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us: Rivers, Sam

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    • us: Rivers, Samuel Carthorne
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        (naf) United States
    • Birth Place

        (naf) El Reno (Okla.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Orlando (Fla.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Jarvis Christian College (Hawkins, Tex.)
        • Organization: (naf) Boston Conservatory
        • Organization: (naf) Herb Pomeroy Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Miles Davis Quintet
        • Organization: (naf) RivBea All-Star Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Blue Note (Firm)
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        (lcsh) Jazz
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          (lcsh) Saxophonists
            (lcsh) Composers
              (lcsh) Pianists
                (lcsh) Jazz musicians
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              • found: Impulse artists on tour. [Phonodisc] 1974.
              • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Rivers, Sam(uel Carthorne); b. Sept. 25, 1930, El Reno, OK; saxophonist, pianist, and composer)
              • found: Wikipedia WWW site, Dec. 27, 2011 (under Sam Rivers: Samuel Carthorne Rivers; b. Sept. 25, 1923, Enid, Okla.; d. Dec. 26, 2011, Orlando, Fla.; jazz musician and composer; performed on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica, and piano)
              • found: New York times WWW site, Dec. 28, 2011 (in obituary published Dec. 27, 2011: Sam Rivers; b. Samuel Carthorne Rivers, Sept. 25, 1923, El Reno, Okla.; d. Monday [Dec. 26, 2011], Orlando, Fla., aged 88)
              • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Rivers, Sam; saxophonist, composer, arranger, pianist, jazz musician; born 25 September 1923 in El Reno, Oklahoma, United States; student at Jarvis Christian College in Texas; studied composition and theory at Boston Conservatory (1947); attended Boston University (1947-1952); joined Herb Pomeroy orchestra (1960-1962) and Miles Davis Quintet (1964); signed a recording contract with Blue Note (1964); toured and recorded with Cecil Taylor Unit Ensemble (1968-1973); formed RivBea All-Star Orchestra; released two albums for RCA: Grammy Award nominated Inspiration (1999) and Culmination (2000); released a double-CD on Rivbea (his label) documenting his big band (2000))
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