"Torch" by the Sam Rivers Trio
"Torch" by Sam Rivers Trio
An audio recording of "Torch," composed by Sam Rivers (1923-2011) and performed by the Sam Rivers Trio live on-air on WUCF-FM on December 11, 2001. Rivers was a jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer from Oklahoma, who helped popularize free jazz and avant-garde jazz. Rivers was briefly a member of the Miles Davis Quintet before going on to lead his own groups and perform as a sideman with a number of artists. Rivers and his wife, Bea Rivers, opened a public jazz loft known as Studio Rivbea in the 1970s in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York. The couple moved to Orlando, Florida, in the early 1990s, where Rivers continued to perform with his Orchestra and Trio. This incarnation of the Sam Rivers Trio included the rhythm section from his Rivbea All-Star Orchestra: bassist Doug Mathews and drummer Anthony Cole. "Torch" was recorded and released on the 1978 Sam Rivers album, Waves.
Original 3-minute and 42-second audio recording: Rivers, Sam. "Torch," by the Sam Rivers Trio: WUCF-FM, Orlando, Florida, December 11, 2001.
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Jazz Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida
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3-minute and 42-second audio recording
WUCF-FM, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Studio Rivbea, Lower/Downtown Manhattan, New York City, New York
Originally created by Sam Rivers, performed by the Sam Rivers Trio, and published by WUCF-FM.
Copyright to this resource is held by Sam Rivers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Chinen, Nate. "Sam Rivers, Jazz Artist of Loft Scene, Dies at 88." The New York Times, December 27, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/arts/music/sam-rivers-jazz-musician-dies-at-88.html?_r=0 (Accessed March 10, 2015).