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Sam Rivers

Sam Rivers on flute / Joe Daley on tuba playing at Studio Rivbea jazz loft, July, 1976, New York City
Background information
Birth name Samuel Carthorne Rivers
Born (1923-09-25)September 25, 1923
El Reno, Oklahoma, U.S.[1][2]
Died December 26, 2011(2011-12-26) (aged 88)
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
Years active 1950s–2011
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
Website Sam Rivers

The great musicians are those who can reach people, who can make people feel something.
Sam Rivers
I have made that one of my policies never to play anything that I've already put on record.
Sam Rivers
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.
Sam Rivers