Sam Rivers 1923-2011 RIP

Sad to hear that the great saxophonist and composer Sam Rivers died on Monday.

Here is a photograph Russ Escritt took of him on his visit to Birmingham with his Rivbea Orchestra in 2004.

The New York Times Obituary is here.



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  1. Farewell to a modern jazz original and innovator

    A tenor sax great, multi instrumentalist and a master composer.

    Sam had remarkable energy and creativity right into his 70’s and even 80’s !

    Lucky enough to have seen him and the Rivbea Orchestra only once but it was a great event.

    Thanks for all the music.

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