influential American jazz multi-instrumentalist who has remained at the forefront
Rivers multi-instrumentalist Sam, who died at the age of 88, was one of the last messenger of the bebop era and classic jazz for decades in 1940. Respected in the tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, piano and viola, I just wanted to stay on the cutting edge of musical creation. The rivers included Miles Davis, BB King, Wilson Pickett, among employers, and had a lasting impact on those who worked with him, heard him play or attended one of his workshops have influenced the music.
Lean, bone and worn without blinking, Rivers looked in his early years as a go to performer in a spaghetti western. A conductor sophisticated and advanced and, theoretically, composer, teacher and large scale as well as a virtuoso, has become a key player (with his wife, Beatrice) on the dynamics of New York, Soho loft-jazz scene in early 1970. Their study was Rivbea most famous creation of the movement of time.
Like his contemporaries John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, saxophone, was a brave man to break the mold and explorer of new forms, but he was deeply influenced by the most fundamental forms of American black music , blues. He told the Guardian in 1981, it was harder to play the blues, if contemporary music more technically demanding, and a sense of continuity of jazz and blues imbued everything he touched, but radical.
Rivers directed and worked in jazz groups of all sizes, although this has rarely been more eloquent than his tenor saxophone when majestic husky tone was accompanied only by bass and drums (bassist Dave Holland was especially nice couple), and he improvised rapid and vigorous long-lined melodies, informed by modern classical music and jazz, for stretches of time, without cliché or repetition. "I became the vanguard, while some people came without history and without history," he said. Fiercely independent, disciplined, rivers studied assiduously others find their own path through the spaces between them.studied piano as a child, but switched to saxophone in his teens. He moved to Arkansas, he served in the Navy of the United States and then at the Boston Conservatory from 1947 to 1952. Over the years 50 and 60, played with many jazz greats. Miles Davis appeared on the album in Tokyo in 1964 and soon made his debut as a leader in the Blue Note label with innovative fuchsia swing song. The rhythm section was itself inspired pairing of Davis bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams. At this point, Rios was a course between the style of the balance of payments swing hard and down to earth and a more flexible approach using a more personal harmonic language. Working with pianist Cecil Taylor later in the decade have accelerated their progress towards their own views on music, both improvised and composed.
Rios, bassist Doug Matthews and drummer Anthony Cole were at the heart of the new band, and created some of music's most powerful and original in the lives of rivers, both large and as expected an independent trio. Rivers threw recording solo historical portrait in 1997 (in which he played the piano and all instruments of reeds, and also sang), participated in a memorable duet with German pianist Alex von Schlippenbach, and led mounted by a big band-inspired albums Coleman (1999) and completion (2000). In 2001 he took a paper concise saxophone rap music stars of the young pianist Jason Moran Black, and in 2006 acted in a day of Sam Rivers as part of the Vision Festival in New York.
Beatrice died in 2005. Rios is survived by his daughters, Monique, Traci and Cindy, his son, Samuel. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
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