rleitch· Distinguished SOTW Member
Oh, that's so funny! One of the great jazz love songs and its subject liked it only for its royalty checks.... Beatrice answered the phone! She informed me that she never liked the tune until the royalty checks started to roll in. ...
Sam told me that he really only had about 2 years of steady work in his life. He said it was because Dizzy hired him for that period.I imagine that surviving as a performer of avant jazz brought a lifetime of challenges with it, but I'm grateful that he persevered so long and fruitfully.
thanks for posting this- just beautiful. Another one of the all time greats passes on.. very sad. RIP Sam RiversLet's listen to one of the classic pieces featuring Sam, Anthony Braxton, Barry Altschul and Dave Holland: Conference of the Birds. Sam is jamming with the birds now, I suspect.