Contrasts (Sam Rivers album)

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Contrasts
Studio album by Sam Rivers
Released 1979
Recorded December 1979
Genre Jazz
Length 43:10
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Sam Rivers chronology
Waves
(1978)
Contrasts
(1979)
Crosscurrent
(1981)

Contrasts is an album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The seven Rivers originals, although sometimes having colorful melodies, are quite complex. However, the intriguing and very alert interplay between the brilliant musicians makes the music seem fairly logical and worth exploring by adventurous listeners".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sam Rivers
  1. "Circles" - 4:10
  2. "Zip" - 4:42
  3. "Solace" - 6:54
  4. "Verve" - 7:09
  5. "Dazzle" - 9:12
  6. "Images" - 3:48
  7. "Lines" - 7:15
    • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, Germany in December 1979

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Rivers sessionography accessed July 11, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 11, 2011