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Jackie McLean

John H. Armwood Jazz History Lecture Nashville's Cheekwood Arts Center 1989

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

R.I.P. Sam Rivers | Ottawa Citizen

R.I.P. Sam Rivers | Ottawa Citizen

In my late teens I used to regular spend weekend nights at Studio Rivbea at 24 Bond street. Rivers would play quite often with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul. Many times other avant garde groups would play there. I was exposed to much of the downtown scene there in the early seventies. Sam has the first loft during the seventies loft scene.

Bea would prepare meals will she sold in expensively. Sometimes I would fall asleep there and Bea would wake me up for the long journey back to Staten Island. This was a special time in my life. The last time I saw Sam play was when Rob Gibson brought Dizzy to Atlanta in 1990 and Sam was in the band.