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|Recorded||August 8, 1978|
|Sam Rivers chronology|
Waves is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded in 1978 and released on the Tomato label.
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|
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".
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."
Friends is the thirteenth album by Chick Corea. It features a quartet of Corea, saxophonist Joe Farrell, acoustic bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Steve Gadd. It was released by Polydor Records in 1978, and the cover featured The Smurfs.
Certain Blacks is an album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris on February 10, 1970, and released on the America label. It features performances by Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Chicago Beau, Julio Finn and William A. Howell.
The Essence of George Russell is an album by American jazz composer and pianist George Russell originally released on the Swedish Sonet label in 1971, and subsequently reissued on the Italian Black Saint label in 1983. The album featuring performances by Russell with a large ensemble, mostly Nordic musicians, including Stanton Davis, Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen and orchestra.
Vertical Form VI is a live album by George Russell recorded in 1977 and released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1981, featuring a performance by the Swedish Radio Jazz Orchestra.
Crystals is an album by Sam Rivers released by Impulse! Records in 1974 in a stereo/quadraphonic format.
Air Mail is an album by the improvisational collective Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall, and Fred Hopkins recorded for the Italian Black Saint label. The album consists of three compositions dedicated to the photographer Bobbie Kingsley, Ronnie Boykins, and Cecil Taylor & Jimmy Lyons.
Contours is the second album by American saxophonist Sam Rivers recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. The CD reissue contains an alternate take as a bonus track.
Capricorn Rising is an album by American jazz pianist Don Pullen featuring saxophonist Sam Rivers recorded in 1975 for the Italian Black Saint label.
Colours is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring Winds of Manhattan, an 11-piece woodwind orchestra. The album was recorded in 1982 for the Italian Black Saint label. The album was composed with some sections of group improvisation. According to participant Steve Coleman, solo improvisations were omitted before the album's release to shorten the track times.
Streams is a live album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973 for the Impulse! label.
Hues is a live album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded between 1971 and 1973 and released on the Impulse! label.
Sizzle is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded in 1975 and released on the Impulse! label.
Contrasts is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label.
Dis is an album by Norwegian jazz composer and saxophonist Jan Garbarek recorded in 1976 and released on the ECM label in 1977.
Aftenland is an album by Norwegian jazz composer and saxophonist Jan Garbarek and organist Kjell Johnsen recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label in 1980.
Eventyr is an album by Norwegian jazz composer and saxophonist Jan Garbarek, guitarist John Abercrombie and percussionist Naná Vasconcelos recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label in 1981.
Paths, Prints is an album by Norwegian jazz composer and saxophonist Jan Garbarek recorded in December 1981 and released on the ECM label in 1982.
Time Capsule is a jazz album by drummer Elvin Jones recorded in 1976–77 and released on the Vanguard label.
Firm Roots is an album by saxophonist Clifford Jordan which was recorded in West Germany in 1975 and first released on the Danish SteepleChase label but also released in the US by Inner City.
The New Don Ellis Band Goes Underground is an album by trumpeter/bandleader Don Ellis recorded in 1969 and released on the Columbia label.