[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Enoch Smith, Jr. & Sam Rivers (1923-2011)

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Fri Dec 30 14:07:50 EST 2011

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Dec. 30, 2011

Hello friends – Wishing you a great 2012!

Sam Rivers: Saxophonist Sam Rivers died the day after Christmas. I 
reposted my 2009 interview with him this week. Nate Chinen has collected 
several remembrances of Rivers on his blog: http://bit.ly/tipObR

My Book: I just received another shipment of Unexpected Sunlight, so if 
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members of The Jazz Session: Tim Hagans; Joan Stiles; Enoch Smith, Jr.

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Peace, love and jazz,



TJS #332: Enoch Smith, Jr. Pianist Enoch Smith, Jr.’s new album is 
Misfits (Music4mypeople, 2011). In this interview, Smith talks about 
growing up in the church in Rochester, NY; how he’s always felt like an 
outsider in the jazz world; and why he wanted his new record to get back 
to basics — groove and the voice. LISTEN: http://bit.ly/uaPy1y

TJS #333: Sam Rivers (1923-2011). I’m reposting this 2009 interview with 
Sam Rivers to commemorate his passing on Dec. 26, 2011. Sam Rivers is a 
musical renaissance man. He’s performed in big bands, bop bands, R&B 
groups, blues bands and free-jazz ensembles. Rivers is currently 
composing adventurous large-ensemble music (such as is found on his 2006 
CD Aurora) in an unlikely location: Orlando, Florida. In this interview, 
Rivers talks about his early days in Boston; how he was recruited by 
Jimi Hendrix while playing with Cecil Taylor; and how a tour with Dizzy 
Gillespie led to his relocation to Florida.  LISTEN: http://bit.ly/s03WTN


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