A New Conception

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A New Conception
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Studio album by Sam Rivers
Released November 1967[1]
Recorded October 11, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 43:51
Label Blue Note
BST 84249
Producer Alfred Lion
Sam Rivers chronology
A New Conception
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A New Conception is the third album by American saxophonist Sam Rivers, recorded in 1966 and released on the Blue Note label.[2] The album features Rivers' interpretation of seven jazz standards.


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and stated "It's challenging music that remains accessible, since it reconfigures familiar items in new, intriguing ways. The sheer skill in Rivers' arrangements once again confirms his large, unfortunately underappreciated, talent".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "When I Fall in Love" (Heyman, Young) – 5:48
  2. "I'll Never Smile Again" (Lowe) – 5:57
  3. "Detour Ahead" (Lou Carter, Ellis, John Freigo) – 5:09
  4. "That's All" (Alan Brandt, Haymes) – 5:38
  5. "What a Diff'rence a Day Made" (Adams, Grever) – 6:18
  6. "Temptation" (Brown, Freed) – 7:38
  7. "Secret Love" (Fain, Webster) – 7:33



  1. ^ Billboard Nov 11, 1967
  2. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 22, 2010
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 22, 2010