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Rivers And Rhythms: A Sam Rivers Radio Retrospective

Here’s another cultural submission from an old friend and Boston émigré Brian Carpenter. Brian was the producer of the Gainesville Jazz Festival and the leader of the jazz ensemble Beat Science during his time in Florida. On one return to our blazing climes, his innovative and entertaining Beat Circus ensemble was presented by the cm5 during a tour for … Continue reading

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Sam Rivers/Rivbea Orchestra- Trilogy box set recommendation

I can’t help in reveling in the fact that a certified, filigreed jazzbo could have a local yokel in Orlando claim to have seen Sam Rivers’ Rivbea Orchestra dozens of times and there be no hyperbole in the statement. Soon after Rivers’ 1991 arrival in Orlando, he made his initial orchestra rehearsals (much to my … Continue reading