Contrasts (Sam Rivers album)

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Contrasts
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Studio album by
Released1979
RecordedDecember 1979
Genre Jazz
Length43:10
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Sam Rivers chronology
Waves
(1978)
Contrasts
(1979)
Crosscurrent
(1981)

Contrasts is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label. [1]

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The seven Rivers originals, although sometimes having colorful melodies, are quite complex. However, the intriguing and very alert interplay between the brilliant musicians makes the music seem fairly logical and worth exploring by adventurous listeners". [2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listing

All compositions by Sam Rivers
  1. "Circles" - 4:10
  2. "Zip" - 4:42
  3. "Solace" - 6:54
  4. "Verve" - 7:09
  5. "Dazzle" - 9:12
  6. "Images" - 3:48
  7. "Lines" - 7:15

Personnel

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References

  1. Sam Rivers sessionography accessed July 11, 2011
  2. 1 2 Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 11, 2011
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 169. ISBN   0-394-72643-X.