rhys Chatham, John Cage, and hundreds of others), and included
     in their exhibit was the Sam Rivers Hologram, a lamp-and-lampshade type affair that showed Sam hovering in the middle and wavering back
     and forth while playing his soprano sax. The actual item was in Monique Rivers-Williams' office closet in Orlando when I visited the RivBea
     Archive in July of 2018, though it was no longer in working order.
     If anyone out there happens to have a pocket-sized giftshop Sam Rivers Hologram, you know where to find me... —RL
     [www.eai.org/artists/charlotte-moorman/titles]



    82.09.16 • Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [AR—73:00]

    September 16, 1982 / Freie Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany

    1... compositions [73:00]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Marvin Blackman (ts, ss, fl), Talib Kibwe (ts, ss, fl, cl), Nat Dixon (ts, fl, cl), Bill Cody (ts, ob),
    Eddie Alex (ts, pic), Steve Coleman and Bobby Watson (as, fl), Chris Roberts (ss, fl), Jimmy Cozier and Patience Higgins (bar, fl)

    {Bettina Bogumil 04.05.05}


    • 82.09.17 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: Rivers, Steve Coleman, Bill Cody, Rene McLean, Patience Higgins,
      Marvin Blackman, Nat Dixon, Kenny Garrett, Jimmy Cozier, Bobby Watson, and Eddie Alex (reeds) /
      20:15hr, Kantonsschule, Chur, Switzerland [Oversize Jazz Club Chur poster, The RivBea Archive]
      "11 Mann Saxophon Orchester..."
    • 82.09.18 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: as above / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      [Sander Piek 07.07.30; www.Bimhuis.nl]
    • 82.09.19 - Tuba Spectacular II: A New Work by Sam Rivers: Sam Rivers (Cond, Comp), Bill Saxton and Alan Givens (ts), Arthur Blythe (as),
      Howard Johnson (bar, tu), Stanton Davis and Lew Soloff (tp), Bob Stewart (flg, tu), Dave Bergeron (tb, tu), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Ray Draper (tu),
      Don Pate (b), Charles Persip (dr) / 7:00pm, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, NYC
      [Jon Pareles The New York Times Sep 17, 1982]
      The New York Times adds Givens on tenor, but not listed on poster.
      "Tuba and the NEW Big Band, featuring Gil Evans—Sam Rivers, Conducting & Performing Their Own Music."
      "Conducted by Sam Rivers, the program includes pieces by Gershwin, Monk, Parker, and Hendrix conducted and arranged by Gil Evans."
      —Jon Pareles


    • October 1, 1982 - Publication date of Issue #186 of CODA Magazine, where, on page 39, the following classified ad appears:
      "SAM RIVERS / RivBea Productions, 1276 Lorraine Avenue, Teaneck, N.J. 07666. Telephone (201) 837-5175."

    • 82.09.29 - Sam Rivers Quartet: unknown personnel, likely same as 82.10.14 / Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden
      [Jazzclub weekly flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.10.01 - Sam Rivers Quartet: unknown personnel / Leipziger Jazztage, Krongresshalle Zoo, Leipzig, Germany
      [Festival program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.10.06 - Sam Rivers Quartet: unknown personnel / Novi Sad, Serbia
      [Poster, The RivBea Archive]
      —Poster lists Jerry Byrd, Rael-Wesley Grant, and Steve Ellington, none of whom made this tour.
    • 82.10.09 - Sam Rivers Solo (ts, ss, fl) / Domicil, Dortmund, Germany [www.domicil-dortmund.de/index.php]

    82.10.14 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR—149:30]

    October 14, 1982 / Willi's Rumpelkammer, Wien, Austria

     Broadcast announcement [0:34]
    1. Evening Breeze in Wien Part 1 [53:57]  (split track at 47:00)
     ss section–4:39; g trio–1:05; g solo–1:53 [uncharacteristic pause] ts section–1:56; ts solo–7:51; ts section–4:51;
     dr solo–5:50 [pause] p solo–5:51; p section–10:05; b solo–7:30)
     Broadcast announcement [0:12]
    2. Evening Breeze in Wien Part 2 [15:00]
     fl solo–1:15; fl section–4:08; fl+voc solo–2:22; fl section–7:15)
     Broadcast announcement [0:58]
    3. Soft Winds Part 1 [77:21]  (incomplete, cuts in at beginning, split track at 42:36)
     (ts section–4:36; ts solo–2:19; ts section–4:32; g trio–2:20; g solo–4:00 [pause] p solo–5:23; p section–6:55;
     p section w/ stunning Afrigalactic conch solo–2:26; dr solo–7:30; b solo w/ p–3:44; b solo–11:25; fl+voc solo–2:14; fl+voc section–15:34)
     Broadcast announcement [0:51]
    —Improvisations named after the fact for broadcast.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Alain Ginapé (g), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr, conch sehll)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.14; venue info ("a long extinct jazz club") via Wolfgang Kraus}


      "...The article about [Poland-tour] you can find in Jazz Forum Polish Edition nr 79 (6/1982), pages 14/15 with a photo from the Aquarium gig.
      I saw the Riviera concert in Warsaw." [Sergiusz Lipnicki 02.12.14]

    • 82.10.17 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Alain Ginapé (g), Jay Oliver (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      Aquarium Club, Warszawa, Poland [as above]
    • 82.10.18 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / unknown venue, Wroclaw, Poland [ibid]
    • 82.10.19 - Sam Rivers Quartet / unknown venue, Kraków, Poland [ibid]
    • 82.10.20 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Riviera Club, Warszawa, Poland [ibid]

    82.11.14 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—1:15:57]

    November 14, 1982 / Musikhochschule, Köln, Germany

    1. improvisation [75:57]  (incomplete set, split track at 44:15)
     (ss section–16:02; ts section–15:40; p section–20:51; fl+voc section–15:17; fl section–8:05)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Billy White (g), Kevin Harris (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    —Recording circulating with "Joe" White on guitar.

    {Norbert Kreutzer 05.10.31}


    82.11.17 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA]

    November 17, 1982 / A l'Ouest de la Grosne', Bresse-sur-Grosne, France

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    —RBA Reel #28 has "19 CMPS (7½ ips) Stereophonic, Tracks 2," and an oversized Jacky Barbier business "card" attached to back panel.
    —Reel #28-Lot/#10202-7 has "19 CMPS (7½ ips) Stereophonic, Tracks 2," and Barbier's business info.
    —Reel #29 has "Recording Speed 1G W/S," and Barbier's info as above.

    —Fonds at audio.archives71.fr contain sound and audio-visual material recorded by Jacky Barbier (founder of the jazz club A l'Ouest de la Grosne)
     and the staff of Ouest de la Grosne (a music label in Saint-Gengoux-le-National) between 1975 and 2002.

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), probably Billy White (g), Kevin Harris (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    —Recording circulating with "Joe" White on guitar.

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #28, 28-Lot/#10202-7 (48th and 43rd in database list, respectively), and 29; audio.archives71.fr}


    • 82.11.19 through 82.11.21 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Billy White (g), Kevin Harris (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      III Festival Internacional de Jazz de Sevilla, Architecture Sports Center, University of Seville, Seville, Spain
      [www.actidea.com/actidea_100/exp_enlace3.htm]
      —Probably broadcast by Radio Cadena-La Voz del Guadalquivir (Radio 16), but I have no proof. —RL
    • 82.11.23 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Jazz Marseilles 82/83, 21:00hr, Théâtre Toursky, Marseilles, France
      [Large poster + program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 82.11.26 + 11.27 - Sam Rivers Quartet / 21:00hr, Trinitaires, Metz, France
      [L'Affiche Nov 20 clipping + Et Vous Nov 23 clippings, The RivBea Archive]

    82.12.03 + 04 • Steve McCraven Quartet Featuring Sam Rivers: Intertwining Spirits

    1983: Freelance FRL 005 (LP) Fr

    December 3 & 4, 1982 / Ramses Studio, Paris, France

    1. Intertwining Spirits (McCraven) [5:20]
    2. Urges (McCraven/B. Ross) [3:37]
    3. Love, Dance, Freedom, Trance (Kibwe) [5:19]
    4. Pigalle sale (McCraven) [4:45]
    5. Jack the Riffer (Kibwe) [4:41]
    6. Care de l'Est Orient Express (McCraven/Kibwe/Zsigmondi) [2:14]
    7. Silhouette of Eric (Kibwe) [4:58]
    8. Chocolate (McCraven) [5:40]
    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2,4,5,8, p-3), Talib Qadir Kibwe (as-1,3,5,8, fl-7, sanza-6),
    Agnes Zsigmondi (Hungarian flute-6), Steve Neil (b),
    Stephen McCraven (dr, perc, conch shell-8)

    {FRL 005}


    • 82.12.18 and 82.12.19 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Marvin Horne (g), Paul Ramsey (b), Newman Baker (dr) /
      New Jazz at New York Public Theatre, NYC [CODA #182 February 1, 1980 pp.33-4]

      "A Rivers gig from the Public Theater ca. 81-82, with Marvin Horne, Rael-Wesley Grant, and Newman Baker. Originally broadcast
      on WBGO. Horne spent almost a year with this group. Also, around the same time Rivers used Dave Moreno on guitar, for gigs both
      in the states and Europe." —Craig Nixon

    1983 : : :


    • 83.01.21 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steven McCraven (dr) /
      20:30hr, Schloss Thürnthal, Fels am Wagram, Austria [Oversize poster, The RivBea Archive]
    • 83.01.24 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 8:00pm, 100 Club, London, UK
      [John Fordham review The Guardian Jan 26 p.11 clipping, The RivBea Archive; The Observer Jan 23 p.44]

    83.01.25 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    January 25, 1983, 8:30pm / Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steven McCraven (dr)

    {Band on the Wall January '83 schedule, The RivBea Archive; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31;
    The Observer Jan 23 p.44; Manchester Evening News Jan 26}


    83.01.26 • Sam Rivers Trio [BVR]

    January 26, 1983, 7:30pm / Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK
    —Broadcast February 4 + 11, 11:15pm, "Jazz on Four" BBC TV Channel 4
    —Early start for double-bill: schedule has "Sam Rivers 3 + Stan Tracey Sextet."

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steven McCraven (dr)

    {Band on the Wall January '83 schedule, The RivBea Archive; The Observer Jan 23 p.44; Manchester Evening News Jan 26;
    The Guardian Feb 4 p.22 + Feb 11 p.22}


    • 83.01.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steven McCraven (dr) /
      8:30pm, Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK [ibid]
    • 83.01.28 - Sam Rivers Trio: as above / 8:30pm, 100 Club, London, UK
      [The Observer Jan 23 p.44]
    • 83.01.00 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steven McCraven (dr) /
      Jazzkeller Jazzforum Mödling, Bühne Mayer Theatre, Mödling, Austria
      [www.jazzforum.eu/jazzforum_chronologie.php]
      —This was listed on the 28th, when Rivers was in London.

    83.02.00 • Axel Petry Quartet featuring Sam Rivers [BR—32:49]

    WDR Studio Production

    February, 1983 / Köln, Germany

     Broadcast announcement [0:49]
    1. Upfast [10:14]
    2. Binary Bop [13:38]
    3. You Really Got Me [7:50]
     Broadcast announcement [0:18]
    —Recieved as "Peter Sonntag Quartet."

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Axel Petry (ts, as, bcl), Peter Sonntag (b, Comp), Jurgen Dahmen (dr)

    {Norbert Kreutzer 06.04.13}


    • 83.02.04 - Sam Rivers + Axel Petry Quintet: Rivers (ts, fl), Petry (ts, as, bcl), Georg Gristoff (g, melodica), Jochen Schmidt (vb, mba),
      Peter Sonntag (b), Jürgen Dahmen (dr) / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 07.07.30; www.Bimhuis.nl]
    • 83.02-03.00 - Sam Rivers Trio: (no personnel details) / Salt Peanuts Club, Florence, Italy [Cadence Vol.9 No.5 May 1983 p.92]
    • 83.02.22 - Sam Rivers & Dave Holland Duo: Rivers (ts), Holland (b) / Centro d'Arte degli Studenti dell'Università di Padova Presents...,
      Teatro Pio X, Padova, Italy
      "No archival recording was made." [Veniero Rizzardi 12.01.02 + 19.03.06]

    83.02.24 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA & AR—79:47]

    February 24, 1983 / Milan, Italy

    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [52:07]  (incomplete, fades in; split track at 24:14)
     (ts section–14:18; b+dr–4:49; ss section–2:36; dr solo–2:24; ss section–6:00;
     b solo–3:50; fl section–3:19; fl solo–2:21; fl section–12:31)
    2. improvisation [27:17]  (incomplete, fades out at end)
     (ss section–19:13; dr solo–3:48; fl section–3:00; b solo–0:16)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Dave Holland (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings, CDr #23; CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.05.15; Paul Bastien 03.09.11}


    83.03.01 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR]

    March 1, 1983, 22:00hr / Grande Serata Jazz al Big, Torino, Italy
    —Probable live broadcast on RTA FM 104

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {www.centrojazztorino2.it/index.php/1983/jazz-live-percorsi-musicali-in-piemonte-1982-83}




    • 83.03.05 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr) / Music Inn, Rome, Italy
      [Il Messaggero Mar 5 p.12]

    83.04.02 • Sam Rivers Trio [BR—41:38 & BVR—41:38]

    April 2, 1983 / Band on the Wall, Manchester, UK
    —LIVE Broadcast of Jazz On Four: 4 Up 2 Down, BBC Channel 4

    1. composition [4:32]  (incomplete, fades out)
    —SR Interview [3:23]
    2. composition [8:10]
    3. bass vamp [0:13]  (fades out)
    —SR Interview [2:18]
    4. composition [2:11]  (incomplete, fades out)
    —SR Interview [1:25]
    5. composition [3:41]  (incomplete, cuts off at end)
    6. composition [10:12]
    7. composition [4:43]
     Broadcast announcement [0:31]
    —This was a one-hour program shared with the Stan Tracey Sextet.

    "While clearing out my videos I came across a Sam Rivers Trio broadcast from the Band On the Wall club in Manchester, England.
    This was broadcast mid '80s... on Channel Four. Sam plays tenor, flute, and piano. The set is interspersed with interviews with Sam."
    —Andrew Wilson

    "I was interested to hear about your tapes. I set up these gigs and remember them well. Sam Rivers Trio did two dates... I shall try to find
    out the dates, but it might take a little while (hunting through old files!). I suspect the year might be 1984 but am not sure."
    —Ian Croal (Band on the Wall) correspondence to Andrew Wilson 03.05.13

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2, fl+voc-6,7, p-4,5), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {Video; CDr, track detailing RL 18.08.14 ; Andrew "Andy" Wilson 03.05.15; ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/636069?view=synopsis}


    • 83.04.08 + 04.09 or 04.15 + 04.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Kevin Eubanks (el-g), Rael Wesley-Grant (b), Newman Baker (dr) / Gulliver's, West Paterson, NJ [Patrick Clare 09.11.18]
      "Mid-April... Friday and Saturday night... They were in top form, I wish I had been able to record this."
    • 83.04.22 - Carman Moore's Skymusic Ensemble: Sam Rivers (ss), others /
      "Meet the Moderns," 8:00pm, Cooper Union, NYC

      "Lukas Foss conducts the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra with composers/performers Ron Carter, Anthony Davis, Leroy Jenkins,
      Oliver Lake, Carman Moore, Paul Schonfield; alto flutist James Newton, saxophonist Sam Rivers, cellist Abdul Wadud..."
      —No indication if all of these were participating as an ensemble or separately. [New York Magazine Apr 25 p.131]

      "Foss conducted various subgroups of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and guest composer-soloists in pieces that mixed—or, more often,
      juxtaposed—composed and improvised music. ...Carman Moore's "Blue Cubes," theoretically an exploded blues, mostly made space for
      improvisation by members of an updated ragtime orchestra while occasionally interrupting the solos with full-group blasts. It was by
      no means bluesy, although the soprano saxophonist Sam Rivers nearly transformed it when given the chance."
      [Jon Pareles "Classical vs. Jazz" The New York Times Apr 24]

    • 83.04.23 - Carman Moore's Skymusic Ensemble: Sam Rivers (reeds), others / Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY [ibid]
    • 83.04.24 - Ramsey McLean's Lifers + Sam Rivers: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Steve Masakowski (g, g-synth), McLean (ce, b),
      Herlin Riley and John Vidacovich (dr) / Longue Vue Gardens Performing Arts Series, 6:00pm, Pavillion, Longue Vue Gardens, New Orleans, LA
      [Wavelength Apr 1983 p.5, scholarworks.uno.edu/wavelength/30; Dated press photo of group with gig info on back, eBay listing]
      —Billed as "Ramsey McLean/Sam Rivers Duo" in display ad from Wavelength February 1983 p.8, scholarworks.uno.edu/wavelength/28.

    83.04.30 • Ramsey McLean's Lifers + Sam Rivers [AR—52:51]

    April 30, 1983, 11:00pm & 1:00am / Fauborg Marigny Jazz Series, Snug Harbor, New Orleans, LA

    1. improvisation [52:01]  (split track at 45:31, fades out and back in)
     (ss section–10:38; g trio section–3:23; b solo–1:50; p section–7:44; p solo–3:57;
     g-synth section–4:17; dr duo w/ g comp–4:50; fl section–7:15; b solo–2:48; fl section–6:08)
    —Masakowski created his own guitar synth. —Bret Sverjen

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Steve Masakowski (g, g-synth),
    Ramsey McLean (ce, b), Herlin Riley and John Vidacovich (dr)

    —Some sources have Steve Robinson mistakenly credited on guitar.

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.16; Bret Sverjen 18.05.23; Wavelength Apr 1983 pp.13+28, scholarworks.uno.edu/wavelength/31}


    • 83.05.01 - Ramsey McLean's Lifers + Sam Rivers: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Steve Masakowski (g, g-synth), Ramsey McLean (ce, b),
      Herlin Riley and John Vidacovich (dr) / New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 5:30pm, Festival Tent, Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA
      [Wavelength Apr 1983 p.18+23, scholarworks.uno.edu/wavelength/30; 1983 Jazz & Heritage Festival Program p.65]
    • 83.05.06 - Harold E. Smith All-Stars: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Plunky Nkabinde (ts), Fred Simmons (p),
      Raymond White (poet), Calvin Hill (b), Rashied Ali (cga), Michael Carvin (perc), Smith (dr) /
      8:30 & 10:30pm, International House, Philadelphia, PA [Poster + Apr 12 Press release, The RivBea Archive]
    • 83.05.24 to 05.28 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Rael-Wesley Grant (elb), Kevin Eubanks (g), Billy Hart (dr) /
      Sweet Basil, NYC [CODA #190 Jun p.37; The New York Times May 27; Daily News May 25 p.M17]

      : : : Oriente Occidente, Incontri Internazionali di Rovereto, June 25 through June 29, 1983 : : :

    • 83.06.25 to 06.28 (1) - Sam Rivers Workshop / Scuola Musicale, Rovereto, Italy
      ["Great Jazz opens the Meetings International" Rovereto Daily Jun 26 + Sam Rivers Jazz Laboratory Workshop Program, The RivBea Archive; www.barryexit.org; Barry Wedgle 09.11.14]
      "We also did a one-week workshop in Rovereto... I remember teaching 5 guitarists together." —Barry Wedgle
      —Tokyo-New York Festival "started with... seminars conducted by Sam Rivers... The course, which is attended by musicians
       from every part of Italy, will end on Wednesday 29 with a concert in which teachers and students will participate and will be offered
       free citizenship in the new outdoor theater set up in the park of Santa Maria." —Workshop Program
    • 83.06.28 (2) - Sam Rivers, Barry Wedgle, Steve Neil, Steve McCraven / 12:00pm, Scuola Musicale, Rovereto, Italy
      [Sam Rivers Jazz Laboratory Workshop Program + Rovereto Daily Jun 26, The RivBea Archive; Alto Adige Jun 29 p.9; www.barryexit.org]
      "Yesterday at noon... a ceremony during which Sam Rivers and his collaborators were presented with an elegant book
      published by the International Meetings of Rovereto, which collects the unpublished music composed by Rivers for
      the seminar dedicated to the City of Oaks." —Alto Adige
    • 83.06.29 (1) - Sam Rivers Workshop / Scuola Musicale, Rovereto, Italy [ibid]
    • 83.06.29 (2) - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Barry Wedgle (g), Steve Neil (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      21:30hr, Outdoor Theatre, Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Rovereto, Italy
      [Alto Adige Jun 29 p.9]
    • 83.06.29 (3) - Jam Session: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), "will involve the participants in the workshop..." /
      21:30hr, Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, Rovereto, Italy
      [Sam Rivers Jazz Laboratory Workshop Program + Rovereto Daily Jun 26, The RivBea Archive]

    83.07.01 • Sam Rivers Quartet + Guest [AR—56:29]

    July 1, 1983 / Jazz in the Garden, Garten der Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

    1. improvisation [55:37]  (split track at 46:47)
    2. improvisation [8:04]
    "Concert... opened with a solo performance by Wolfgang Dauner, followed by the Rivers Quartet, and closed with an ad hoc duo piece."

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, ss-2, fl-1, p-1, voc-1, Comp), Wolfgang Dauner (p-2), Barry Wedgle (g-1), Steve Neil (b-1), Steve McCraven (dr-1)

    {Mario Grenz 18.12.26; Barry Wedgle 09.11.14; www.barryexit.org}


    • 83.07.06 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / 21:00hr, Parco dell'Inviolata di Riva, Rovereto, Italy
      [Program + Oversize poster, The RivBea Archive]
    • 83.07.13 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Jazz Galerie, Bonn, Germany
      [Jazz Galerie July 1983 program p.8, The RivBea Archive]
      —Schedule has "The New Sam Rivers Quartet," and mistakenly lists Jerry Byrd, Rael-Wesley Grant, and Steve Ellington.
    • 83.07.14 to 07.16 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Barry Wedgle (g), Steve Neil (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      Jazz a la Resserre, 21:30hr, Club Cave du 14 La Resserre aux Diables, Beaubourg, Paris, France
      [Oversize poster, The RivBea Archive; Barry Wedgle 09.11.14]
    • 83.07.00 (2) [28th or 29th] - Sam Rivers Quartet / Cadiz Jazz Festival, Cadiz, Spain
      "Which won't come up [in a search] because they spell his name Sam Wivers or something." [Peter Mansell 17.08.30]
    • 83.08.04 (1) - Sam Rivers Lecture & Workshop / Seattle Kool Jazz Fest '83,
      12:00pm, Cornish Institute Theater, Seattle, WA [Down Beat Aug 1983 p.54; The RivBea Archive; The Vancouver Sun Jul 27 p.E1]
    • 83.08.04 (2) - Sam Rivers: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), "12-piece ensemble" / Seattle Kool Jazz Fest '83,
      6:00pm, Cornish Institute Theater, Seattle, WA [ibid]
    • 83.08.27 - Herb Pomeroy Band: Sam Rivers (reeds), Pomeroy (tp), Jaki Byard (p) "...are expected." others? / Sandy's Jazz Revival, Boston, MA
      [Cadence Vol.9 No.8 August 1983 p.4]

    83.09.02 • Beaver Harris Trio [SBR—70:46]

    September 2, 1983 / Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Saalfelden, Austria

    1. Well Kept Secret (Harris) [13:48]  (fl–p–fl)
    2. Land of the People (Harris) [12:42]
    3. Negcaumungus (Harris) [16:57]  (ts–ss; split track at 7:36)
    4. God Bless the Child (Arthur Herzog/Billie Holiday)—Summertime (George Gershwin) [5:35]  (encore, Haynes solo)
    5. calypso improv [3:14]  (another encore, Haynes + Harris duo)
    Sam Rivers (ts-2,3, ss-3, fl-1, p-1), Francis "Saint" Haynes (steel drum), Beaver Harris (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.18}


    83.10.08 (1) • Sam Rivers/Charlie Mariano Quartet [AR—43:32]

    October 8, 1983 / Leverkusener Jazzfest, Leverkusen, Germany

    1. improvisation [8:57]  (ts+ss)
    2. improvisation [26:56]  (ss+as–fl+fl–fl+ss)
    3. improvisation [6:57]  (CM fl+voc—p+as)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Charlie Mariano (as, ss, fl), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.18; Kölner Stadt Anzeiger Nr.236/8 clipping, The RivBea Archive}


    • 83.10.08 (2) - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, fl, p, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr) / Domicil, Dortmund, Germany
      [www.domicil-dortmund.de/index.php]
      —Same day as play-date above. Locales are less than an hour apart, uncertain as to which happened earlier.

    83.10.15 • Sam Rivers & Köln Workshop Orchestra [BR—54:06]

    October 15, 1983, 8:30pm / Donaueschingen, Germany
    —SWF Jazz Session

     introduction by Joachim E. Berendt [2:10]
    1. Spectrum [52:20]
     Part 1—17:36  (fl–ss)
     Part 2—32:35  (p–ts; split track at 23:48)
     Broadcast announcement [0:38]
    —RBA Cassette #14 is dated "1983?" and notes a Big Band in Germany.

    Sam Rivers (ts, fl, p, Cond, Arr, Comp), Cornelia Rienhard (ts), Norbert Stein (ts, ss), Friedrich Kullmann (ts, as, fl), Armin Tretter (as, ss),
    Michael Heupel (fl), Tobias Netta, Theo Schotten, and Karl Farend (tp), Meinold Humpert, Peter Feil, and Joachim Gellert (tb),
    Paul Shigihara (g), Ulla Oster (b), Andreas Terhoeven and Matthias von Welck (dr, perc)

    —Roster had "Jolli Heinen" on guitar, which was crossed out and replaced by Shigihara and confirmed by Berendt.

    {RivBea Archival Recordings, CS #14; CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.18; Roster sheet from Initiative Kölner Jazz Haus e.V., RivBea Archive;
    www.swr.de/swr2/donaueschingen/programme/1921-1997}


    83.11.26 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA]

    November 26, 1983 / Geneva, Switzerland

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    —RBA Cassette #61 has "Contemporary Final Mix Copy."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #61}


    1984 : : :


    84.01.19 • Max Roach Quartet + Sam Rivers [BR—53:44 & AR—117:08

    NDR JAZZ WORKSHOP Nr.:186 (Norddeutscher Rundfunk) Radio/TV Broadcast

    January 19, 1984 / Studio 10 des NDR, Hamburg, Germany

    1. Evening In Hamburg [7:28]  (Rivers and Roach Duo)
    2. "Five for All" [23:09]  (ts–fl+voc–ss)
    3. Straight No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) [7:25]
    4. Giant Steps (John Coltrane) [7:03]  (ss–fl; split track at 3:39, fades on dr solo, cuts in on Pope tenor workout)
    3. Now's the Time (Charlie Parker) [7:50]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    —Track 1 was an improv named after the fact.
    —Broadcast also includes "Scott Free," "Six Bits Blues," and "Jordu", all sans Rivers.
    —Audience Recordings exist for this date at "6 tracks/stereo/102:00" and "1 track/mono/24:00."
    —The 2CDr version that I have is an audience mashup with tracks out of order, incoherently disarranged, and chopped to pieces.
    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2, ss-2,3,4, fl-2,3,4), Odean Pope (ts-2,3), Cecil Bridgewater (tp-2,3), Tyrone Brown (b-2,3), Max Roach (dr)

    {Broadcast Digital files, track detailing RL 19.05.18; 2CDr Audience Recording catastrophe, no track detailing possible}


    • 84.01.20 - "The New" Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      20:00hr, Jazz Studio Núrnberg, Núrnberg, Germany
      [Jazz Studio Núrnberg Programm & Mitteilungen Jan/Feb 1984, The RivBea Archive]
    • 84.01.23 - Sam Rivers "New York Jazz Group": Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      20:30hr, Domicil, Dortmund, Germany [Jazzclub DomicilProgramm März/April 1982 + small handbill, The RivBea Archive]

    84.01.30 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—54:08]

    January 30, 1984 / Salt Peanuts, Cologne, Germany

    1. improvisation [31:17]  (split track at 16:09)
     (ts section–11:31; dr solo–4:38, fades out; fl+voc section–15:08)
    "I knew Sam was coming to play here, so I call him up at around noon. He says: ‘Are you coming over tonight?’
    I say: ‘Yes, sure...’ He says: ‘Good, bring your axe.’" —Paul Shigihara

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, p, fl, voc), Paul Shigihara (g, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {Digital files, track detailing RL 19.05.20; Paul Shigihara 14.02.11; soundcloud.com/oneworldclub}


    84.02.02 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR—1:45:47]

    February 2, 1984 / Gasthof Berg Isel, Bregenz, Austria

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [48:16]
    2nd Set:
    2. improvisation [44:42]
    3. improvisation [11:49]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, p, fl, conch shell-3), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {John Chacona 08.08.20}


    • 84.02.03 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, p, fl, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      20:30hr, Aula du Collège, Nyon, Switzerland [Program, RivBea Archive; www.bcu-lausanne.ch]
    • 84.02.13 - Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Waldron (p) / The Lighthouse, Valenza, Italy
      [youtube video ASIzYZcEJsE, an unusual clip at 3:46 of stills with audio of "If I Were a Bell"]
    • 84.02.15 - Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo: as above/ Teatro Toniolo, Mestre, Italy
      [Associazone Culturale Caligola, www.caligola.it/about.html]

    84.02.19 • Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo [AR—90:57]

    February 19, 1984 / Club Dunois, Paris, France

    1st Set:
    1. improvisation [26:15]  (segues into...)
    2. Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen) [9:08]
    3. I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen) [9:21]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    2nd Set:
    4. improvisation [21:13]
    5. unknown title [11:14]
    6. My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers) [11:23]
    "The long opening number is mainly improvised. Waldron could be playing some of his pieces during his solos,
    but... when Sam moves to tenor sax, he's definitely playing ‘Come Rain or Come Shine.’ ...The opening of the second
    set is same as the first, improvisation with maybe Mal playing his tunes when he solos." —Ed Hazell

    Sam Rivers (ts-2,3,5,6, ss-1, fl-4), Mal Waldron (p)

    {2CDr; track detailing RL 19.05.20; Ed Hazell 18.03.07}


    84.02.20 • Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo [RBA—87:04]

    February 20, 1984 / unknown place, venue

    1. improvisation [21:54]  (incomplete, cuts in)
     (ts section–17:05; ss section–4:49)
    2. What a Difference a Day Makes (María Grever) [9:17]
    3. Once I Had a Secret Love (Sammy Fain) [8:48]
    4. Stella by Starlight (Victor Young) [7:07]
    5. Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma) [8:54]
    6. a blues [7:38]
    7. Body and Soul (Johnny Green) [8:36]
    8. Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard) [8:12]
    —RBA Cassettes #57 and 107 are both marked "Sam Rivers & Sigi Kessler;" #57 has "I" and "84 or 89.02.20;" #107 has "II."

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2,3,4,5,7, ss-1,6, fl-3,8), Mal Waldron (el-p and bass pedals)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings, CS #57 and 107; 2CDr copy, track detailing RL 19.05.20}


    84.02.21 • Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo [RBA]

    February 21, 1984 / Caveau Des Trinitaires, Metz, France

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Mal Waldron (p)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings, CS #142}


    • 84.02.23 + 02.24 - Sam Rivers & Mal Waldron Duo: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Mal Waldron (p) /
      L'Anys Dor, Strasbourg, France [Poster, The RivBea Archive]

    84.03.03 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA & AR—180:00+]

    March 3, 1984, 9:00 & 11:00pm / JazzTrack, Manhattan Healing Arts Center, New York City
    —Received as "Early January," 1984
    1... improvisations [180:00 +]
    "At a loft on Broadway in lower Manhattan. Part of the JazzTrack Series produced by a man named 'Kwami,' [Kwame Shaw] this was a stellar
    performance, three hours long. The loft had a nice, peaceful, relaxed vibe, they played some tunes of Sam's ("Fun" was the only one I could identify),
    and some very extended improvisational sections. I know this was recorded, but I don't know who has the recording." —Patrick Clare

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Kevin Eubanks (el-g), Kevin Harris (b, elb), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {Flyer, The RivBea Archive; Patrick Clare 09.11.24, Clare archive ad clipping 19.05.06}


    84.03.21 • Sam Rivers & Abdullah Ibrahim Duo [AR—67:42]

    March 21, 1984 / Logan Hall, London, England

    1. tenor solo [5:06]  (incomplete, cuts in)
    2. flute + vocal solo [5:13]
    4. In a Sentimental Mood (Duke Ellington) [9:17]  (incomplete, cuts out)
    5. unknown title [7:45]  (fl—ss; incomplete, cuts in; segues into...)
    6. Well You Needn't (Thelonious Monk) [4:58]
    7. encore [7:03]
    —Partial Audience Recording also in circulation at 35:12.

    "Ibrahim solo track is a medley of his tunes. Encore is either an Ibrahim tune or just a jam over a South African vamp that Ibrahim sets up."
    —Ed Hazell

    "We begin talking about his Camden Jazz Week concert of the previous evening. A planned duo with Max Roach had been cancelled
    the day before the gig when Roach was taken ill, and reedsman Sam Rivers flew in as a last-minute replacement. Ibrahim and Rivers
    had not played together before and had little time to rehearse. Was this not a problem? I ask.
    Ibrahim frowns for a moment, then smiles. ‘What did Ben Riley ask Monk? Hey Monk, when are we going to rehearse?
    Monk said, Why? You wanna learn how to cheat?’ He breaks into delighted guffaws, as he will do throughout the afternoon."
    —Graham Lock, Chasing The Vibration

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,4, ss-5,6, fl-2,5,7, voc-2), Abdullah Ibrahim (p-3,4,5, voc-3)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.20; Ed Hazell 18.03.08; John Fordham review The Guardian Mar 22 p.10
    Graham Lock, Chasing The Vibration, Stride Publications, England, 1994, p.53}


    • 84.03.27 - Sam Rivers Trio: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Santi DeBriano (b), Steve McCraven (dr) / 21:00hr, Missisippi Jazz Club, Rome, Italy
      [l'Unità Mar 25 "Anteprima" p.18 + Mar 27 "Spettacoli" p.16]
    • 84.05.04 - Harold E. Smith All-Stars: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Plunky Nkabinde (ts), Fred Simmons (p),
      Raymond White (poet), Calvin Hill (b), Rashied Ali (cga), Michael Carvin (perc), Smith (dr) /
      8:30 & 10:30pm, International House, Philadelphia, PA [Poster, The RivBea Archive]
      —Yes, the same lineup and venue as May 6, 1983. Posters were very similar as well (the same cat photo), except for the date.

    84.05.25 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—37:27]

    May 25, 1984 / Village Gate, "On Time" Series, New York City

    1. composition [12:49]
    2. improvisation [22:03]
     (ss section–7:24; dr solo–4:19; fl+voc section–11:35)
    "I was present at the concert. There were no additional tunes." —Norbert Kreutzer 05.07.04

    "There was a play at the Village gate that ran late, so the concert started late—first Billy Harper 4tet,
    then Reggie Workman solo—Sam's first set started at 1:00 am." —Patrick Clare 07.02.07

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, ss-2, fl-2, voc-2), Ed Cherry (g), Kevin Harris (b, elb), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.20; Daily News May 25 Friday p.11; Norbert Kreutzer 05.07.04; Patrick Clare 07.02.07; CODA #197 August 1984 p.28}


    • 84.06.07 to 06.10 - Sky Dance/Sky Time: Carman Moore (Comp), Otto Pienne (Sculptor), Elaine Summers (Chor), Sam Rivers (reeds),
      Katherine Hay (fl), Marianna Rosett (el-p), Kenneth Bichel (synth), Mark Heinemann (g, mandolin, lyre),
      Leroy Jenkins (vn), Eric Johnson (bass synth, perc), Jed Leiber (elec mixer), Hollis Headrick (perc),
      Diane Carroll, Alix Keast, Terry Chan, Melody Morris, Meg Dellenbaugh, Sao Nuñes,
      Jacques Van Eijden, David Schumann, Tom Howe, and Gail Teton (dance) /
      9:00pm, The Rotunda, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
      [Program, press release, poster, flyer, Otto Pienne drawing, + undated Deborah Jowitt Village Voice review, The RivBea Archive]
    • 84.06.30 - All-Star Alliance: Sam Rivers, John Stubblefield, John Purcells, Sonny Fortune (reeds)... others? /
      10:30pm & 1:00am, Village Gate, NYC [The New York Times Jun 30 p.14A]
    • 84.07.04 - Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan: "11-piece ensemble" / New Music America '84 Festival, Real Art Ways,
      11:30am and 1:30pm, Old State House Lawn, Hartford, CT [New York Daily News Jun 13 p.46; Hartford Courant Jun 14 p.116 + July 5 p.33]

    84.07.05 • Sam Rivers & The Winds of Manhattan [BR—34:58]

    July 5, 1984, 12:00midnight / Montreal Jazz Festival, Theatre St. Denis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Radio-Canada TV, AM, and FM Radio Information, Week of 20 to 26 October 1984, Volume 18, Number 43
     "FM Schedule, Saturday October 20th, 10:00pm ‘Jazz on the Go’

    1. composition [5:23]
    2. composition [26:50]
    3. improvisation [1:21]  (incomplete, fades out)
    "[Show was] 80 minutes including an intermission, a 15-minute second half, and an encore..."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), Jean Toussaint, Bill Cody, and 1 unknown (ts, fl), two unknown (as, fl),
    Al Gibbons and 2 unknown (ss, fl), Jimmy Cozier and Patience Higgins (bar, fl)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.04.19; Mark Miller The Globe and Mail Jul 7 p.E7;
    collections2.banq.qc.ca/jrn03/dn2426/src/1984/10/20/TELE/2569830_1984-10-20_TELE.txt}



    "Sam Rivers and his Winds of Manhattan band were on stage blowing some of the most challenging sounds all week... The orchestrations for two baritone
    saxes, three tenors, two altos, and three sopranos involved unison lines reminiscent of a wilder and more extravagant version of the World Saxophone
    Quartet. The brief second half of the show shifted in mood as all 11 musicians came out playing flutes in a swirling clash of color."
    The Gazette Jul 7 p.H10 / Photo by Arne Glassbourg

    84.07.28 • Sam Rivers & Reggie Workman Duo [AR—117:07 & BR—116:57]

    July 28, 1984 / DC Space, Washington, DC
    —WKCR-FM Broadcast, May, 2007 during "The Sam Rivers Festival."

    Audience Recording:
    1. improvisation [42:34]  (ts, b; b solo; p solo; p, b)
    2. improvisation [13:43]  (fl+voc, b)
    3. improvisation [37:04]  (ss, b; b solo; p solo; p, b)
    4. improvisation [9:02]  (fl, b)
    5. improvisation [9:40]  (fl+voc, b+voc)
    —2CDr Broadcast noted in WKCR-FM Archive.
    —Audience Recording also circulating as single CDr with track 1 at 43:05.

    "Made from the master cassettes... Recorded from the front row of tables, center, adjacent to Workman's small amplifier... Workman replaced
    the originally-scheduled Richard Davis. As far as I know, this show was the last of Rivers' memorable gigs at DC Space." —Anonymous donor "DC"

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Reggie Workman (b, voc)

    {Audience soundfiles, track detailing RL 19.05.21; Jakob Blumenthal 10.10.12; Michael McLaughlin 04.01.05;
    W. Royal Stokes Washington Post Jul 25; WKCR-FM Archive 07.07.31}


    • 84.08.31 - Sam Rivers: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Steve Ellington (dr), unknown others (no ensemble mentioned) /
      Fifth Montreux Detroit International Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, Detroit Institute of Arts Recital Hall, Detroit, MI
      [CODA #199 Dec 1984 p.33; Cadence Vol.10 #8 Aug 1984 p.75; Lansing Beat Aug 30-Sep 19 p.5]
    • 84.09.02 - Sam Rivers Quintet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Steve Ellington (dr), unknown others / Atlanta Jazz Festival,
      7:30pm, Inaugural Stage, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA [The Atlanta Constitution Aug 25 p.82]
    • 84.09.21 - Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Alice Coltrane (org, harp, voc), Reggie Workman, (b), Rashied Ali (dr) /
      John Coltrane Commemoration, Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC
      [The New York Times Sep 21 p.C28 + Sep 23 p.64; Patrick Clare 10.02.09]
      "Recreated 'Impressions,' one of his complex, jubilant free jazz compositions." —Stephen Holden in NYT Sep 23, who also erroneously
       refers to "Mr. Haynes" as the drummer late in the article after noting Ali as the drummer to begin.
      —Further, New York Magazine issue of Sep 24, 1984 (p.140) has Roy Haynes credited pre-concert as well.
       [Welcome to Shape-Shifter Central...]
    • 84.10.13 - Reggie Workman & Friends: Sam Rivers (reeds), Cecil Bridgewater (tp), John Blake (vn), Stanley Cowell (p),
      Workman (b), Milford Graves (dr) / New Jazz Series, 8:30pm, Carnegie Recital Hall, NYC
      [Robert Palmer The New York Times Oct 10]
    • 84.11.03 - Sam Rivers Quartet: (no personnel details) / 8:00pm, Crowell Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
      [Hartford Courant Nov 1 p.110]

    1985 : : :


    • 85.02.21 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Alain Ginapé (g), Essiet O. Essiet (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      21:00hr, Music Inn, Bologna, Italy [Ala Azzurra Music Inn mailer, Giovanni Zanoni 19.05.25]
    • 85.02.24 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / 18:00 & 22:00hr, Mississippi Jazz Club, Rome, Italy
      [l'Unità Feb 24 &Spettacoli" p.17]
    • 85.02.26 - Sam Rivers Quartet / AMR Jazz Festival 85, 20:30hr, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland
      [AMR Jazz Festival Program, The RivBea Archive]
    • 85.02.27 and 85.02.28 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Trou Noir, Paris, France
      [Crépon's Jazz Unité chronology, "Gérard Terronès: Trou Noir (1984–1985)" Current Research in Jazz Volume 10 (2018), crj-online.org]

    85.03.03 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA]

    March 3, 1985 / Robin Hood, Villa Lagarina, Italy

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    —RBA Cassette #62 has personnel as below, "3.3.84," "Avignon," and "Cologue" [sic].
     (Rivers was at JazzTrack in New York on 84.03.03 with Kevin Eubanks, Kevin Harris, and Bobby Battle.)

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Alain Ginapé (g), Essiet O. Essiet (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings, CS #62; Oversize poster, The RivBea Archive}


    • 85.03.04 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Alaine Ginapé (g), Essiet O. Essiet (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      Posto, Verona, Italy [L'Arena Mar 4 clipping, The RivBea Archive]
    • 85.03.05 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Teatro Toniolo, Mestre, Italy [Associazone Culturale Caligola, www.caligola.it/about.html]

    85.03.08 • Beaver Harris' French Horn Connection [AR—1:18:27 & BVR—18:42]

    March 8, 1985 / Wackerhalle, Burghausen, Germany

    1. unknown title + intro Harris [9:20]
    2. A Well Kept Secret [9:15]
    3. Black Robert [12:00]
    4. Abel's Blissed Out Blues [13:22]
    5. I Wish I Knew [5:20]
    6. African Drums [10:35]
    7. Boogie on Down [16:00]
    8. unknown title [2:35]  (dr solo-encore)
    —Broadcast Video has tracks 4 and 5.

    Sam Rivers (ts), Vincent Chancey and Guntram Burger (frh), Dave Burrell (p), Steve Neil (b), Ghene Kwado Larbi (cga), Beaver Harris (dr)

    {Video; CDr}


    • 85.03.17 - Beaver Harris' French-Horn Connection: Sam Rivers (ts), Vincent Chancey (frh),
      Dave Burrell (p), Santi Debriano (b), Kenny Johson (steel drums), Babafumi Akunyun (cga),
      Beaver Harris (dr) —Web-site also had Ronnie Burrage listed on drums. /
      IV Festival Internacional de Jazz, Club de Musica y Jazz, San Juan Evangelista, Madrid, Spain
      [www.sanjuanevangelista.org]

    • 85.03.19 - Beaver Harris' French-Horn Connection: Sam Rivers (ts), Vincent Chancey (frh),
      Dave Burrell (p), Santi Debriano (b), Vincent Taylor (steel drums), Càndido (cga),
      Beaver Harris (dr) / 22:00hr, Grande Serata Jazz al Big, Torino, Italy
      [www.centrojazztorino2.it/index.php/1985/jazz-x-torino]

    85.03.21 • Beaver Harris' French Horn Connection [BR—52:15]

    March 21, 1985 / Camden Jazz Festival, Logan Hall, London, England
    —Broadcast on BBC Radio London

    1. Sahara suite (Harris) [52:15]
    "The recording was broadcast on BBC Radio London programme "Jazz on Saturday,"3rd August 1985. The master tapes are now held
    at the British Library National Sound Archive. ...Harris announced the group from the stage as 'the Beaver Harris-Sam Rivers Connection,'
    although it was billed as the Beaver Harris French Horn Connection." —Paul Wilson 02.10.18

    Sam Rivers (reeds), Vincent Chancey (frh), Dave Burrell (p), Walter Schmocker (b),
    Ghene Kwado Larbi (cga), Kent Johnson (steel drums), Beaver Harris (dr, perc)

    {Paul Wilson, British Library National Sound Archive; John Fordham review The Guardian Mar 23 p.10}


    • 85.04.01 - Brass Group Band: Sam Rivers (Cond, Comp), Stefano D'Anna and Larry Nash (ts), Orazio Maugeri and Claudio Montalbano (as),
      Antonino Pedone (bar), Domenico Riina, Pietro Pedone, Faro Riina, Claudio Brocato, and Giovanni Maniscalco (tp), Giuseppe D'Aquila,
      Salvatore Pizzo, Giuseppe Sapienza, Pietro Piazza, and Salvatore Pizzurro (tb), Salvatore Bonafede (p), Giancarlo Aguglia (g),
      Giuseppe Costa (b), Mimmo Cafiero (cga), Pippo Cataldo (dr) + Guest Artist Danilo Terenzi (tb) / Teatro Metropolitan, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
      [Undated Spettacoli clipping, Cronache review Apr 6, Giornale di Sicilia review Apr 1x (illegible), + Poster, The RivBea Archive]
      —Compositions: Spectrum, Fun, and Roses
    • 85.04.08 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Paul Shigihara (g), Walter Schmocker (b), Doug Hammond (dr) /
      19:30hr, Volkhaus Stainach, Styria, Austria
      [Kleine Zeitung clipping Apr 5 + Apr 10 (w/ personnel) TagesPost Apr 10, The RivBea Archive]
      "At the beginning of a rough European tour..." —Kleine Zeitung Apr 5 had Alain Ginapé (g), Santi Debriano (b), and Steve McCraven (dr), but reviews said otherwise.
    • 85.04.11 - Sam Rivers Quartet: as above / Blauwe Zaal, Nijmegen, Netherlands [The RivBea Archive]
    • 85.04.12 - Sam Rivers Quartet / Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands [Sander Piek 07.07.30; www.Bimhuis.nl]

    85.04.19 • Sam Rivers Quartet [AR—98:17]

    April 19, 1985 / unidentified museum, Basel, Switzerland

     1. composition [4:12]
     2. Sunflower [3:43]
     3. Sophistication [9:52]
     4. Gush [10:09]
     5. bass solo [4:31]
     6. Solitude [6:58]
     7. Violets [4:38]
     8. drum+vocal solo [5:24]  (split track at 0:08)
     9. improvisation [8:30]  (piano solo into quartet)
    10. guitar solo [5:02]
    11. composition w/ introductions [17:37]  (split track at 10:04)
    12. Beatrice [6:56]
    —Also mentioned in concert intro, the composition "Fun," but I'm not hearing it. —RL

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2,3,4,5,12, ss-6,7, fl-11, p-9, voc-11, Comp), Paul Shigihara (g), Tim Wells (b), Doug Hamond (dr, voc-8)

    "Halfway through the tour Sam changed bass players... He hired Tim Wells, who was an American expatriate living in London..." —Paul Shigihara
    —Paul Ramsey is wrongly credited on bass on the circulating Audience Recording even though Rivers introduces Wells during last piece.

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.24; Patrick Clare 07.02.07; Paul Shigihara 07.10.08 }


    • 85.04.20 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Paul Shigihara (g), Tim Wells (b), Doug Hammond (dr) /
      Jazzkeller Jazzforum Mödling, Bühne Mayer Theatre, Mödling, Austria
      [Paul Shigihara 11.01.08; www.jazzforum.eu/jazzforum_chronologie.php]
      —Website incorrectly has Alain Ginapé (g), Santi DeBriano (b), and Steve McCraven (dr).

    85.04.27 • Sam Rivers Quartet [RBA—141:05]

    April 27, 1985 / Baden, Switzerland

      RivBea Archive / Reel #22
      1st Set:
     1. Sun Song [7:01]
     2. Sophistication [8:56]  ("for Doug's daughter")
     3. Fun [11:00]
     4. bass solo [4:55]
     5. composition [15:02]
     6. composition [10:52]  (a few gaps within first half-minute)
     7. guitar solo [4:58]
     8. composition [3:35]
      2nd Set:
     9. composition [5:19]
    10. Beatrice [7:24]
    11. composition [7:53]
    12. composition [4:14]
    13. drum & voice solo [7:24]
    14. guitar solo [5:37]
    15. Fade Away [6:39]  (fl+b duet—bass solo)
    16. composition [10:12]
    17. encore [7:20]
    "This show was on two tapes on 10-inch reels, recorded two-track at 7.5 ips. The tapes were in BASF boxes. One had ‘22’ written in pen
    inside a circle on the front. The other box was unnumbered. Both boxes listed the date, personnel, and the speed and recording format.
    One box also has ‘Daniel Rotzinger, Staditurustra AA CH-5400 Baden Switzerland’ (?) written on the back. Sam announces the personnel.
    When I edited this show, I noticed that the wave forms were flat across the top. This is an indication of compression or some form of limiting.
    I suspect that this recording was made using Dolby or DBX." —Joe Washek

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2,3,9,10,11,12, ss-5, fl-6,8,15,16,17, voc-6,16,17, Comp), Paul Shigihara (g), Tim Wells (b), Doug Hammond (dr, voc)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings Reel #D and 22; 2CDr copy of Reel #22, track detailing RL 19.05.25; Joe Washek 10.10.21}


    • 85.04.29 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), Paul Shigihara (g), Tim Wells (b), Doug Hammond (dr) /
      19:30hr, Stainacher Volkshaus, Steinach, Germany [Kleine Zeitung Apr 4 p.19]

    85.09.02 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR—78:11]

    September 2, 1985, 6:00pm / Dewar's Jazz Festival, "Music Is an Open Sky," Sweet Basil, NYC

    1. Fun [7:08]
    2. Beatrice [7:36]
    3. Spectrum [8:54]
    4. Rapture [8:33]
    5. Lilt [7:00]
    6. [7:19]
    7. Violets [6:10]
    8. [9:17]
    "Some of them composed a few years ago, and some of them last month."

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2,4,6,7, ss-3,5, fl-8, Comp), Chico Freeman (ts), Kenny Garrett (as), Bobby Eldridge (bar), Stanton Davis and Wallace Roney (tp),
    Robin Eubanks and Alfred Patterson (tb), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Ed Cherry and David Gilmore (g), Cecil McBee (b), Freddie Waits (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.25; Patrick Clare 07.02.07; John Pareles The New York Times Sep 4 p.C20; Javier de Cambra El Pais Sep 6}


    • 85.10.24 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Steve McCraven (dr) / Kimball's, San Francisco, CA
      [CODA #205 December 1985 p.30; Cadence Vol.11 #11 November 1985 p.91]

    85.10.25 • Sam Rivers Trio [RBA]

    October 25, 1985 / Kimball's, San Francisco, CA
    —RBA Cassette #19 has "Kimberly."

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc, Comp), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #19; CODA #205 December 1985 p.30; Cadence Vol.11 #11 November 1985 p.91}


    85.10.26 • Sam Rivers Trio [AR]

    October 26, 1985 / Kimball's, San Francisco, CA
    —RBA Cassette #58 was dated "Oct 26th" with no year attributed.

    1... improvisations [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc, Comp), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {RivBea Archival Recordings CS #58; CODA #205 December 1985 p.30; Cadence Vol.11 #11 November 1985 p.91}


    • 85.11.04 - Carman Moore and Ensemble: Moore (Comp, Cond), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Katherine Hay (fl), Mark Heinemann (g),
      Leroy Jenkins (vn), Marianna Rossett (p), Kenneth Bichel (synth), Eric Johnson (synth, perc), Gordon Gottlieb (vbs), Hollis Headrick (perc) /
      American Music Week, 8:00pm, Judson Memorial Church, NYC [Poster + program, The RivBea Archive; Cash Box Oct 26 p.28]
      —"Concertos (The Theme is Freedom)" and "Sky Music." "Three Sketches from Paradise Lost."

      1985:

      Ted Panken: Thurman, you played a gig this past weekend in Boston with Sam Rivers as guest artist.
      Thurman Barker: Exactly. It was my gig. I was able to get two nights at a club in Boston called Charlie's Tap,
      Friday [8th] and Saturday [9th], the Thurman Barker Trio featuring Sam Rivers.
      [Barker interview, Ted Panken, WKCR-FM NYC, November 18, 1985, www.jazzhouse.org/library/index.php?read=panken13]
      ———


    85.11.08 • Thurman Barker Trio with Sam Rivers [AR—79:05]

    November 8, 1985 / Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA

    1. improvisation [8:31]
    2. improvisation [33:33]  (split track at 2:06)
     (p/synth solo; ss section; dr solo; b solo; fl section)
    —Preceded by two trio pieces sans Rivers (30:06; 5:09).

    Sam Rivers (ts-1, ss-2, fl-2), Rod Williams (p, synth), Dan O'Brian (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.25; Christopher Carville 10.08.16}


    • 85.11.09 - Thurman Barker Trio with Sam Rivers: Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Rod Williams (p, synth), Dan O'Brian (b), Barker (dr) /
      Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA [Cadence Vol.11 #11 November 1985 p.2]

    85.11.10 • Thurman Barker: Voyage

    1999: UPTEE103 (CD)

    November 10, 1985 / Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA
    —CD liner has this mistakenly as November 11th.

    1. Impulse [13:66]
    —One of three CD bonus tracks not included on original vinyl (UpTee 1001, 1987).

    Sam Rivers (ss),
    Rod Williams (p),
    Dan O'Brian (b),
    Thurman Barker (dr)

    {UPTEE103; The Boston Globe Nov 7 Calendar p.21}


    • 85.11.11 - Carman Moore and Ensemble: Moore (Comp, Cond), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Katherine Hay (fl), Mark Heinemann (g),
      Leroy Jenkins (vn), Marianna Rossett (p), Kenneth Bichel (synth), Eric Johnson (synth, perc), Gordon Gottlieb (vbs), Hollis Headrick (perc) /
      American Music Week, 8:00pm, Public Theater, NYC
      [Poster + program, The RivBea Archive; Cash Box Oct 26 p.28]
      —"Concertos (The Theme is Freedom)" and "Sky Music."
      —"Added Attraction: (November 11th Only) ‘Three Sketches from Paradise Lost,’ featuring Naomi Zimmerman (Soprano);
       ‘Street Dance,’ by The Magnificent Force, Directed by Julie Fraad."

    85.11.00 • Carman Moore and Ensemble [RBA]

    November, 1985 / probably either Judson Memorial Church or Public Theater, NYC
    —Tape is dated "1986," but I find no mention of this program being performed the following year.

    1. Concertos (The Theme is Freedon) [ : ]
    —RBA Cassette #230 also has "Side B: Mov' + III Golden Flower of Hana."

    Sam Moore (Comp, Cond), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Katherine Hay (fl), Mark Heinemann (g), Leroy Jenkins (vn), Marianna Rossett (p),
    Kenneth Bichel (synth), Eric Johnson (synth, perc), Gordon Gottlieb (vbs), Hollis Headrick (perc)

    {RivBea Achival Recording CS #230}


      85.11.15 and 85.11.16 CANCELLED - Sam Rivers Quartet / Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA [The Boston Globe Sep 8 p.B4]
      —This engagement was replaced by the Thurman Barker Trio with Sam Rivers on November 8 and 9.


    • 85.11.00 (festival 21-24) - Sam Rivers... also Anthony Braxton, Elton Dean... others / 2nd European Salon de Jazz, Paris, France
      [Billboard Dec 14, 1985 p.44]
    • 85.12.07 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Alain Ginapé (g), Jack Gregg (b), Clifford Jarvis (dr) /
      Foyer Municipal, Montmorency, France [Flyer, The RivBea Archive]
    • 85.12.14 - Sam Rivers Quartet: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Alain Ginapé (g), Kevin Harris (b), Steve McCraven (dr) /
      21:30hr, Cafe-Concert, Nimes, France [Musique en Stock December '85 schedule, The RivBea Archive]


    • 85.12.29 - Harlem Opera Society's Solomon Sheba: Written by Ed Taylor, Composed by Sam Rivers (not present)—Bobby Watson was on reeds.
      Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC [Jon Pareles review, The New York Times Jan 1 1986]

    1986 : : :


    86.00.00 • Chaka Khan: Destiny

    1986: Warner Bros. 1-25425 (LP) [+ gold-stamped Promo; + Allied Pressing];
        W1 25425 (LP, Club) [+ Can]; 92 54251 (LP) Can; 92 5425-1 (LP) It;
        925 425-1 (LP) Spn; 1590761 (LP) Por; Suzy/WB 1-25425 (LP) Yug;
        925 425-1 WX45 (LP) Ger [+ UK]; 604.7234 (LP) Brz; 3.134 (LP) Vnz;
        P-13286 (LP, w/ Obi) Jpn [+ White-label Promo]; 254251 (LP) NZ [+CS, CD];
        9 25425-2 (CD) [+ Ger + UK]; 32XD-469 (CD, w/ Obi) Jpn;
        4-25425 (CS); 92 54254 (CS) Can; 925425-4 (CS) Spn;
        WEA/WB 99135 (CS, retitle "Destino") Arg; Contessa P 1612 (CS) Indonesia;
    1989: Pioneer/WB 18P2-2674 (CD, "Forever Young Series") Jpn;
    1997: WPCR-1009 (CD, "Hot Price 1800") Jpn;
    2008: WPCR-12926 (CD, Ltd Edition, "Super Funk 1800") Jpn;
    2013: 1-25425 (LP)
    • Chaka Khan: Love of a Lifetime b/w Coltrane Dreams
      1986: Warner Bros. 7-28671 (7" 45rpm); 92 86717 (7" 45rpm) Can;
          W 8671 (7" 45rpm) UK [+ Silver Injection labels];
          928 671-7 (7" 45rpm) Ger; 92 8671-7 (7" 45rpm) It;
          928671-7 (7" 45rpm) Spn; 1590727 (7" 45rpm) Por;
          P-2140 (7" 45rpm, Promo only) Jpn; 7-28671 (7" 45rpm) Australia;
          —12" MAXI-Singles:
          0-20487 (12", 45rpm) [+ Blue-stripe sleeve variant];
          PRO-A-2500 (12", 33rpm, Promo only); 92 04870 (12", 45rpm) Can;
          W 8671(T) (12", 45rpm, Extended Dance Version) UK;
          W8671TF (2-12", 45rpm, Special Edition) UK
           [above = W 8671(T) Repackaged with W 9209(T) "Feel For You"];
          920 487-0 (12", 45rpm) Ger [+ Spn];
          0-20487 (12", 45rpm) Australia
    • Chaka Khan: Perfect Fit
      1986: P-6248 (12" EP, 45rpm w/ Obi) Jpn [+ White-label Promo];
      1987: 28XD-664 (CD w/ Obi) Jpn
    • Chaka Khan: This is My Night—Extended 12" Mixes
      2005: (Not on label) XR-08-179-6 (3" CDr, Unofficial) Fr
    Early 1986 / Atlantic Studios, New York City
    —Release 86.06.27 [Review in Billboard Aug 9 1986 p.72]
    1. Coltrane Dreams (Arif Mardin/Julie Mardin/Chaka Khan) [4:59]
    Destiny releases all have a 1:38 edit of this track.
    Love of a Lifetime 7" Singles have a 2:30 edit.
    Love of a Lifetime 12" MAXI-Singles, This is My Night,
      and all of the Perfect Fit releases have the track unedited.

    Images, top to bottom:
    Original LP cover (1986)
    Japanese LP release w/ Obi (P-13286)
    Perfect Fit 12" 33rpm release (P-6248)

    Chaka Khan (voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Cengiz Yaltkaya (keys)
    John Mahoney (Synclavier programming, with Ken Cummings)
    Thomas Oldakowski (Roland Drum programming), Steve Ferrone (dr)
    —Khan's vocals include drum, percussion, and bass sounds created
     by processing Khan's voice samples through a Synclavier.

    {1-25425; 28671-7; 928 671-7; 9 20487-0 A;
    venue and locale from conversation with Mr. Sam Rivers}









    86.02.01 • Rivers & Pullen Quartet [AR—15:46]

    February 1, 1986 / Jimmy Lyons Benefit, Public Theater, New York City

    1. Capricorn Rising [14:35]
    —A longer version is circulating that includes "Richard's Tune" (Pullen) [12:39].

    Sam Rivers (ts), Don Pullen (p), Cameron Brown (b), Bobby Battle (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.26; CODA #207 April 1986 p.29; John Chacona 09.08.05; www.donpullen.de/live.htm}


    • 86.04.25 - Thurman Barker Trio with Sam Rivers: Sam Rivers (ts, fl), Rob Schwimmer (keys), Dan O'Brian (b), Barker (dr, mba, glockenspiel) /
      Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA [The Boston Globe Apr 24 Calendar p.27; CODA #208 June 1986 p.31]
      "Rivers raised the energy level several notches when he joined the band for the second half...
      Barker, apparently still charged up from two weeks in Europe and New York with the Cecil Taylor Unit..."

    86.04.26 • Thurman Barker Trio with Sam Rivers [AR—70:08]

    April 26, 1986 / Charlie's Tap, Cambridge, MA

    1. improvisation [23:38]  (split track at 16:01)
     (ts section; dr solo; fl+voc section)
    2. Stella By Starlight (Victor Young) [8:30]
    3. outro with introductions [1:57]
    —Audience Recording opens with three trio tracks sans Rivers (unknown, 11:56; Hocus Pocus, 14:03; You Get To, 7:37).

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2, fl-1,3, voc-1), Rob Schwimmer (p, synth), Dan O'Brian (b), Thurman Barker (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.26; Christopher Carville 10.08.16; The Boston Globe Apr 24 Calendar p.27}


    86.05.06 • Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra with Sam Rivers [AR—45:00]

    May 6, 1986 / Emmanuel Church, Boston, MA

    1... compositions [45:00]
    Sam Rivers, unknown others...

    {Ed Hazell 15.03.18; CODA #209 August 1986 p.36}


      May 19, 1986 —Jimmy Lyons succumbs to cancer... [CODA #208 June 1986 p.33]


    86.05.28 • Rivers-Pullen Quartet [AR & AVR—3:45:00]

    May 28, 1986 / Memorial Service for Jimmy Lyons, St. Peter's Church, New York City

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    Also present: Rev. John Gensel, Joseph Jarman (reeds), Jemeel Moondoc and Marco Eneidi (as), Raphe Malik (tp), Cecil Taylor (p, voc),
    Michele Rosewoman (p), Ellen Christi (voc), William Parker (b), Rashid Bakr, Andrew Cyrille, Sunny Murray, and Denis Charles (dr),
    Thulani Davis Jarman, Brenda Bakr, Patsy Parker, Jeanne Phillips, Joan Thornell (dancers)
    + Anthony Davis, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp All-Stars, Walt Dickerson, "...and others..."

    Sam Rivers (reeds), Don Pullen (p), unknown (b), unknown, possibly Bobby Battle (dr)

    {Jan Ström Jimmy Lyons Sessionography}


    • 86.06.14 - Sam Rivers Trio: Rivers (ts, ss, fl, voc), Joe Daley (tu/eu),
      Thurman Barker (dr, mba) / 9:30 & 11:00pm, Jazztrack at Greenwich House, NYC
      "I remember when Sam announced that that they were going to play Beatrice,
      Sam said ‘My friend and colleague Joe Henderson just recorded this song,
      so I decided to play it as well tonight.’" —Patrick Clare 09.11.10
      —Henderson recorded The State of the Tenor at The Village Vanguard
       in November of 1985. —RL
      [Patrick Clare archive, Jazztrack flyer; New York Magazine Jun 16, 1986 p.95]




    • musicWitness® : Sam Rivers Tuba Trio + Kwame Shaw announcing & Yuko Otomo listening.
      Original art 100x70cm made Live at Jazztrack, Greenwich House, NY June 14, 1986.
      (Also present at the performance: the Stones, Wilber Morris, Bob Stewart.)

    86.10.14 + 10.15 • Hilton Ruiz: Something Grand

    1987: Novus 3011-1-N (LP); 3011-2-N (CD); 3011-4-N (CS);
        PL83011 (LP, Promo) UK; RCA Victor/Novus 102-02072 (LP) Vnz
    • Hilton Ruiz—Peter Moffitt: Home Cookin' b/w Rocinante
      1987: RCA PT 49622 DJ (12" Single, Promo) UK
    • (V/A) American Beauty / Feature Film Soundtrack
      1999: Dreamworks 85382 (DVD)

    October 14 & 15, 1986 / 39th Street Music, New York City

    1. Home Cookin' [4:52]
    2. Puerto Rican Children [7:23]
    3. Four West [6:29]
    4. Something Grand [6:40]
    5. Sunrise Over Madarao [9:04]
    6. One Step Ahead [6:58]
    American Beauty DVD has track 4, which appears at 29:52,
     and runs through the end of the party scene to 33:44.

    Hilton Ruiz (p, Comp), Sam Rivers (ts-1,3,4,6, ss-5, fl-2), Lew Soloff (tp),
    Steve Turre (tb, conch shells), Russell Blake (elb), Daniel Ponce (cga),
    Charlie Santiago (tmb, guiro, cga-6), Ignacio Berroa (dr, tmb-1)

    {RCA Novus 3011-1-N; 3011-4-N}


    86.10.20 • Sam Rivers Quartet [BR]

    October 20, 1986, 8:30pm / 1er Festival des Musiques Mutantes, Liberté Theater, Paris, France
    —Radio Libertaire 89.4 MHz, Paris

    1... compositions [ : ]
    "The Jazz Magazine review indicates that all the concerts of the festival were recorded
    and were scheduled to be broadcasted on Radio Libertaire." —Pierre Crépon

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, p, voc), unknown others

    {Pierre Crépon 17.03.24; "Festivals: Déjazet" Jazz Magazine Dec, 1986 pp.22-23;
    placard.ficedl.info/article3158.html; CODA #212 February 1987 p.7}


    86.10.26 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [RBA & BR]

    October 26, 1986, 6:00pm / 1er Festival des Musiques Mutantes, Liberté Theater, Paris, France
    —Radio Libertaire 89.4 MHz, Paris

    1... compositions [ : ]
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl, Comp), unknown others

    {RivBea Achival Recording CS #139; "Festivals: Déjazet" Jazz Magazine Dec, 1986 pp.22-23;
    placard.ficedl.info/article3158.html; CODA #212 February 1987 p.7}


    1987 : : :


    • 87.01.30 - Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra: (see 87.01.31 below) / 10:00 and 11:30pm + 1:00am, Sweet Basil, NYC
      [Daily News Jan 25 City Lights p.16; "Pop and Jazz Guide," by Jon Pareles, The New York Times Jan 30 C-21]

    87.01.31 • Sam Rivers & The RivBea Orchestra [AR—68:50]

    January 31, 1987, 10:00 and 11:45pm, + 1:30am / Village Jazz Festival, "Music is an Open Sky," Sweet Basil, NYC

    1. Fun [15:37]
     Sam Rivers stand-up comedy routine [7:58]
    2. Ten [31:10]  (split track at 22:27; "I don't have a name for it yet... so I counted on my fingers...")
    3. Beatrice [9:48]
    Sam Rivers (ts-1,3, ss-2), John Purcell (ts), Greg Osby (as), Hamiet Bluiett (bar), Jack Walrath (tp), Stanton Davis (tp, flg)
    Al Patterson (tb), Vincent Chancey (frh), Joe Daley (tu/eu), Bob Stewart (tu), David Gilmore (g), Kevin Harris (b), Steve McCraven (dr)

    {CDr (1st Set only), track detailing RL 19.05.26; Daily News Jan 25 City Lights p.16; Patrick Clare 07.02.07; CODA #212 February 1987 p.38}


      1987:
      "Ed Cherry played with Rivers before going with Dizzy and helped get Sam into the band... This Cherry told me at a Dizzy gig in 1989
      with Ron Holloway on sax. He said he had been playing with Sam off and on for several years before [he] went with Dizzy. But he wasn't
      any more specific." [Michael McLaughlin 04.01.01]

      "Sam Rivers... says he'd wanted to play in Dizzy's group since he met him 40 years ago. ‘I was in the Navy band when I first heard Dizzy,’
      Rivers says. ‘I put this record on, "Blowin' the Blues Away," by Billy Eckstine's band. Near the end comes this trumpet. I enjoyed it right
      away. We all sat around listening, cracking our sides. The chord structure was different from anything we'd been playing. There was no
      name on it. I didn't find out who it was until I heard "Groovin' High" with Charlie Parker and Dizzy.’
      Dizzy called Rivers in January and they left for Europe two days later."
      [Mary Campbell, AP Honolulu Star-Bulletin Aug 30 p.97]


      —This may be an inexact memory, as the first date we have for the "European tour" is 87.02.25.
       The only dates I find for Gillespie earlier in the month are

      Early in the year, DG Tour of Australia, without Rivers: 87.01.31 DG at Athenaeum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
      87.02.07 DG and the Jazz Members Big Band, New Trier Jazz Fest, New Trier High School, Auditorium, Winnetka, IL
      [Chicago Tribune Feb 7, 1987 p.12]
      87.02.10 DG w/ no personnel noted, Fulton Chapel, University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS [Clarion-Ledger, Jan 25 p.66]
      87.02.14 DG, Great Plains Jazz Festival, Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
      [The Lincoln Star Feb 8 p.70]

      87.02.21 below is the first date I find with Rivers. —RL

  • 87.02.21 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
    8:00pm, North High School, Springfield, OH [Dayton Daily News Feb 19 p.15]
    —No personnel listed, but billed as a Quintet.
  • 87.02.25 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: as above / Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany [Peter "NovaSpeech" 06.01.02]
    "Chet Baker says at the end of a 40-minute audio recording attributed to Fabrik, Hamburg 25/02/87 that Dizzy Gillespie
    and Sam Rivers will be onstage in a few minutes."

  • 87.02.27 • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Happy Birthday Dizzy [BVR—11:36]

    ZDF [Second German Television Network] Documentary (92min) Ger
    —ZDFtheater Broadcast "3sat ZDF Jazz Club" on October 26, 1987

    February 27, 1987 / Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
    —This session is circulating with the incorrect date 87.10.28, and locale as Mainz.
     "The Gillespie birthday concert was not recorded in Mainz on that day but at 'Theaterhaus', Stuttgart, February 27, 1987. Mainz is only
     the headquarter of ZDF ('Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen'). The program was screened by ZDF on October 26, 1987." —DH Kraner

    1. Tanga (Gillespie) [11:36]
    The Quintet set was followed by an extensive Gillespie interview and a duo with Hank Jones; a quartet with Jones, Eddie Gomez, and Ed Thigpen;
    a sextet adding Slide Hampton and Johnny Griffin; and an octet adding Jon Faddis and Arturo Sandoval.

    Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Sam Rivers (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {Broadcast DVD, track detailing RL 19.04.06; Dietrich Heinz Kraner 02.07.15}


    • 87.02.28 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      Banff, Alberta, Canada [Chris Sheridan 06.07.20]
    • 87.03.01 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: as above / Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
      [CODA #213 Apr p.36]
    • 87.03.00 - Dizzy Gillespie: (unknown personnel) probably the Quintet / Boston Globe Jazz & Heritage Festival (87.03.12-23), Boston, MA
      [The Daily Journal Feb 7 p.3]


      • 87.03.19 DG w/ Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, Steve Turre, James Williams, Ray Drummond, and Kenny Washington /
        Berklee Performnace Center, Newton, MA [The Boston Globe Mar 20 p.35]


    87.03.27 + 03.28 • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BR—69:44]

    KERA-FM Radio 90.1, LIVE Broadcast

    April, 1987, 9:00 & 11:45pm / Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX

    —Circulating misdated "April, 1987." Only Caravan of Dreams references with Gillespie during this year
     was this two-night engagement end of March, and May 21 to 24.
      1st Set:
     1. Land of Milk and Honey (traditional) [14:48]
     2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Don Redman) [9:54]
     3. Fiesta Mojo (Gillespie) [8:26]
     4. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [13:13]
     5. Birk's Works (Gillespie) [12:31]  (incomplete, cuts out at 0:55)
      2nd Set:
     6. Manteca (Gillespie/Pozo) [7:03]
     7. Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You [12:47]
     8. Birk's Works (Gillespie) [13:28]
     9. High Fly [13:05]
    10. A Night In Tunisia (Gillespie) [15:23]
    —Also noted: partial tape in circulation with first two tracks and announcements at 32:22.

    "The Caravan of Dreams: An upscale beatnik jazz and cabaret establishment decorated to resemble a chic Mexico City Abortion Clinic,
    frequented by younger hipper blacks, older arty whites, and the well-dressed of all races."
    —Dave Hickey Texas Observer

    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc-1,2), Sam Rivers (ts-2,3,4, ss-1,2), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {CDr (1st Set only), track detailing RL 19.05.26—2nd Set info Michael McLaughlin 08.06.22; venue Tosiyuki Nomoto; TCU Daily Skiff Mar 27 p.2;
    Dave Hickey "Le Ville des Vache," under the heading "The Seven Wonders of Fort Worth" Texas Observer May 29, 1987 p.23}



        87.03.28 (cancelled?) DG "Combo" made up of young luminaries... w/ Wallace Roney (tp) Hilton Ruiz (p), others...
        1987 Yale Jazz Festival, New Haven, CT [Hartford Courant Feb 18 p.37]
        "I was trying to remember when the Yale Jazz festival was that I performed at as a member of the Cornell University Jazz band, and Google took me to your site... I was there and remember the lineup... The festival was a two night event on Friday and Saturday (that would be March 27-28). We opened Friday night, followed by a Dizzy-fronted combo featuring young and upcoming players [date issue, yes]. This was followed by a set from a Terrance Blanchard/Donald Harrison quintet (Dizzy made a joke in his set about getting his new kids before Blakey could). The last group was the Don Pullen/George Adams quartet. I also don't remember whether Sam Rivers was present for the DG combo. I remember it mainly being good but young people I really hadn't heard of yet." —James A. Mueller 18.08.09

        87.03.29 DG w/ Moe Koffman Quintet, 1987 Palm Beach Festival of the Performing Arts, 2:30pm, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL
        [Palm Beach Post Feb 6 p.114]


    • 87.04.03 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet with Jon Faddis: Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Faddis (tp), Ed Cherry (g),
      John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) / 8:00pm, Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
      [The Courier-News Apr 3 p.25]
    • 87.04.07 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, p, perc, voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      Fisher Auditorium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA [Indiana Gazette Apr 10 p.25]
    • 87.04.11 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: as above / Columbus Jazz Festival, 8:00pm, The Commons, Columbus, IN
      [The Republic Apr 12 p.14]
      A Night in Tunisia, 'Round Midnight... "The two hours he spent playing..."
    • 87.04.16 through 87.04.19 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, per, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Ed Cherry (g),
      John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) / 9:30pm, Catalina's Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA
      [Los Angeles Times Apr 12, Calendar p.69; Leonard Feather in Los Angeles Times Apr 21, 1987 p.J10]
      "A long opening piece, the Toccata movement from Lalo Schifrin's ‘Gillespiana’ suite, as well as his own ‘Night in Tunisia’ and ‘Fiesta Mojo’..."
      —Also noted, "Hi Fly" and "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Don Redman)", others...
    • 87.04.25 Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: as above / 8:00pm, Reeves Gymnasium, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ
      [The Central New Jersey Home News Apr 17 p.47]
      "And while he chatted amiable [sic] with the audience through the first few numbers, his final remark, in response to the soundman's
      explanation for the problems, was an exasperated ‘So what the hell am I supposed to do?’" —Bernardsville News May 7 p.80


    • 87.05.02 and 87.05.03 Dizzy Gillespie with the Springfield Symphony Pops /
      8:00pm, Springfield Symphony Hall, Springfield, CT [Hartford Courant Apr 30 p.115]


    • 87.05.06 through 87.05.10 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, per, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Ed Cherry (g),
      John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) / 8:00 & 10:00pm, Ethel's Place, Baltimore, MD [Baltimore Sun May 8, 1987 p.82]

    87.05.12 + 05.13 • Dizzy Gillespie Sextet [BVR]

    May 12 & 13, 1987, 21:30hr / Canecão Show House, Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil
    —TV Manchete Broadcast; uncertain if it was of one or both dates.

    1... unknown titles [ : ]
    "He came in Brazil as a sideman in a Show named ‘Dizzy Gillespie And James Moody,’ 1987 probably. This Jazz Show was exhibited on TV Manchete
    and I have it on a VHS tape. It is a bad record but very important for me."

    Sam Rivers (ts, ss), James Moody (ts, as, fl), Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {Anonymous correspondence; www.oassuntoejazz.com.br/DGillespie.htm}



    • 87.05.00 - Dizzy Gillespie Sextet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss), James Moody (ts, as, fl), Gillespie (tp, voc), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      Studio Hum, São Paolo, Brazil [Sam Rivers VIP lanyards/tags, The RivBea Archive]
    • 87.05.21 to 05.24 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), James Moody (ts, as, fl), Ed Cherry (g),
      John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr) / Caravan of Dreams, Fort Worth, TX
      [Austin American-Statesman May 29 May Calendar p.56]
    • 87.05.31 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), James Moody (ts, as, fl), Ed Cherry (g),
      John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr) / Cape & Islands Special Olympics Gala Benefit, 1:00pm, Tara Dunfey Hotel, Hyannis, MA
      [The Boston Globe May 29 p.9]
      —They were also in town 05.30 for promotional activities for the benefit, signing albums, doing radio shows, etc.


      • 87.06.01 DG at Village Gate as guest soloist for "Salsa Meets Jazz" Daily News Jun 1 p.39


    • 87.06.05 - "[About 100] Jazz musicians gather to celebrate:" Sam Rivers, about 99 others... / 12:45pm, Penn Bar at New York Penta Hotel, NYC
      [Daily News Jun 5 p.37]
      "The day before the concert, [Gillespie] and some musical friends will board the American Zephyr, a restored 1940s train,
      in New York for a jazz-filled trip to Washington." [The Town Talk May 30 p.25]

    87.06.06 • Dizzy Gillespie: An All-Star Tribute to the Jazz Master

    1987: Pioneer Artists LDC PILJ-1106 (LaserDisc w/ Obi, Full-frame) Jap
    1989: Pioneer Artists PA-89-254 (LaserDisc, Full-frame)

    • Great Performances: Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie—An All-Star Tribute to the Jazz Master
      —Maryland Public Television/WNET New York, Broadcast on PBS, January 26, 1988; "Great Performances"
       Library of Congress Off-Air Taping Collection, 90 minutes, color, 3/4" videocassettes, VBF 2852-53

    June 6, 1987 / Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

    1. Toccata from Gillespiana Suite (Lalo Schifrin) [8:49]  (LD trk 1)
    2. Fiesta Mojo (Gillespie) [12:19]  (LD trk 9)
    3. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [5:31]  (LD trk 11)
    4. Happy Birthday to You (Lalo Schifrin, arr) [ : ]  (LD trk 12)
    Great Performances broadcast has a program intro by Willis Conover over
     an excerpt of "Happy Birthday," and includes interviews with Gillespie,
     David Amram, Jon Faddis, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Jones, Wynton Marsalis,
     Carmen McRae, James Moody, Mickey Roker, and Sonny Rollins.
     (Only Gillespie's segments are included on LaserDisc releases).

     Tracks are "Toccata from Gillespiana Suite" (Lalo Schifrin); "Birk's Works"
     and "Wheatleigh Hall" (Gillespie) "A Beautiful Friendship" (Donald Kahn);
     "All The Things You Are" (Jerome Kern), "Tour de Force" and "Con Alma"
     (Gillespie); "Oop-Pop-A-Da" (Babs Gonzales); "Fiesta Mojo," "Tanga," and
     "A Night in Tunisia" (Gillespie); and "Happy Birthday to You,"
     all with different configurations of the many guest musicians.

    —LOC misses on some titles: Weightleigh Hall as "Quickly Forward;"
     A Beautiful Friendship as "The Beginning of Love;" Oop-Pop-A-Da
     as "Oo Bop a Da;" Fiesta Mojo as "Fiesta Migo;" and Tanga as "Yenga."

    "The 65 musicians who participated constitute a virtual Who's Who of jazz... The concert itself lasted more than five hours...
    At the end, everyone swarms onto the Wolf Trap stage as a 70-candle birthday cake is brought out. Gillespie does some
    lively improvising while the big band offers a rollicking version of "Happy Birthday".
    —Richard Harrington in the Washington Post

    Sam Rivers (ts), Mike Crotty, Ron Holloway, James Moody, and Cecil Payne (reeds-1,3,4), Arnie Lawrence (as), Dave Valentin (fl-2,4),
    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, perc-2), Jimmy Owens (tp), Jon Faddis, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, and Vaughan Nark (tp-1,3,4), Steve Turre (tb),
    Slide Hampton, Douglas Purviance, and Angel Rangelov (tb-1,3,4), David Amram (frh, penny whistles+voc-2),
    Lalo Schifrin (p, Arr, Cond-1,4), Walter Davis Jr. (p-2,3,4), Ed Cherry (g-2,3,4), John Lee (elb-2,3,4), Rufus Reid (b-1,4),
    Airto Moreira (perc-1,3,4), Candido Camero and Mongo Santamaria (cga), Nickey Marrero (tmb), Ignacio Berroa (dr),
    + Kei Akagi, Benny Carter, Mike Crotty, Eddie Gomez, Jon Hendricks, JJ Johnson, Hank Jones, Mike Longo, Carmen McRae,
    Charli Persip, Oscar Peterson, Flora Purim, Mickey Roker, Sonny Rollins, Michael Shapiro, and Chris White (rhythmic clapping-4)

    —Pioneer Laserdiscs mistakenly credit Ed Cherry and omit Gillespie on track 1.

    {Program, "Wolf Trap Celebrates John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie," The RivBea Archive; WKCR-FM Archive; www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/findaid/jazz/g-j.html;
    YouTube video ID #yiev2iApi5s, track detailing RL 19.04.26 (no track times on any LD media); brandenburgproductions.com/fri_apr_15d_036.htm;
    Richard Harrington "Doing Dizzy Proud," Washington Post Feb 26; jazzdiscography.com/Artists/Hampton; www.lddb.com/laserdisc}


    • 87.06.07 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, voc), Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr),
      + Special Guest James Moody (tp, voc also) / Ohio Bell Jazz Festival, 5:00pm, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
      [The Akron Beacon Journal Jun 4 p.25; Jun 8 p.17]
    • 87.06.09 through 87.06.13 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, voc), Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      9:00 and 11:00pm, Michael's Pub, NYC
      [Lee Jeske, "Gillespie: Powerful at the Pub" The New York Times (no date), p.29, newspaper clipping from Patrick Clare archive]
      "Judging from last Wednesday's first set..." 1) Tanga 2) The Land of Milk and Honey 3) The Blues (Lalo Schifrin) 4) Ooo-Pop-Pa-Da (Gillespie)
    • 87.06.16 through 87.06.20 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: as above / 9:00 and 11:00pm, Michael's Pub, NYC
      [John S. Wilson, "Dizzy Goes Broadway," The New York Times Jun 13]
    • 87.06.21 - Hilton Ruiz Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ruiz (p), Russell Blake (b), Walter Perkins (dr) /
      2:00 & 4:00pm, Ethical Society, Philadelphia, PA
      [The Philadelphia Inquirer Apr 28 p.8D + Jun 20 p.4C]


    • 87.06.22 DG JVC Jazz “Amusements of King George” 8:00pm, Town Hall, NYC Canarsie Courier Apr 16 p.36
      Many guests including George Shearing, DG, and others


    • 87.06.23 - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: Sam Rivers, Frank Wess, Ralph Moore, Bill Easley, and Howard Johnson (reeds),
      Gillespie, Glenn Drewes, Virgil Jones, Earl Gardner, and Jon Faddis (tp), Steve Turre, Britt Woodman, Frank Lacy, and Bob Stewart (tb),
      James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Daniel Ponce (cga), Ignacio Berroa (dr) / JVC Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, NYC
      ["The Pop Life," Robert Palmer, The New York Times Apr 1; "A Pair of Still-Jumping Jazz Giants...," John Pareles, The New York Times Jun 23]
    • 87.06.24 through 87.06.26 - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: as above / Blues Alley, Washington, DC
      [Newsday Jun 14 p.17; Baltimore Sun Jun 19 p.70; Jun 26 p.80]
    • 87.06.27 - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band / Newport Jazz at Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY
      [Democrat and Chronicle Jun 21 p.26]
    • 87.06.28 - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band / Newport at Saratoga, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
      [The Post-Star Jun 21 p.32]
    • 87.06.00 - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band / Montreal International Jazz Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
      [The Cincinnati Enquirer Jun 21 p.77]
      —Festival ran 06.26-07.05; would have been on either 06.29 or 06.30. —RL

    87.07.01 • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BR—57:28]

    July 1, 1987/ Den Haag, Netherlands

    1. Tanga (Gillespie) [14:44]
    2. Oh Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Gillespie) [17:51]
    3. composition [10:52]
    4. composition [8:53]
    Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Sam Rivers (ts-1,4, ss-3, fl-2), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.27; Chris Sheridan 06.07.20}


    87.07.02 • Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: Live at the Royal Festival Hall

    2000: BBC Music BBCJ 7002-2 (CD) UK
    • Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band [BVR]
      —BBC Television Broadcast

    July 2, 1987, 7:30pm / Royal Festival Hall, London, England

    "The programme as broadcast was as follows (I watched it):" —Chris Sheridan 06.07.20
      Broadcast Recording:
     1. Prelude & Toccata from Gillespiana Suite (Lalo Schifrin) [ : ]  (Broadcast only)
     2. Emanon (Gillespie) [5:04]
     3. Lover Come Back To Me (Romberg/Hammerstein) [5:44]
     4. 'Round Midnight (Thelonius Monk) [9:23]
     5. Things to Come (Gillespie) [: ]  (Broadcast only)
     6. Manteca (Gillespie/Pozo) [14:38]
     7. Without You, No Me (Jimmy Heath) [9:29]
     8. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [15:53]
     9. The Champ (Gillespie) [9:48]
    10. Olinga [ : ]  (Broadcast only)
    Live at the Royal Festival Hall omits tracks 1, 5, and 10.

    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Ralph Moore (ts), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl),
    Jukka Perko and Jerry Dodgion (as), Howard Johnson (bar),
    Virgil Jones, Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Glenn Drewes (tp),
    Frank Lacy and Britt Woodman (tb), Steve Turre (tb, conch shells)
    Bob Stewart (tu), James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb),
    Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {BBCJ 7002-2}


    • 87.07.03 - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: (see 87.07.02) / "Blowing Up a Storm in Glasgow,"
      Glasgow International Jazz Festival '87, Glasgow, Scotland [CODA #214 June '87 p.38]
      —Festival ran 06.26-07.05, so this had to have been on the 3rd. —RL


    87.07.04 • Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [AR—1:01:20]

    July 4, 1987 / Stockholm Jazz Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

    1. Manteca (Gillespie/Pozo) [11:25]
    2. Emanon (Gillespie) [8:15]
    3. 'Round Midnight (Thelonius Monk) [12:10]
    4. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [15:45]  (split track at around 10:00 in)
    5. unknown title [13:45]
    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Jukka Perko and Arnie Lawrence (as), Ralph Moore (ts, ss), Howard Johnson (bar)
    Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Glenn Drewes (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu),
    James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {CDr}


    • 87.07.05 - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: as above, or as below / Festival de la Cité, Lausanne, Switzerland
      [Festival de la Cité Juillet 87 Program, The RivBea Archive]

    87.07.06 • Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [AVR—1:03:00]

    July 6, 1987 / Rome, Italy

    1. unknown title [13:10]
    2. unknown title [4:45]
    3. unknown title [11:15]
    4. 'Round Midnight (Thelonius Monk) [15:40]
    5. unknown title [4:20]
    6. unknown title [11:30]
    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Jukka Perko and Jerry Dodgion (as), Ralph Moore (ts, ss), Howard Johnson (bar),
    Virgil Jones, Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Glenn Drewes (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu),
    James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {Videotape}


    87.07.07 • Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [BR—27:33 & AR—79:41]

    July 7, 1987 / Teatro della Fiera, Cagliari, Italy

    —Vintage Radio 20 Broadcast
    Audience Recording:
    1. Manteca (Gillespie) [11:50]
    2. Toccata from Gillespiana Suite (Lalo Schifrin) [4:44]
    3. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) [11:14]
    4. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [15:45]
    5. Whisper Not (Benny Golson) [4:18]
    6. Things to Come (Gillespie) [8:17]
    7. encore/composition (Gillespie) [11:34]
    —Broadcast Recording has tracks 3 and 4 only.

    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Ralph Moore (ts, ss), Jerry Dodgion and Jukka Perko (as), Howard Johnson (bar),
    Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones, Earl Gardner, and Glenn Drewes (tp), Frank Lacy, Steve Turre, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu),
    James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {Audience Recording (vimeo.com/235144781) + Broadcast CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.28}


    • 87.07.00 (2) - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: as above, or as below / Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland
      [CODA #214 June 1987 p.38; Cadence Vol.13 no.3, March '87 p.93]
      —Either 07.08 or 07.10 (Festival ran 87.04-12).

    • 87.07.09 (1) - Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band: as above /
      JVC Grand Parade du Jazz, Cimiez Park, Nice, France [CODA #216 October 1987 p.39]
      —'Round Midnight; Emanon; "...other classic arrangements."

    87.07.09 (2) • Sam Rivers Jam Session [AR—21:41]

    July 9, 1987 / JVC Grand Parade du Jazz, Cimiez Park, Nice, France

    1. Birdlike [21:22]
    "On July 9th, 1987 in Nice (France) I found myself in a special circumstance; at the time I was learning to play double bass, the Dizzy Gillespie
    Big Band performed in Turin (Italy) just before the Nice concert. Dizzy Gillespie forgot a 'souvenir' (a kind of African wooden stick) in the hotel
    and the local management asked me to do the favour to drive to Nice to return it to Dizzy. In exchange I have been hosted at the Nice Festival
    and in the same hotel the musicians were staying. After the concert of the Big Band, I was with some of the musicians at the hotel bar and they
    wanted to play. No other bassist was there and in the bar a piano and a double bass were available. So I had the chance to play with these masters,
    and I have been able to record one track (Birdlike, a blues in F), which was quite a long one." —Giorgio Dini

    Sam Rivers and Ralph Moore (ts), Earl Garner (tp), James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (g), Giorgio Dini (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.27; Giorgio Dini 05.06.19 + 06.26; web.tiscali.it/giorgiodini}


    • 87.07.11 - Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band: Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Jon Faddis (tp), "+ 20 musiciens!"
      (see 87.07.12 below) / 20:20hr, Jazz Citadelle, Strasbourg, France
      [Reflets DNA "Numero Special" Jun 1987]

    87.07.12 (1) • Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [BR—77:33]

    July 12, 1987, 16:30 & 18:00hr / North Sea Jazz Festival, Pwa Zaal, Den Haag, Netherlands

    1. Emanon (Gillespie) [10:40]  (incomplete, cuts in)
    2. Lover Come Back to Me (Romberg/Hammerstein) [4:56]
    3. 'Round Midnight (Thelonius [11:36]
     Broadcast announcement [0:49]
    4. Things to Come (Gillespie) [8:46]
     Broadcast announcement [1:46]
    5. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [16:57]
    6. Whisper Not (Benny Golson) [4:18]
    7. The Champ (Gillespie) [11:11]
    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers and Ralph Moore (ts), Jukka Perko and Jerry Dodgion (as),
    Virgil Jones, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Glenn Drewes (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb),
    Bob Stewart (tu), James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr)
    —"Arturo Sandoval appears as a guest. He was playing at NorthSea with his own Cuban band." —Chris Sheridan

    {CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.27; Chris Sheridan 06.07.20}


    87.07.12 (2) • Sam Rivers & Friends [AR—1:29:12]

    July 12, 1987, 22:00 & 23:15hr / North Sea Jazz Festival, Toneel-Zaal, Den Haag, Netherlands

    1st Set:
    1. unknown title [10:42]  (piano trio without SR)
    2. unknown title [10:05]
    3. unknown title [19:54]
    2nd Set:
    4. unknown title [12:41]
    5. unknown title [12:41]
    6. unknown title [12:01]
    7. unknown title [5:14]
    8. unknown title [9:45]
    9. unknown title [5:54]  (encore, piano trio)
    Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Dado Moroni (p), Reggie Workman (b), John Engels (dr)

    {Norbert Kreutzer 05.07.20; 05.11.03}


    87.07.13 • Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [BR—1:24:24]

    July 13, 1987 / Montreux Jazzfestival, Casino Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland

    1. Toccata from Gillespiana Suite (Lalo Schifrin) [13:09]
    2. Emanon (Gillespie) [10:55]
    3. Birk's Works (Gillespie) [5:36]
    4. Lover Come Back To Me (Romberg/Hammerstein) [4:47]
    5. 'Round Midnight (Thelonius Monk) [12:17]
    6. Manteca (Gillespie/Pozo) [11:36]
    7. Blues For Emily [3:40]
    8. Things to Come (Gillespie) [8:19]
    9. A Night In Tunisia (Gillespie) [14:04]
    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers and Ralph Moore (ts), Jukka Perko and Jerry Dodgion (as), Howard Johnson (bar),
    Virgil Jones, Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Glenn Drewes (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu),
    James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (elb), Jay Hoggard (vb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr),
    + Emily Hadda (voc-7), and "guest star" Milt Jackson (vb)

    {San Diego Union-Tribune Jul 21 p.C7; WIRE #41 Jul '87 p.4}


    87.07.17 • Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band [BR—91:34]

    July 17, 1987 / Arkadenhof, Rathaus, Wien, Austria

    1. Manteca (Gillespie/Pozo) [13:12]
    2. Whisper Not (Benny Golson) [5:00]
    3. composition [12:22]
    4. Toccata from Gillespiana Suite (Lalo Schifrin) [13:16]
    5. I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) [6:12]
    6. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [16:10]
    7. Things to Come (Gillespie) [8:27]
    8. composition [10:54]
    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers (ts), Ralph Moore (ts, ss), Jukka Perko and Arnie Lawrence (as), Howard Johnson (bar),
    Virgil Jones, Jon Faddis, Glenn Drewes, and Earl Gardner (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu),
    James Williams (p), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {2CDr, track detailing RL 19.05.27; Jakob Blumenthal 07.07.21}


    • 87.07.19 - Dizzy Gillespie & the 70th Anniversary Big Band: as above / 3rd International Jazz Festival, Andorra, Germany
      [Heinrich Smejkal 03.07.03]

    87.07.25 • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Summer Jazz Live at New Jersey 1987

    2005: Alpha Centauri Entertainment ACE 11101 C (DVD) Ger
        —"There are some technical shortcomings to this DVD. The audio has some anomalies in it. The video looks quite grainy which can
         happen when an NTSC video becomes a PAL video. This is a PAL DVD. The video quality is almost bootleg in nature... hmmm..."

    July 25, 1987, 4:00pm / Live at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan (Freehold), NJ
    —NJNetwork TV and WGBO-FM Radio Broadcast March 31, 1988

    • Dizzy Gillespie Quintet [BVR—1:00:00]
    BVR & Summer Jazz Live DVD:
    1. Toccata (Lalo Schifrin) [11:09]
    2. Birk's Works (Gillespie) [9:05]
    3. The Blues, from Gillespiana (Lalo Schifrin) [14:32]
    4. composition [7:00]
    5. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) [10:10]
    —Gillespie announces track 1 as the "First Movement, from Gillespiana," but it's actually the fifth, "Toccata."
    —Alpha Centauri DVD has track 4 misidentified as "Manteca."
    —Set included an opening "Blues from Gillespiana" (soundcheck); "'Round Midnight" (after "Manteca"); and an untitled blues jam encore.
    —Also noted, FM Broadcast Recording of 40:00.

    "New Jersey Network videotaped the whole thing and broadcast it at a later date. It was a beautiful afternoon/evening. Behind the stage was a gorgeous
    view that went on forever. The sunset was spectacular... I saw Sam but didn't get to speak with him. This was the first time I saw him with Dizzy. I think
    I had heard they were playing together and I was a bit surprised. Or maybe this was the first I found out about it..." —Michael Fitzgerald

    Dizzy Gillespie (tp, perc), Sam Rivers (ts-3,4,5, ss-1,2), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr)

    {ACE 11101 C, track detailing RL 19.05.28; Michael Fitzgerald posting to RivBea_Research Group 05.12.26; Asbury Park Press Jul 23 p.71}




    • 87.07.27 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, perc, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      Seaport Jazzsail, 7:00pm, S.S. DeWitt Clinton Steamship, South Street Seaport Pier 16, NYC [Daily News Jul 26 p.110]
      "A boat launched from South Street Seaport into the East River, that cruises around the Statue of Liberty, then up and down the Hudson,
      for about two hours." [WIRE #43 Sep 1987 p.26]
    • 87.07.31 - Dizzy Gillespie: (unknown personnel) / Waterville Valley Festival of the Arts, Waterville Valley Resort, Campton, NH
      [The Sentinel Jun 4 p.26; The Journal News Jun 26 p.73]
    • 87.08.01 - Dizzy Gillespie: (unknown personnel) / Scenic River Days '87, 7:00 & 9:30pm, Riverfront Park, Reading, PA
      [Philadelpia Inquirer Jul 31 p.8; York Daily Record Jul 31 p.3E]

    • : : : Newport Jazz Festival in Madarao, Japan : : :

    • 87.08.05 - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band "Groovin' High": Gillespie (tp, voc), Sam Rivers, Arnie Lawrence, Ralph Moore, Howard Johnson,
      and Frank Wess (reeds), Virgil Jones, Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Lew Soloff (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb),
      Bob Stewart (tu), Mike Longo (p), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      Afternoon Jazz Picnic (12:00 to 4:45pm), Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • 87.08.06 - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band "Things to Come": as above /
      Afternoon Jazz Picnic (12:00 to 4:45pm), Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • 87.08.07 (1) - Mal Waldron Sextet: Sam Rivers (ts), Arne Lawrence (reeds), Waldron (p), Larry Coryell (g),
      Reggie Workman (b), Ed Blackwell (dr) / Afternoon Jazz Picnic (12:00pm to 4:45pm), Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • 87.08.07 (2) - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band with Special Guests James Moody and Bireli Lagrene—"Manteca": Gillespie (tp, voc),
      James Moody (ts), Sam Rivers, Arnie Lawrence, Ralph Moore, Howard Johnson, and Frank Wess (reeds), Virgil Jones, Jon Faddis,
      Earl Gardner, and Lew Soloff (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Mike Longo (p),
      Bireli Lagrene (g), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      Afternoon Jazz Picnic (12:00 to 4:45pm), Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • 87.08.08 - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band with Special Guests Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison "A Night in Tunisia": Gillespie (tp, voc),
      Donald Harrison (ts), Sam Rivers, Arnie Lawrence, Ralph Moore, Howard Johnson, and Frank Wess (reeds), Blanchard, Virgil Jones,
      Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Lew Soloff (tp), Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Mike Longo (p),
      Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      Afternoon Jazz Picnic (12:00 to 4:45pm), Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • 87.08.09 (1) - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band with Special Guests James Moody, Branford Marsalis, Jackie McLean, Ernestine Anderson,
      and many more... "Grand Finale": Gillespie (tp, voc), Moody and Marsalis (ts), McLean (as), Sam Rivers, Arnie Lawrence,
      Ralph Moore, Howard Johnson, and Frank Wess (reeds), Virgil Jones, Jon Faddis, Earl Gardner, and Lew Soloff (tp),
      Steve Turre, Frank Lacy, and Britt Woodman (tb), Bob Stewart (tu), Anderson (voc), Mike Longo (p),
      Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Daniel Ponce (perc), Ignacio Berroa (dr), others... /
      Afternoon Jazz Picnic (12:00 to 4:45pm), Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • 87.08.09 (2) - "Chasin' the Trane": Sam Rivers and Branford Marsalis (ts), Mal Waldron (p), Reggie Workman (b), Ed Blackwell (dr) /
      Evening Jam Session Program (8:00 to 10:00pm), Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • 87.08.09 (3) - "10th Anniversary Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie": Gillespie (tp, voc), Jon Faddis and Lew Soloff (tp), Kenny Kirkland (p),
      Delbert Felix (b), and many more... —Likely Sam Rivers was among them. / Evening Jam Session Program (8:00 to 10:00pm),
      Main Stage, Madarao, Japan
    • [www.madarao-jazz.com/MJ198700.htm; Stars and Stripes Jul 12 p.17]

        87.08.10 DG w/ Cobb, Jewel Brown, Sammy Price in Arnett Cobb Benefit, Wortham Center, Houston, TX
        —Fantasy Records release, Austin American-Statesman Sep 23 1988 p.60
        87.08.11-14 possible "An all-day jazz jam... culminated the week-long first US Virgin Islands Jazz Festival [August],
        which had featured jazz great DG at a $100-a-person formal dinner a few nights before." So between the 11th and 13 or 14th.
        [St Louis Dispatch Oct 4 1987 p.226; archive.org/stream/cashbox51unse_2/cashbox51unse_2_djvu.txt]
        as an 8 day event it was a success with concerts on all three Virgin Islands ending with an all day jazz jam on Magens Bay Beach


    • 87.08.14 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, perc, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss), Ed Cherry (el-g), John Lee (elb), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      The Festival d'été de Lanaudière, 8:30pm, Salle Rolland-Brunelle, CEGEP, Joliette, Montreal, Canada
      [Event program, The RivBea Archive; The Gazette May 7 p.D11 + Aug 8 p.52]
      The Gazette has Dizzy Gillespie Big Band; Program says Quintet.
    • 87.08.15 - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: as above / Town Point Jazz Festival (14-16), Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA
      [Daily Press Jul 26 p.110] —Another mention in Washington Post Aug 14 says "September."
    • 87.08.16 - Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: "18-piece" / Newport JVC Jazz Festival, 6:30pm, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI
      [Hartford Courant Jul 12 p.36; The Times-Tribune Aug 9 p.F10]
    • 87.08.18 to 08.23 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, perc, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b),
      Ignacio Berroa (dr) / Tue thru Thur + Sun 8:00 & 10:00pm; Fri and Sat 9:00, 11:00 & 1:00am, Jazz Showcase at Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL
      [Jazz Showcase August poster, The RivBea Archive; Chicago Tribune Aug 14 Sec.7 p.20 + Aug 19 Sec.2 p.13;
      Chicago Sun-Times Aug 21, 1987 Sec.2 p.45]
    • 87.08.28 Dizzy Gillespie Quintet + David Amram: as above, + Amram (frh, penny whistle) / Musikfest '87, 7:30pm, Kunstplatz, Bethlehem, PA
      "100 minutes of solid combo jazz." [The Morning Call Aug 29 p.88]
      —Originally billed as the Big Band: "18-piece" —Democrat and Chronicle Jun 29 p.13


      • 87.09.04 DG with Rivers? / 7:00pm, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami, FL [The Palm Beach Post Aug 21 p.128]
        87.09.05 DG with Rivers? / 1:00pm, Caleb Center, Miami, FL [South Florida Sun Sentinel Aug 28 p.68]
        87.09.06 NO RIVERS: DG w/ JC Heard & His Orchestra / 8:00pm, Amphitheater/Stroh's Mainstage, Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI
        [Detroit Free Press Aug 30 p.71]
        87.09.07 "Trumpet Summit," w/ DG, Jon Faddis, Donald Byrd, Russell Green, Louis Smith, and Johnny Trudell /
        Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 8:30pm, Amphitheater/Stroh's Mainstage, Detroit, MI [Detroit Free Press Aug 30 p.71]


    • 87.09.12 - Hilton Ruiz Quartet: Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ruiz (p), Jimmy Rowser (b), Steve Berrios (dr) /
      1987 Lake George Jazz Weekend, 2:00pm, Lake Theatre, Lake George, NY
      [The Gazette Sep 10 p.C16 + Sep 17 p.D15; Post-Star Sep 13 p.B6; CODA #217 December 1987 p.36; www.lakegeorgearts.org/lakegeorge-jazz.htm]
      —Originally scheduled at the Outdoor Amphitheatre, Sheppard Park, Lake George.
      —"Everytime You Say Goodbye," "Home Cooking," "Body and Soul," and "extended free-form jam," others...


      • 87.09.16 DG at Peace Fest '87 held September I6-l9 at the Louis Gregory Baha'i Institute near Hemingway, SC


    • 87.09.18 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, perc, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      8:00pm, Physical Education Building, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio [Dayton Daily News Sep 17 p.17]


      • 87.09.20 Vancouver - 09.25 LA / DG on Regency Jazz Crusie
        87.09.26 Dizzy Gillespie w/ Willie Ruff + Dwike Mitchell / 8:00pm, Cordier Auditorium, Manchester College, North Manchester, IN
        The South Bend Tribune Sep 24 p.C1; The Kokomo Tribune Sep 10 p.9


    • 87.09.27 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, perc, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      7:00pm, Tilles Center Concert Hall, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
      [Daily News Sep 20 p.159; Canarsie Courier Sep 24 p.35]
    • 87.09.29 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: as above / 8:00pm, Tillman Auditorium, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
      [The Greenville News Sep 24 p.25; Clemson Yearbook Taps 1988 p.96]
      "Two-plus hours of hard-driving jazz music." —Joel Lehrer Taps 1988
    • 87.10.01 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet / de Stip, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      [Frans Schellenkens, Getty Images; The Greenville News Sep 30 p.27]
      The Greenville News had this as 09.31.
    • 87.10.04 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: Gillespie (tp, perc, voc), Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl), Ed Cherry (g), John Lee (b), Ignacio Berroa (dr) /
      21:30, New Morning, Paris, France
    • 87.10.05 - Dizzy Gillespie Quintet: as above / 22:00, New Morning, Paris, France


      • 87.10.10 DG & Moe Super Jazz Show, DG and the Moe Koffman Quintet (no indication of Diz with own band, or... /
        Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA [The Petaluma Argus-Courier Oct 9 p.12]
        87.10.13 DG w/ Williamette University and Mount Hood Community College jazz bands... arrived two hours before rehearsal
        on a plane from California... / 8:00pm, Smith Auditorium, Williamette University, Salem, OR [Statesman Journal Oct 2 p.16]


    87.10.15 • Hilton Ruiz: El Camino (The Road)

    1988: Novus/RCA 3024-1-N (LP); PL83024 (LP) UK; 102-02089 (LP) Vnz;
        Novus 63024 (LP, Promo); 3024-2-N (CD); PD83024 (CD) Ger; 3024-4-N (CS)
    • (V/A) Novus Sampler '88
      1988: RCA Novus 3039-1-N (LP); PD83039 (CD) Ger
    • Hilton Ruiz: The Collected Hilton Ruiz
      1999: RCA 68706-2 (CD)

    October 15, 1987 / Uptown Chelsea Sound, New York City

    1. West Side Blues (Ruiz) [6:42]
    2. Come Dance With Me (Griffin) [8:25]
    3. Sometimes I (Griffin) [6:26]
    4. El Camino (The Road) (Ruiz) [6:19]
    5. Message From the Chief (Ruiz) [1:54]
    6. Eastern Vibrations (Ruiz) [14:55]
    Novus Sampler '88 contains a 4:00 edit of track 1.
    The Collected Hilton Ruiz has tracks 1 and 4.

    Sam Rivers (ts-1,2,3, ss-5,6, fl-4), Lew Soloff (tp), Dick Griffin (tb, Arr-2,3),
    Hilton Ruiz (p, Arr), Rodney Jones (g), Andy Gonzalez (b), Endel Dueno (tmbl),
    Jerry Gonzalez and Jose Alexis Diaz (perc, cga), Steve Berrios (dr, guiro)

    {Novus 3024-1-N; 3024-4-N; 3039-1-N}