Sam Rivers: Contours LP (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)
Blue Note, 1967
Saxophonist & flautist Sam Rivers followed up his striking debut "Fuchsia Swing Song" with the tremendous album Contours. The quintet explored four of Rivers' engaging original compositions - "Point of Many Returns" "Dance of the Tripedal" "Euterpe" & "Mellifluous Cacophony" - with a profound spirit of freedom and innovation while keeping a foot firmly planted in Post-Bop. A beautifully clean recording by Rudy Van Gelder gives this album an ageless quality.
- Point Of Many Returns
- Dance Of The Tripedal
- Mellifluous Cacophony
Blue Note Records' Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).
- Sam Rivers - tenor & soprano saxophones, flute
- Freddie Hubard - trumpet
- Herbie Hancock - piano
- Ron Carter - bass
- Joe Chambers - drums
- Recorded - 21 May 1965, Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey
- Original engineer - Rudy Van Gelder