Sam Rivers on flute / Joe Daley on tuba playing at Studio Rivbea jazz loft, July, 1976, New York City
|Birth name||Samuel Carthorne Rivers|
September 25, 1923|
El Reno, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||December 26, 2011
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, avant-garde jazz, free jazz|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, bandleader, composer, educator|
|Instruments||Tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica, piano|
|Labels||Blue Note, Impulse, FMP, RCA, Nato, Postcards, Stunt, Rivbea Sound|
|Associated acts||Tony Williams, Bobby Hutcherson, Andrew Hill, Jimmy Lyons, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul, Tony Hymas, Anthony Braxton, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Don Pullen, Larry Young, Cecil Taylor|
The great musicians are those who can reach people, who can make people feel something.
I have made that one of my policies never to play anything that I've already put on record.
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.