Waves (Sam Rivers album)

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Waves
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Studio album by
Released1978
RecordedAugust 8, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length44:04
Label Tomato
Sam Rivers chronology
Rendez-vous
(1977)
Waves
(1978)
Contrasts
(1979)

Waves is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded in 1978 and released on the Tomato label. [1]

Contents

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [4]

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars stating "An explosive late '70s set with underrated composer, multi-instrumentalist, and arranger Sam Rivers leading a strong quartet... Their array of contrasting voicings, with Rivers on tenor and soprano sax and flute, makes for compelling listening". [2]

The authors of The Penguin Guide to Jazz called the album "a neglected masterpiece from one of the most interesting of Rivers's small groups," and wrote: "It's a shame this fine record hasn't had wider currency." [4]

Track listing

All compositions by Sam Rivers
  1. "Shockwave" - 14:58
  2. "Torch" - 7:05
  3. "Pulse" - 10:33
  4. "Flux" - 6:10
  5. "Surge" - 5:18
  • Recorded at Big Apple Studio in New York City on August 8, 1978

Personnel

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References

  1. Sam Rivers sessionography accessed July 11, 2011
  2. 1 2 Wynn, R. 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.
  4. 1 2 Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2006). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. Penguin Books. p. 1111.