Tuesday, December 27, 2011

R.I.P. Sam Rivers

The sad news broke today of the passing of saxophonist, composer, "free bopper" and Loft Jazz great Sam Rivers. In the wake of some Twitter and Facebook rumors, Peter Hum was one of the first to write about it on his Ottawa Citizen jazz blog. Sam Rivers deserves more time and space than I'm able to give him now, so I'm hoping to return at a later time with a lengthier post, remembering some of his great and, sadly, largely forgotten musical output. R.I.P.

EDIT: More from Nate Chinen in the NY Times and from others via Chinen's blog.

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