Streams (album)

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Live album by Sam Rivers
Released 1973
Recorded July 6, 1973
Genre Jazz
Length 49:44
Label Impulse!
Producer Ed Michel
Sam Rivers chronology
Dimensions and Extensions

Streams is a live album by American jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers featuring performances recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973 for the Impulse! label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 5 stars stating "The music is pure stream-of-consciousness -- no discernible pre-set themes, just free-flowing ideas and interaction among the musicians... It's a shame there aren't more documents of this phase in Rivers' career, though that could be said of pretty much all of his phases. If it's Rivers the free improviser you're looking for, Streams is a tour de force and one of the highlights of his extremely distinguished career".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sam Rivers
  1. Spoken Introduction - 1:18
  2. "Tenor Saxophone Section/Beginning of Flute Section" - 23:12
  3. "Conclusion of Flute Section/Piano Section/Soprano Saxophone Section" -25:14
  • Recorded at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival held in Montreux, Switzerland on July 6, 1973



  1. ^ Sam Rivers sessionography accessed July 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 8, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 168. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.