Sam Rivers music quote

Sam Rivers Music Quote

“The great musicians are those who can reach people, who can make people feel something.” Sam Rivers Click to Tweet

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About Sam Rivers

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Samuel Carthorne Rivers (September 25, 1923 – December 26, 2011) was an American jazz musician and composer. He performed on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, harmonica and piano.

Active in jazz since the early 1950s, he earned wider attention during the mid-1960s spread of free jazz. With a thorough command of music theory, orchestration and composition, Rivers was an influential and prominent artist in jazz music.

Attribution for the photo used within the quotation image:
By Tom Marcello Webster, New York, USA (Studio Rivbea – Sam Rivers & Joe Daley) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons