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Sam Rivers Trio (Sam Rivers: Flute, Saxophone, Piano, Doug Matthews: Basses, Bass Clarinet, Anthony Cole: Drums, Saxophone, Piano) live at the First.

Streams is a live album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973 for the Impulse! label. It's a shame there aren't more documents of this phase in Rivers' career, though that could be said of pretty much all of his phases

Sam Rivers - tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, piano Cecil McBee - bass Norman Connors - drums. NoBusiness Records NBCD 118 (Lithuania). Recorded Live at the Jazz Workshop, 1971. Thanks to snobb for the addition.

Samuel Carthorne Rivers (September 25, 1923 – December 26, 2011) was an American jazz musician and composer. He performed on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano. Active in jazz since the early 1950s, he earned wider attention during the mid-1960s spread of free jazz. With a thorough command of music theory, orchestration and composition, Rivers was an influential and prominent artist in jazz music.

Rivers' trio of the time was a free improvisation ensemble in the purest sense. The group used no written music whatsoever, relying instead on a ess approach that differed structurally from the head-solo-head style that still dominated free jazz. Much of this early- to mid-'70s music was documented on the Impulse! label. The duo recorded enough music for two albums, both of which were released on the Improvising Artists label. Opportunities to record became more scarce for Rivers in the late '70s, though he did record occasionally, notably for ECM; his Contrasts album for the label was a highlight of his post-Blue Note work. In the '80s, Rivers relocated to Orlando, Florida, where he created a scene of his own. Rivers formed a new version of his Rivbea Orchestra, using local musicians who made their living playing in the area's theme parks and myriad tourist attractions.

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The Sam Rivers Trio at Internationale Jazzwoche Burghausen 2004. Artist: The Sam Rivers Trio, Venue: Stadtsaal, Burghausen, Germany. More from this Artist. 2 people have seen The Sam Rivers Trio live. Last updated: 20 Jun 2019, 09:17 Etc/UTC.


1 Hues Of Melanin (Soprano Saxophone, Flute And Vocal Sections) 34:08
2 Hues Of Melanin (Ivory Black - The Piano Section) 4:12
3 Hues Of Melanin (Violet - The Tenor Saxophone Section) 5:39
4 Suite For Molde - Part One (Onyx & Topaz - The Soprano Saxophone And Flute Sections) 8:01
5 Suite For Molde - Part Two (The Tenor Saxophone Section) 11:15

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Battell Chapel, Yale University
  • Recorded At – Molde International Jazz Festival


  • Bass – Arild Andersen (tracks: 4, 5), Cecil McBee (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Design [Graphic] – Isabelle Wong
  • Drums – Barry Altschul
  • Illustration [Cover Illustration] – Donovan Nelson
  • Liner Notes – Robert Palmer
  • Mixed By – Al Schmitt Jr.* (tracks: 1), Baker Bigsby (tracks: 2 to 5), Ed Michel (tracks: 2 to 5), Michael Cuscuna (tracks: 1)
  • Photography By – Chuck Stewart, Raymond Ross
  • Producer – Ed Michel
  • Reissue Producer – Michael Cuscuna
  • Remastered By – Erick Labson
  • Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Piano, Composed By – Sam Rivers


Tracks 1-3 recorded live on November 10, 1973 at the Battel Chapel, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Tracks 4-5 recorded live on August 3, 1973, at the Molde Jazz Festival, Molde, Norway.

Originally issued as the majority of The Live Trio Sessions (Impulse! IA-9352/2)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 11105 026822 6

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
IMP 12682, 051 268-2 Sam Rivers Trio Live ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse!, Impulse! IMP 12682, 051 268-2 Europe 1998
IMP 12682 Sam Rivers Trio Live ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Impulse! IMP 12682 Europe 1998

Sam Rivers - Trio Live FLAC album

Performer: Sam Rivers

Title: Trio Live

Country: Europe

Date of release: 1998

Style: Free Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Size MP3: 1688 mb

Size FLAC: 1153 mb

Rating: 4.4 / 5

Votes: 408


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