sam rivers

Sam Rivers (9.25.16)

Samuel Carthorne Rivers was an America jazz musician and composer who’s approach to jazz in the 50s and 60s added to the depth of voices coming out of the free jazz movement. Specifically River’s was known for his “inside-outside” style that moved away from and then toward predicted patterns and melody’s.

In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about what the life and legacy of Rivers can teach us about the value of tradition, the importance of breaking away, and the significance of finding our way back.